HTC Desire to get Froyo starting in Europe this weekend

Neowin reported yesterday that the HTC Desire Froyo update was imminent, now, it has been announced that European owners of unlocked HTC’s Desire will soon be receiving Android 2.2 (Froyo). This follows reports of some Droid X’s receiving the latest version of Android from 28 July.

Users of the desire can expect various fixes and improvements arriving within this update, including 720p video recording and iTunes synchronization, Engadget was told by HTC. Although some users of the HTC Desire had already found ways around the limitations on video recording, an official support for a feature is always preferable to a hack. iTunes synchronization comes as the biggest surprise in this update, and it will be interesting to see just how HTC implements this feature, because – as Palm can attest – Apple don’t like people mimicking their devices.

Engadget has also received information regarding a potential update for HTC’s EVO 4G which may come as early as next week.

Android 2.2 (Froyo) implements a range of new features, including performance optimizations, the ability to install applications to expandable memory, USB tethering support and the ability to create Wi-Fi hotspots. Flash 10.1 is also supported in this update. HTC Desire users will be notified that an over-the-air update is available. However, HTC advises that due to the size of the download, users should collect their serving of Froyo via Wi-Fi. Carrier updates are expected soon.

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