Hot on the heals of the news that European HTC Wildfire users should expect to see the Froyo update for their Android smartphone roll out sometime this week, Vodafone UK has announced that the Android 2.2 upgrade for their version of the handset is going out this morning.

However, it’s worth noting that the updated Wildfire still won’t support Flash in the browser or Live Wallpapers on the homescreen, because of “hardware limitations”. We’re guessing this is a shortcoming of the Wildfire’s processor.

Update: HTC PR tells us that the Wildfire update should be going out to all UK carriers this morning, in fact.

Today sees the launch of the Android 2.2 Froyo update for Vodafone HTC Wildfire customers.

Below are the details of what benefits updating to (Froyo) will give along with how to perform the update.

About the Update

What benefit will this software update deliver?

This update from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 introduces all the supported functionalities that are included in this OS update. For a full list, take a look here.

The most notable are:

– Support for USB tethering

– Possibility of installing applications to SD card (if supported by the application)

– Native support for Activesync Exchange (email, contacts and calendar sync) and security policies

– Enhanced Camera application

– Enhanced Bluetooth support

– Speed and stability improvements

– Multiple keyboard languages

– WiFi Hotspot tethering

NOTE: “Live wallpapers” and “Flash” support in the browser (Froyo features) are not supported due to hardware limitations.

When the update is available a message will appear on the handset, follow the instructions to install system software.

You can manually check if a software upgrade is available by selecting Menu from the Home screen, tapping Settings, scrolling down the screen, tapping About Phone and then System software updates. On this screen tap Check now.

How do I check what software version I have?

Menu > Settings > about phone > Software Information > Software Number