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HTC Aria Update Flips Android 2.2 Froyo

HTC Aria Update Flips Android 2.2 Froyo

Can you feel the love, AT&T subscribers? You should, because HTC just kicked out an update that upgrades the Aria to Android 2.2, otherwise known as Froyo. This marks the first time AT&T has updated Android software on more than one device in a month, and who knows, maybe it's a trend that will continue now that Apple's once monogamous relationship with Apple's iPhone 4 is suddenly polygamous.

Updating the Aria smartphone to Android 2.2 requires a "Hard Reset and anything that is NOT part of the Operating System (applications downloaded from Android Market, SMS/MMS, email, etc.) will be permanently deleted," HTC warns. So in other words, be sure to backup your data before flipping the switch to Froyo.


The Froyo update introduces several new features, including:
  • App Sharing -- allows you to share an application via Bluetooth, Friend Stream, email, etc.
  • Google Search Latitude -- see your friends' locations and share yours with them.
  • Navigation -- Google's GPS app.
  • Places -- search and find restaurants, coffee, bars, hotels, etc.
  • Videos -- links directly to videos that have been taken with the camcorder
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB Tethering -- use the Aria as a mobile hotspot for up to 8 devices or connect a PC using the Aria's data connection. Requires a separate data plan.
You can download the update here.
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Well.... i dont get it, why not just take the resources and update to 2.3?

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Leave it up to AT&T to require a hard wipe to update, when everyone else did OtA updates with no lose of data.

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Umm... wouldnt that be the manufactures fault for making the update the way it is?

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No it would not be HTCs fault coolice. The service providers are the one with the final say in the update and how it is performed, with far more control than you would think.

HTC gives them the core X.X upgrade, which is not much different for HTC phones (all using Snapdragon SoC, so the same CPU, GPU, radios, etc). AT&T says we want to add this this and this, remove this, change this, can't allow that, put this restriction in, etc.

Dispite the update being downloadable from HTCs website, it was AT&T who was the last to get their hands on it.

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I don't get the update to Froyo thing now either, of course it looks like a marketing call to me. There will be and are already devices with 2.3 on them now. So those who update there software will still want the better hardware as well, and another upgrade software wise is also waiting for those who make the hardware leap.

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