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HTC Desire to get Android 2.2 update

Asavin Wattanajantra

Owners of one of the most popular smartphones around will get the Android Froyo 2.2 update this weekend.

But it will only update European unlocked devices, as British network operators have to their own testing on the device, so network locked owners may need to wait a couple of weeks or so.

"The Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for HTC Desire will start rolling out across Europe this weekend," said the firm in a statement. "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."

Some of the new Android 2.2 features include new dedicated shortcuts on the home screen, Exchange support, new camera functionality, and the ability to turn a device into a portable hotspot that can be shared with up to 8 devices.

It can also run multiple keyboard languages and there will be improved performance. As well as this, the Desire will receive specific updates to the sense UI.

There will also be added 720p video capture capabilities on the phone as well as the ability to sync  with iTunes.

Users will be alerted to the over-the-air update automatically and best performed over a Wi-Fi connection.



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