No Android Gingerbread for HTC Desire

No Android Gingerbread for HTC DesireIt 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.”

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11 comments

blizzard7  Jun. 15, 2011 at 10:56

As I mentioned in the other thread, it is a shame that HTC shafted us with such small ROMs, but then again Gingerbread is only a tiny leap forward from Froyo and my phone hasn't suddenly lost any functionality so I'm a happy bunny for now.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2011 at 11:06

blizzard,
you know you want it :p
Nah, I had an Arc with Gingerdread. Absolutely no big deal.
But I'm not buying HTC's excuse for 1 sec.

blizzard7  Jun. 15, 2011 at 11:18

I am crying right now while typing this actually. :( ;)

Someone raises a valid point on that FB page though, doesn't the Wildfire S have a 512 MB ROM and Gingerbread? Maybe it's something to do with the increased resolution but that's really scraping the bottom of the barrel for excuses.

stezo2k  Jun. 15, 2011 at 13:26

It's just lazy if you ask me, XDA developers have achieved it. If you want Gingebread just install a custom rom, problem solved

adeo1  Jun. 15, 2011 at 13:29

Im a bit confused.com....! :{ So when u all say HTC Desire will not be getting Gingerbread rom, u dont mean HTC Desire S.. which i have..!
So will the HTC Desire S be able to goto Gingerbread Yes or No?

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2011 at 13:43

RELAX / UPDATE:
HTC WILL bring Gingerbread aka Android 2.3 to its HTC Desire after all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://****/lIlnzN

adeo1  Jun. 15, 2011 at 14:44

Ok ta but can u please give me /us the full proper link please! ta

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2011 at 14:50

oops, here's the correct URL http://www.insidecellphone.com/htc-says-gingerbread-will-come-to-desire-after-all/
So, it looks as though you Desirists will get Gingerbread after all :D

adeo1  Jun. 15, 2011 at 15:08

Ta JanSt for the link, but im still a little confused! is this update that will now becoming eventually for the HTC Desire or HTC Desire S?
Also if it is for the Desire S can u get the updates straight to your handset from HTC or is it from HTC website? ta

blizzard7  Jun. 15, 2011 at 15:14

Desire S launched with Gingerbread. No need to update anything.

adeo1  Jun. 15, 2011 at 18:31

Ok glad someone cleared that up 4 me ta blizzard7

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