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HTC Desire Gets Android 2.2 Upgrade

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Owners of unlocked HTC Desire handsets across Europe can expect an update of their phone’s software this weekend. The software will upgrade the handset from Android 2.1 (Éclair) to Android 2.2 (Froyo).

HTC said that in addition to all of the improvements associated with Android 2.2, the phone will also receive specific updates to HTC’s Sense UI.

The update will bring 720p video capture capabilities to the phone as well as the ability to sync music with iTunes. In addition, there’s a new App Share widget, by which Android owners can let their mates aware of any cool apps they are using. An enhanced Called ID interface has been introduced as well as an improved multi-language keyboard.

Users will be alerted to over-the-air update automatically and HTC advised that due to its size the update would be best performed over a Wi-Fi connection.

If you’re an HTC owner in rabid anticipation of the update but your phone is locked to a network, you’ll have to be a little more patient. HTC said that network operators are now performing their own testing and that the update would be made available in a rather vague, “few week’s time”.

Google’s Nexus One was the first Android handset to receive the 2.2 update, despite Google pulling the plug on its Nexus One online store in the US.

There was no word on the timeframe for updates for HTC Legend and Wildfire owners.

Link: HTC UK.

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