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Vodafone HTC Wildfire Users Receive Swift Froyo Updates

Vodafone has released its Android 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC Wildfire within minutes of the handset manufacturer making the software available.

The mobile provider had previously been criticised for releasing a false update for Froyo to the HTC Desire. This ended up simply being a patch for version 2.1 of the OS.

The company, however, managed to roll out the Froyo update in record time to its Wildfire users. after HTC originally announced the release on their Facebook page. HTC said: "Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) on Wildfire is scheduled to begin rolling out this week in Europe, reaching all areas of the world by February. Thanks for your patience as these updates roll out; we think you'll enjoy the final product."

According to TechWatch, the update process has gone smoothly, resulting in many satisfied responses on Vodafone's forums by HTC Wildfire users.

The problem of fragmentation continues to haunt Google's mobile operating system despite the quick updates. Even as HTC Wildfire owners are downloading the update, Google is preparing to push Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Nexus One users, while the OS comes pre-installed on Samsung's Nexus S.