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Source : -->> Recombu , Tech Radar , Pocket-lint

The HTC Desire will be getting Android 2.2 in Q3 this year, along with the HTC Wildfire and HTC legend.

Hot on the heels of the news that the Nexus One will be getting an over-the-air firmware upgrade this week, mobiles blog Recombu spoke to HTC about the next generation of the mobile OS coming to its handsets.

"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," said the spokesman.

"We expect to release updates for several of our 2010 models including Desire, Legend and Wildfire beginning in Q3."

Competitive Android

HTC's Android phones have become major players, with the Desire in particular proving to be a key competitor to the Apple iPhone.

With the iPhone 4 now arriving and Apple's iOS4 bringing new functionality to many of its phones, Android 2.2 and its extended functionality are increasingly necessary.

"[Android 2.2] provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser," explains Google.

Edited by zabak, 29 June 2010 - 11:13 AM.

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Wow, excellent, just hope this won't be denied by HTC like they did with previous similar announcements.

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Wow, excellent, just hope this won't be denied by HTC like they did with previous similar announcements.


Or that is takes over a year like the Hero 2.1 update!

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The source this time is engadget which is highly reliable

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Great! Happy to hear that. It would be even better to be able to see this announcement on HTC website.

Does anyone know why Legend Firmware Update 2.03.403 (of Eclair 2.1) is still not available OTA?

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News Update Source -->> Update (HTC Legend Froyo)

Update says "

HTC has spoken out to explain why the Android 2.2 updates for the HTC Desire, HTC Wildfire and HTC Legend haven’t been released yet.

HTC’s online community manager Eric Lin talked to Pocket-lint at the Qualcomm Uplink convention in San Diego, confirming our suspicions that testing and tweaking the HTC Sense software is what’s holding-up the anticipated HTC Desire, HTC Legend and HTC Wildfire updates —

“That’s not like a one week kind of project. We need to make sure that our applications are taking advantage of the Froyo features. To make sure that they’re all running properly on the OS now that it’s a new version. And then to make sure that it’s running on our hardware as well as we expect.”

However, Lin does indicate that we shouldn’t start fearing a huge delay, as happened to the HTC Hero’s Android 2.1 update, saying “I don’t think you’re going to see that really long six month, seven month lag, like you saw in the updates from 1.5 to 2.1, simply because it’s a less severe change.”

HTC will have had its hands on Android 2.2 for just a few weeks now, so it’ll be at least a couple of months before the updates start trickling out, but unless HTC really drops the ball, they will be available this year. Top features of Android 2.2 include the ability to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot and installing of apps to the SD card.

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New Update (Source) -->> Softsailor.com

Eric Lin is the PR and Online Community Manager at HTC so you’d think that he knows the company’s plans of pushing Android 2.2 Froyo to the users who bought an Android-powered phone from HTC. Well, Mr. Lin suggests that most HTC Android smartphones will be upgraded to Android 2.2 Froyo by the end of 2010.

HTC’s official PR person says that it’s not easy to make all apps compatible with higher version of the software, and it’s better to wait and make sure that everything is all right before releasing Android 2.2 to HTC users. Besides that, there is a lot of hardware distributed among many carriers worldwide so it’s a lot of work, although he admits that there will be less problems with the 2.1 to 2.2 upgrade than we’ve seen with upgrades from 1.5 to 2.x or 1.6 to 2.x.

Well, if you own a HTC EVO 4G, or a HTC Incredible, HTC Desire, HTC Legend, HTC Wildfire, then you might be able to download Android 2.2 Froyo sometime during the cold winter. Let’s be clear: HTC didn’t say that all smartphones will get Android 2.2 in the winter, the company simply said that most HTC Android phone owners will get the software update in 2010.

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The android os in htc wildfire is really very good am willing to buy this very soon from http://www.ADVERTISI...e-unlocked.html

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Xmas is too late in my opinion. I'm contacting every day HTC to ask for froyo update for september. Please everybody do the same. I'm asking for htc legend, but desire and wildfire are in the same situation.

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Xmas is too late in my opinion. I'm contacting every day HTC to ask for froyo update for september. Please everybody do the same. I'm asking for htc legend, but desire and wildfire are in the same situation.

do you *really* think it will make any difference at all if you do this?

Edited by Lancez, 23 July 2010 - 02:36 AM.

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do you *really* think it will make any difference at all if you do this?


Of course this will do a GREAT difference, check out other similar cases to this one and you will see that I'm totally right. Above all if everybody would do the same :(

Edited by Lancez, 23 July 2010 - 02:38 AM.

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Edited by Lancez, 23 July 2010 - 02:42 AM.

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guys, calm down!

personal insults are not allowed on this forum and you will be banned because of that. let us focus on what we are here for and please settle this in a peacful manner. i will keep my eyes on this topic. thanks

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guys, calm down!

personal insults are not allowed on this forum and you will be banned because of that. let us focus on what we are here for and please settle this in a peacful manner. i will keep my eyes on this topic. thanks

Lance


thanks lancez...do you undertand berek? Next time you will be banned for your insults. Thanks lancez

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thanks lancez...do you undertand berek? Next time you will be banned for your insults. Thanks lancez


i was referring to both of you.

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And that is the end of it, all the other posts arguing about who was right/wrong etc have been removed.

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And that is the end of it, all the other posts arguing about who was right/wrong etc have been removed.

Thank you

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Thank to moderators for calming down berek. I had enough of these childish...now we can focus again on the target, have froyo on our legend :(

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Thank to moderators for calming down berek. I had enough of these childish...now we can focus again on the target, have froyo on our legend :(

It was *me* that asked the mods for the posts to be removed, Lampux, to get rid of your rubbish, nothing to do with the mods doing it to "calm me down". But as I feared you can't stop, can you, and still have to insult me yet again by calling me a child.

JUST STOP THESE STUPID POSTS - YOU WILL GET BANNED IF YOU KEEP IT UP.

I'm reporting you again for continued harassment.

DO NOT CONTINUE THIS.

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Okay guys you both should stop it now.

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