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HTC Confirms Over the Air Gingerbread Update for Desire

Phone maker HTC has revealed that it will roll out Gingerbread update for its Desire handset by the end of July.

The Taiwan-based phone making company HTC on Monday has revealed that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for HTC Desire smartphone users in the United Kingdom.

"Hi everyone. As some of you have seen already, we have more news about our build of Gingerbread for Desire. Our testing has gone well so we will begin rolling out the update by the end of July. Thank you again for your support." the company stated in an update on its Facebook page (opens in new tab).

The announcement for update has come after several doubtful comments posted by the company on its Facebook page. HTC had initially informed that the Gingerbread update would not be made available for Desire, however, retracted its statement immediately. Since then, the company has regularly updated its users regarding the status of Gingerbread update.

The Gingerbread update for Android 2.3 has been successfully tested and is ready to release. It will be rolled out to current Desire owners over the air.

Interestingly, the company had earlier stated that the Desire handset does not have sufficient memory for the update, so it is now for users to see how the update fares with the mobile phone.

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