the HTC Desire wasn't going to get Gingerbread due to "memory restrictions". Well it seems that 24 hours later there has been a sudden change of heart and HTC UK has announced that the HTC Desire will still get Gingerbread as planned but in turn has done some pretty irreparable damage to the public image of Sense UI by admitting it might be a bit bloated.
While this is great news, albeit as a by product of previously bad news, whats most concerning about yesterday's announcement is that it is completely plausible for the limited memory on the Desire to be a major hurdle in getting updates to the phone.
I can only imagine that if yesterday's announcement was really intended and not some PR stunt or even miscommunication and that there was a sliver of truth to the statement, that Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be the final update on the otherwise still very capable HTC Desire.
Of course by the time of the release of Ice Cream Sandwich the time for upgrades will probably be upon many of those who originally bought an HTC Desire.
There is also another concerning issue about yesterday's announcement, if Gingerbread with HTC Sense is really such a challenge to get onto the Desire's internal partitions on must wonder what compromises will HTC have to make to get this to work.
In any case this is good news for Desire owners.
Source: HTC UK Facebook