Well I take off my cynical hat and rejoice at this news. Hearing anything from HTC is a bonus
The Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for HTC Desire will start rolling out across Europe this weekend. As well as including the complete set of Android 2.2 features, the update will contain a few special additions of our own through the latest iteration of HTC Sense. The update will provide 720p video capture, HTC’s App Share widget, as well as our enhanced HTC Caller ID, and improved multi-language keyboard. Also, though the update, HTC Sync will allow HTC Desire users to sync their music with iTunes.
HTC Desire users will be notified that the over-the-air update is available to download when their phone automatically checks for software updates. The update won’t delete any of the phone’s content. However, due to the size of the update, we would advise using a WiFi connection to download it wherever possible to avoid additional data charges.
This update will initially roll out to unlocked HTC Desire handsets. Operator specific versions of the update are undergoing testing and we expect to make them available in several weeks’ time
I’ve had Froyo on my rooted Desire for the last week and I was disappointed. It was only after installing an EXT3 partition and A2SD that I fell in love with it. The idea that this is going to be fucked up by HTC now sending a OTA update is going to annoy the hell out of me. I can sense these things, no pun intended.