How Desire Vodafone users threw caps

    As you know, recently officially released Android 2.2 for HTC Desire. However, some were too early to rejoice. Owners of devices from Vodafone in the first couple of days did not see the update. At the official forum, a branch began to grow - the general thesis "when will there be an update for our phones."
    After two or three days, an update arrived, but, as it turned out after installing it, it was not the long-awaited 2.2 (as everyone thought), but an interim update for 2.1. Frankly speaking - not the best time - the forum began to murmur.
    After a couple of hours, the form exploded. It turned out that this update contained exclusively additional branding: the Vodafone logo on download, several unpopular applications from Vodafone that cannot be removed (and it is rumored that they also significantly slow down and eat the battery) and several noticeable bugs , the home page in the browser also changed and “useful” bookmarks were added.

    The people on the forum fell into hysteria and wound themselves. Vodafone was silent, which infuriated everyone even more. Directly on the official forum, they began to publish instructions for de-branding.

    After some time, the update was removed, but those who managed to update were asked to wait for a bugfix by the sea, while it was a bugfix that was not planned to remove branded applications.

    The news of this epic fail spread across network publications.

    A few more days passed, and yesterday Vodafone issued an official solution:
    1) They quickly roll out the update to Android 2.2 based on the standard version, without branding.
    2) A set of branded software will be offered separately, optionally and later.

    That is, the public opinion of users forced the company to radically revise its plans.

    This, of course, pleases. It is surprising that it took so much noise. After all, the decision made under pressure from the very beginning was the most logical and profitable, both for users and for the company (full win-win).
    Well, the owners of non-merged Desire from Vodafone now have to wait 7 - 10 days.

    Official postby Vodafone:

    Hi everyone

    We've listened to feedback from customers on a number of points around the recent 360 Android2.1 update and made some changes to the roll out plan.

    The Android2.2 update for Vodafone HTC Desire users will be based on the HTC open market version of the software and we will customize it to ensure our network settings are installed.

    For customers who have downloaded the recent 360 update for Android2.1, we can confirm that the Android 2.2 update will remove the 360 ​​applications and will leave the homepage and bookmarks on your current settings.

    Customers who want to access the 360 ​​services will be able to do so once the Android2.2 compatible version is available and, in the meantime, can now download apps like 360 ​​People from the AndroidMarketplace.

    We plan to make the 360 ​​apps available in a separate update for the HTC Desire at a later date, giving customers the choice to download it.

    We will let you know when the date for delivery of the Android 2.2 update is finalised, but, subject to testing, we expect this to be in 7-10 days time.

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