UK MOBILE NETWORK Three has joined the rush of firms upgrading handsets to the Android 2.2 operating system, or Froyo to its friends.
We say rush, but it's been more of a crawl really. The OS is already on the Google Nexus One, and will hit the Motorola Milestone handsets some time next week. It's also on the HTC Desire. Hey, wait a minute.
In a Tweet the firm said, "We can confirm that the HTC Desire Android 2.2 Froyo update, will be ready for download within the hour!"
As HTC did when it first rolled out its Froyo updates in July - July! - the company has advised its users to download the upgrade using a wireless connection, as it is released as one download. "For our Froyo updaters try and update with WiFi connection...", it said in its Twitter feed, and that was confirmed later by a spokesman later on.
Three has worked with HTC to produce a package of Froyo applications and features, and in announcing the rollout, which started this morning at 9:00am, Sylvia Chind, head of branded handsets said, "We're pleased our HTC Desire customers will now be able to enjoy to the full Android 2.2 on Three and all that it has to offer. We've been working closely with HTC to make sure the update delivers the best possible experience for our customers. We're looking very closely at how we can speed up this process."
So far, it appears to be so good. Where there are problems, as for example reading tweets suggests that some users have found that some applications are not working, the firm has recommended that its users perform a factory reset. µ