T-Mobile pulls HTC Desire FroYo Android 2.2 update

The bizarre and unseemly mess surrounding the gradual updating of the UK’s HTC Desires to Android 2.2 continues, with T-Mobile the latest to temporarily withdraw its HTC Desire upgrade in the UK. The reason? It was sending out the German version!

Many UK upgraders noticed a few German-language apps on their phones after installing the weekend’s 2.2 update, and it appears that T-Mobile has now realised – and pulled the release pending the arrival of a non-German version in the UK office.

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Apparently users with this mystery German Android 2.2 update will be promoted to re-download the FroYo upgrade once again, when the English version arrives. We’d keep the German one. Thanks to Ken for the “tech tip”.

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  1. andrew

     /  September 20, 2010

    I got the update (over WiFi at 89 MB!) at the W/E. Whilst the presence of 2 or 3 non functioning German specific apps, that cannot be uninstalled or moved to SD is irritating, the benefits far outweigh this. The only problem I’ve run into is a few Apps that clearly need updating, and a recurrent problem in the stock music player freezing when you try to go to list views. Overall however I think T- Mob should go ahead with the update to stop pissing off its’ customers and then retrofit it by stripping out the non UK apps at a later date. Just being able to chuck apps onto SD frees up so much space and functionality that it makes no sense to me that they would stop this process now!

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  2. Joe Walton

     /  September 20, 2010

    I downloaded the upgrade but didn’t have time to reduce my storage before updating. I panicked when the install had disappeared this evening before searching online. I don’t mind mistakes but it is poor customer service to let us find out about this on our own. It isn’t like they don’t have our contact details?

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  3. Wow.. T-Mobile are making a few mistakes with Android updates these days. I thought it was bad enough when they released a faulty 2.1 update for the Pulse, but now they release a German update for UK Desire users??

    Do any of the T-Mobile testers actually do any… testing? It’s becoming quite clear that they don’t bother testing any update they get and, instead, rely on the customers to do the testing for them. Very poor, T-Mobile. Very poor…

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  4. chris

     /  September 20, 2010

    what a bunch of stupid wankers

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  5. This is why carriers should not deliver updates.

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    • Indeed. Updates should be pushed out by HTC and Orange/Vodafone/Tmobile/O2 apps should be put on the Android Market.

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  6. Gravy

     /  September 21, 2010

    I wish I bought a Nexus 1. Having Sense is not worth all this crap.

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  7. paul

     /  October 1, 2010

    Having received the update on my HTC desire apart from the German unusable apps its been great my phones like a gift that keeps giving glad I updated

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