And thus, it begins. Engadget has official word from HTC that unlocked European Desires will be getting an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 2.2 ("Froyo") this weekend. This comes hot off the heels of Sprint announcing that the Evo will see Froyo early next week, so it surely looks like HTC has gotten Sense working just fine on their current line of high-end phones. Users should be automatically notified that there is an update available. 

HTC is going all out, promising several features not in stock 2.2:

  • 720p video recording
  • iTunes syncing via HTC's Sync software (what?!?)
  • The "AppShare" widget that came on the Wildfire
  • Smart CallerID

In addition, HTC is saying that users with carrier-locked Desires will see the update in "several weeks' time." Just as a friendly reminder, they also told users that the update will not delete any existing user data, which is always a great thing. 

It looks like there is going to be a ton of 2.2 update news coming in the next few weeks for HTC phones, so if you aren't a Desire or Evo owner, keep your eyes peeled. [Engadget]

There are 16 comments

SeeK says:

Woop woop~

This'll be a nice weekend, I'm sure. ^^

StuRoid says:

Damn if my Desire beeps with an update on Subday, that would be such an Awesome birthday present. Mmm froyo on a hot sunny Sunday in London :)

dcreed says: HTC is just mocking us Motorola owners now.

Lyanheart says:

and us Samsung owners

vtgrad03 says:

This phone is basically the same as the Droid Eris right? So maybe I WILL get froyo after all?!? Please!!

jensinger83 says:

I am hoping for it on the Droid Eris as well!!

eyesparky says:

More like the Nexus One or Incredible without the 8GB internal memory.

belogical says:

come on incredible! so close!

Hear hear! Dinc power!

\m/ (>.<) \m/

patrixl says:

iTunes syncing?? huh?? And Windows only I suppose? :(

Kasracer says:

Smart Caller ID? What's that and can we get it on our EVOs as well? :)

Gamble#AC says:

I quote Wildfire features description from HTC site:
Our next-generation Caller ID
When someone calls you, your Caller ID doesn't just tell you their name and number any more - it tells you useful stuff like their Facebook© status and birthday date, too.

Jowlah says:

The good news from all of this that they said the update wont wipe your phone. That is a relief for me. Which is what I wanted to hear for my Droid Incredible. Just update with the OTA and keep it movin'.

y2whisper says:

just looking forward to getting 720p on my N1 at some point (with froyo that is)

eyesparky says:

Fantastic to get official confirmation. Can't wait ;)

JoeyJoeJo says:

UK t-mobile and got it sunday lunchtime. 90MB. Update process pretty scary, very few messages, several reboots and pauses but all cool in the end. Time to move those apps to SD.... :)