mrew42

No Gingerbread for Desire

I did wonder when the 512 k memory on board the Desire would be a problem and now HTC have finally announced they can't make it fit WITH Sense.
Answer?
Root
Clockwork recovery
Cyanogenmod 7
Open home :)
Just like I've been doing for the past few months
Have to say I'm dissapointed in HTC and for all those waiting on the upgrade.
Bummer

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CTPAHHIK  Jun. 15, 2011 at 08:42

This is just an excuse to avoid doing extra work by HTC.
Desire HD 2.3 takes up 555MB with sense. It comes with out Maps and YouTube. However, it contains all the usual HTC junk that is loaded on the phone. Why do I need Reader by HTC? Stocks? News?

How much space does Desire have all together? Desire HD has a little over 1.5GB

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2011 at 08:53

Waiting for detechno to blame windows' viruses for tnis :p
Seriously,
@ctpahhik, I would agree - just strip the bloat, but then we may not be representative. There'd be millions updating who then want their stocks widget, their reader and friendstream... There'd be mayhem. When I had my HTC Desire I was gobsmacked by the ridiculous memory situation. Htc clearly designed it as bait. Make people want more.

blizzard7  Jun. 15, 2011 at 09:16

Honestly, how much more useful is Gingerbread then Froyo? I'm not thinking it's going to change my life that much.

mrew42  Jun. 15, 2011 at 09:17

@CTPAHHIK
ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 576 MB

Paltry. And somewhat Stingy.
The Sensation has 1.7(ish) Gb which is a bit better. But not much

mrew42  Jun. 15, 2011 at 09:19

@blizzard7: Honestly, not much in it. Froyo was a bit of a jump from Eclair and noticeably quicker. Ginge is just a step up but not that much diiferent IMO in day to day use.

blizzard7  Jun. 15, 2011 at 09:24

@mrew42
I agree about the ROM being stingy but I think for the time (and even now) it has a satisfactory amount of RAM.

To make ROM matters worse, carriers seem to love putting hundreds of megs worth of undeletable demos and bloatware on it too. If I were HTC I'd be making sure every phone had at least 2 GBs ROM built in, and 8 GBs for the high-end phones.

CTPAHHIK  Jun. 15, 2011 at 10:02

512MB is not much, no wonder nothing fits. Even Sensation has only 1GB.

Does anyone has a clue if 16GB on Galaxy actually 16GB of ROM? or part of it shows up as SD card (like it does on Nexus)?

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2011 at 13:40

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!! U-Turn.
HtC will bring Gingerbread to the Htc Desire http://www.insidecellphone.com/htc-says-gingerbread-will-come-to-desire-after-all/

blizzard7  Jun. 15, 2011 at 14:17

I guess a Facebook page of smarmy comments doesn't look so good for them. Either way I don't have high hopes for Orange to release the update within the year :|

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 15, 2011 at 16:02

Slightly embarrassing u-turn. Have pnysics changed overnight? :p

mrew42  Jun. 15, 2011 at 16:16

I bet it's just a cut down sense without some of the bloatware.
I'd be happy with that (if I didn't have 2.3 already :):):))

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