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Will the first HTC Desire get Ice Cream Sandwich?

With all the Gingerbread problems - is it unlikely that HTC Desire owners will get Ice Cream Sandwich?

Most Useful Answer blizzard7  Sep. 13, 2011 at 14:23

Not just unlikely. Almost impossible! There just isn't enough on board storage even if HTC wanted to put it on.

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blizzard7  Sep. 13, 2011 at 14:23

Not just unlikely. Almost impossible! There just isn't enough on board storage even if HTC wanted to put it on.

sgae  Sep. 17, 2011 at 15:38

hey stupid... the sense in htc that make it useless... if only it use vanilla... it'll be a great device

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2011 at 21:58

sgae, I don't think anyone here is being "stupid", the OP asked a reasonable question and blizzard gave a reasonable answer, be polite, manners are free, after all.

Also, when was the last time HTC released a non-sense branded phone? We know it's Sense that's bloated, but it's also Sense that defines HTC, as a brand, it's their USP, over other Android manufacturers.

blizzard7  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:09

My answer wasn't reasonable, it was wicked bruv, get it right.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:14

It were a bangin' answer fam' ;)

blizzard7  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:17

Yeah yeah a'ight, I launched a missile to blap blap that question dawg.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:21

Dat question was ya bit*h fam' you owned dat ting...

Okay, this has strayed way to far from my normal, punctuated, correct use, of the English language :p.

blizzard7  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:26

Correct use? Is that why you spelt "too" with one "o". +1 Zing! :p

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:34

You, Blizzard, missed commas before, and after, your quote marked, "too", and, "o". Boom :p!!

Treab  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:43

matty why did u boost this from the 17th.

:p plus the sense overlay isnt bloated its shexy ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:47

I can't stand rude people, that's why. That guy was unnecessarily rude to someone, (not quite sure who he was aiming it at). True it looks HOT, but it does add bulk to the memory footprint, for both ROM and RAM, on HTC devices.

Treab  Sep. 27, 2011 at 22:51

much rather have the HTC overlay than the LG thing...

then again the moto one imo is good with the ability to size your apps to personal specifications... and matty you havent met many trolls have you ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 27, 2011 at 23:03

Personally, I use LauncherPro+ with LP Sense Clock (I just can't let it go from my HTC days :p). LP+ allows you to change the widget sizes and it speeds up your phone. That paired with the hardware accelerated browser on the S2 makes for a fantastic user experience.

blizzard7  Sep. 27, 2011 at 23:48

I never claimed to use the English language correctly. ;)

Treab  Sep. 28, 2011 at 00:00

foreigner ;)

bobhope1  Oct. 24, 2011 at 14:03

ICS won't come to the original Desire as you'll not buy a new phone if it does, and it's all about forcing you to buy new hardware...

xicox  Nov. 8, 2011 at 21:36

I bet it will, but on other roms and not official.
Developers are already playing with the framework http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ACWCgBPjfpU

Shr33k  Nov. 24, 2011 at 10:05

I think xicox is right - I can't see an "official" release ever being released. HTC made a hash of the Gingerbread release for the Desire (first it's going ahead, then cancelled, then going ahead again - then delayed for a couple of months to iron out some bits...) and Desire owners had to fight and complain to get that update. HOWEVER, the Desire has a brilliant community behind it. It's certainly versatile - I love my Desire! - currently running Cyanogenmod 7.1 (Android 2.3.7). Even though I can't see HTC ever releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for the original Desire - I can definitely see Cyanogenmod or some other modder releasing it for this phone. It's not going to be a restriction of the phone's hardware - especially if the very first Android phone (G1 - released in 2008) can have Ice Cream Sandwich installed! http://www.knowyourmobile.com/blog/1143346/android_ice_cream_sandwich_ported_to_htc_g1.html

Kashim  Nov. 25, 2011 at 13:45

Have to agree with what is being said about getting on it unofficially. I recently put the Runnymede ROM on my amoled desire and it's like it's a whole new phone.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 25, 2011 at 16:14

Basically, yes it'll get it but it'll be an unofficial build from XDA or some other development site.

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