Desire Froyo update for Softbank (Japan)

Japanese carrier Softbank Mobile will also be updating its HTC Desire to Froyo, via an over the air update starting Oct 8.  It appears it will have the same system (with Japanese language support of course) as all its North American and European counterparts, including full support for Adobe Flash.  A much better translation of the official blurb than the Google Translate version:

Softbank Mobile has announced that they will commence an over the air update for their HTC Desire customers on 10/8. The update will upgrade the phones to Android 2.2, with Flash 10.1, 720p camera, SD card storage for applications, and some native language sorting problems will be solved.

[Softbank (Japanese)] Special thanks to Christopher for tip and the translation.  Domo arigato!


Reader comments

HTC Desire Froyo updates are big in Japan, too


I propose automatic banning of anyone that posts "first" on the forum. They're almost worse spam than ads. Almost.

If any of you are unaware of "Softbank" commercials...oh my god, they are simply brilliant (maybe not "quietly brilliant" but similar!). They are outright witty and hilarious, about 95% of the time.

Go to youtube and search for "softbank CM" (CM stands for commercials), sit back, have a beer and enjoy the laughs. It's better if you know basic Japanese or a few words, but even if you don't you will probably still get a kick out of half of them.

edit: Actually the funny ones mainly appear in the search results when you also include "dog" like "softbank cm dog". Try that. (The dog is like Softbank's mascot. His name is "おとうさん" (otousan) I believe.

This is good news, as I'll be heading there... it'S either this or the upcoming Galaxy S on Docomo... arghh.. decisions decisions!