Virgin Mobile HTC Desire Android 2.2 update finally arrives


Long suffering Virgin HTC Desire users are finally going to get the Android 2.2 update that has already been offered by most other networks.

In a statement posted on the Virgin community forums, it was revealed that those who have Virgin specific firmware (1.23.351.1) can finally feast on Froyo goodness, with the update available immediately.

The wait isn’t over for those poor souls with the handset’s original firmware (1.15.405.4) as they’ll have to tarry for a few more days until another update becomes available.

Here’s the updates Virgin HTC Desire users can expect:

  • Ability to save applications to the SD card
  • Compatibility with more Android Market Place apps
  • Facebook updates and birthday reminders on the call screen
  • Option to secure phone with PIN or password (as well as pattern)
  • Use the device as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Flashlight app now preinstalled (use the camera flash as a torch)
  • LED light now available in camcorder mode
  • HD video record

Ready to upgrade?

The update comes in the shape of an OTA (over-the-air) number, so you’re advised to hook up to a Wi-Fi signal and back up your data first, and then go into Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Software Updates > Check Now for the update.


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