Folks who own an HTC Evo 4G phone are starting to report that they’re receiving over the air updates bringing Google Android 2.2 Froyo to their mobile phones. The update was expected to start rolling out tomorrow, but I guess HTC is on… I don’t know, European time or something.
Anyway, this makes the Evo 4G one of the first phones to receive an official Android 2.2 update — and it’s definitely the first sporting HTC’s Sense user interface. It shouldn’t be long before we start to see other phones from HTC and other device makers receive updates.
An earlier build of Froyo for the Evo 4G had leaked last week, but HTC pulled that file. The company is working on a way to allow users who installed that early version of the system ROM to update to the official build of Android 2.2 for the Evo 4G.
Google Android 2.2 Froyo’s improvements included a new Java compiler that should let 3rd party apps run faster, support for installing apps to the SD card, new search widgets, and an improved camera application.
The HTC Evo 4G update also brings a flashlight app.