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HTC Desire getting Gingerbread soon

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer HTC has made public that their former flagship Desire will be receiving Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3, with more details emerging this week.

The High Tech Computer Corporation published from their HTC UK account an update at the end of last week, which reads ‘we're planning to release the rollout timeframe for the new Gingerbread ROM for Desire (GSM) early next week. Thanks for your patience’.

This comes off the back of the controversial statement of a few weeks ago that the HTC Desire will no longer be gaining the Google mobile OS update to the latest version of Android, which the company quickly went back upon, days later.

HTC initially announced – ‘Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones.’

The message goes on to state: ‘However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you’.

An updated message from HTC stated, ‘Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire‘.

A further message some days later cleared up the news with, ‘To resolve Desire's memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release. Look for status updates starting next week. We apologize for any confusion.’

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.