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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 [deleted post]Oh man , I wish you said this to me , to my face . . . just to look at your eyes while those words start rushing out of your brainless head . . . you did not see poverty on TV , not felt it . . . one who has enough to eat , drink clean water and someone to love and who loves him back is not poor in any way . But you are poor even if you have enough money to buy new expensive sh*t all the time . Tie your self to your belongings and when you lose them one day , you shall lose your soul with those things too . I felt poor only when I did things wrong in my life , because my heart was empty .

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  • 2012-07-29 03:08
  • 3LEq

> In reply to cnick @ 2012-07-28 21:05 from 3RQm - click to readThat's because nvidia won't release drivers for the 2x when cyanogenmod 9 works on the 2x so your points null and void
sony's xperia range have gotten the update to 4.0 and its got the same processor as the desire hd.
and the whole backup thing effecting it, don't people backup their devices through the htc update software anyways (not sure just knowledge from my xperience with lg) so that shouldn't effect it

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  • 2012-07-29 03:07
  • X3t0

Never Android again!!!

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  • 2012-07-29 03:06
  • kg3x

> In reply to Only-solid-OS-fan @ 2012-07-29 01:49 from LHmS - click to readnow you just writing nonsense , you never own android device, you have no right to say that android is not a solid OS -,- where do you get your idea?

just go use WP or IOS, i think they are better for you anyway,im an android user that uses mac and windows i love all of them.

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  • 2012-07-29 02:03
  • 0sJ}

Well, this is one of reason i`m Not buy HTC again and because they changing Amoled displays for LCD`s like with Desire and now CPU-s in One-S and now ICS lacking on my phone.. GG HTC ... Bye bye.

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  • 2012-07-29 01:50
  • 0TpI

it is better running an "older" stable version. In software world all "new release" are always full of bugs. During the first 12 months of new software
(android not an exception) fixes are created to have stable release after 1 year or more. As we are now july 2012 : if i should consider buying android (i do not ) is should even prefer gingerbread above ICS.

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  • 2012-07-29 01:49
  • LHmS

this device is almost more than 24 months, HTC has given enough support. i mean , they are concern of your data, there is data that cant be restored if you upgraded to ICS due the difference on the system itslef and if you forse it , it will cause FC , freeze, reboot, and then people will flood gsm arena with cursing to HTC because of the crappy update. If they give update but still using sense 3.5 (to reduce system weight) people will food gsm arena once again complaining. i mean come on -,- dont be a selfish b*tch, youve got support for 2 years, its time to do cunstom rom or switch handset.

now HTC we just need to have the ICS kernel source, show us that youre really listen.

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  • 2012-07-29 01:38
  • 0sJ}

guys i own a dhd too
and i am not happy about the fact that i wont get ics
but htc's view is reasonable
dhd has less than 2gb of internal space which is not a lot and considering that about 1.2gb is user available its not very promising

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  • 2012-07-29 01:23
  • 3axd

never HTC again!!!

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  • 2012-07-29 01:19
  • i80e

> In reply to nervous system @ 2012-07-28 23:48 from Px06 - click to readThat grammar that typo

This post gave me cancer

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  • 2012-07-29 01:19
  • ptPr

BS, BS everywhere!!

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  • 2012-07-29 01:18
  • Lydh

..saying ANYONE can put some custom ROM on it and back up their data as well, if they wanted... who cares about HTC.

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  • 2012-07-29 00:47
  • na0$

Great Public Relation department at HTC, not!
Well then have a nice time getting new customers as you really spitting old customers in their face.

Perhaps thats the strategy HTC have chosen to compete with Samsung and other Android makers?

I can accept that (since my next High end phone won't be a HTC) but I would like Google to come out with something that makes swapping ROMs easier.

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  • 2012-07-29 00:27
  • TuhJ

Ah...they thought that we re going to loose all our data.
Let's see:
1. Photos (all stored to sd card)
2. Music (same here)
3. Videos (same here)
4. E-mails (solution: back up with many apps)
5. Messeges (same here)
6. Contacts (all stored to google account)
7. Games progress (solution: app backup pro)
8. Boockmarks (all stored to google account)

I need a better explaination about this...

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  • 2012-07-28 23:55
  • 0Zun

I almost bought this phone !! Now i ll stick to HTC Incredible S...
Lame move by Android Though !!!!

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  • 2012-07-28 23:51
  • y@Wa

they learnd it from samsung..abandoning the costumer makes more profit..!!! and its works..!!!
how many million earthlings now..?
1st qt , millions will buy fon, another million for 2nd quarter..and so on..
the point is,aside from angry mob who dont get update there still a millions of people want a new fon..then the anger of those mob will fade away and they will buy a new fon again buy nex year coz thers a lot of features and little tweaky innovation again..tlthey want to laid their hand to the new one and they cant help it..lyk fud, lyk war , cant help it..! cruelty of man..!!! mnufacturer know that now..the history repeat by itself that giv endless profit for the mnufacturer..

now?whu cares for the upgrade..?!!! who cares what people will say..?!!! they learnd, and we at fhuhck..!!!!wahahaha....

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  • 2012-07-28 23:48
  • Px06

> In reply to [deleted post]So your comment is nothing to do with ICS its cost if anyone has last years phones they are sad and poor?? Not everyone is rich or can afford an expensive phone. Saying his poor can you be is a little below the belt

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  • 2012-07-28 22:43
  • 9DQY

What other lame excuse will HTC find next time? Seriously, i've seen ICS on lowest crap end phones from this generation and then they can't install it on the last gen highest end models? Give me a break...

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  • 2012-07-28 22:23
  • 3pt}

Well how come that Desire S have suficient space for upgrade..... I was hoping for update mainly for the reason of installing Chrome and that will give my phone at least one more year of life to burn.... HTC, I am deeply dissapointed by that decision, now I'm forced to root my phone and put on some ROM and fight the bugs away, drives me mad...

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  • 2012-07-28 22:06
  • 0x6E

Happy customers will keep buying your products... this is the only way to guarantee longevity. so long HTC

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  • 2012-07-28 22:04
  • sxsE

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