Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Confirmed by HTC (sort of)

December 7, 2010
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When asked by Marc Chacksfield of TechRadar wheather or not they'd be updating (specifically) their HTC Desire HD device to Gingerbread, HTC has stated they'd be updating a number of their devices. Does this mean that the Desire HD will be getting the update, or that because they didn't name it specifically, it'd be left out? Either way, "a number of devices" is exciting.

In a statement to TechRadar, HTC spoke the following: "We are excited about the OS update coming for Android, and while HTC will definitely have some phones running this OS, we do not have a specific timeframe for new phones or updates at this time. Please stay tuned for more details." What this DOES mean is that the update will be coming to phones that are more than likely already in your hands.

[Via TechRadar]


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  • Wei

    they dont want to name the models as it will hurt the sales of that model, and also it makes for an open ended answer, meaning no promises.

  • Megabliss

    I would be VERY VERY disappointed at HTC if Gingerbread would not make it to the original Desire, the reason I chose it is it matches the hardware of the original Nexus 1 which would surely get a number of important upadet

    I am sure many others acted the same..

  • Aamir

    Iv just bought a Desire HD and hoping the update releases by the end of this year.

  • dave

    > they dont want to name the models as it will
    > hurt the sales of that model, and also it
    > makes for an open ended answer, meaning no
    > promises.

    Why would promising 2.3 for Desire HD hurt sales of it? Surely it would do the opposite?

  • izanee

    It would be justice to provide the update to the “desire” coz it has the capabalities plus the specs of desire similar to nexus one. Htc should not punish those who bought the earlier model, coz we all know how fast htc come up with a newer model…

  • Vasi

    “Why would promising 2.3 for Desire HD hurt sales of it? Surely it would do the opposite?”

    It would hurt the sales of other HTC models (that would not be getting Gingerbread) as more consumers would wait / shift to models that would get Gingerbread…

  • rnee67

    Hoping to see it on the EVO soon too!

  • natelan

    My rooted HTC Droid Incredible will have 2.3 before it’s released.

  • rndm

    do you tink it will come to htc gratia or aria?
    who allready run 2.2?

  • Nick

    There is no minimum specs of running 2.3 so there is no reason why existing hTc handsets shouldn’t get it. The case is wether or not hTc actually decides to put 2.3 out for them.

  • Nick

    @natelan Yea xda is working on the Desire port also so hopefully in the not too distant future I will be able to say I got 2.3 lol

  • sam

    Ive just bought a htc desire (not HD) updated on the 2.3 gingerbread….so Im guessing thats a definate YES!!

  • Michael

    Asked HTC via the support website the following and also their reply:

    Will the original HTC Desire be getting Android 2.3, as well as access to htcsense.com, and what was in update 2.29.405.2?

    Thank you for contacting us.

    There are no plans at this time to update the Desire to Android 2.3 or to add it to http://www.htcsense.com.
    The resent update was to increase stability and reliability.

    If however you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Thank you for contacting HTC.

  • Danie

    HTC Sense is listed under the specs for the Desire on the HTC.com website…..Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense™

  • Hairunizam

    Previously when MS release their Windows Mobile 6 only 2 recent models are able to have the free updates that time still under Dopod. I guess for gingerbread, the recent models will be selected. I don’t think flash the ROM will be hard for technical people

  • Nathan

    @Danie: HTC Sense and htcsense.com are two different things :)

    The htcsense.com Michael was referring to is the new security feature that new HTC phones have.

  • Jaz

    I chose desire over galaxy s purely because of the updates, if HTC doesn’t provide gingerbread update then I’m not gonna buy an HTC product again.

  • Greeniemax

    Android sucks when it comes to upgrades, I have HTC Desire and know that I will not get an upgrade this phone was bought less than 1 year ago after my iPhone 4.

    It truly sucks when it comes to upgrade, totally disappointed.

    • Asdf

      And only one company rips you off $15/mo for everything you get with HTCSense.com . Be patient. HTC’s one of the better companies that provide updates.

  • Android-fucks-iPhone

    I have an HTC Desire, and It’s a brilliant phone. It would be incredibly stupid of HTC not to make a Gingerbread update for the Desire.

    • rajesh parmar

      what you have written is perfectly right htc has to update 2.3 gingerband for htc desire in india

  • Lashawnmcmanus1983

    Ahh! Man, I want the Gingerbread 2.3 For my Droid 2, Hope i works out….

  • Scott (Daddymac)

    I think they should find a way to update everyone at the same time similar to Apple and the IPhone. I hate this cat and mouse game. This is one of the only bad I have to say about android.

    • Asdf

      Cyanogen ftw.

      As much as I would like for that to happen, different companies — heck, different phones — require different levels of expertise in integrating the OS.

      Also, super-budget phones really shouldn’t be expecting an update either (at least, not through official channels).

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree on that one!! I don’t get why they have to make their own UI in the first place…
      The Android default UI is so nice and sexy as it is…!
      I just don’t get why they make it harder for themselves, and frustrating for the costumers…
      We just want the latest update WHILE IT’S HOT (not months or years later…)

      • Anonymous

        It’s quite simple actually. They make their own UI to differentiate themselves from other Android phones. The average consumer is an idiot and if one phone looks the same as the other they wouldn’t have a clue how or which one to choose. Plus, I’m not sure you’ve ever used the HTC UI but it’s the best one out there and it has a lot of advantages over the stock UI. Quite a few people I know who have put custom ROMs on their phones have also made sure to keep Sense. I prefer it over stock as well.

  • lougle

    only reason apple update so fast cuz of jailbreaks othrwise they update once a yr only.
    hope my evo get 2.3 soon

  • ravenger

    i need 2.3 for my htc desire

  • Matt_Desire

    I am really looking forward to this update. I went into a Carphone Warehouse outlet recently, and the HTC Desire on display was using the Gingerbread platform, and it just made the whole phone seemed to be quicker.
    I just wondered whether you think this update would help to improve battery life? I have tried absolutely everything to improve battery, and at the moment, it isn’t even lasting a day – even with moderate use. I have downloaded Task Killers, I turn the location settings off and have lowered the screen brightness, but still, the screen brightness is bad. If this OS doesn’t improve the battery life, I will be contacting Orange shortly.
    Also, is it true that the updates for Desires on Orange will be later than other networks?

    Thanks, Matt :)

  • Sheens

    Gingerbread 2.3 will be surely release officially in India and worldwide in April as according to HTC developer news.
    Now i am very excited for Gingerbread with lots of bugs fixes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jatinbobb Jatin Bobb

    Updated on the HTC Desire HD. Makes a world of difference, seems to be faster as well. No problemo!

  • Guest

    How do you update on HTC Desire HD to Gingerbread?

    • Anonymous

      Settings> About phone> look for updates (Atleast I think it’s like that)

      • Guest

        Doesnt work on telus yet