HTC Desire will lose apps to fit Gingerbread

Darren Allan

June 16, 2011

More has emerged on the story that broke this week regarding the HTC Desire and the handset’s upgrade to Gingerbread.

This has been something owners of the original Desire have been looking forward to for some time now, until on Tuesday HTC announced on its Facebook page that a Gingerbread update wouldn’t be possible due to memory constraints.

The engineers concluded they couldn’t fit Gingerbread and HTC’s Sense UI in, and all hell broke loose on Facebook and the net at large. Customers were distinctly unimpressed at being promised Gingerbread and then having the snack withdrawn.

Yesterday, HTC promptly did a U-turn and announced: “Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire.”

Whereupon the obvious question us and others were asking was where on Earth did HTC manage to find this extra memory from, when previously it had been a definite no-no.

Now we have the answer, as the company posted to its Facebook page: “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.”

So we expect to hear what bits and pieces are going to get the chop next week…


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