HTC listen to consumers, Desire will get Android 2.3 Gingerbread

 

By Posted 15 Jun 2011, 15:47

Lately we have heard that the HTC Desire would not be getting an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, we asked whether this would prompt Desire owners to jump ship to iPhone, however we are now hearing that HTC has made a u-turn.

According to the official HTC UK Facebook page they will launch a HTC Desire update to Gingerbread, the statement reads: “Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire”, you can see the official post here.

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We wonder whether HTC decided to bring this update due to the massive reaction which they must have received from HTC Desire owners, let’s face it there are millions of HTC Desire owners out there as it sold well in 2010 and helped HTC establish themselves in the high-end smartphone market and probably played a part in Android’s massive growth over the last 18 months.

Sadly HTC did not tell us when the update will arrive, however as you would expect it depends greatly on carriers, when we hear more we will keep you posted.

  • http://twitter.com/clarkieboy clarkieboy

    What a mess! I’m still cheesed off with the whole deal, and it’s gotten me considering ‘why’ I am so loyal when HTC clearly don’t want to be. So, next upgrade, due in September – ALL phones come into the frame, where previously it was only “which HTC should I get next..?”. Sloppy, disrespectful and arrogant – never good traits to show your customers.

  • http://twitter.com/clarkieboy clarkieboy

    What a mess! I’m still cheesed off with the whole deal, and it’s gotten me considering ‘why’ I am so loyal when HTC clearly don’t want to be. So, next upgrade, due in September – ALL phones come into the frame, where previously it was only “which HTC should I get next..?”. Sloppy, disrespectful and arrogant – never good traits to show your customers.