HTC: no Ice Cream Sandwich for the Desire HD after all

HTC: no Ice Cream Sandwich for the Desire HD after allWell, this is a bit of a farce. Last week, Canadian network Telus said it had scrapped plans to bring Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) to the good old HTC Desire HD.

An HTC spokesperson quickly moved to stress that the manufacturer’s Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich plans were “still on schedule”, but now… I’m sure you can see where this is going.

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster, with dazzling highs and crushing lows, and HTC has officially settled on the latter. You sadistic sonsof...

The latest HTC statement reads: “After extensive testing, we’ve determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD.

“When we consider new versions of software, we weigh a number of factors, but ultimately the customer experience on the product is the deciding factor. We apologize for any confusion this change may have caused our customers.”

To be fair, even if it’s just HTC being lazy, the Desire HD is getting on a bit now (two years old in October). There can’t be that many people still rocking an HTC Desire HD who are that bothered about the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich. And hey, that's coming from a guy with an HTC Desire HD.

via: HTC blog

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Pondlife  Jul. 23, 2012 at 16:09

Isn't it rather more powerful than the HTC wildfire oops sorry Desire C though.

matt101101 / MOD  Jul. 23, 2012 at 16:11

Isn't it rather more powerful than the HTC wildfire oops sorry Desire C though.
Yes it was considerably more popular, too.

Taksim_Red  Jul. 23, 2012 at 19:15

Maybe they should have considered "customer experience" before rolling their bug riddled version of ICS out to Sensation XE users?. Software wise I was happy with my old stock v2.3 until my phone came back from the their repair centre recently (hardware defect) and they'd updated it to an absolutely riddled version of ICS
The (close to ear) sensor that's supossed to turn the screen off o during a call no longer functions properly, blurry texts at the foot of web pages, unable to edit posts on forums properly as the cursor deletes the wrong letters / words (ie doesn't delete the ones you align it next to) couple with a bug when charging from dead battery.

I'm now left with no choice other than to void the warranty just to get bug free software. Cheers HTC.

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 24, 2012 at 10:34

Frankly, Taksim
If you are looking for bug free phones and timely updates you should go with iPhone or Google official phone. Neither of any other manufacturers are able to provide consistent, bug free updates.

Check Only flashing wrong radio will brick HTC phone, everything else can be recovered.

Pondlife  Jul. 24, 2012 at 13:17

Well Google mucked up with Nexus S ics update initially iirc so that's not even perfect.

duckmagicuk2  Jul. 25, 2012 at 08:23

Unfortunately, developers can't even make fully working ICS ROMs for rooting, as they need the HTC kernel for the DHD. Someone at XDA is now campaigning for this...



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