Tuesday, June 14, 2011

No Gingerbread for original HTC Desire?

In an unexpected twist, HTC has sadly announced today via their UK Facebook account that HTC Desire in the UK will not be receiving the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update due to "memory restrictions". This is extremely disappointing new as this will probably mean that the TELUS HTC Desire will probably not get Android 2.3 Gingerbread either. Check out the full quote after the jump.

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.

As an Android enthusiast this really is bad news as the HTC Desire is one of the most, if not the most, well received Android handset in Canada and worldwide. One must wonder what kind of perception would this announcement leave on current HTC customers as well as Android users. As you can tell the comment section on the Facebook announcement is filled with people enraged by the decision and vowing never to buy HTC products again.

Also quite saddening is that the HTC made Google Nexus One, which is almost identical in terms of hardware, has had Android 2.3 Gingerbread for quite a while now. Which of course looks bad on HTC Sense leading most to believe it to be the culprit in the upgrade being axed.

Via: Android Community
Source: HTC UK Facebook

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