News@10: HTC Desire To Get Android 2.2, Android Ad Requests Rise & Foxconn

Google's Android platform has registered a 47 per cent month-on-month rise in advertising requests in July, the latest data revealed by mobile advertising firm Millennial Media has shown. The data also showed that Apple's figures have reduced by 1 per cent since June.

HTC Desire fans should rejoice as both Virgin Mobile and Vodafone have confirmed separately that they will be rolling out updates for the HTC Desire that will bring the Android 2.2 operating system to the popular Android handset.

HBO and mobile network carrier Verizon are set to develop exclusive applications to stream live content online for Apple's iPad. HBO is unwilling to enter a deal with Netflix as the television company plans to use its HBO Go and make movies and TV shows available through its own service.

Apple has announced that it will be introducing a revamped version of its support forums. According to Apple, the new version of support forums will be called 'Apple Support Communities' and will place more emphasis on question-and-answer style discussions.

Foxconn has announced plans to increase its workforce by 40 per cent to 1.3 million by the end of 2011. The company has also announced plans to turn its major production plant in Shenzhen into a centre for research and development, thereby reducing workforce from 470,000 to below 350,000.