hawk, 28 Apr 2011GPS works perfectly good.
The Google maps in HTC Desire includes compass, and the map will r... moreIt's actually 150.75MB but HTC lied on the packaging claiming 512MB.
If you have the A8181 version it comes with 2.2 so can move apps if developer encodes the app or game.
But HTC should not of lied about the internal memory they lied about RAM as well claimed was 576MB BUT IT IS 412MB get any information app and you will see I bought 5 and they all give same results.
The speed is not 1GHz either its 998MHz I know that is not much but it puts it into MHz not the GHz they claim.
HTC QUIETLY DISHONEST
Will this phone play BBC I Player etc? Will it support Flash Player?
WHEELY-BOY, 02 Oct 2011to HTC we the owners of the Desire/Desire A8181 realise your cheating us with the poor gingerb... moreI would like it 2, but htc won't listen to us you need to make a forum blog numbers is the game and you do know there is only 50 people that come here
WHEELY-BOY, 02 Oct 2011to HTC we the owners of the Desire/Desire A8181 realise your cheating us with the poor gingerb... moreYe yo htc da stink get off ya fat one we wanna dat ginger one like now ya bitch
lalantha, 02 Oct 2011I have an option either to buy N8 or hTC Desire. Friends help me to select best one.nokia rubbish desire the best
lalantha, 02 Oct 2011I have an option either to buy N8 or hTC Desire. Friends help me to select best one.buy htc desire its way much better than N8 in many ways.
The only advantage N8 have its 12mp camere but its symbian and its UI is realy a dead fish about to stink any moment.
I have an option either to buy N8 or hTC Desire. Friends help me to select best one.
to HTC we the owners of the Desire/Desire A8181 realise your cheating us with the poor gingerbread upgrade you released this being version 2.3.3 WE WANT THE OVER THE AIR STABLE VERSION 2.3.6 that Google released for the Nexus one which you made and is basically a poor version of the Desire. Or we the owners of the phone that made you will NEVER purchase an HTC phone again.
Please anyone who wants an over the AIR gingerbread update say so please don't FORGET if we don't take a stand we won't get it so please support this many thanks.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2011Hi. Would anybody be so kind as to help me with regards to upgrading to gingerbread. If I upgr... moreif you use the htc version then your guarantee is not affected but htc released a poor version and tech radar adviced not to install because they state you loose more than you gain! there is no over the air with htc's version but google released a better version 2.3.6 more stable and you loose nothing and it's over the air for the nexus one which htc made.
the real problem is greed on htc's part they don't want phones already purchased to have gingerbread they make no money out of it! they want us all to buy new phones they are dishonest crooks!
gingerbread for desire the story
first it was coming in may!
then it was not possible due to memory constraints!
htc got so many complaints that by magic within 24 hours the desire would get gingerbread now how could they promise that unless they knew it was capable?! because they knew very well it was able!
but to save face they made out only a downgraded version would work! this is poor customer service don't forget there was by this time several fully working gingerbread software was available if you had a rooted phone.
htc are a greedy dishonest company and i can prove it.
any mobile magazine or newspaper out there want the story just let me know i was in communication with their customer services for five months nearly every day i kept everything they lied and lied first of all then when i threatened them with legal action they started admitting everything until someone must of noticed and the manager of customer services took over and the lies started again which makes them look evan more dishonest.
let's tell htc we all want the over-the-air better version and if they don't give it us we will never buy an htc phone again.
Hi. Would anybody be so kind as to help me with regards to upgrading to gingerbread. If I upgrade does it count as rooting the phone and how do I do it?
i love the quality of the desire a8181.
i hate htc customer care and after care it is the worst in the world.
i hate htc's dishonesty:
ram htc claims 576 mb
the real amount is 412 mb
they lied by 164 mb that's a lot!
rom htc claims 512 mb
the real amount 150.75 mb
they lied by 361.25 mb that is grand theft!
these companies think because they are not situated in the countries they sell their products they can lie and get away with it but let's tell them they can't.
honesty rules! dishonesty is for fools who drools that is you htc lol
Quiapo Dibidi, 01 Oct 2011i didnt get it over the air.. i updated my desire thru usb to my pc.i have the same htc desire... moreThanks so much for your speedy reply!
I have a massive problem I am not allowed near a computer the radiation may cause my illness to start growing again and its not worth dying for lol so over the air is my only option and the nexus one made by HTC got 2.3.6 a better version over the air but HTC don't want to know even after I told them my problems. NO money in it for them so they don't care they even told me that is why I will never buy another HTC phone.
It sounds great but the only way this boy will get is if a court orders them which is what I have to take them to court for.
Thanks anyway for the reply oh WHAT IS DEAD WALLPAPERS?
wheely-boy, 01 Oct 2011how did you get it over the air please? HTC told me it WAS for experts only are you one and do... morei didnt get it over the air.. i updated my desire thru usb to my pc.i have the same htc desire as yours. bought it feb 2011.
dont be afraid of htc's warning about "its only for experts.." crap. i am no expert. just make sure you follow the instructions and warnings. the update took only 10mins (or less i think)..
you'll be gaining a lot compared to stock froyo we had. try it. search in youtube a step by step guide on how to update to gingerbread. i used the video made by pocketnow.com. its simple, easy and amazing. my htc desire really feels new. and that firmware version number 2.3.3 is eye candy..
i suggest you give it a go. ul be happier with your desire.
my wife also has a desire but with stock froyo, im comparing it with my updated desire and all the fonts, icons and layout are more finer and detailed (in terms of pixels), not to mention the smoother and more responsive touch screen.
the wallpapers you 'll be losing are the dead wallpaprs. the live wallpapers are still present.
i'll be waiting for your reply... il be glad to help... =)
Quiapo Dibidi, 30 Sep 2011Gingerbread Update Successful!! =D I gained a LOT of things compared to my previous stock f... morehow did you get it over the air please? HTC told me it WAS for experts only are you one and do you loose live wallpapers etc as they state? What version is it 2.3.6? Thanks for any answer
i own the desire a8181 the updated version with the super lcd and hd video with 30fps the original only had 15fps and 3x less resolution therefore we are really talking a far superior phone than the original they share the same body but comparing the original to the a8181 is really like comparing earlier iphones with the 4 the 4 is a much higher grade phone just as with the original desire and the a8181. the original won numerous phone of the year awards so just imagine if they had the a8181 to judge against others lol
now magazines like what mobile stated the upgrade when it happened which is why they are the most trusted.
now mobile choice was lazy in the cons section they moaned about the video speed and resolution which was fair enough at that time but when it was upgraded did they change this no they did not even after ppl. pointed this out they could not be bothered which is sloppy and a disgrace, shame on you mobile choice.
techradar still claims it comes with android 2.1 and they claim to be the most upto date reviews lol that's false advertising techradar.
the phone is still the best quality on the market and htc should remember that the quality of later models is getting poor and the grades they are being awarded proves my point the new 3d model was given 2.5 stars htc will go the way of nokia if don't sort their greed out.
i have only 2 gripes with the phone and that is htc dishonesty not the phone
1. the memory htc claims is far far lower.
2. the gingerbread upgrade due to htc's greed they have annoyed a lot of ppl.
first we were getting it and then not and then after a lot of complaints within 24 hours we were again.
but they made a rubbish version and you loose more than you gain and took 4 months to make and no over the air!
they claim the lack internal memory is the problem (see they lied about memory) but that is rubbish because the new wildfire s has less but ships with a full working gingerbread shame on you htc.
also the much older google nexus one made by htc has a gingerbread 2.3.6 issue and over the air so shame on you htc.
i am suing htc for their dishonesty in due course unless they do the honest thing. they have admitted their lies and made the excuse well all companies do it, well evan if that's true it's not legal.
i suggest everyone who finds this wrong let htc know your not happy! i bought my desire a8181 sim free march 2011 at a cost of £460 and i am 83% disabled so my phone is my life and htc i won't allow you con me.
Gingerbread Update Successful!! =D
I gained a LOT of things compared to my previous stock froyo..
So far these are the ones noticeably improved...
1. Faster Booting (used to be a slow "quietly brilliant")
2. Smoother and Tap-tastic very responsive screen.
3.Brighter Screen (can u believe that..?), i really noticed (coz the update took only minutes) a brighter and more lively screen compared to froyo. **both are in auto brightness mode**
4. Nicer icons on the notification area (battery bar is new, downloads notification is a nice looking folder icon now).
5. I am now able to login to my twitter account!!! =) i've always been not able to login to my twitter account thru htc sense, now its working!
6.Nicer User Interface Transition animations... like dissolving when exiting people.
7. "Downloads" is now in the App list.
8.In Settings>Applications there are now new options included like Storage Used (shows you the mb used and mb left), and Fast Boot.
9.Internet Browser's text is finer and more detailed (compared to previous froyo's bold-like font specially in the address bar)
10. I got 106 MB free for the start dude! yeah!
As of now... im loving the gingerbread update i just made (i've only had it just an hour ago...). im still looking forward to the battery improvement. i think this Gingerbread update is Superb and a Must-have for Desire Fans who wants to push their Desires on the next level.
Cheers ppl! =D