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    News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Desire owners gain Android 2.2 features plus special additions.
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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Atleast HTC have fainlly pulled thier fingers out.. just going to have to wait for O2 now

    Anyone have any ideas on how long it will take apple to 'patch' the syncing ablities?

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    No info from Three when they will release this update. Even on the three forums, they won't answer this question. Lucky people with unlocked phones can update now.

    My next phone will be from a supplier who supplies unlocked phones on contracts.

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Wish they would announce this for the legend too Mine is getting delivered today (and no, I didnt want/could afford a desire)... Keep hearing conflicting stories about it. Still, an update is better than no update, and despite everyone thinking that its a god-given right to get all the updates, remember that we are all getting something for nothing...

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan_phang View Post
    Still, an update is better than no update, and despite everyone thinking that its a god-given right to get all the updates, remember that we are all getting something for nothing...
    This is something I keep reminding myself. It wasn't too long ago that the only way to get newer software on your handset was to either flash it manually or to go buy another handset.

    Regardless of what you think of them, there are a few things we have to thanks Apple and the iPhone for, they have really changed the handset market for the better.

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Users are also be able to sync their music with iTunes.
    ... until Apple finds out and blocks it with an iTunes "upgrade" (c.f. Palm)

    Kudos to HTC in being quick off the mark with the upgrade (kind of makes me wish I'd bought that Desire after all). Hopefully it'll put a little more pressure on the other manufacturers to up their rollout schedules.

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Voda users be aware that the system update you may have been notified from last night IS NOT FROYO, its a ton on Voda 360 bloatware that you cannot uninstall but leaves android at 2.1 Very bad call from Voda, my unbranded Desire now has a load of apps I wont use, a shed load of bookmarks I now need to get rid off, annoying.

    On the flip side I did a manual update to 2.2 afterwards, its nippier and control of apps appears much better Didnt wipe the voda crap tho

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    I'm on 3 my handset came from 3 directly and I got the 2.2 update yesterday


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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    This is something I keep reminding myself. It wasn't too long ago that the only way to get newer software on your handset was to either flash it manually or to go buy another handset. Regardless of what you think of them, there are a few things we have to thanks Apple and the iPhone for, they have really changed the handset market for the better.
    My old Nokia N95 (1st gen, not the 8GB model) came out before the iPhone and the PC support software included an app that checked for new firmware and would apply it if you wanted. So there's some evidence of "prior art" for this particular Apple "innovation".

    And I'd prefer to not go into the trouble's I've had in the past with Apple's flash process - other that to point out that I was one of the "lucky" folks who had a bricked device with no help coming from the AppleStore etc at the time that the 3.x release first came out.

    But I'll be the first to credit Apple with (correctly) putting the focus on UI, getting the users away from the mess that is Symbian S60S3 etc.

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    mum just got a desire form voda yesterday. tried to do the update, but wont show any.

    how can i manually do it? btw for some reason this voda desire works with her old o2 sim! dont see how that works.

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    My old Nokia N95 (1st gen, not the 8GB model) came out before the iPhone and the PC support software included an app that checked for new firmware and would apply it if you wanted. So there's some evidence of "prior art" for this particular Apple "innovation".
    So did my SonyEricsson K750i, however it was only really for bug fixes, you didn't get any significant new features. Compare this to current smartphones and you don't just get bug fixes, we are having full OS upgrades and extra features added to old handsets that in years gone by would have required replacement.

    It will be interesting to see what happens with RIMs OS6, if they start pushing large software updates to their handsets, or continue to replace models with barely a new OS build between them. Windows Mobile handsets are like this. You get hot fixes and occationally a new ROM to load, but hardly ever a huge bump in OS version (does happen, but that's been a recent thing).

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Quote Originally Posted by shaffaaf27 View Post
    mum just got a desire form voda yesterday. tried to do the update, but wont show any.

    how can i manually do it? btw for some reason this voda desire works with her old o2 sim! dont see how that works.
    If it's direct from Voda then hold off on the OTA update for reasons mentioned above (and all over the place)
    Then again if you only got it yesterday you might already have the bloatware installed. Mine & others came unlocked as well so just enjoy it

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    it came with bloat ware! the voda 360 crap, lack of clicking the tethering and when laoding up the voda logo.

    but it works with the o2 sim.


    i am trying to update but it says i am up to date, yet i am on 2.2 is there no way to manually update?

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Quote Originally Posted by shaffaaf27 View Post
    i am trying to update but it says i am up to date, yet i am on 2.2 is there no way to manually update?
    You mean you're NOT 2.2?
    2.2 isn't out for Voda yet, so you ARE on the most recent version (for Voda)

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    understood, but i was wondering if there is a way to manually update to 2.2 without waiting for voda to push it through.

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    Re: News - HTC Desire receives Froyo Android 2.2 update

    Can't you guys just run software update on it like on iPhones via iTunes?

    I'm not up to speed why you can't update the phone yourself and first [assumed from responses above] you have to wait for HTC and then your telephone provider...

    Sorry never had HTC so gotta excuse my lack of knowledge!

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