HTC Desire will not be updated to Gingerbread

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI

Bad news HTC Desire owners, HTC has just announced it won’t update the original Desire with Android 2.3 Gingerbread due to insufficient memory. You are now stuck with Froyo forever.

Ok, this forever thing is overrated, but you surely won’t get Gingerbread via the official channels on your Desire. Here is the official statement:

"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."

So, those guys worked really hard for a few months but they came up with nothing. It seems running Gingerbread on the Desire will compromise the Sense experience.

HTC Desire runs on a 1GHz processor, has 576MB RAM and 512MB ROM. HTC claims the memory is not enough. Well, HTC, the Wildfire S has a 600MHz CPU, 512MB RAM and 512MB ROM and it CAN RUN Gingerbread. Even though, the Desire has a higher resolution screen, it's still not enough to convince us HTC has done everything in its power.

We are sorry, Desire users, but it seems you will need to upgrade with a newer device or get some unofficial Gingerbread ROM.

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HTC Desire will not be updated to Gingerbread - reader comments

  • MM

can i change the ram of htc desire, APPS2SD SHOWS AVAILABLE FONE MEMORY AS 75MB & TASK KILLER SHOWS 190MB, i always have to run task iller before even calling or sending a text message!!!

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  • 2011-06-25 10:33
  • mI62
  • burim

HTC on facebook says: "HTC To resolve Desire's memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release. Look for status updates starting next week. We apologize for any confusion."

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  • 2011-06-17 00:13
  • 04QK
  • Anonymous

HTC Facebook page says it will next week!

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  • 2011-06-16 10:12
  • m9WS