If HTC's motive was to get Desire users to buy new phone, then they have just sawed off the same branch they were sitting on because now most people will probably opt for something other than an HTC and seems Samsung is the beneficiary.
They would have done better if they had not announced the upgrade in the first place. People wouldn't have had expectations.
HTC Desire not getting 2.3 - bad
HTC lying to customers they will get 2.3 - badder
HTC insulting customer's intelligence saying 'not enough memory' - BADDEST
Even Samsung's low-end Android phones (Galaxy Mini, Gio, Fit) will get the Gingerbread update.
My Galaxy Gio has only 181MB of internal memory and 278MB of RAM. The Desire has 512MB(!) of internal memory and 576MB(!) of RAM. So yeah...
Fortunately you Desire owners can use custom ROMs. I can't. Yet.
LMFAO....This is hilarious; A phone that is only 14 months old being abandoned by a company which is supposedly renown for updating their handsets. The real fun begins later this year, when people realize the phone they purchased less than 6 months ago will never be updated beyond Gingerbread, due mainly to the strict hardware requirements of ICECREAM sandwhich...LOL...
Really? Desire came last year, right? that's sucks!
So buy htc phone and you need to buy next one next year, nice one htc!
If you dont want to use those custom ROM's...
Good thing my tmo g2 still receives official gb update, considering it has only 800mhz cpu loool
just explian then how the cha cha and all others r running 2.3.3 while they ahve same 512mb rom and sum have just 800mhz processor
running gingerbread on desire for almost half year already...
sony ericsson x10 wil get gingerbread next moth 2.3.3 with facebook integration :)
[deleted post]Wow xYan, where do I start?
Firstly it's RAM not ROM. If it was ROM it would be pretty useless for the OS to use.
Secondly, Samsung doesn't have 16GB of RAM, that's the available storage space, which is completely separate from the memory (RAM). It's like your computer. An average computer has got about 2-6GB RAM these days, and the hard drive storage can be anywhere from a few GB to many TB.
and i dnt think ginerbread needs more than 500mb even d windows xp is of just 700mb lol
then how wildfire s running on 2.3 it also has 512mb rom :X
how typical. htc WERE amazing and now im hugely dissapointed. il be moving from htc.
Well considering how old the device is and it's internal it wasn't too surprising. Maybe it'll be able to receive ice cream as that was Google's answer to fragmentation.
But whow wants HTC Sense, anyway? Couldn't they just easily get rid of it?
i have ginger on my desire and sense 3.0:)))
hahahahahahhahahahha!! that's pure android
Well well - at least My X10 is going to Gingerbread! Thank you Sony Ericsson!
totally disappointed. I will upgrade my device then. Too bad for HTC it's gonna be a Samsung.