AT&T has kept their promises and the Android 2.2 update for the HTC Aria phones on their network is now live. You can head on over to HTC’s Aria support page to download the update. To get Froyo on the Aria, all that’s involved is a download from HTC’s support site. The file is 165 MB, so just ensure that you have enough room somewhere on your computer, and also make sure that your Aria has been fully backed up so you don’t lose any of your precious data.
The update will require HTC Sync for complete and will put the device through a hard reset, so make sure you have all your apps, texts and whatever you have stored on your phone backed up before you proceed with anything.
What’s NEW with Android 2.2 (FROYO) Update:
App Sharing – Allows you to share an application via Bluetooth, Friend Stream, Email, etc.
Latitude – A service by Google that lets you see your friends’ locations and share yours with them.
Navigation – Google Maps Navigation is a Turn-by-Turn GPS navigation application.
News and Weather
Places – A Google service that makes it easy to search and find Restaurants, Coffee, Bars, Hotels, Attractions, ATMs, Gas Stations, and more.
Videos – Links directly to videos that have been taken with the camcorder.
Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB Tethering – Allows the user to use their Aria as a mobile hotspot for up to 8 devices or connect a PC using the Aria’s data connection. A separate data plan is required for this functionality.