First froyo is delayed big time. Now gingerbread will start to trickle slooowly on current devices (probably take at least a couple months) save a few yet to be released phones that will be coming out with Gingerbread preinstalled.
Don't know what you're talking about on "Froyo is delayed big time." Unless you're talking about the Galaxy S and Samsung's total ineptness when it comes to updating phones.
Honeycomb will probably be on phones in the summer, tablets in the spring to try to combat the iPad 2.
Gingerbread really feels like a minor update and Google's saving it all for Honeycomb. A few visual tweaks and a new keyboard and text-editing system. It wasn't the big update that was rumored in the summer. No GPU acceleration, no new nice music player, no native video chat, nothing.
lol sorry. To better clarify, to my somewhat limited understanding there were maybe 3-4 phones that had froyo installed natively without root ala nexus one, G2, mytouch4g and maybe 1-2 more on other networks by this past October. A big chunk of the market moto, samsung other htc devices were/are stuck on 2.1. Yeah it's the network provider fault but still.
However, I do remember seeing a graph showing half of the market had froyo installed by November. But it sucks for the majority how they were just sitting there waiting while nexus one had it months before anybody.
Honeycomb on phones, by may June? Maybe on the Nexus S.... Tack on a a few months for the rest. I'd say I'll be happily surprised if my G2 gets honeycomb by July. I'd say late July august.
Icecream in fall or even mid winter.
Hope it's sooner. But I'm not holding my breath..
Either way, nexus S will get it MONTHS before everybody else. It's a nice perk.