Jul 30th, 2010

Awesome news for those of you wondering where your upgrade to Android 2.2 was hanging out at after the HTC EVO 4G got its official confirmation: at least for HTC Desire users in Europe, you’ll see the upgrade this weekend. Depending on where you got the device (through carrier tariffs and whatnot) you might not fit into this picture, but you most likely won’t be  lagging behind if that’s the case (HTC states you’ll get it several weeks later due to carrier “testing”). Those who bought the devices carrier unlocked can be certain they’ll receive the upgrade over-the-air.


The upgrade will enable 720p HD video recording (just like the one rumored for the HTC Droid Incredible) as well as some of the other features we heard will be coming with the EVO’s Sense 2.2 upgrade (App Share, HTC’s new phone features, improved keyboard options, and more). HTC – pending any backlash from Apple – will also be updating HTC Sync for the device which will allow you to sync all your music from iTunes without a problem (something many Android users would appreciate on their handsets, I’m sure). Read on for full press details.

“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.”

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