With Android 2.3 Gingerbread having been out and about for about three months now (granted, only inside the Google Nexus S thus far), it may be easy to forget that there are some Android phones still stuck on Android 2.1. The HTC Desire may have been one of the first devices to receive an update to Android 2.2 Froyo just a couple of months after that became available, but that was the international, unlocked HTC Desire. Carrier-specific versions are a totally different story, and while some did get their fair share of Froyo, others, like the one made for US carrier Cellular South, didn’t.
Until now. Cellular South has finally announced that the update to Android 2.2 Froyo for its version of the HTC Desire has started rolling out. The update is of the over-the-air variety, meaning that your phone will notify you that an update is available, and you just have to accept it. The phone will then proceed to download and install the update by itself, no computer is needed for this.
Keep in mind that Cellular South said that it may take a few days for the update to reach all devices, so don’t panic if you aren’t among the first to receive it. You may be able to get it sooner if you just force a manual check for updates starting at midnight tonight. You do that by going to Settings > About phone > System Software Updates > Check Now.
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