Android Updates, Phones, UK

Vodafone to release Android 2.2.1 update for HTC Magic

Vodafone UK today announced that the HTC Magic users will be able to download the Android 2.2.1 update on their smartphones from today. The update will be available Over the Air, and telecom operator suggests user to download it over Wi-Fi to avoid incurring significant data charges.

According to Vodafone:

Android 2.2.1 will give customers a number of improvements including: latest Gmail and Android Market clients; ability to save applications directly onto an SD card; support for USB tethering so the phone can be used as a modem; improved support for Active Sync Exchange (email, contacts and calendar sync); enhancements to Bluetooth; and enhancements to the camera. The update also includes the latest Google security patches.

The update is a two step download which will be triggered by automatic notification to the customer’s handset. The first step will change the bootloader. The second step will install FroYo after the phone has rebooted.

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