One of the stragglers when it comes to updating its HTC Desire to the latest “FroYo” Android 2.2 release has been Virgin Mobile, which has taken an absolute age to fiddle with and test its release of the updated OS.
But now it’s done – and the Android 2.2 update for the HTC Desire is finished and starting to be pushed out over-the-air to users of Virgin Mobile. Here’s the full announcement:
HTC Desire Android 2.2 Froyo Released 11/11/10
Hi I can confirm that we’ve started sending out the Froyo update as of 9am this morning, however this is only for customers on our Virgin specific firmware (1.23.351.1). Customers on the original firmware (1.15.405.4) will need an update to the 1.23.351.1 firmware first before they can install the Froyo update, but we expect this should be available in the next few days. I’ll post another update here once it goes live.
This is an FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) update which means that you will be prompted to download the update on their handset. We strongly recommend that you use a Wi-Fi connection to download the update. You’ll be asked if you want to back up your handset first, and we recommend this as well.
So that’s wi-fi hotspot abilities, 720p video recording support, plus Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1 and all the joys that brings for all you Virgin Mobile Desire users. At last. Just don’t get too angry when Google announces Android 2.3 next week…