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3: HTC Hero and Desire updates landing from August

3: HTC Hero and Desire updates landing from August

HTC Hero and Desire users on 3 can expect Android updates for the popular smartphones to arrive from the end of August.

The carrier has confirmed it is currently testing versions of the 2.1 edition of the operating system for the Hero and the newer 2.2 version for the Desire and plans to roll them out once they have passed tests to iron out compatibility glitches.

3 stated: "We're hoping that they can approve [Android 2.1] within the next two weeks and then we can start updating 3 customers with HTC Heros."

Desire owners are likely to have a little more waiting to do, as like its other UK rivals, 3 is having to customise Android 2.2 before it can pass out the update to users.

"HTC are building a specific version [of Android 2.2] for 3 which will take them a few weeks. Once we have this version it will be tested, approved by Google and then rolled out to customers.

"It's likely to be towards the end of summer [that] we can guarantee a problem free version for our customers," 3 added.

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