TELUS document shows that HTC has canceled Android 4.0 update for HTC Desire HD

TELUS document shows that HTC has canceled Android 4.0 update for HTC Desire HD
HTC Desire HD, stuck at Android 2.3

HTC Desire HD, stuck at Android 2.3

Owners of the HTC Desire HD won't be too happy to hear that the Android 4.0 update for the phone has been canceled by HTC. The information came from an updated document for Canadian carrier TELUS which shows that HTC had canceled the update because of poor device performance during testing. Looking at the specs, the one-time flagship device does have 768MB of RAM, but only a single-core 1GHz processor. For HTC Desire HD users, it might seem disappointing but it is much better to have a device running Android 2.3 smoothly than one having hiccups with Android 4.0. At one time, the model did live through the update to Android 2.3.

According to the TELUS document, next month should see Android 4.0 updates for the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 and Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablets. Even more precisely, the LG Optimus LTE is expected to receive its Ice Cream Sandwich update on August 7th, The document also shows the recent update of the Samsung GALAXY Note. The phablet received Android 4.0.4 on July 12th along with the Samsung Priority Suite.

source: TELUS via MobileSyrup

TELUS' update reveals the fate of the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Desire HD

TELUS' update reveals the fate of the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Desire HD


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Desire HD
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1.5 GB
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.33h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

So does that mean my old Inspire 4G won't get it?

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

unless you root it

9. Ravail

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

HTC already said that the Inspire will not get it.

2. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

root phone, and get custom sense 4.0 rom. that simple

6. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

btw can anyone tell me the lowest rated thing on phonearena?

3. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 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: Apr 30, 2012

THIS. HAHAHA HTC so high, telling everyone Desire HD won't get update but sells Desire C instead. :)))

17. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 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: Jun 29, 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: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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: Jun 29, 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: Jan 22, 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: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

This suxs I was waiting for it on my Desire HD Now may be look at something I have mo idea about... Custom ROM Any suggestions?

15. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

google is your friend

13. cliveprennison

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 15, 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: May 22, 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: Nov 11, 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: Jul 15, 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: May 02, 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: Jul 13, 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: Oct 17, 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.

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