They have made "significant progress over the last couple of weeks"??? Wasn't froyo more or less ready at io? What are they progressing on? This is worthy of a deep analysis I hope that when its all said and done there is some sort of clearl timeline starting at io, I just have to know what happened that set them back so much that "significant progress" is insufficient. I wonder whats so important that it has to remain so mysterious? Obvioisly something big happened right after io. Mystery, conspiracy, intrigue, anticipation....This is utterly fascinating.
@mr_christian: I was referring to Google as "us". I just want people to understand that we are not intentionally holding back the release. We work very hard on the platform for our customers to enjoy (including tasty names!), and would rather release it than not. That said, we will not release it until we are happy with it.
I am not at liberty to share details of what is being worked on, but at a high level we weren't happy with the performance and quality bar we had set for this release. There were also a few last minute bugs that cropped up and wanted to fix them before launch.
Hope that helps. Once again, we appreciate all the support and feedback!