Will Android Gingerbread get released this week?

According to a tweet from a leader in the Open Handset Alliance. Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez, the next Android release named Gingerbread is getting very close to release. Apparently developers will be getting access to the Gingerbread already this week, with Google`s Nexus One getting it shortly afterwards.

Hopefully HTC will not wait too long with rolling it out to its phones(Hero, Desire etc) 🙂

HTC Desire Froyo upgrade has been released

Updated: 1st of august 2010, 12:30 GMT

Android 2.2 (Froyo) for HTC Desire has been released!


HTC Russia has now stated that it will come within “some days”
https://twitter.com/HTC_Ru/status/20054710383

Rumors started spreading after Mark Moons posted this message (translated) on Twitter:

We start tomorrow with the desire to upgrade to 2.2 later android devices

Based on this the news started flying everywhere about the upgrade coming this weekend, HTC has (aparantly, according to Gizmodo.com) sent out an statement saying that it will start this weekend.

The Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for HTC Desire will start rolling out across Europe this weekend. As well as including the complete set of Android 2.2 features, the update will contain a few special additions of our own through the latest iteration of HTC Sense. The update will provide 720p video capture, HTC’s App Share widget, as well as our enhanced HTC Caller ID, and improved multi-language keyboard. Also, though the update, HTC Sync will allow HTC Desire users to sync their music with iTunes.

HTC Desire users will be notified that the over-the-air update is available to download when their phone automatically checks for software updates. The update won’t delete any of the phone’s content. However, due to the size of the update, we would advise using a WiFi connection to download it wherever possible to avoid additional data charges.

This update will initially roll out to unlocked HTC Desire handsets. Operator specific versions of the update are undergoing testing and we expect to make them available in several weeks’ time

But now on sunday, it has still not appeared on any Desire phones in Europe.  So many(including) me, are starting to give up hope.

Edit: No, we are not waiting for the cookie, we are waiting for the software 🙂

HTC Desire battery usage: 3G/HSPA vs Wi-Fi

This depends on your usage (and other variables like connection strength etc).  For example: if you are often without Wi-Fi-connection, the phone will continuously look for a access point to connect to, thus using more power.

With my usage, i need both 3G and Wireless during a normal day. And my battery usage indicator tells me that both “Cell standby” and Wireless uses the same amount of power(31%). So it looks that i would be able to save some more battery if i turned off either 3G or wireless.

So the answer is: Check what`s using the most power on your phone(Settings -> About Phone -> Battery -> Battery use) and change your settings/preferences after that 🙂