European HTC Desire Gets Android 2.2 Froyo This Weekend

Only the unlocked devices

  HTC Desire
Taiwan-based mobile phone maker HTC Corporation was recently rumored to plan starting the roll-out of the long expected Android 2.2 Froyo update for its European handsets as soon as this week, and it seems that some lucky users would indeed have the opportunity to enjoy it starting with this weekend. Reportedly, the company officially announced that its high-end HTC Desire would be getting the OS update this week, and all that remains to be done is for the actual update process to begin.

The Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for HTC Desire will 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, through the update, HTC Sync will allow HTC Desire users to sync their music with iTunes,” HTC announced officially, according to a recent post on BGR.

The announcement emerges soon after the company was rumored to plan making the move starting with the end of July. Not too long ago, HTC and Sprint went official with plans to start updating the high-end HTC EVO 4G to the new Android version too. However, while the update would begin rolling-out across Europe this weekend, the 4G handset on Sprint's airwaves won't receive it until August 3, at least this is what an official announcement from Sprint unveiled.

“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,” HTC added.

The Android 2.2 Froyo software update should arrive on unlocked HTC Desire devices in the beginning, the leading mobile phone maker announced. According to the company, carriers on the old continent have already started the testing of this solution, and are expected to start delivering it within a matter of weeks. It seems that history would repeat itself this time, as the same happen with HTC Hero, which received the Android 2.1 update from HTC in June, and still hasn't received it from all European carriers until now.

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By    30 Jul 2010, 12:56 GMT