July 30, 2010 | by Chris Smith
A couple of days ago we got our first taste of leaky Froyo on the HTC DROID Incredible followed by leaked update plans and then official confirmation that the EVO will see 2.2 as well. Today it looks like the long lost cousin from Europe gets to have a tasty treat this weekend as Android 2.2 will be rolled out to the HTC Desire.
It looks like depending on what carrier your Desire is on will determine when you will get the upgrade as some carriers require “testing” to make sure everything is good to go. But it does look like unlocked Desires may be getting their updates right off the bat. The update contains Android 2.2 and a load of HTC extra goodies that we highlighted that the EVO receives too. You can take a look at the press release below for the full scoop.
So, it looks like HTC is doing good on it’s promise to get device owners their next-gen OS update. Something that is sort of ironic is that the “Google Experience” devices like the Motorola DROID have yet to see Froyo as the “skinned” Android devices (EVO, Incredible, and Desire) have their updates in the pipeline. It’s a great thing really to see that HTC is pushing this update out quickly. Especially considering we are probably only a couple of months away from a new version of Android.
Desire owners, let us know when you get your treat this weekend, will you?
“The Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for HTC Desirewill start rolling out across Europe this weekend. As well as including the complete set of Android 2.2 features, the update will contain a few special additions of our own through the latest iteration of HTC Sense. The update will provide 720p video capture, HTC’s App Share widget, as well as our enhanced HTC Caller ID, and improved multi-language keyboard. Also, though the update, HTC Sync will allow HTC Desire users to sync their music with iTunes.
HTC Desire users will be notified that the over-the-air update is available to download when their phone automatically checks for software updates. The update won’t delete any of the phone’s content. However, due to the size of the update, we would advise using a WiFi connection to download it wherever possible to avoid additional data charges.
This update will initially roll-out to unlocked HTC Desire handsets. Operator specific versions of the update are undergoing testing and we expect to make them available in several weeks’ time.”