Desire among the HTC phones promised an Android 2.2 Fro-Yo update

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HTC Desire.jpgNo sooner do Google officially lift the lid on Android 2.2 at the I/O conference than do HTC announce the first batch of their handsets to get the update.

The HTC Desire will be getting the update first, alongside US models the HTC Droid Incredible and HTC Evo 4G. The HTC Legend however, seems worryingly absent from their plans.

“If your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version.” says the official HTC statement, followed by a list of handsets including the Desire lined-up for the update.

HTC will be working closely alongside Google to ensure their excellent SENSE UI will work without a hitch with Android 2.2.

If you’re hoping that the Legend or Wildfire may eventually get 2.2, there is still a glimmer of hope. HTC round off the statement by saying, “We will announce a full list of phones and dates once we are closer to launching the upgrades.” Keep in mind though that owners of the HTC Hero have been waiting aeons for an Android upgrade, so HTC’s upgrade track-record isn’t one to hold your breath over.

Gerald Lynch
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  • The new version of Android will make it easier for developers like HTC to push the new version out of the door sooner. Android has only been around a little while and it’s already making leaps and bounds. I love my HTC Desire, it completes me.

    Google aren’t stupid. They can see the issue with devices only months old not being able to run the latest version. They’ll correct the mess, and in a few months time, we’ll all have forgotten all about it.

  • Looking to move to Android but it’s worrying to read that if I buy a phone now I might find I can’t upgrade when Android 2.3 come out. Might be time to stick to the iPhone… every update has worked fine for the past 3 years!

  • I hate to say it but if the legend does not get the update I think it will be the last HTC phone I ever buy, how can they still sell a phone that they will no longer offer updates to only a month after it’s UK launch?

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