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HTC Magic updated to Android 2.2 Froyo

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HTC Magic updated to Android 2.2 Froyo

HTC Magic owners might have spilled the coffee in their mouths this morning to find an update notification on the handset telling them that Android 2.2 (Froyo) is ready to download.

No one, no seriously no one, saw this coming but it’s here. The semi-latest iteration of the Android OS has officially landed on Magic handsets on Vodafone via an over the air update.

The Magic, in case you didn’t know, launched back in early 2009 when Android wasn’t all the rage as it is today, so it should come as a pleasant surprise to say the least to see an old handset getting on board with the likes of HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S which barely made their way to Froyo after a string of frustrating delays.

To grab the goods, users need simply to tap the notification and follow the on-screen prompts. However, Vodafone recommends that users use a Wi-Fi connection where possible as it is quite a substantial download.

Standout features of Android 2.2 include improved Gmail and Android Market clients, the ability to save applications directly to an SD card, USB tethering that enables your handset to double up as a mobile Internet dongle, enhancements to the camera, improved Active Sync Exchange support and more.

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