Froyo for HTC Desire imminent

Over on Twitter, it looks like one of the directors of HTC Europe has outed the Froyo update for the HTC Desire. HTC has been relatively tight lipped about the update, and only just announced recently the devices that will actually be receiving the 2.2 update. Late June, HTC revealed that the Desire, Legend and Wildfire would be getting the 2.2 update, but older devices would be left out.

According to Talk Android, Mark Moon, one of the Directors of HTC Europe, said that "we start tomorrow with the upgrades for Android Desire, later devices" (translated by Google Translate). This news was posted over 24 hours ago, so the update should be imminent for HTC Desire users. Mark also went on to point out that not everyone may receive the update today, as there may be a bandwidth limit for the amount of updates that can be pushed out in one day. 

This is fantastic news, if true, as HTC said that the devices would be receiving the update sometime in Q3, but wouldn't specify a date. Unofficial ROMs have been available for various HTC devices that sport 2.2, but the Desire will only be the second device to receive the update.

Talk Android says that the news "makes sense" due to all the recent leaks of official 2.2 updates for other devices, in addition to the fact that the Droid Incredible, Droid and Droid X are scheduled to receive the updates in August.

Android 2.2 (Froyo) is the most recent update for Android, and until now has only been official for the Nexus One. Froyo sports full Adobe Flash integration, as well as wifi and hotspot tethering, an improved javascript engine, the ability to install applications to SD, as well as many more features.

Do you have an HTC Desire? Got the OTA update yet? Let us know with pictures in the comments!

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Slightly older? The Hero's a whole year older then the Wildfire. You cant expect HTC to keep updating older phones for free. You should be happy you got 2.1. Look at e.g the Tattoo. It's still stuck at 1.6.

_-Psycho-_ said,
Slightly older? The Hero's a whole year older then the Wildfire. You cant expect HTC to keep updating older phones for free.

Why? Mobile phones contracts are now normally 2 years.
Also Apple seem to manage it.

_-Psycho-_ said,
Slightly older? The Hero's a whole year older then the Wildfire. You cant expect HTC to keep updating older phones for free. You should be happy you got 2.1. Look at e.g the Tattoo. It's still stuck at 1.6.

Yeah I'm glad we got 2.1 but like +acnpt said phone contracts last up to 2 years or so, I expect them to keep updating the device for minimum that long. Besides, I've looked around there are videos of the Hero running 2.2 perfectly fine. If it can handle it, it should get the update imo.

Muessig said,

Yeah I'm glad we got 2.1 but like +acnpt said phone contracts last up to 2 years or so, I expect them to keep updating the device for minimum that long. Besides, I've looked around there are videos of the Hero running 2.2 perfectly fine. If it can handle it, it should get the update imo.

_-Psycho-_ said,

Hmm my last post didnt work. Weird. Anyways.. while I can understand your point you can't expect a company to keep updating your phone for free just because your phone company con people into 2 year contracts. I could understand it if HTC got a cut of the profits like Apple does with the iPhone, but they don't. Luckily where I'm from 6 month contracts are the legal limit.

I am not quite sure why the Hero is left out on this one. Is it just because its a slightly older model than the Wildfire, cos the Wildfire has basically identical guts... both are technically able to run it...

No update available for me yet, HTC Desire on O2.

I read networks will have to test it out first so surely could still be a few days in that case? Depends how on the case O2 are.

I've got an unlocked O2 handset, using a T-Mobile SIM. Any ideas who I'll be waiting for to push this update out?

Does anyone know how it works, is it done by IMEI?

Remysaus said,
Can it update if i'm running a custom 2.1 ROM? It's only a slight mod of the official 2.1 HTC sense

Nope, for an official OTA update you need a stock phone. Won't work on rooted phones.

By the time Telstra finish hacking it to pieces and adding their stuff on (rumor has it they'll be disabling wifi hotspot and few other new features) I should see it this time next year I'm happy to wait as I'm loving 2.1 on my Desire and I'm in no rush for 2.2 (and NO I'm not rooting it and getting Froyo earlier, apart from the fact it's illegal in Australia it will also void my warranty, something I'm unwilling to do).

It's weird because my HTC Legend just prompted me for a ±25 MB update. It wasn't Froyo though. 2.1-update 1.