Bad news bears for owners of the HTC Desire. Though the company has been working on shoehorning Android 2.3 onto the device that took the UK by storm last year, HTC has announced via their Facebook page that the handset won’t receive an update to Gingerbread. Between the latest version of Android and the implementation of HTC Sense, the Desire simply doesn’t provide enough memory to service both without “compromising” the overall user experience. Full quote:
“Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.”
Disappointment might not be the right word for it, HTC. We’re sure quite a few Desire owners have a few more colorful words to describe the feelings this news will conjure up. File this one under ‘F’ for ‘fail,’ just another strike for custom UIs.