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HTC updates last year’s handset to latest Android OS

Mobile phone network Vodafone has announced an update to the 2009 HTC Magic handset, which brings Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 to the phone.

Vodafone made public the news over Twitter today, in a tweet that reads: “Great news - #Android 2.2.1 is coming to the HTC Magic!” – with a related note on their support forums also announcing its arrival.

The HTC Magic was the company’s second ever Android handset, following on from the 2008 Dream or G1 and was made exclusively for T-Mobile – where the Magic was solely carried by Vodafone in the UK.

HTC’s Magic arrived with a 3.2-inch TFT LCD capacitive touch screen, with a 3.2 megapixel camera, a 528Mhz processor and running Android ‘Donut’ 1.6.

The update to Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 brings to the Magic better Gmail support, the ability to save applications to the phone's microSD card, USB tethering, enhancements to Bluetooth and the camera – with a better, more secure platform.

Vodafone customers with the HTC Magic will be informed Android 2.2 is available by an OTA (Over The Air) update message, where it’s preferable to download the fix over WIFI due to its size.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.