O2 stops HTC Desire Android upgrade

The anticipation was no doubt at fever pitch yesterday when O2 announced that it was rolling out the Android 2.2 upgrade for its HTC Desire customers. But that euphoria quickly subsided when O2 put the brakes on the upgrade almost as soon as it started.

According to TechRadar, the upgrade was offered from Monday morning, but glitches started to appear soon after.


'While many have been able to download it successfully, we have had a small number of reports of customers having problems installing the software, which we are looking into,' said an O2 spokesperson.


So if you got it and it works, well done. If you didn't, what exactly are these problems holding you back? It seems that, for some users, the upgrade has been 'freezing' handsets, with the phone staying on the loading screen indefinitely. Other users claim the newly-upgraded phone is crashing the net browser.


It's a strange one, not least because the networks have told us that the delay in rolling out these upgrades is down to rigorous testing. Not rigorous enough with the sounds of things, although to be fair, we are talking about a fraction of users.


Many have had a problem-free install. No news on the upgrade re-commencing. We'll let you know if we hear anything else.

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