confused new htc desire user

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dj.GETAFIX, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member
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    hi all,
    i got my htc desire on the 24 of august...
    so im not to far into the android and smartphone learning yet..
    just a few questions so far... how do i know if it came with android 2.1
    or 2.2 and what are the main difrrencies between them??
    i still have a few weeks left to decide to keep the desire or opt for a
    diffrent phone, although the htc desire seems the only android phone that
    virgin mobile do in the top range that seems any good..
    they have just discontinued the samsung galaxy... that was the phone i originaly wantied.. is there problems with the galaxy s or is it more likely that there is a new version coming out before i run out of time to send the desire back??... i did think the desire was up to date but it seems that it has been out since early this year... as i only have 2 weeks left id be gratefull for any advice or input as wether to keep the desire or swap it for something else..
    so far i have been happy apart from not getting the text notice to play a mp3 tune and cant get a internet radio app to log into a station threw a url and not pre defined stations but these are only minor flaws..

    thanks for any help
    fix ;)
     

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  2. VinnyChase

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    As for the question about 2.1/2.2:
    Mine was Android 2.1 out of the box 3 weeks ago and I immediatly updated to 2.2 once connected (3G or wifi)
     
  3. lunatic59

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    Go to settings>about phone and you will see which version of Android you have. There are a lot of differences between
     
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  4. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member
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    thanks for the replys...
    in the software information section i have:

    firmware version
    2.1-update 1

    baseband version
    32.36.0028u_4.06.00.02_2

    kernel version
    2.6.29-9353807d
    htc-kernel@and18-2 #1

    build number
    1.23.351.1 cl179432 release-keys

    software number
    1.23.351.1

    browser version
    webkit 3.1

    is the firmware version the version of android???
    have been into the system software updates and there is no updates at the moment.. im reluctant to try installing any software or updates from other places as its such a new phone, but if you recomend it for the better
    id be into looking at it further

    thanks
    fix :D
     
  5. rx93

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    Yes, your phone is running with 2.1.
     
  6. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member
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    just spoke to virgin and they have no idea if or when they will update to 2.2
    has any of the uk networks had the update yet???
    im guessing virgin being one of the smaller mobeile networks we will be one
    of the last to get it :thinking:
     
  7. rtb35

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    Apparently virgin will release the 2.2 update "early september" so you do not have long to wait.
     
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  8. dj.GETAFIX

    dj.GETAFIX Well-Known Member
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    thanks for the notice :D
     
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