Android 2.2 update rolls out on HTC Desire


3 Aug 2010

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An update for Google’s Android mobile OS has begun its rollout across Europe, with the 2.2 or FroYo update for the HTC Desire.

The FroYo update will bring the complete set of Android 2.2 features to the HTC Desire handset, as well as some new features specific to HTC’s Sense overlay.

This Android update will make available 720p video capture, HTC’s App Share widget and enhanced caller ID, plus an improved multi-language keyboard.

Significantly, the update now means that HTC Sync will allow Desire users to sync their music with their iTunes library.

HTC says Desire users will be notified when the over-the-air update is available to download as their phone automatically checks for software updates and recommends that users switch to a Wi-Fi connection if possible, due to the size of the update.

"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," said HTC.