Do you own an HTC Desire? Do you want an official build of Android 2.2 on your Desire? If you’re rooted, and love to root your device, then you probably don’t want to answer that question, but if you’re not rooted, and you’ve been patiently waiting to get your hands on the newest software version of Android, then this weekend is going to be a good weekend for you.
HTC have come forward and provided an official statement about Android 2.2, or Froyo, and come clean on when Desire owners should expect to get their mitts on it. Oh, but one little tid-bit that should be mentioned before we get into the official statement. If you’ve got a carrier locked Desire? This update isn’t for you. The carriers must be going through their checks and double-checks to make sure the update is kosher for their networks, so if you fall into that category, you may have to wait a bit longer. No, you will have to wait a bit longer. But, for the rest of you? Here’s the statement:
“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, 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.”