Originally, an upgrade to Gingerbread was promised by HTC, then the company suddenly announced that this wouldn’t be possible due to memory constraints.
Cue quite the outcry on the Internet and HTC’s Facebook page, as a result of which within 24 hours HTC decided to reverse this decision. The firm said that a Gingerbread upgrade would indeed be coming, although they would have to cut select apps from the release to fit everything in.
And now it has been officially confirmed that Gingerbread for the HTC Desire will begin rolling out at the end of this month.
HTC announced on its Facebook page: “Hi everyone. 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!”
So you can expect to get it in early August, hopefully (sim-free owners, that is, networks will presumably take longer as ever). There’s not much in the way of thanks in the Facebook comments, mind, with more Desire Z owners posting asking where their version is than happy Desire fans.
Exactly what has been cut to make the update fit the Desire’s memory (along with the Sense UI) hasn’t been made clear yet, as far as we’re aware. Hopefully that means they’ve managed to tinker and fit it all in without losing anything.
We guess Desire owners will find out soon enough…