HTC Desire Android 2.2 begins roll-out on O2

Android 2.2 rolling out for O2 HTC Desire owners
Android 2.2 rolling out for O2 HTC Desire owners

O2 appears to have begun rolling out Android 2.2 to some HTC Desire customers.

We've been getting early reports from readers that they have been prompted to install a new over the air (OTA) update to their HTC Desire, and it turns out to be Android 2.2.

Forum users are corroborating the claims, but there are some that are claiming that the new update is causing the phone to freeze.

Potzy on the O2 official forum has said: "Maybe spoke too soon, I think the update may have bricked my phone. It won't start up now, gets stuck on the O2 blue startup screen."

UPDATE: Nearly every user that's installed the O2 OTA update offered on their phone is reporting the phone is freezing at the boot stage, so perhaps it's best to wait for advice from O2 direct before accepting the update.

UPDATE 2: It seems that most people are seeing the update working fine on their phone, so early reports of blue screens of death may be a little premature.

O2 had confirmed it has launched Android 2.2 for the HTC Desire, so check your phone's firmware to see if there's a FroYo surprise waiting for you.

Frozen Yoghurt

The new Android 2.2 update is offering all the improvements HTC has put in place, like HD video recording and improved speeds.

We've contacted O2 for an official response, so we'll let you know when you'll be getting your Android 2.2 update if you're an O2 HTC Desire customer.

(Thanks to Gavin for sending this in)

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.