3 has been forced to withdraw the Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, update for HTC Desire owners, after a number of users reported problems using their phones having downloaded the new iteration of Google’s operating system.
A spokesperson for the carrier confirmed that it had pulled the update, which was rolled out for the phone back on October 14th, in a statement to ZDnet.
Apparently, some Desire users were no longer able to access the Android Market – Google’s online smartphone software store - after completing installation.
Prior to recent developments, 3’s Android 2.2 rollout had been problem-free – especially compared to some of the travails suffered by other networks’ customers. It’s not yet clear what is causing the problem.
Android updates across UK networks have almost uniformly been subject to delays, with issues arising when trying to ensure compatibility with carrier’s services.
Manufacturers, meanwhile, have been hamstrung by glitches that arose when attempting to make new versions of Android compatible with custom user interfaces.