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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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This is why Nexus Phones are unique !

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  • 2012-07-28 22:02
  • ek15

that is one of the reasons why HTC is losing share, revenue and profit to samsung.

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  • 2012-07-28 21:58
  • Lk@0

> In reply to Googlehead @ 2012-07-28 20:36 from tVsj - click to readBut not Chrome.....

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  • 2012-07-28 21:57
  • 0x6E

Many manufacturers don't want to waste resources on software. They are hardware manufacturers after all. This is why Windows Phone 8 will rock.

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  • 2012-07-28 21:33
  • kg3x

My question is when will the Desire S get it's ICS updates? I'm in South Africa and haven't received any updates yet

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  • 2012-07-28 21:33
  • fwj2

They should give you the option! You do it slaps your phone out of warranty!

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  • 2012-07-28 21:32
  • HCwN

All smartphone users are expecting to get all future android updates on their phones? I think no. Now it's time of dual cores and quad cores and soon single cores will be history. It's always good to get the update for your Phone as it's a whole new experience (just like I got ICS on my HTC Sensation XE)but how many updates?

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  • 2012-07-28 21:28
  • Lbg5

This reason is full of Lolz. They made the device, they could have a part of the updater pull the data partition, section out personal contacts and data and restore it signed with HTC keys. But they don't want to cause a possible vulnerability as well. Could also use a self made application to save it to the SD and restore. Lame overall excuse and I'm so glad I'm part of the android community with sites like XDA and RootzWiki.

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  • 2012-07-28 21:27
  • FJkB

atleast release the kernal source

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  • 2012-07-28 21:26
  • u1ts

Lame excuse, hahahaha. why cant HTC build the backup process to take place during the update? lame, lame, lame, hahahaha excuse

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  • 2012-07-28 21:20
  • N9WV

I believe this is what HTC should do: Complete the update and put it online. If the users are willing to upgrade, they will do and love HTC for doing that, if they won't they shouldn't have to. Don't misunderstand me --- They must warn the users of the possible threads and hazards that can occur, but it should be their call whether to upgrade or not. Just like the original Desire - Android 2.3 (GB) scenario...

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  • 2012-07-28 21:15
  • psDm

Since LG's dualcore lineup won't get the update, HTC isnn't that blammable to not upgrade a phone released in 2010.

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  • 2012-07-28 21:05
  • 3RQm

HTC wants people to believe that there's no other way. Well there is a way to move personal information to the microsd while the update repartitions the file system AND THEN move the personal information back to where they're supposed to be. Whatever modification is required, it can be done. Programming is not a profession for stupid people, and I refuse to believe that HTC has stupid people on their payroll. Basically, this is bull, ok?

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  • 2012-07-28 21:05
  • sxsE

lie, fraud and totally wrong excuse. if incredible S can get ics then why not DHD? I will not buy HTC again..

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  • 2012-07-28 21:05
  • uNVK

> In reply to Mido.Karam @ 2012-07-28 20:47 from fvLx - click to readNot everyone reads those warnings unfortunately. What these people will do is say it is somehow HTC fault... What HTC should do is to 'leak' the ROM.

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  • 2012-07-28 21:02
  • ut2b

that's looking in the bright side ^_^

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  • 2012-07-28 20:55
  • khN%

HTC should've made the freakin update !!!
there is nothing wrong with a warning that it's going to wipe all data !!
I mean there is backup apps and all !

such a LAME excuse from HTC

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  • 2012-07-28 20:47
  • fvLx

Gingerbread isn't that bad, I mean +90% of Google Play apps work on it.

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  • 2012-07-28 20:36
  • tVsj

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