I had a chat session with customer service this morning:
Yeah, that has been rumored now for a few weeks. Hopefully it is true; though we've has some creditable rumors in the past. Havent seen any Sprint people here refute the claims clearly visible on these two photos taken of a supposed Sprint internal website message: http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint-android-21-update-scheduled-early-may
That would put it in early second quarter if you subscribe to the early/late second quarter model. Perhaps because of time compression, all the rumors are starting to line up. Then again, the closer we get, the harder to deny the rumors will be as well.
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According to the Dan@Sprint.com service desk, 2.1 has never been officially commented on by Sprint. They apologize for the leaked reports and resulting percieved "false starts".
Officially, "2.1 will be released this summer, tenatively early May, but that could change".
A coworker of mine rooted his phone 2 days ago and its everything that was promised. Google apps replace Sprint apps and they are superior. The Android market is awesome too! I am rooting my phone tomorrow. Sprint would be wise to consider creating a "Sprint Market" to release their apps to those that want them and not hold up the OS. As to Android 2.2, 3.0 etc., sprint feels that the processors on existing devices probably won't support them and people will simply upgrade their phones.