HTC have been going backwards and forwards on whether or not its Desire mobile phone will be getting the latest Android OS Gingerbread or not, first announcing that the handset will not be getting the new update and then within 24 hours of saying no, they announced that they will indeed be releasing the Gingerbread update for the much loved Desire smartphone.
As noted yesterday, HTC announced by its official Facebook page that: “Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire” which has got many tongues wagging as to why there has been a see-saw of decisions from HTC.
Well its appears that the reason why HTC have been hesitant to get its original Desire phone updated is that installing Gingerbread will hamper the handset’s memory capacity… basically meaning you will lose selected apps from the release of the software.
The statement reads: “To resolve Desire’s memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release. Look for status updates starting next week. We apologise for any confusion.”
The issue is due to HTC underestimating Android’s future memory needs when they designed the Desire, and thus not giving the handset enough to access for these larger future software versions.
Now there is no news on what exactly will be lost and in what areas but HTC do seem to be doing the best they can to get the latest Android OS to its Desire devices, but at what cost?
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