Orange gets Android update

Mobile phone network Orange has unveiled the Google mobile OS Android 2.2 is being rolled out to HTC Desires on their network, from today onwards.

One of the two networks that make up Everything Everywhere unveiled over Twitter the news from their UK PR manager, which reads "Android Froyo 2.2 has started to roll out for HTC Desire Orange UK customers".

The announcement comes after delay, after delay with HTC being responsible from the postponement of late rather than the customisation of the firmware update by Orange.

Android 2.2 brings in features such as HD video recording, along with the ability to turn the handset into a portable hotspot for up to 8 devices - MIFI products can only support 5 products.

The other part of Everything Everywhere, T-Mobile started their roll out of the 'Froyo' at the beginning of the week which could take some time to reach all of their phones, where Orange's deployment might run along the same lines.

SIM Free and unlocked devices were the first to benefit from the new OS, Vodafone followed on from there in August and O2 withdrew their update as this reportedly caused issues with some devices.

The download is just quite large, where we recommended it's brought down over WIFI to save the precious data allowance accompanying the phone's tariff.

Orange Tweet

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