Jul 30 AT 12:38 PM Nick Gray 43 Comments

HTC makes it official, Android 2.2 roll-out for HTC Desire starting this weekend

It’s official, the Android 2.2 update for the HTC Desire will be rolling out to handsets in Europe starting this weekend. We were hoping that HTC’s Android 2.2 update for the HTC Desire would start rolling out yesterday, but it looks like Mark Moons jumped the gun just a little. The Froyo update for the HTC Desire will enable 720p video recording, support iTunes sync functionality, and add the application sharing widget and the caller ID features found on the recently released HTC Wildfire.

The OTA update will start pinging unlocked HTC Desire handsets this weekend. Currently, the Android 2.2 update is slated only for the unlocked version of the HTC Desire. Operator specific versions of the Desire will most likely be getting the Froyo update within the next few weeks, when final testing is completed.

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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 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.

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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