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Gingerbread coming to Desire this month

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation has made public the news that their former flagship Desire handset will be receiving Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3, at the end of the month.

HTC unveiled this latest news on Facebook, from their HTCUK account and in a message that reads: “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”.

This news has come off the back of the deep controversy of late where HTC first announced the handset will not be gaining an update to the latest version of Android, where the company reversed their decision due to a public outcry and then stated the update will be arriving on the HTC Desire after all.

Initially, HTC 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.