Install froyo (Android 2.2) on a HTC Desire

This afternoon finally HTC released the froyo (Android 2.2) update for the HTC Desire. Installation of the update (90mb) went very smooth. Before downloading you get the question if you will download the install only by wi-fi. Because of the size this is preferable. Another thing to do before you start the update is to make sure you have 25mb free on your telephone, this is the internal memory not on your sd card otherwise the update won’t install. The whole installation further goes completly automatic.

The only thing what wasn’t right i ran into was that in the market at your downloads, I only saw Google maps. This issue was resolved after I restarted my phone.

One of the new features is you can install apps to your sd card in stead of the internal phone memory. Only this works for now for just a few apps, hopefully the app developers will build this function in to all apps.

Some other new features are:
– the new Jit compiler makes run a lot of apps faster, the average performance feels better
– integrated Adobe flash 10.1
– camera resolution is upgraded to 720p
– wi-fi tethering, you can use your phone as a portable hotspot
– better keyboard input and easy switching between languages (you can add other languages via settings, language / keyboard, touch input, international keyboards)
– you now can turn your screen left and right
– a flash light app
– share apps with friends
– new caller id window
– and a lot of other new option to explore
– in the gmail app you can change your account in the upper right corner by ticking you email address in stead of doing this via the menu function
– also in the gmail app, next and previous button to go fast trough your emails
– update all your installed apps automaticly

added some other new features

Posted in Android, Blog at August 1st, 2010. No Comments.

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