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Gingerbread comes to Three

Mobile phone network Three has announced it is now deploying Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3, to HTC Desire HD handsets running on their network.

Three made public the news over Twitter from their @ThreeUK account, in a tweet that reads ‘The Desire HD update is now ready for OTA upgrade’.

The Desire HD began shipping in mid-October last year, with a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen LCD display, the Qualcomm 8255 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel dual-flash camera and Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 with HTC’s own overlay to the OS.

HTC’s Desire HD will receive a notification message of the FOTA update, when Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 is available – where it is best downloaded over WIFI, as it will be quicker and could save on that precious data allowance, unless the truly unlimited data plan is in effect.

Alternatively, it is possible to go to manually evoke the update by heading to Menu on the handset, then Settings, followed by About phone, then select Software update and finally Check for update.

Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 was first seen on the Samsung manufacturer Google Nexus S, which brought with it details of being the fastest version of Android to date, with enhancements surrounding gaming, more open media formats with better communication support.

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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.