HTC has announced that the eagerly awaited upgrade to Android 2.2 is hurtling into Europe and heading directly for folks toting unlocked HTC Desire handsets.
Users with unlocked Desires should expect their phones to veritably explode with Froyo goodness by Sunday, with the update bringing goodies like an improved 720p video mode, iTunes sync, an App Share widget and a new smart Caller ID feature.
HTC Desire owners rocking carrier-locked versions are going to have to wait for their networks to get their act together before they can join the Froyo party.
Here’s what HTC said to Engadget:
The Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for HTC Desire will start rolling out across Europe this weekend. As well as including the complete set of Android 2.2 features, the update will contain a few special additions of our own through the latest iteration of HTC Sense. The update will provide 720p video capture, HTC’s App Share widget, as well as our enhanced HTC Caller ID, and improved multi-language keyboard. Also, through the update, HTC Sync will allow HTC Desire users to sync their music with iTunes.
HTC Desire users will be notified that the over-the-air update is available to download when their phone automatically checks for software updates. The update won’t delete any of the phone’s content. However, due to the size of the update, we would advise using a WiFi connection to download it wherever possible to avoid additional data charges.
This update will initially roll out to unlocked HTC Desire handsets. Operator specific versions of the update are undergoing testing and we expect to make them available in several weeks’ time.