3 has begun rolling out Android 2.2, AKA Froyo, with early downloaders reporting a fairly smooth upgrade process – so far.
The update for HTC’s flagship, biggest-selling Android smartphone began at around nine o’clock this morning. And if Twitter users on the network who’ve already got it are anything to go by, installation seems to have gone off without hitches.
That’s in stark contrast to some of the Android upgrade rollouts for other handsets, which in the worst cases ended up bricking users’ smartphones - albeit temporarily.
Announcing the update for the Desire yesterday, 3 apologised for it arriving later than it has on rival carriers (Orange and T-Mobile customers got it last month) and pledged to speed up the process in future.
The widespread delays to pushing out new iterations of Android have largely been attributed to problems ensuring that they are compatible with handsets’ custom user interfaces and services that are particular to networks.
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