Owners of HTC’s Wildfire will be delighted to hear the news that the Froyo update will be rolled out to all Vodafone customers – though other carriers have not been as quick off the mark it seems.
Currently Vodafone is the only provider confirming to us that the Android 2.2 update will be rolled out to its customers immediately. We await news from other carriers on their plans to update the software. The update for Vodafone customers comes quickly after manufacturer HTC announced the update was available. The Wildfire is also available on Three, Virgin and T-Mobile.
Froyo will bring quite a bit of added functionality to the Wildfire however owners will be disappointed that due to "hardware limitations" there will be no support for Flash or Live Wallpapers. Among the functions added with this update are USB tethering, ability to install apps on an SD card (if supported), added speed and stability and enhanced Bluetooth and camera functions.
Wildfire owners on Vodafone should be getting automatic messages on their homescreens or if you are eager to get your Froyo on you can manually check for the update by selecting Menu> Settings> About Phone> Software Information. The new Build number after the update will be 2.22.405.1. We'll keep you updated about other providers plans as we get them.
Update (December 20, 6pm): T-Mobile has just confirmed to us that the Froyo update for the Wildfire is now available to all its customers.