UPDATE: HTC just announced that they will indeed be bringing Gingerbread to the HTC Desire. Yay!
Sad news to HTC Desire users out there. HTC engineers over at UK cannot bring the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update to our beloved 2010 Phone of the Year. Due to the Desire’s limited internal memory, they cannot bring the Gingerbread update without affecting user experience on their HTC Sense.
Over at HTC UK’s Facebook page:
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.
One of the HTC Desire’s drawback is its limited 576 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM and this is what’s hindering the Gingerbread update. What’s odd here is that the new HTC Wildfire S has 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM, yet it comes with Android 2.3 already despite the 600MHz processor. So what gives? Is it really the internal memory?
Anyway whatever the reason is, HTC Desire S users should probably feel good about their purchase since the upgrade from the original HTC Desire turned out to be more significant than initially thought.
With this news,, the only way HTC Desire owners can now get Gingerbread on their phone is to root it but they’ll have to say goodbye to HTC Sense.