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All first gen HTC Desires to receive Gingerbread in Q2 or Q3 of this year

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All first gen HTC Desires to receive Gingerbread in Q2 or Q3 of this year
There is a good and a bad news for the loyal HTC Desire, Desire HD and Desire Z owners. The good one is that all these first generation Desire phones are to receive Gingerbread, while the bad one is this is not going to happen very soon.

According to the guys at CNET, who cite an "HTC representative", these three first-gen Desire phones will receive Android 2.3 between a month and two after the release of the HTC Desire S.

If we take into account that the HTC Desire S is scheduled for an April 18 release, this would mean that the owners of the three first-gen Desire handsets will receive Gingerbread sometime in late Q2 or early Q3 of 2011.

However, it's worth noting that the folks at CNET claim this is the timeframe when HTC will make the update available to the carriers of these three handsets, and if this is the case, it's far from certain when exactly the end customers will taste the Ginger flavour on their first generation HTC Desires.

source: CNET

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posted on 18 Feb 2011, 11:31

1. box (unregistered)

Does that include the T-Mobile G2 then, since it's essentially a Desire Z?

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 14:40

2. Jacky D (unregistered)

Quick question: i bought a Desire HD unlocked and live in Argentina. When the update is out, would i'll be able to update my phone?

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 20:44

3. cts (unregistered)

yes..even if it dun let u update u can simply flash it.

posted on 19 Feb 2011, 05:04

4. oliver (unregistered)

The desire hd is not a first gen phone by any mean...

posted on 19 Feb 2011, 18:48

5. Tech Hog (unregistered)

You may like to know we at Tech Hog posted this story regarding the EVO and Gingerbread:http://www.techhog.com/editorial/exclusive-htc-has-gingerbread-already/ then after receiving a follow up tip we posted this story:http://www.techhog.com/news/update-2-3-on-evo-before-christmas/ I think it's safe to assume we can expect Gingerbread in May on those devices but I believe the EVO will once again be the first in the HTC line of phones to get Gingerbread first, much like it did with Froyo.

Mike of TechHog.com

posted on 20 Feb 2011, 07:58

6. bling bling (unregistered)

now im angry , htc has pissed me to limits , i have desire and still stuck on 2.2 , why so late you lame pigs

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 09:55

7. costi (unregistered)

ha! already have 2.3.2 on my desire z! thanks to.. Cyanogen ;)

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 20:20

8. Sinto (unregistered)

Gingerbread is almost like Froyo. I'm waiting for Ice Cream. With time frame in the news, Ice Cream SDK will be available and a stable version of Cyanogen may be ready too. Personally, I prefer eating ice cream to gingerbread too.

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