HTC Desire Android 2.2, FroYo, updates begin this weekend

Desire FroYo update coming to unlocked handsets only

HTC Desire Andoid 2.2 update kicks of with unlocked handsets

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has officially announced it is to bring Android 2.2, FroYo to the hugely successful HTC Desire in the UK starting this weekend.

This initial desire rollout will only apply to handsets that are not operator-locked, however, as owners of network specific Desires are forced to wait until later in the summer for the FroYo update.

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According to a HTC spokesperson, the reasoning behind this staggered release is because: "operator specific versions of the update are undergoing testing” adding: “we expect to make them available in several weeks' time."

For those lucky Desire users who splashed out on a SIM-free unlocked HTC handset, the news of Android 2.2’s imminent arrival will be a welcomed one further boosted by HTC’s announcement that: "As well as including the complete set of Android 2.2 features, the update will contain a few special additions of our own through the latest iteration of HTC Sense."

Expanding on these 'special additions' the comapny went on to say: "The update will provide 720p video capture, HTC's App Share widget, as well as our enhanced HTC Caller ID, and improved multi-language keyboard. Also, though the update, HTC Sync will allow HTC Desire users to sync their music with iTunes."

A tantalising array of new features, Android 2.2 will help push the HTC Desire back to the top of the mountain of Google OS touting smartphones available. Those HTC Desire users that are currently tied down to a specific network will be notified of the operating system update when network problems are resolved and their handsets automatically check for software updates.

A HTC Desire owner? Let us know if you will be turning to Android 2.2 this weekend or facing a considerable wait for network compatibility via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.