If AndroidandMe.com turns out to be right, Google and its partners could be getting ready to eliminate the fragmentation we are seeing with Google Android and its multiple versions (including 1.5, 1.6, 2.0 and 2.1). AndroidandMe.com does not name any sources, indicating only that “several inside sources” have confirmed that “every Android phone currently released in the United States will be receiving an upgrade to Android 2.1.”
As we have seen with the upcoming Google Android 2.1 upgrade for the Milestone, not all features will necessarily be available in all phones due to hardware restrictions. Some devices could also require a wipe for the upgrade (requiring you to reinstall your apps and data after the upgrade). The update process could be OTA or PC-based; it will depend on the device.
Google, the device manufacturers and carriers are all working together to deliver the upgrade in the Q2 2010 timeframe.
Definitely good news for many if it turns out to be true… And good for Android to bring everyone to par before the next round of releases…