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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Desire(ing) Gingerbread?

Barely a year after its launch, the HTC Desire is struggling to keep up, HTC officially announced yesterday that it wouldn't be able to update the HTC Desire to the latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, due to it not having enough onboard memory to handle HTC Sense and Gingerbread together.

They have seemed to have backtracked and their latest update does say that they will still offer Gingerbread, probably fearing the uprising all over Twitter and Facebook by disappointed HTC Desire owners who've been waiting Gingerbread patiently and not rooted their devices. Well HTC we'll believe it when it comes. I certainly think it is a strong case for Google to step in and set down some ground rules for manufacturers using Android.

This isn't the first time HTC's last gen flagship device has been left out in the cold. Earlier this year HTC announced that their latest version of Sense would not be supported on their older models which weren't even a year old at the time. I certainly won't be recommending any HTC devices to anyone anytime soon.

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