HTC Desire Froyo update delayed at Orange

Darren Allan

August 30, 2010

The Froyo update for the HTC Desire was rolled out by Vodafone last week, although it seems Orange customers are going to have to wait a bit longer for that Android 2.2 goodness.

It was announced on Orange’s Twitter account that the 2.2 update has been delayed, with the company apologising for the fact that it isn’t expected to turn up until mid-September.

Orange followed up its initial tweet with an extra bit of info, stating that the company “would like to point out the delay on 2.2 Froyo is not related to Orange services on the device.”

This comes after Vodafone delivered Froyo without any of the extra 360 bumph it bundled in with a recent patched update to Android 2.1, which caused a lot of anger to Desire customers who definitely didn’t desire a 360 splash screen and some dodgy bookmarks (amongst other bits and bobs).

Orange obviously feels it has to come out and specifically state that this delay isn’t anything to do with them trying similar tactics and bundling Orange “extras” with the 2.2 update.

In fact, Orange’s PR Manager, Conor Maples, told one customer on Twitter: “As far as I know there will be less Orange customisation on 2.2 than the existing 2.1.” Sounds promising.

HTC Desire owners are keen to get their mitts on Android 2.2 as it offers a nice speed boost to the handset, plus full Flash support and device tethering. And it’s named after frozen yoghurt (but we won’t hold that against it).


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