HTC changes its mind on Desire Gingerbread update

HTC changes its mind on Desire Gingerbread update

Summary: HTC will be releasing the 'Gingerbread' Android 2.3 software upgrade for the Desire smartphone after all, the company said on Wednesday after previously saying development of the update had been canned.

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HTC will be releasing the 'Gingerbread' Android 2.3 software upgrade for the Desire smartphone after all, the company said on Wednesday after previously saying development of the update had been canned.

The manufacturer said on Tuesday that the Desire did not have enough memory to be able to handle the combination of Gingerbread and HTC's Sense interface. However, it reversed that stance on Wednesday.

"Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire," a post on Facebook read.

The company did not, however, say when the update would arrive, nor why it had changed its mind.

UPDATE: More from HTC — it now seems that the reversal involves the axing of some Sense apps that usually come with the UI. In a new Facebook post from Thursday, the company said: "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 apologize for any confusion."

Topic: Telcos

David Meyer

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David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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