Android 2.2 on Three UK


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  1. westbros

    westbros Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have just spotted the following on the techradar.com site:

    Android 2.2 release date: when will you get it? | News | TechRadar UK

    Three announces HTC Hero and HTC Desire Android upgrade dates | News | TechRadar UK

    Three are saying that "HTC are building a specific version for Three which will take them a few weeks. Once we have this version it will be tested, approved by Google and then rolled out to customers."

    The Desire handsets that I have seen in the Three Store so far are unbranded and unlocked. Do you think this means that the FroYo update for Three is going to brand the phones? I really want to avoid this, but the contract on my existing phone doesn't expire for another month. So the question is, do I wait and take the risk of getting a branded phone, or do I get one now and hope that I can get the default 2.2? Can anybody confirm that 2.2 is currently available on unbranded and unlocked Desires from the Three Store?

    BTW, I realise that I can get an unbranded Desire for Three from CPW, but this phone doesn't have the language capability that I need, whereas the one from Three Store does.
     

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  2. anthgav

    anthgav Well-Known Member

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    I have a Desire on Three and I have the unbranded Froyo through the official update!
     
  3. mpquikster

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    I have an unbranded desire from the 3 store and installed froyo.

    I imagine by your quote they will start branding them
     
  4. kevinlufc

    kevinlufc Well-Known Member

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    Ditto the above
     
  5. DrSuave

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    see above... lol
     
  6. chris 290

    chris 290 Well-Known Member

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    Same as above for me too.
     
  7. Nessiehunters

    Nessiehunters Member

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    As above me Too!:)
     
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    Eris Ed Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing in the quote that actually suggests that the update will include branding (as in apps, etc). The "specific version for 3" is no surprise, all networks have their own ROM, whether or not they come with bloatwear. Interesting to see how 3 play it, bearing in mind what happened with Vodafone....
     
  9. KTF

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    Isnt this update just for the later batch of 3 branded Desires?
     
  10. westbros

    westbros Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Please explain what you mean by "the later batch of 3 branded Desires"? Thanks.
     
  11. bigr1979

    bigr1979 Well-Known Member

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    Well I had one of the last ones from the "earlier batch", thus being unbranded. My brother and one of my friends bought theirs from a three shop a few days later and their's are from the "later batch" hence the fact that they have three branded firmware (comes up with the three logo when turning it on)
     
  12. westbros

    westbros Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Looks like I'm too late. I went to the 3 Store yesterday, and the phone they brought out was branded and locked. :(
     

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