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HTC Magic To Receive Android 2,2 Update On Vodafone

Vodafone has released a rather unexpected update for the HTC Magic in the form of Android OS 2.2.

Froyo is already available for the platform via OTA although because of the size of the upgrade, we’d recommend sticking to Wi-Fi upgrades.

Magic owners will get a message on their handset prompting them to start the two-part upgrading process.

The update will bring a number of improvements to the old mobile phone handset (it was launched back in 2009) including Gmail and Android Market application, support for USB tethering, the ability to save apps to a microSD card, Wi-Fi hotspot, security updates, full Adobe Flash support and better Bluetooth and camera functionalities.

We’re not sure why Vodafone chose to release Android OS 2.2 on the Magic given that there are other, more recent, Android-based handsets that would certainly require the update as well.

Other mobile phone networks have been issuing Android OS 2.2 upgrades to their handsets as well including O2 and the Dell Streak.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.