Telstra Desire Customers Still Waiting On Froyo Update

Back on September 15, Telstra promised it would deliver the long-awaited update to Froyo for customers who had purchased the HTC Desire. One month later, it hasn't happened, but Telstra is still claiming it will happen in "the next few days".

On Telstra's official Twitter account, a customer enquiring about the update was told it would appear "within the next few days". Given the flexible definition of a month Telstra has already used, holding your breath might not be wise. A subsequent tweet suggested that approval by Google was a factor in the hold-up. Delays on official Android upgrades are not unusual, sadly. Update: Telstra has also confirmed that the update won't be over the air due to its size, but will be offered via the HTC web site.

[via Gizmodo]


    Considering how easy it is to make a gold card no-one has an excuse to complain about waiting. Anyway why would anyone want to install a version so riddled in crappy telstra bloatware? I got my desire from telstra just to get it on 850Mhz, then re-flashed it to get rid of all the useless bloatware (and more importantly the breakage they introduced to the GPS - typical Telstra).

      Hi SRW, any chance of explaining the comment re the GPS? Just got a desire and already run out of space. Wondering about rooting the phone but concerned about the warranty. Spoke to the call centre about froyo and they didn't have a clue what I was talking about. It seems everyone is waiting.

    Flashed mine with T mod... Best thing you can do for your telstra desire...

    Surely telstra knows about how it's customers feel? I can't believe they aren't embarrassed or apologizing

    Apparently the update is NO LONGER OTA. One of the Telstra reps said this on the Whirlpool forums.

    You might want to look into this.

    And that's why I won't have anything to do with Telstra.

    At least someone in Telstra knows what Froyo is, the two times I called Mobile Assistance neither operator had a clue what I was talking about!
    Now they tell us they can't afford the bandwidth to download the update? They are without doubt the most useless mob I've ever had to deal with.

    2 more years, 2 more years, 2 more years to my contract ends.

    My suggestion would be, have nothing to do with any phone that requires you to rely on your telco for an update.

    Visceral. The loathing I feel for that company.

    It's unlikely that Froyo had to go to Google for approval - more likely needs to be approved by HTC for use on their hardware.

    The Telstra website says that it will be available in October for download from the HTC website.

    See this link

      However, Telstra has effectively contradicted that since by saying that it may be delivered over-the-air (and Telstra also maintains that Google approval is the current issue).

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