It hasn't been the best month for the HTC Desire, has it? First we're told that chances are the last shipment of stock has arrived in the country, suggesting HTC will soon stop selling it, and now we're hearing that plans to update the handset to Android 2.3 Gingerbread have been scrapped.
It wasn't for lack of trying, though, HTC has revealed. Its engineers have reportedly been doing their best but have admitted defeat, leaving Desire owners stuck on Froyo for good.
The HTC Desire is probably one of HTC's most successful handsets ever, and has been one of a select few Android handsets that helped propel the platform to its current dominating position in the market.
It originally launched with Android 2.0 Eclair on board, and was updated to Froyo in the second half of last year. But sadly it seems Gingerbread is just a step too far.
HTC revealed the news via its Facebook page.
“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,” the announcement read.
“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.”