Our forums have been receiving their fair share of questions regarding when the HTC Desire will be able to update to Android 2.2, and today might be the beginning of the end of waiting for the update. A video from udK, a developer at XDA-Developer forums, has been hitting many Android news sites recently that reportedly shows an HTC Desire running an Android 2.2 ROM complete with HTC's Sense UI. There is however, some skepticism to the authenticity.
AndroidCentral writes that "the details match that leaked screen shot we saw the other day. We've got zero confirmation, of course, and other than the back-end improvements and some app additions, Sense isn't changing all that much."
Phandroid also mentions the skepticism in their coverage of the development:
Now there is a bit of skepticism as to its true legitimacy, but most signs are pointing to this one leaking as a pre-release build of Froyo for an upcoming HTC device. Along with getting 2.2 with Sense up and running on an HTC Desire (though still buggy, and definitely not a “daily driver”) XDA-Developers forum member UDK also enabled 720p video recording in the process.
I am also skeptical of the video's claim, as there have apparently been cases of people faking the information for the phone's firmware before. However, several individuals in the forums consider udK (the dev) to be reputable, so this whole thing may pan out. When or if I hear about the download releasing, I'll let yo guys know.
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