Orange apologise for Android 2.2 delay over twitter

Mobile phone network Orange has apologised for the delay of the latest version of the Google OS arriving on their HTC Desires, with the fault being down to HTC.

Orange's PR manager announced in a tweet - "Android fans there has been a delay in receiving the 2.2 Froyo update from HTC, & we now expect it to be available mid-Sep. Apologies". This also confirms a rough arrival date for the update to be rolled out, to handsets on the Orange network.

A follow on tweet from Orange indicated the onus is firmly not on the network, but on another entity. The Twitter message reads "..would like to point out the delay on 2.2 Froyo is not related to Orange services on the device."

What stamped home the buck was passed, was a tweet from the PR manger to a question from a Twitter user with the response being "we are waiting to receive the update from HTC..".

Delays of this nature are usually down to the new OS being tested and put through its paces, with the networks own customised software on-board. Orange is well known for adding their fair share of extra software, or bloat ware to mobile phones.

Orange users were concerned by this issue, in which the Orange PR representative responded over twitter with "the delay is not related to Orange customisation on the handset". He also added, "as far as I know there will be less Orange customisation on 2.2 than the existing 2.1".

This could be a good sign, where there will be less qualifying time by Orange when HTC does eventually ship them the updated.

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