would not get the update, saying they couldn't fit their Sense UI and Gingerbread both on the internal storage of the device. They later changed that tune after a huge outcry from the public. Newest reports on Facebook indicate all you Desire users will see Gingerbread roll out this month.
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has announced that its Android 2.3 Gingerbread build for the HTC Desire is now going into quality assurance testing, one step closer to being released for owners of the former flagship smartphone. According to the company's Facebook page, the Desire Gingerbread ROM will be put through its paces from this week, though there's still no firm date for its release to users.
"Hi all- 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. Thanks for your support!" HTCThe news follows the will-they-won't-they announcements over the past few months regarding an official update for the Desire. Having initially promised Android would be released for the handset, HTC then shocked owners by confessing that they would be unable to do so, citing an inability to preserve the full Sense experience. After massive outcry, HTC changed its stance overnight and confirmed that it would indeed be pushing out a Gingerbread build. It was later revealed that the ROM would have a pared-down suite of apps, in order to satisfy the limitations of the Desire's memory. There's currently no telling which apps won't make the grade. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
flip-flopping on the upgrade yesterday, HTC has confirmed that it will be axing some apps in order to whittle Gingerbread down to suit the Desire's 512MB of ROM. "To resolve Desire's memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release" HTC has revealed on its Facebook page. The exact nature of the apps that will be missing is unknown, as is whether they'll be from HTC's own Sense line-up or software Google normally distributes with Gingerbread itself. "Look for status updates starting next week" HTC promises, "we apologize for any confusion." HTC announced earlier this week that it had deleted the Desire's Gingerbread update from the roadmap, after software engineers discovered they were unable to fit both the OS and Sense into a ROM that offered "the HTC Sense experience you've come to expect." The news met with an unsurprising amount of vitriol from owners, with threats that they would boycott HTC's future devices and accusations that it was a marketing move rather than an engineering one. We're checking with HTC now to see if they can tell us either which apps are on the firing line or at least whether they're from Sense or core Android. Update: HTC UK tells us that it has no word on which apps will be kept and which will go at this stage. [via SlashGear]
yesterday that it wasn’t going to bring Gingerbread to the Desire smartphone. Desire owners were not happy in the least and the backlash on the Facebook post was swift and scathing. Apparently HTC had enough of the hoards of pissed off Desire owners and has now reversed that decision.
HTC Desire. The company has announced that, despite its engineers working on the upgrade "for the past few months," memory concerns will see it scrapped. Previously, carriers had told Desire owners they could likely expect the Gingerbread update at the end of April or early May. Unfortunately, it seems HTC couldn't get both Android 2.3 and Sense to play nicely together in what memory the Desire had to offer:
"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." HTCUnsurprisingly, the news isn't going down well among Desire owners, many of whom are still inside their original agreement from when they first bought the handset. Of course, they could head over to xda-developers where there are several unofficial ROMs to be had, bringing the smartphone up to speed with Gingerbread. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
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we reported that HTC was bringing Gingerbread to their HTC Desire line in the second quarter. Well it looks like they're ahead of schedule, at least in Europe, because a representative from ThreeUK has tweeted that they've begun testing Gingerbread today for the HTC Desire and should have it would at the end of the month or early next. That could make a sunny Spring for Brits who were looking to wait until at least summer for their gingy goodness. The update also looks to be coming to Desire owners in Sweden around the same time.
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