Im really annoyed at O2 at the moment. I’m annoyed because of an update to my phone, which has been out almost 4 months, was finally released on the 7th September, and then borked up by my phone network!
Google brought out the update on the 20th May 2010, HTC obviously got their hands on it around that time, if not before to start slapping on their Sense UI to make it look all pretty, and released that in August, O2, got their hands on that shortly after and started slapping on their branding and bloatware.
O2 finally attempt to release the Android 2.2 update 2 days ago ( the 7th September ) and from what I can tell, failed immensely! Not only has this update been out almost 4 months, my phone network operator, has borked it so much, that they have bricked the HTC Desire and messed up Dells new tablet, the Dell Streak, which isn’t even the latest version of Android, its the 2.1 version, which came out in October 2009!
I like many others have vowed in the future to buy a totally network unbranded phone next time I upgrade. Im sick and tired having an update available for a device that I own, and then not being allowed to have it when it comes out. Instead I have to wait many months before I get the update! The wait between the initial release of Android 2.2 and HTC slapping on their Sense UI was long enough, May to August, I now have to wait an undisclosed amount of time before O2 can pull their fingers out of their asses and fix the mistake that they have made when releasing the update!
I now regret going for the cheaper option of buying my phone second hand. I should of bought it from The Carphone Warehouse brand new and unbranded, instead, I bought it from a guy that worked in the O2 shop, who didn’t want it any longer, because he had a Dell Streak, but then i think who should I feel more sorry for? Him or myself?