HTC Desire to get its Gingerbread update before the end of the month

HTC Desire to get its Gingerbread update before the end of the monthWell, ain't it nice when a story has a happy ending? Looks like all you loyal HTC Desire owners out there will finally be getting your Android Gingerbread update before the end of the month.

HTC has revealed that testing is complete and the update has been passed as ready for action. And this after telling us it wouldn't be coming at all...

In case you'd forgotten, HTC originally announced back in February that the much-loved Desire, which had Android 2.1 Eclair on board when it launched last year, would be served with an update to Gingerbread in Q2.

But last month it reckoned the Desire didn't have enough memory on board for both Gingerbread and the HTC Sense interface, only to then change its mind after jettisoning a couple of features.

All good, then, and now HTC has revealed via Facebook that it has finished testing the update and it'll be heading out before the end of the month.

Of course, this isn't relevant news at all unless you actually own an HTC Desire, but it does say something for the long-running handset that we're actually still talking about it at all.

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blizzard7  Jul. 11, 2011 at 09:32

I'll believe it when I see it...

jamesedmo  Jul. 11, 2011 at 10:33

I already have memory shortage issues. I hope this doesn't make it worse.

morpheus  Jul. 11, 2011 at 11:17

Great news for Desire owners, only thing that concerns me: the worst thing about my Wife's Desire (ahem) is that the memory is too small and she can't fit many apps on it. Will Gingerbread do anything about this? I doubt it, if anything I suspect it will make it worse.

blizzard7  Jul. 11, 2011 at 13:29

@morpheus
No it won't. Make sure all apps that can move to SD are on her SD card.
Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> The app you want to move -> Move to SD
There are also apps that will do this job. Removing bloatware by rooting can also help but I haven't found it to be that much of a problem yet and I have a fair number of apps.

rand al'thor  Jul. 11, 2011 at 13:42

Not holding my breath, but looking forward to it.

morpheus  Jul. 11, 2011 at 13:44

@blizzard7

Already moved all possible apps to SD....

Thought about rooting to remove the crap but the page I read said rooting wipes all your data, is that correct?

blizzard7  Jul. 11, 2011 at 16:14

@morpheus
Yes, you'll need to backup first.

Moka-Bear  Jul. 11, 2011 at 18:52

About time...

cookiemonster83  Jul. 11, 2011 at 22:35

I'll wait for this, see how it is and then decide whether to root and try a custom ROM. I'm perfectly capable of doing it, but every time I look into the steps required, I end up thinking 'I can't be arsed with all this'!!!

What features are they removing, out of interest?

shuwaz  Mar. 1, 2012 at 23:01

my wifes HTC Desire has Leedroid installed. Lets the memory card act as internal storage. works a treat!

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