Vodafone: HTC Desire 2.2 update in final approval stages

Vodafone’s doing a rather good job of keeping its angry Desire users notified of the timescale of the “Froyo” update for its HTC Desire these days, with little comment issued early this morning telling everyone it’ll be out in “days, not weeks”.

The Android 2.2 update for the network’s (very) branded HTC Desire is currently in the final stages of approval, with Google & HTC currently giving it the once over ahead of distribution to you lot. Here’s Vodafone’s message on the matter:

We’re still developing and testing the Android 2.2 update for HTC Desire and working on its approval with Google and HTC. The start of the roll out is days, not weeks, away and as soon as the date is finalised we’ll let you know.

It’s an absolute priority for Vodafone customers to receive this update as soon as possible and that it works as we promised it would do. The testing process has taken a little longer than we initially anticipated, but we’re working hard to make sure it gives customers the best experience.

Days, not weeks. Not weeks implies a singular week, which is seven days. But we’re sure it’ll actually be ready when it’s ready and when everyone rubber stamps it. Might be this afternoon. Might be next Tuesday at 9:45am. WE JUST CAN’T KNOW.

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The fish appears resigned to having to wait until the weekend.

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  1. MarkG

     /  August 18, 2010

    Now where is Froyo for Legend & Wildfire. Come on HTC.

    Reply
  2. him

     /  August 18, 2010

    I’m confused. My Vodaphone desire is running 2.2, it updated last week. Software info show Android 2.2.

    Does this post mean there’s a HTC wrapper coming as well?

    Reply
  3. Tony

     /  August 18, 2010

    We should give a name to our beloved fish…

    Reply
  4. HIM

    Did you buy a) from an independent outlet (ie carphone warehouse) on a vodafone contract or b) VERY close to release date?

    A – The phones are unbranded and are not locked to a network

    B – Vodafone were using unbranded desires for a short while.

    Reply
  5. him

     /  August 18, 2010

    Ah ok… I got it at carphone warhouse, about 2 months ago.

    Still, very weird to me that my contract is with vodafone, but the update comes to me before vf direct customers.

    Maybe we are guinea pigs!

    Joking aside, I’ve never seen a vf desire running, so I don’t really know what the branding is – but yes, I seem to have no vf icons, bookmarks, apps, whatever – not even a sticker.

    Thanks for the info.

    Reply
  6. him

     /  August 18, 2010

    Just as an aside (sorry I am quite new to all the smartphone issues) – is there any downside to having an unlocked / unbranded machine?

    Reply
  7. Matt S

     /  August 18, 2010

    Orange made an announcement ages ago on Twitter about froyo but have now gone silent :(

    P.s. yay for WordPress touch theme.

    Reply
    • TurboHobbit

       /  August 18, 2010

      Damn straight. C’mon Orange, pull your fingers out!

      Reply
      • Rik

         /  August 18, 2010

        I got fed up with the Orange junk on my Desire, just like I did with the junk on the N85, and phones before that so I just de brand every phone I buy. 2.2 is worth the wait for those who don’t want to de brand their phones.

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        • This is the point where Orange can boost their PR profile or ruin it. People arent stupid anymore when it comes to mobile tech and they know if they aren’t getting something their friend does.

          Reply
        • TurboHobbit

           /  August 19, 2010

          It’s not “don’t want to…” so much as “are too shoyt-scared of horsing up the whole process and turning their Desires into fetching matt-black paperweights when they try and…” ;-)

          Reply
  8. dansus

     /  August 18, 2010

    This makes funny reading, in days gone by if you asked about updating the phone, they would think your mad for asking!

    I still have an E71 that hasnt seen a single update through the carrier, yet the unlocked version has been updated 5 times!

    Reply
    • Times are changing. If the operators dont pull their fingers out then they just wont get the sales of their handsets

      Reply
  9. dan

     /  August 18, 2010

    Shame as my deisire went into repair today, so hopefully by the time i get it back itll be release :)

    Reply
  10. Jameson

     /  August 20, 2010

    So, I bought an unlocked HTC Desire. I’m using it in the US through AT&T, and it works fine. I’m on 2.1.

    When 2.2 comes out, can I just download and install from the HTC site? I don’t have to go through my carrier, do I? I don’t understand how Vodafone, another carrier, is involved at all.

    Reply
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