TELUS document shows that HTC has canceled Android 4.0 update for HTC Desire HD
0. phoneArena 14 Jul 2012, 17:33 posted on
The Android 4.0 update for the TELUS version of the HTC Desire has been canceled because of poor performance during testing; other updates listed by the carrier show Ice Cream Sandwich coming next month to the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the LG Optimus LTE...
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1. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
So does that mean my old Inspire 4G won't get it?
9. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
HTC already said that the Inspire will not get it.
2. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
root phone, and get custom sense 4.0 rom.
6. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
btw can anyone tell me the lowest rated thing on phonearena?
3. aaronkatrini (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
THAT'S INSANE. The Desire C with 600mhz single-core and Adreno 200 has it.... and Desire HD doesn't get it? ORLY?
10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
THIS. HAHAHA HTC so high, telling everyone Desire HD won't get update but sells Desire C instead. :)))
17. aaronkatrini (Posts: 241; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
Right! All the wanna do is sell their new phones by droping support for the older ones, Thats just bad!
For example, I have my Htc Desire (normal Gsm european), and it didn't get the Gingerbread by OTA, but if you go to HTC-DEV you can get the RUU to install Gingerbread. They said that Desire couldn't get it because of memory issue. Well, when i installed the non-OTA update, the phone had :
2 e-mail clients, 3 news-weather programs and a bunch of preloaded dublicated stuff nobody neads, and also Google pre-installed apps. If they removed them, memory would be no prob. But who am I speaking with....
4. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Omg, if it were a nokia phone with windows phone we would have a lot of crying babies on our hands right now, but for a htc no one gives a damn... interesting -.-
7. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
What are you talking about you dumb ass bat? We do care. I use my Inspire 4g hella lot.... Ugh people like you....
22. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
I wasnt talking about consumers, i was talking about the media, constantly bitching about wp and turning a blind eye on android oems....
8. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Thunderbolt its in the same boat, no ICS at least not officially.
11. WinC76 (unregistered)
Is it really true though? Vodafone Australia is currently testing the update before releasing it (since they got it from HTC like last week).
12. VJo003 (Posts: 356; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)
I was waiting for it on my Desire HD
Now may be look at something I have mo idea about... Custom ROM
13. cliveprennison (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
Get your facts right! TELUS has SUPPOSEDLY cancelled it for TELUS CUSTOMERS ONLY! HTC did their testing for all the confirmed devices before they released the list, testing was done months ago, this DOES NOT apply to. Unbranded sets or NON TELUS customers and NOT to anyone outside of Canada! This wasn't a HTC decision but a CARRIERS decision
14. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
if performance is bad, will it make a difference on other phones?
unless it is the bloat that is causing the problem
19. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Performance will likely be the same as it always has, I'm guessing the issue is related to the launcher's 3D widgets more than anything else.
16. cliveprennison (Posts: 8; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
Yes it is the bloat causing the problems, most networks mess around or add their own kernels etv, I have had ics on my sensation xe since mid march and it runs better than the day I bought it, all this is ONLY for telus
18. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)
that is a pretty gross picture of an ice cream sandwich
i clicked on the article because i thought it was a dog that got hit by a car and i wondered if it was like a metaphor for the phone or something
20. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
That's the way android oem's operate: release one update and wait for the 18 month period to expire. By this time most users are eligible for a new phone.
21. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I don't believe htc. They claimed JB would run smoothly even on older devices. They did this once to original desire and claimed the same. After a while they said it wasn't true and hardware limitations weren't the main factor which hold them back.