HTC Legend Finally Getting Froyo Update

November 7, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

After months of waiting, HTC Legend users will finally get their Froyo update, according to HTC, in the next few weeks. HTC officials say that the update has been “progressing quite well”. It’s obvious HTC team is not big enough to handle multiple phones at the same time, so they were probably working on bringing the Froyo update, one phone at a time. Of course, not being a powerful beast, the HTC Legend was left the last one to get the update.

This is great news, but by the time HTC updates their own phone with Froyo, the CyanogenMod team will be ready with their final version of CM 6.1 that has support for HTC Legend, as well, and comes with an even bigger performance boost than the stock Froyo, plus some extra features. The Legend needs all the speed it can get, so I’ll wait till HTC sends me the Froyo update so I can back it up, and then put CyanogenMod on it anyway.

Here’s HTC announcement:

We know that a number of you have been very vocal about wanting an update for your Legend. First and foremost, we would like to apologize for not responding to your ongoing pleas about the update. But we have been listening. We have been working hard to find the most accurate information about how the update is progressing, and when it will be ready for all of you – thankfully, you won’t have to wait much longer! Below you’ll find all the information we can share right now.

The update has been progressing quite well, and in the coming weeks those with unbranded Legends should be receiving the update.

For those of you with carrier-branded versions of Legend there will be a slightly longer wait. Once we finalize the update within HTC, the software must then go through the appropriate approval process at each carrier that supports Legend on their network. This is the same process for all of our handsets, and Legend is no different. Once our update has been approved by your specific carrier, you should then receive your software update. How long this process takes can vary, but our team is close to finishing the update and will then work with individual carriers for approval.