HTC has dropped a bombshell on Desire owners who had been hoping to upgrade their software to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread).
Despite announcing 2 months ago that the Gingerbread update would be coming to the Desire range (including the original Desire), HTC have confirmed via their official Facebook page that the update won’t be coming to the original handset:
“Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.”
So there it is folks, due to the ever-growing and ever-improving Sense user interface, HTC have been unable to squeeze Gingerbread alongside it on the Desire’s internal memory.
If you’re an advanced Android user, you could always (and may already have) root your phone and install an unofficial Gingerbread ROM, giving you the goodies from Android 2.3.3.
We’re pleased HTC have let their faithful customers know about the situation regarding the update and have given a good explanation. We can see a lot of Desire customers left feeling a little disappointed though.
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Via: HTC UK Facebook