HTC gearing up to push Gingerbread to Desires

HTC gearing up to push Gingerbread to Desires

Summary: HTC is finally nearly ready to deliver the Gingerbread version of Android to HTC Desire smartphones.The long-awaited update will bring tweaks to the UI, a redesigned on-screen keyboard, better power management and more control over running applications.

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HTC is finally nearly ready to deliver the Gingerbread version of Android to HTC Desire smartphones.

The long-awaited update will bring tweaks to the UI, a redesigned on-screen keyboard, better power management and more control over running applications.

The company announced that it was assessing the build for the Desire on its Facebook page on Thursday, but failed to give any indication of when it may arrive.

"We're excited to share that we are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week. When we have an update on availability we'll post another announcement," the company said.

Despite the lack of arrival date, the announcement will likely be welcomed by Desire owners who were told on 14 June that the device would not be able to get the Gingerbread update because it did not have enough RAM to accommodate the operating system alongside the HTC Sense UI.

On 16 June, HTC reversed its decision and said it would bring the update to the Desire but would omit certain apps from the Sense UI to avoid any potential memory issues.

Topic: Mobility

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