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HTC releases Gingerbread for Desire

Taiwanese mobile phone manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation has announced that Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 is now available, for their former flagship HTC Desire handset from last year.

HTC has made public this news over Facebook, from their HTC UK account and in a message that reads – ‘ Hey guys, we're happy to announce that Gingerbread for Desire is here! Please visit our Developer website to access the download.’

The post goes on to state, ‘As we've mentioned, this upgrade will remove some important functionality and experiences in your HTC Desire. For that reason, we only recommend upgrading if you’re an expert user or developer. Please make sure to read the full disclaimer about the changes if you do decide to upgrade. Also, flashing this ROM will erase your previous customizations, including any messages, emails, contacts, and other personal information so make sure you backup your data.’

Implementing this update isn’t performed in the usual way from the Over The Air (OTA) method, as the 161MB file for upgrading has to downloaded to a computer and then installed via a USB cable – in a much older methodology, that hasn’t been used for some time by HTC.

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