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Euro HTC Desires download Android 2.2

Owners of HTC's Desire smartphone in Europe are receiving over-the-air firmware updates to Android version 2.2.

(Credit: HTC)

Owners of HTC's Desiresmartphone in Europe are receiving over-the-air firmware updates to Android version 2.2.

Members of several Android-related forums have posted news that their handsets have completed the automatic upgrade. The new firmware comes directly from HTC and applies only to phones bought "unlocked", or without any carrier branding.

Though there is no firm deadline for the update for HTC Desire customers with a Telstra-branded phone in Australia, this is still good news. With an official ROM released for European customers, it will only be a matter of time before Telstra completes its internal testing of the new software and pushes the upgraded OS out to its eager customers. According to Engadget, HTC anticipates that the update will be made available in several weeks time.

Android 2.2, or Froyo as it is known, is reported to bring a significant improvement in speed across the system, plus a range of enhancements including support for the latest version of Adobe Flash and the ability to transfer installed applications to an SD memory card.