Wait! HTC Desire is going to have a Gingerbread update after all!
HTC were only joking when they said they weren't going to do an update! Honest they were! Yes, there is an issue with memory space on the phone, but they're going to perform an application cull instead so there's lots of lovely room for Android 3.1 Gingerbread.
Oh. That's not exactly idea either is it?
The statement reads: "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 apologise for any confusion."
Now, the issue here is about apps. Are HTC Desire owners going to be able to choose which apps are going to be nixed from phones?
Google will be taking a lot of flak for this, but you have to wonder why HTC put such a small amount of memory space in a smartphone in the first place. Lets not forget, this is supposed to be a high-end phone and it is only a year old. This is certainly hurting the Android brand and invariably making iPhone users laugh like drains.