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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