Android 2.2 Froyo coming to HTC Desire, Legend and WildFire soon

June 29, 2010, By Thomas Antony

HTC announced today they will be rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo updates for the HTC Desire, Legend and WildFire soon. The Google Nexus One started getting OTA updates for Froyo as of Monday and HTC seems to be following up on that. The Nexus Ones probably received the update first as they are running a stock version of Android, unlike the HTC phones which have the HTC Sense UI on top.

The official statement said “We are working hard with our partners to update the HTC Sense experience on Froyo [2.2] and distribute it to our customers as fast as possible. We expect to release updates for several of our 2010 models including Desire, Legend and Wildfire beginning in Q3”.

It is likely that there may not be any changes to the Sense UI itself. But the update will bring in a lot of performance improvements, automatic updates for all apps, and better Exchange support. However, the built-in support for WiFi hotspot and tethering may or may not be present depending on the carrier’s terms.

New revisions have historically been slow from HTC as it often has to test its own software before it can greenlight changes. The HTC Hero had to wait a long time to be updated from Android 1.5 to 2.1. Updates for the HTC Hero started rolling out only this week. The new update should certain refresh the experience for the owners of the affected phones as Froyo brings a huge boost in performance and usability to Android.

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