It seems that Froyo and the HTC Desire smartphone is a somewhat controversial mix. First we had Vodafone’s false Froyo update, which turned out to be a 360 patch with lots of extraneous gunk that angered many of the company’s customers.
And now it appears O2 has run into trouble with its Froyo (Android 2.2) update on the Desire, which was rolled out yesterday, and prompted a number of complaints on the O2 forum. Some customers have claimed that their phones have been “bricked” by the update, with the handset simply freezing on the O2 welcome screen.
O2 pulled the 2.2 upgrade after hearing about these issues, and the company told Electricpig.co.uk: “While many have been able to download [the Desire 2.2 update] successfully, we have had a small number of reports of customers having problems installing the software, which we are looking into.”
One customer who posted on the O2 forum claimed they had been in touch with the company to ask when the Froyo update would be live again, to be told it wouldn’t be until the end of the month. That seems unlikely, mind you, but we’re betting there’s going to be a bit more of a wait now…