O2 pulls HTC Desire FroYo update

Android 2.2 upgrade stopped due to freezing screens

Network 'looking into' problems with upgrade after reports of issues on forums

O2 has been forced to pull the Android FroYo update for its network-locked HTC Desires. The boost to Android 2.2, which was only unleashed yesterday morning, has caused myriad issues with the top-end handset, reported by users on O2’s forums.

Punters claimed the new software, which brings Wi-Fi hotspot skills and Flash 10.1, caused their phones to freeze on the O2 loading screen.

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Other users said that the browser was crashing when trying to load particular websites. In response, O2 issued a statement saying, “We have had a small number of reports of customers having problems installing the software, which we are looking into.”

The upgrade is currently unavailable while the network looks for a fix. This is just the latest struggle in Android 2.2’s tortuous journey onto the HTC Desire, three months after it was initially shown at Google I/O. Its arrival on Vodafone was beset with problems also.

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Via TechRadar