I doubt they have had time to really even ponder it, but Android 2.2 isn't that big of an update even though it has a ton of features. Most of them are back end or so I am guessing. And since the Nexus got the update weeks before it was supposed to I would imagine it is not that hard of an update to push. The problem is going to be samsung and your carrier, but despite everyone thinking its going to take months to get this I think most 2.1 phones will be running it no later then the fall.
To be honest I am just speculating, but I think it was much harder for them to get 2.1 to run on 1.5/1.6 handset which is why it took so long. No phone that had a high end processor had to wait. My guess is that there were driver issues, yada yada yada. Point being with a phone already on 2.1 the update to 2.2 should be easier leading to faster updates. Since most of the framework and drivers are essentially the same. Now we might see this problem again with Gingerbread but only time will tell with that.
Well the Samsung has a 800 MHz CPU that is better then most HTC phone that HTC has confirmed that they will be getting the 2.2 update .We will just have to wait and see
This is true and why its running 2.1, that and the Galaxy S is coming soon. Does it run the 2.1 touchwiz UI? And if so how is it. I am torn between the possible high end android's coming to TMo US and the Galaxy S which is confirmed.
Ultimately I see almost all current phones that can run 2.1 getting 2.2. There is no reason not to since it is a minor incremental update to Android like 1.6 was to 1.5. It adds a bunch of features but is not that much different from the UI. I speculated a while back about the samsung processors and 2.1 with the Spica and the Moment being the only ones running them. The behold and its um, well horridness, stuck at 1.5.
It is not running touchwiz UI. It running standard 2.1 Android UI. The speed is good but if 2.2 can give up to 5x better performance I hope the update the OS