HTC reverses decision on Desire, will get Gingerbread

Darren Allan

June 15, 2011

HTC has made a remarkable U-turn after the company announced that the long-awaited Gingerbread update for its Desire smartphone wasn’t going to happen.

As we reported this morning, revealing this fact on its Facebook page, HTC said the original Desire didn’t have enough memory for both Gingerbread and the Sense user interface.

But apparently HTC found some spare memory from somewhere – although whether it was from down the back of the sofa or an alternative reality, nobody’s any the wiser, as no actual details were given.

HTC simply issued a short statement to say: “Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire.”

This has led to a lot of happy folks who were complaining vehemently about the lack of any Gingerbread love on the Desire. Although some people still aren’t happy…

One Facebooker erupted: “This u-turn makes HTC look absolutely stupid in my opinion. After reading yesterday that HTC weren’t going to bring out a Gingerbread update, I rooted and installed a custom ROM on my Desire, so stuff you HTC.”

Exactly how Gingerbread will fit in we’ll find out eventually, we guess. Some complainers suggested a version without the Sense UI and while that’s unlikely to happen, maybe Sense will be trimmed around the edges (they could make it Sens).


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