HTC Australia have taken to making announcements days after the rest of the world are still not commenting on the release of Android 2.2 for the HTC Desire.
Overseas HTC has told journalists that Android 2.2 is coming to the HTC Desire this weekend. Users in Australia could be restricted when Telstra approve an upgrade especially if an HTC Desire is locked to the Telstra network.
According to HTC the update will only initially roll out to unlocked HTC Desire handsets. HTC says: “operator specific versions of the update are undergoing testing and we expect to make them available in several weeks’ time.”
The HTC statement said: “The Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for HTC Desire will start rolling out 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.”
If you’ve got an HTC Desire, you’ll be notified that the over-the-air update is available to download when your phone automatically checks for software updates – again that will depend on your network.
HTC says the update won’t delete any of your phone’s content. Due to the size of the update, the manufactuer is advising users to update using Wi-Fi to download it.