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Desire users on O2 have Froyo update blues, too

September 7, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Firmware updates, HTC


Sigh. HTC Desire users have been screaming for Android 2.2 for months, and it briefly appeared that the noise would stop when O2 began sending out over-the-air (OTA) updates last week. However, Desire owners have a whole new list of complaints now that the update has caused problems for several people and has been temporarily stopped.

The reports that the O2 Support Forum has plenty of users complaining about their phone being bricked since applying the update or experiencing constant freezing and errors (though a quick scan shows that there are others with no problems and some who had the same problems prior to 2.2). Problems range from minor annoyances to major issues that render the phone unusable.

O2 has halted the over the air update until it can investigate the source of problems. This is surprising since O2 originally delayed the release of Desire, and later Froyo, because it had to perform additional testing. Despite those added measures, problems still appeared. Desire users still on Android 2.1 will have to wait for an undetermined amount of time until the update can be polished and pushed to phones once again.

[O2 Support via The Inquirer]