Vodafone has informed ZDNet UK that it has 'temporarily suspended' the HTC Desire update that brought new desktop shortcuts, branding and Vodafone 360 apps to the handset.
A company spokesperson said that the decision to suspend the software update was based on a "small number of customer reports around the performance of the service on their device".
Many customers flooded the operator's own support forum to complain about the unexpected update when Vodafone began distributing it OTA at the beginning of the week.
The company didn't say when, or whether, it will send out the update again, or what customers who have already installed the update can do to improve the performance of the handset.
The spokesperson added, " In the mean time we are continuing to work with HTC and Google to deliver the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update to Vodafone HTC Desire customers as soon as possible."