Nick at Gizmodo has been hassling Telstra again about the long-running Froyo update for the HTC Desire saga, and the latest claim is that the update will actually be out this week. Still no word on whether it will be an over-the-air option, and quite frankly we'll believe it when we actually see it. Update: as several commenters point out below, the update has finally arrived.
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There's only two things we can say with certainty about Telstra's "official" Froyo update for the HTC Desire: it's already overdue, and no one at Telstra seems to know yet when and how it will be delivered.
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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".
The timeframe for Froyo on the LG Optimus is a little vague, but Android lovers rocking the HTC Desire have a more definite timetable: Telstra has said there'll be an over-the-air update to Froyo within the next four weeks.
HTC and Telstra have released a fix for the GPS bug on Desire phones which emerged last week. Owners of affected phones can either download an update direct to the phone (data charges will be waived for Next G customers) or download a 150MB fix from the HTC site and sync via their PC, though taking the PC route will wipe any data currently on the phone.
The HTC Desire is one of the more desirable Android phones on the market. Unfortunately, it turns out that the model released in Australia through Telstra has a bit of a GPS bug, though a fix is apparently on the way.