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Here's why the HTC Desire HD won't get Android ICS

28 July, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Here's why the HTC Desire HD won't get Android ICS  - read the full textWith last week's announcement that the highly revered HTC Desire HD won't receive an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich causing quite a stir, the Taiwanese company has posted the reasons for the decision in its blog. The biggest issue according to HTC, has been the risk of users...


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> In reply to Oh My @ 2012-07-29 06:33 from PS6w - click to readPeople will feel better just buying a Window Phone
in the long run.

We never wanted WP8 on our current devices anyway, We are happy to Support Nokia and buy their new phones.
That's what loyal supporters do.And why we have no issue with only getting the WP7.8 we asked for.

True HTC supporters would proudly buy their new phones anyway, otherwise join us in helping Nokia.

posted from my Lumia 900.AT&T network

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  • 2012-07-29 07:34
  • PZTW

This reason is unacceptable.... we cann always backup our files before we upgrade. HTC can always stress it as a compulsory procedure to backup before we proceed to istall ICS, then it shouldn'y be any problem.

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  • 2012-07-29 07:32
  • KRWn

Gingerbread rulez ICS suck

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  • 2012-07-29 07:28
  • XMit

Yet another reason to be VERY careful with which device one chooses to purchase.

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  • 2012-07-29 06:53
  • 47T3

I suppose u guys would feel better if HTC announced,

"No, we will not update our products aged more than 12months. Go buy our latest devices to ensure maximum user experience. Please, stop buying old stuff."

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  • 2012-07-29 06:33
  • PS6w

> In reply to [deleted post]YOU obviously care! LOL!

Because if you really don't care at all, you should have just ignored the article. But look, you even managed to post your comment. LOL!

Hypocrite! HAha!

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  • 2012-07-29 06:21
  • j019

Couldn't HTC just give out an option to upgrade stating that personal info will be lost...? It was shocking when I saw that first post. Definitely hurt, being an avid user of my phone. Maybe next time! Don't know if I'll ever go back to HTC, their new phones disappoint me.

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  • 2012-07-29 05:42
  • Q2Sw

android phone manufacturers should inform the public of up to what extent the phone is upgradeable. after all they are in constant contact with google.

i can see a 3 category upgrade support: high end, mid range, low end.

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  • 2012-07-29 05:33
  • ucxP
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Hey, HTC. I'm not a fool, our data is in Google account, even if the phone's brick, our data should be fine. For media, I will fine one way or another to backup it myself. Thanks for your (fake)concerned.

This announcement doesn't make anything better at all. You're still a lier. Why weren't you shame?

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  • 2012-07-29 05:25
  • w4G5

Is that the same Nokia Lumia that is only getting the UI updates rather than the full Windows 8 update?

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  • 2012-07-29 05:14
  • mqR0

Come on HTC, there is always a data risk when upgrading - because of this we have always been told to back everything up before updating. I thought that was common knowledge among all but the most beginner level smartphone users.
I used to deliberately flash my SGS with Odin knowing full well that data would be deleted as OS upgrades usually do require/are better clean installation (especially major updates like this one).
Sound like a particulary dodgy excuse to me. My SGS went from almost unusable to immense thanks to numerous udates and I feel sorry for the Desire HD users who bought a genuinely premium phone at a premium price only to now receive less than premium customer support.

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  • 2012-07-29 05:09
  • mqR0

> In reply to Windows Phone Fan @ 2012-07-29 04:54 from PZTW - click to readYou said DHD, a nearly 2 years phone is burning, whilst your phone is actually burned in less than a year. Nonetheless DHD will get ICS by any means with XDA. Blind so much?

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  • 2012-07-29 04:58
  • U}}C

Booo HTC. Total BS. See 2011 Xperia, Sensation etc, they can update to ICS without afromentioned hassle, heck some even with lower spec than DHD!

Don't worry DHD user, you still have XDA.

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  • 2012-07-29 04:55
  • U}}C

This keep getting better.
Burned again.LOL
Android is going down.
Everyone is told they like Windows Phone and all we do.
Smoked by windows

posted from my Lumia 900.AT&T network.

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  • 2012-07-29 04:54
  • PZTW

And yet, the Incredible S, which has a smaller ROM, is still on track to getting ICS. Other than that, the two phones hardware is identical. Me thinks this has nothing to do with space/user data, but rather they want to provide an incentive (read force) for users to upgrade to a newer phone... This is plain dirty HTC!

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  • 2012-07-29 04:50
  • ii9f

that's why next phones will be EXCLUSIVELY nexus phones and only.

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  • 2012-07-29 04:20
  • gCtw

I like GB Very much. I don't need ICS/JB on my beautiful machine. Thank you HTC!!!

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  • 2012-07-29 04:15
  • 7tU3

> In reply to [deleted post]How poor in character can you be?, your an adult and yet you still say childish talks

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  • 2012-07-29 04:00
  • v0qG

shame on you HTC. let me tell you something, we people actually uses our brains now, we know that you guys want us to buy your latest phone, guess what we are not going to because our old gingerbread device are pretty good at what it can do. we are not going to be convinced by just a few features and going to buy a new phone.

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  • 2012-07-29 03:33
  • fqyi

damn.. it is possible to create a process that backup our personal data to microsd.. they just dont want

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  • 2012-07-29 03:20
  • RJhF

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