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. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Guy

    Oh, ffs, not you guys too. I’ve already heard this in over 20 threads on xda.

  • http://Website gad

    Ah good.Been waiting for this all month.And am glad its coming to unlocked phones first.Hurrray.

  • http://riptidesign.com webdevmike

    I wonder if Apple will patch the android itunes invasion.

    • http://Website gad

      i wouldn’t be surprised if they do,they are so obsessed with things like that

  • http://Website Alan McGarrity

    What is this Caller ID thing, Havent read anything on it…

  • http://Website Nithin Jino

    HTC is tighting up. They learned from their mistake with the Hero updates and is now giving out updates on a timely manner.

    Rooted users had fro-yo sense for a while but now non-rooters can have it too.

    Personally I prefer Sense UI over anything else because it looks good and adds extra features.

    I hope Moto learns from HTC. Anyone remembers the droid problem?

    • http://Website thepwneddroid

      Sometime in Q1:

      Get Ready for the 2.1 Update!

      Comments: Hooray!

      Sometime Later in Q1:

      Get Ready for the 2.1 Update!

      Comments: Better Be This Time!

      When the Update Already comes:

      Get Ready for the 2.1 update!

      Comments: Shut Up!

      I own a Droid, that sucked.

  • http://Website David

    My mytouch 3g feels completely forgotten.

  • http://Website seainc

    I’m using unlocked not rooted Desire A8183 I bought on eBay on AT&T network, will I get the update? Thanks.

  • jakmayhopher

    HTC hates us myTouch users dont they?

  • http://Website Enrique

    come on HTC how about MyTouch 3G owners????? don’t we get some love too!!!

  • http://Website rob

    any word on the mytouch 3G Slide?

  • http://Website Andreas

    Took them long enough. 4 months? 120 days to test something Google tested BEFORE releasing 2.2. HTC is the laziest company i know of. They are just as lazy as Porches designers… cartooon company.

    • http://Website Mark

      1 month since released to N1.

  • http://Website Mark

    Has anyone received this yet or heard of a source?

    • http://Website Peter Frandsen

      Got it this morning (august 1.) – in Denmark… Yeah :-)

      • http://Website Mark

        Me too ;)

  • http://Website Mikey B

    Nope, still no update for me :(

    I don’t think anyone has had it yet. Not that I’m aware of anyway.

    I’m not sure we are going to get this update this weekend are we?

  • http://Website Mark

    Not sure … hope we do. I keep checking ;)

  • http://Website Stuart Fairhurst

    Hello all i have an undranded htc desire on the 3 network they told me earlier that they were waiting for comformation of the update release they dont have the a date when the data/update will be released but it will come in a in 2 messages the first to tell you to make shure your phones battery is charged or pluged into the mains and it is best to use a wifi connection to avoid excessive data charges the second is a link to the update but they also said they that it wont be this weekend as they have not been told the update is ready for release as soon as it is more information will be published on the htc site.

    • http://Website Mark

      I have an unbranded 3 phone and got it today.

  • http://Website Mikey B

    Just checked and the update is available NOW!


  • http://Website fakefur

    yup yup just got mine downloading now too :)

  • http://Website gad

    yessss recieved mine now too

  • http://Website Sturoid

    I believe an ‘in yo face’ is required :)

  • http://www.simonfacciol.com Simon

    Yess downloading mine too now.

  • http://Website fakefur

    and yes… it is faster and feels slicker … the added apps / widgets look cool and the wifi hotspot is in there … so far so good :)

  • http://Website Steve

    Nice! But I find huge BUG. Sometimes I use russian keyboard, when I type message and make space to start type new word, instead of space I get “!”. Nice update!

    • http://Website Rolf

      I just can confirm your experience with the russian keyboard: when typing space a “!” comes instead…..

      • http://Website avebell

        Confirm the same thing with Russian keyboard bug. However just wanted to add that if you turn your phone in vertical (landscape) position then bug does not occur!

        • http://Website Aleksander

          Just opposite, when i hold my desire vertically, i get “!” instead of ” “, and when horizontal – everything works fine

    • http://Website Aleksander

      and “э” instead of enter

  • http://Website Lee

    Didn’t get a message saying it was there so I told my Desire to check for any updates manually and there it was :-) OTA update done with no problems and no data loss.

  • http://www.simonfacciol.com Simon

    Website with some screenshots of the new features here : http://webinity.tumblr.com

  • SGB101

    this may be a stupid question, but as im on a contract i dont want to void my warranty just yet by rooting my desire, but when unlocked is mentioned does it just mean unlock the sim so i could use any carrier.

    if so could i get the update if i callled t-mobile and asked for my unlock code?

    another question when you hit update where does it contact to see it there is an update available? would it not be your carrier? if it is why would un-locking your sim make the update work?

  • http://Website Mark

    Running fast (Linpack circa 39 so right up there with standard N1). Really pleased with update as everything seems even snappier than before. Couple of niggles (why no microphone on keyboard and doesn’t seem to have car dock app?) but nothing that can’t be worked around.

    Note for people on Swype Beta. This install breaks it and you need to uninstall Swype and Swype installer, head over to the Swype Beta site and send yourself another request and reinstall … works a treat when you do ;).

  • http://Website cf

    I wonder when will the update ever come to Asia? And it’s HTC’s home region at that.

  • http://Website stupid fanboy

    Just got the update, so happy to be a desire owner! =]

  • http://Website Jatoma

    It’s here. Got it on my Desire yesterday. Update went pretty smooth without any loss of data.

  • http://Website Tj

    My desire is unlocked but Im in the Philippines….will I get the update?

    • http://www.baldoz.com baldoz

      pa turo naman pano mag update android 2.2 HTC Desire. hehe

  • http://Website t-dawg

    hi guys,

    htc sync says it doesn’t recognize the sd-card, did I maybe do something wrong?
    I couldn’t sync my playlists because of that :(

    otherwise, I have to say browsing seems to be quite a bit faster =)

  • http://Website Filip

    What about the legend? So far desire and legend were getting updates at the same time. I just hope i won’t have to wait too long :/