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ICS update for HTC Desire HD reportedly canned (Update: Not)

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ICS update for HTC Desire HD reportedly canned (Update: Not) - read the full textBack when HTC announced the list of handsets that will be receiving the Android 4.0 update, we were especially happy to see the aged Desire HD being part of the list, something we commended HTC on. But it was not to be, as it seems the Desire HD won't be getting the Android 4.0, Ice Cream...


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I received an update on my HTC Incredible S and I can really say that it has slowed down my device. Although I was thrilled to receive the upgrade at first, I feel bad about it now

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  • 2012-07-17 05:40
  • P@SY

Thanks to HTC my next phone is likely to be an iPhone. My experience with HTC as a hardware provider and Android as the OS platform has been lack lustre to say the least - this whole thing is SO mickey mouse. All this is like the early days of computing and doing a "build your own". I want something that works, is well supported and well integrated. While my HTC Desire S works - it fails on the other two objectives. HTC - once an OEM always an OEM.

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  • 2012-07-17 03:02
  • tRf$

This is the last time I ever spend a single half-penny on any object ever produced in the history (and future) of mankind. When I fork out my hard earned coins for something made of plastic and wire (with a few bits of glass and metal added as a bonus) I demand a personal man-servant from the manufacturer to follow me around and bow down to my every product-based whim. That's exactly what happened when I bought a VHS recorder from Sony 20 years ago. This whole sorry charade reminds me of the horror I experienced in the mid 80s: I thought I'd bought a pair of good quality kitchen scissors held together with a zinc-plated rivet. I was the envy of the entire planet and I walked down the street sooo smug (never run with scissors). How humiliated did I feel when the next year all my friends (and some of my enemies) started buying kitchen scissors with nickel plated rivets. Erm, what was my original point? Oh, yes. Mobile telephones. Anyway, I never want to hear another word from HTC, they've messed up their relationship with me over this. I'm a true ex-customer now and I can't imagine any other biped falling for their mind games ever again.

Oh, what's that? The ICS update is back on? Oh, right. In that case I love HTC. Well done guys keep up the good work. Maybe you should consider yourself lucky you still have customers. Oh, and I want you to bring out a yellow version of the Desire HD2 please, k thx bye!

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  • 2012-07-17 02:31
  • 0RK7

to all dhd owners i have hd2 and i can run ics even now jelly bean 4.1 so goto xda and fund ics rom for u dont worry u will get all functions running perfect

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  • 2012-07-17 01:00
  • KIFU

This is why I would wait for a Windows Phone 8. Guaranteed updates for at least 18 months. Plus you get Microsoft Office for free.

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  • 2012-07-17 00:35
  • kg3x

stop the shame work it shows now that only that Canadian service provider HTC Desire HD phone won't get the update, the rest will get it, read the update below the article

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  • 2012-07-17 00:14
  • ft0S

why why why why.......desire hd not upgrade......

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  • 2012-07-16 23:03
  • 6wJZ

Please read it until the end. HTC will release the update, only Telus branded phones don't get ICS

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  • 2012-07-16 22:48
  • nghX

HTC phones manufactures some of the best phones out there,love them or hate them that wont change.Some of you have never even used one of their phones but you are the 1st people to criticise them.Viva HTC Viva.l've ordered my One S and l cant wait 4 it to arrive.

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  • 2012-07-16 22:09
  • f3Aj

> In reply to HarryJohnson @ 2012-07-16 20:54 from 0Z%i - click to readGuess what you just said what i was thinking,,, htc share rised 3 times with these devices now it falls equally fast...i have htc desire hd its adequate and performs very well decline upgrade has disappointed me big time... technically theres nothing wrong with device and it can handle ICS very well i know it...i will tell you the real reason HTC is not upgrading HD is they want people to buy their new me friends my next handset will be either nexus or samsung note 2...BYE BYE lost the edge

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  • 2012-07-16 21:52
  • JiGH

...well this is it, i'm buying nexus prime....oh hey google

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  • 2012-07-16 20:54
  • 0Z%i

Its very shameful for the manufacturers of HTC,as well as for the users of this phone.I will never procure any product of HTC in future.

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  • 2012-07-16 20:05
  • 6Q9y

I have refused to buy a single HTC product since the day they treated their staunch supporters of the HTC desire with such poor support - remember their so called developer based " Ice Cream sandwich" update. I rather go for a company that "design phones for humans" then one who designs phones for "suckers" - unsuspecting customers like us.

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  • 2012-07-16 19:14
  • 7wpm

this is one more bullshit from htc i hope nobody will buy htc again at least i know that i will never buy an htc phone again and i used to be a big htc fun :S but after all this things going on discriminating their users with not getting an updates how can you be a htc fun knowing that if you buy a new phone you wont get any updates :S

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  • 2012-07-16 18:46
  • 7EPC

> In reply to [deleted post]agree, +1 to that.

When I rooted and flashed my custom ROM, I didn't even bother to find out how to revert it back to stock. Custom ROM is simply too amazing to revert back.

Anyway, you don't buy a device expecting it to get the latest and greatest. For me, I buy a device for what it is at that point of purchase. If it still has GB, then I will take it as if the device will not get ICS, let alone JB, but if it does, then it will be a sweet bonus for me. Anyway, it's not as if your device will stop working if it doesn't have the latest OS. Remember, even Froyo is miles ahead of iOS 6, ICS and JB have many features of which more than 50% of them you won't even notice and/or use.

Get over the update hype. Only iOS devices need updates, Android devices don't really need them, because they are already awesome straight out of the box! The only updates we need is patches (be it security or stability patches).

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  • 2012-07-16 18:32
  • ucvR

who says ICS works on One V fine ???????
its totally rubbish , unlimited number of lags !

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  • 2012-07-16 18:04
  • AIAp

:(( not possible. I still hope to HTC post on facebook.

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  • 2012-07-16 17:31
  • 3RPD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-16 14:14 from nTpT - click to read Its them not me.. Lol.. V sorry..

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  • 2012-07-16 17:24
  • UGnv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-07-16 16:46 from nTpT - click to readyea yea , great speech mate.

define "get screwed" , you buy a phone because you like the feature on it, not for an update, old nokia owners dont yapping for update? if you want to get update, go buy nexus device, that way youll get an update.

besides,people dont screwed when they dont get an update , man my friend dont even know the version of android his phone running -,- only geeks like us ,who waits for updates.i know about rooting and custom rom , and i use one, rom based on stock but it have minimal modification for smoothness and battery live. i too dont like heavily customized rom and prefer close to stock looks.

if you want to do something , go compile your own rom and do good for community , bashing and swearing on internet wont get your phone udpated either way.

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  • 2012-07-16 17:20
  • 0jvX

> In reply to [deleted post]No he wasnt refering to S1 alone, and i know and i used and flash plenty of custom ROM but as i mentioned in my comment, "WHY" why should i get screwed and do nothing about Android and the companies like HTC/Samsung will screw the customers with each update... there is a lot of people who knows about the Rooting/Flashing and custom ROM but simply they choose not to do it because they have rights to receive updates,,, not to get screwed

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  • 2012-07-16 16:46
  • nTpT

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