Vodafone recently released an update to its HTC Desire customers....but it wasn't the Froyo arrival that they had been waiting for.

Instead, it was the version software, which is a version of Éclair (Android 2.1).

This in itself wasn't too bad, but there has been quite an uproar as to the Vodafone 360 apps that were slapped on as part of the update. MyWeb, Vodafone Music and the Vodafone Shop, were sat alongside the HTC Sense apps, and it seems the Android community wasn't best pleased.

So after a week or so of unhappy rumblings, mainly on Android, HTC and Vodafone message forums, it seems the network has listened to the complaints and has made a statement indicating the Froyo will be along soon to save the day.

Vodafone said:

“For customers who have downloaded the recent 360 update for Android 2.1, we can confirm that the Android 2.2 update will remove the 360 applications and will leave the homepage and bookmarks on your current settings”.

If you are a fan of the 360 apps then don't worry because Vodafone is planning to release some apps into the Android Marketplace, as well as providing an optional update following the vanilla Froyo one.

Are you a HTC Desire user? Have you had your 2.2 update yet? Let us know using the comments below.