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Virgin Media releases Android 2.2 update for the HTC Desire

Better late than never, Virgin Media has released updates to Android 2.2 for the HTC Desire. Updates are of the OTA (over-the-air) variety and will appear in the notification bar at the top of your Desire’s screen.

Soon you’ll be able to do all those cool things you heard about all those months ago, things like installing apps to the SD card and turning your HTC Desire into a Wi-Fi point.

Speaking of which, you’ll want to download this update over Wi-Fi to avoid incurring any extra data charges and you’ll want to back up everything first as well.

According to Eurodroid, the upgrade is only available to customers with phones running the Virgin-specific firmware (version 1.23.351.1). Customers on the original firmware (1.15.405.4) will need an update to the 1.23.351.1 first before they can install the update to Android 2.2. Updates to version 1.23.351.1 are expected to arrive “in the next few days”.

With Android 2.3 due to be announced sometime soon this is really cutting it a bit fine. That said, the 2.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S has yet to arrive and the Sony Ericsson X10 is still rolling with Android 1.6.

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