HTC said it wasn’t coming. Then they said it was. And now, due to complications, it might take a long time or the upgrade might not be as beneficial as some might hope. I’m talking about the upgrade to Android 2.3 on the HTC Desire, of course. Telstra was one carrier set to deliver the modified Sense upgrade that would allow users to install only what they needed from the Android market, but it appears they will elect not to deal with space limitations and will just get rid of HTC Sense altogether for their upgrade.
Said plans were spotted on the company’s support page for the Desire. It’ll be extremely interesting to see how this plays out. Are they breaking an agreement with HTC or has that since expired? Will users accept Gingerbread for the loss of Sense? I’m sure more than a few of those Aussies on Telstra wouldn’t be keen to losing Sense – some might have bought the phone because of Sense in the first place.
On the other hand, don’t take my skepticism for a lack of excitement – something like this sounds great to me and you. But only time will tell if it’s as easy as Telstra’s hoping it to be. [via Android Police]