HTC Desire gets updated to Gingerbread, but not really

HTC Desire gets updated to Gingerbread, but not really
If you are among the bunch of people still holding on to their trusty HTC Desire, you might not like the news that we have to share with you. It looks like the smartphone will not be treated to Gingerbread  after all, or at least not in the form of a full-fledged update that HTC was expected to release by the end of July.

Technically, an official Gingerbread ROM for the HTC Desire will be available for download, yet it will not be pushed out to the general public due to a number of issues that the HTC developer team simply couldn't hurdle. HTC stated on its Facebook page that “certain functions may no longer be usable after re-flashing the ROM, including but not limited to MMS and SMS”, but the troubles with the update are not over just yet.

All customizations, wallpapers, personal data and some preinstalled applications, including the Facebook app, will have to be removed in order to make some room for Gingerbread to feel comfortably on the HTC Desire. Fortunately, at least your microSD card will not be affected and the missing apps will be available for download from the Android Market.

Now for the worst part, the official Gingerbread update is not meant to run on the US version of the HTC Desire. Japanese, South Korean and some German models of the smartphone are not invited either. Could this be a good time to give CyanogenMod a try?

source: HTC via Engadget

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Desire
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S1
    0.6GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh
  • OS Android 2.2

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