Confirmed: UK HTC Desire receiving Android 2.2

The younger brother of the Nexus One, which is known as the HTC Desire is  one of the hottest Android devices manufactured by HTC. HTC Desire is a very cool looking smartphone, but unfortunately not available in India at the moment. But folks who live in UK and love their Desire, here is a good news for you. HTC has officially announced that Android 2.2 for the HTC Desire is coming out this weekend. And it will include new features like:

  • 720P Video Recording
  • HTC Sense Updates
  • App Share
  • Improved Keyboard
  • HTC’s new phone features
  • Sync features to allow iTunes syncing

These are just some highlights of the Froyo for Desire. Have a look at the official words after the break:

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, though 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.

via Engadget