It looks like the Desire Z is ready for some Gingerbread. Folks have started seeing notifications of an incoming major upgrade and, sure enough, HTC’s confirmed that this is Gingerbread. For now, we’re only hearing reports of its arrival on German handsets but other regions should have it before too long. This comes just days after we learned it would be here “soon” so HTC made real nice on that promise. Go ahead and check for yours in the settings menu. [via HTC Inside, Thanks Robert!]
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