Three will start updating the handsets of its HTC Desire users to Android 2.2, or Froyo, on Thursday, the mobile operator said on Wednesday.
The updates will roll out from 9am on Thursday, Three said. "We're pleased our HTC Desire customers will now be able to enjoy to the full Android 2.2 on Three and all that it has to offer," the company's branded handsets chief Sylvia Chind said in a statement. "We've been working closely with HTC to make sure the update delivers the best possible experience for our customers. We're looking very closely at how we can speed up this process."
The version that will be deployed will be labelled v2.25.771.1, Three said. Wednesday's news closely followed a Tuesday blogpost by Chind on Three's blog (the post seems to have disappeared now) that sought to calm users' annoyance at the delayed upgrade — Froyo, which brings major updates such as full Flash 10.1 compatibility to most Android handsets, first appeared in May.
"We appreciate that many of you have been left frustrated with the time it's taken us to get the Android 2.2 update for the HTC Desire out to you," Chind wrote in that blog. "I've read all your comments and it's obvious that we haven't been as clear as we should have been in communicating the details of the process to you."