Nexus One has latest Froyo, So will other recent HTC devices

It's official. Yesterday after users had reported receiving OTA updates to their Nexus One devices, Google has confirmed that Froyo is out.

Engadget originally reported that users on AT&T were getting the latest stable Froyo build pushed to their devices. FRF85 is being installed OTA, so if you still haven't had your update, then you can either patiently wait, or you can use this link directly from Google to get started.

Even more interesting, HTC has finally confirmed Froyo for its latest devices. Desire, Legend and Wildfire should all be receiving Froyo in Q3 of this year, an HTC spokesperson has told Recombu. In a tweet today, Sprint confirmed that the HTC EVO 4G will be getting Froyo, and that the Hero and Moment will not.

HTC said, “We are working hard with our partners to update the HTC Sense experience on Froyo and distribute it to our customers as fast as possible. We expect to release updates for several of our 2010 models including DesireLegend and Wildfire beginning in Q3.” This is great news for HTC fans who have been patiently waiting to find out when/if their phone would be supported. HTC Sense is HTC's in-house wrapper for Android and Windows Mobile. It includes a suite of widgets and applications, along with specific interface changes and is utilized on most HTC devices.

Previously, HTC had been pretty tight-lipped about its support for Legend, so this confirmation is welcome news for owners who recently purchased the device but were frightened that HTC might abandon them early on.

Froyo is the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system. Android 2.2 has a few major enhancements over 2.1. Built-in tethering, Flash, and better Javascript performance are all present. Microsoft Exchange is also supported natively. Not all updates, however, are under the hood; Froyo includes updates to the home screen and the ability to select text on web pages. As reported by users, the phone feels much snappier as Froyo can better utilize available hardware using an updated Dalvik virtual machine compiler.

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Lies! European customers are still waiting on that update. No OTA, no manual update file, nothing.

There must be 3 people using nexus one in europe, considering we're neglected in every single news about the froyo update.

I think there are 3 versions of the N1 (at&t, t-mobile and the european one). The european one is just like one of the former for with european locales or something.

I feel cheated!!!

Running 2.2 now on my N1, and totally love it! It's made the Google super phone even more super! Rock on Android!

Oh, btw iPhone... R.I.P., you don't stand a chance!

What about the HTC Speed, HTC Wildman, and HTC Flux? Oh wait, those all get released NEXT week. My bad...

Seriously though... am I the only one who thinks putting out a new phone ever month can't be good for business? I mean...how about making 1 or 2 super awesome phones instead of 10 or 20?

Shadrack said,
What about the HTC Speed, HTC Wildman, and HTC Flux? Oh wait, those all get released NEXT week. My bad...

Seriously though... am I the only one who thinks putting out a new phone ever month can't be good for business? I mean...how about making 1 or 2 super awesome phones instead of 10 or 20?

yes, i find it annoying too..

Shadrack said,
What about the HTC Speed, HTC Wildman, and HTC Flux? Oh wait, those all get released NEXT week. My bad...

Seriously though... am I the only one who thinks putting out a new phone ever month can't be good for business? I mean...how about making 1 or 2 super awesome phones instead of 10 or 20?

They release that many phones for different world markets. If they fit a market, they sell them. Eg. Australia doesn't have any of those phones you mentioned.

BGM said,
what is the difference between vanilla froyo and what HTC have on their devices exactly?
Sense UI. Link is in the article.

I suggest visiting xda-developers & modaco to unlock your phones potential.
Nothing beats custom ROMs guys

mr.r9 said,
I suggest visiting xda-developers & modaco to unlock your phones potential.
Nothing beats custom ROMs guys

I'd love to try a custom rom, but since I will be giving my HTC Hero to my sister and using her free upgrade to get the EVO, I don't think I would want to do that to her. She already has enough troubles trying to operate Facebook lol.

Lucas said,
I'm still waiting for my freaking Nexus One to get updated, AT&T version in Costa Rica.

You could download it from the article....

NeoRaZor said,

You could download it from the article....

I'd rather wait for the OTA than do manual update and end up messing up something or just causing future issues.

Lucas said,

I'd rather wait for the OTA than do manual update and end up messing up something or just causing future issues.

Try changing the date to a month ahead. It should prompt the phone to check for an update. Then change the date back when it's done .

VdG said,
Why not htc tattoo

Need some Tattoo love. Love the phone, but there are a few bugs that need sorting out, and from the android issue tracker, a lot of these are fixed in Froyo. Hopefully some unofficial roms come out with full hardware support, and Sense if we are lucky.

Quick Reply said,

Need some Tattoo love. Love the phone, but there are a few bugs that need sorting out, and from the android issue tracker, a lot of these are fixed in Froyo. Hopefully some unofficial roms come out with full hardware support, and Sense if we are lucky.

Totally agree. Am I right when I say that we are already able to install another Android version but cannot install HTC Sense?

thornz0 said,
Why is the Incredible not on the list? I thought it was already confirmed for Froyo....


I am wondering the same thing but, it could be that the article writer feels it doesn't need to be mentioned since it already widely accepted that the Incredible was getting Froyo.

cashman said,
Will it improve my Desire's battery life? Only lasted 12 hrs 20 mins today!!

About normal with moderate to heavy use of smart phones. lol

cashman said,
Will it improve my Desire's battery life? Only lasted 12 hrs 20 mins today!!

Not sure, but I've downloaded JuiceDefender for my Desire and it has lasted a lot longer than in previous days. JuiceDefender is on the Market. I also have JuicePlotter for showing me how fast the battery is discharging.

spikey_richie said,

Not sure, but I've downloaded JuiceDefender for my Desire and it has lasted a lot longer than in previous days. JuiceDefender is on the Market. I also have JuicePlotter for showing me how fast the battery is discharging.

I'm trying juicedefender now that you made me aware of it. Ill post in a couple days if I notice anything better coming from it.

cashman said,
Will it improve my Desire's battery life? Only lasted 12 hrs 20 mins today!!

That was about the main reason I returned the desire, fantastic hardware, but the battery life kinda killed me. That and my hand kept getting really sweaty from heat heat of the 1ghz under the hood hehe

I'd be cool if it did lengthen the battery a bit, other than that, you could always root your phone and drop the CPU clock speed by about 100mhz (900mhz is still pretty awesome)

shakey said,

I'm trying juicedefender now that you made me aware of it. Ill post in a couple days if I notice anything better coming from it.

Well, for only having it installed for about 20 mins and not doing really anything on the phone, I've already lost 4% of my charge.... not sure how much this really helps, especially when it is running in the background constantly.

shakey said,

Well, for only having it installed for about 20 mins and not doing really anything on the phone, I've already lost 4% of my charge.... not sure how much this really helps, especially when it is running in the background constantly.

You need to give it at least a few days mate, don't make a judgement after 20mins!

spikey_richie said,

You need to give it at least a few days mate, don't make a judgement after 20mins!

Well, its been 30 mins since I uninstalled it, actually used the phone for a couple calls and text, and I'm only down 1%..... I think that program causes more drainage than my settings normally lol, because I did less with it installed and had more drain.
The Craiglist App does this as well. For some reason, even if I turn notifications off, it will still run in the background, and drain my battery faster.
With out using any programs to cut things off, I have been able to keep my phone up for a good 15 hrs with moderate usage.

cashman said,
Will it improve my Desire's battery life? Only lasted 12 hrs 20 mins today!!

If you don't need to be constantly receiving updates about your Gmail accounts, Markets, Twitter, Facebook or the Weather, download APNDroid from the market, install it and use it to cut off all 3G/GPRS transfers while APNDroid is active.

Your Desire will last for about 2-3 days with normal use, some calls, some MP3s, browsing and SMS. Just place the APNDroid widget on your home screen and activate 3G/GPRS when you need to check your Gmail, Facebook, browse or twitter, and deactivate it afterwards.

If you really need to be constantly updated about your mail or facebook friends, live with the battery for a day If not, your HTC Desire can easily last for 4 days or more. At least in my case.

And many of the older ones will have it as well thanks for dedicated Android devs. Should have the Froyo update for my myTouch soon.

Been running the beta leaked builds for ages now. Feels good to finally see the final release, although I installed my update manually Too impatient to wait for OTA to kick in.

I recently got myself a HTC Legend, but I was almost tempted to return it if HTC would drop 2.2 support for it.

Sad no update for the Moment... guess I'll have to wait for SDX to release it... then upgrade to the Epic 4G when it comes out =D