No Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for HTC
For those who own a HTC Desire and know about technical stuff, there's grating news that HTC are going back on their word in relation to updating the handset.
The company has confirmed that the year-old Desire handset won't be getting an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
This is because of a lack of memory space (which, in fairness, is the major flaw in the Desire, with the phone coming loaded with only 512MB of memory).
In a statement, HTC said, “Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.”
This of course has sent techie sorts into a fury, with some even lashing out at their still-boxed mint condition Millennium Falcons.
With the Desire seen as a real contender to the iPhone, this news isn't going down well especially given that iOS 5 is capable of supporting the iPhone 4, which is the same age as the Desire.
This is a problem Google are going to have to address if they want their Android OS to swipe the crown from Apple.