HTC Recants: Desire Will Get Gingerbread

Posted on Jun 15 2011 - 4:54pm by Kyle

From the “We thought that didn’t make any sense” file:

HTC has recanted their decision to not upgrade the HTC Desire to Gingerbread.  Although the HTC Desire has low hardware specs for an Android in 2011, it was modeled after the HTC Nexus One last January.  I actually still use an HTC Desire as my main back up phone. Because of it’s close relation to the Nexus One we didn’t understand how HTC could neglect to give the HTC Desire the Gingerbread upgrade.

The HTC Desire is available on some regional US carriers like Cellular South, however it’s a mainstay in the UK since the Nexus One wasn’t commercially available there (UK folks could order it like everyone else but unlocked).

More after the break

HTC posted this on their UK Facebook page:

“Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire.”

HTC received a ton of backlash from concerned UK owners over the last day since announcing that they wouldn’t update it yesterday.  This is not the first time that HTC has done a double take on something and reported it on Facebook. Earlier this year HTC CEO Peter Chou announced via Facebook that they would not lock boot-loaders.

Source: Phandroid

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