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HTC: Samsung uses key component supply as a competitive weapon

There’s still some bad blood between HTC and Samsung dating back to 2010 when Samsung pulled their AMOLED displays from the Nexus One and HTC Desire.

HTC Desire users in the UK now Download the Debloated Gingerbread Update

If you’ve been waiting for an official upgrade to Android 2.3 on your HTC Desire, you’re in luck – it’s here. It’s still HTC Sense, but you’re getting a debloated version that removes all carrier-installed applications, all wallpapers except one and several HTC applications. The latter two category of things will be available for download […]

HTC Desire Gingerbread Update Coming by End of July

At first HTC wrote off the Android 2.3 update for the Desire as nearly impossible, electing simply to not upgrade the phone from its current firmware. Customer backlash quickly had the manufacturer backpedaling, announcing that Gingerbread would come to the popular smartphone, after all. The latest word on the update is that testing is going […]

Telstra Willing to Get Rid of HTC Sense to Provide Gingerbread for Their Users

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 […]

HTC Had to Cut the Fat on Their Gingerbread ROM for the Desire

We can’t say we’re surprised to hear this, folks. HTC initially had plans to let the HTC Desire die without a hint of bread. Gingerbread, to be exact. It would drift off into the wind, carrying caseloads of Froyo to give away to anyone who craved some. This displeased everyone, of course, and HTC responded. […]

HTC changes tune, Desire will receive Gingerbread

We aren’t exactly sure what has changed since yesterday’s statement that the HTC Desire couldn’t handle an update to Gingerbread, but the handset’s manufacturer has updated their UK Facebook page yet again, and changed their story in the process. Minutes ago HTC made a short post stating, “Contrary to what we said earlier, we are […]

HTC Desire Won’t Receive Gingerbread Due to Memory Constraints

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 […]

Android 2.2 Froyo for the HTC Desire Rolling Out to Cellular South Subscribers

Cellular South just pulled the trigger on the Android 2.2 Froyo update for their HTC Desire, according to their Facebook page. The new Android software is being distributed as an OTA update that should trickle out to handsets over the coming days. Users who wish to attempt to pull the update down manually can check […]

Desire, Desire HD & Milestone to Get Gingerbread in Spring on Telus, More Androids Slated for Upgrades

The folks at MobileSyrup have pinged Telus and asked them what’s up with updates for various Android handsets. Of note were the HTC Desire and Desire HD: both are said to be getting Gingerbread sometime this Spring. (It wasn’t said if this would include the latest version of HTC Sense or not.) Other phones include […]

HTC Desire HD, Desire Z and Incredible S Join Desire in Spring Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

We heard back at Mobile World Congress that the HTC Desire would receive an upgrade to Android 2.3 shortly after the new Desire S hits shelves. Now, an HTC spokesperson is adding a few more handsets to the list of devices receiving 2.3 this spring. The two other Desire handsets, the Desire HD and Z, […]

Honeycomb Ported to HTC Desire, Nexus One

Two more handsets are getting their fair share of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK port. The closely related HTC Desire and Nexus One both received the new version of Android meant for tablets. Just as the ports for the NOOKcolor and various other handsets and tablets, don’t expect much functionality. Actually, don’t even expect to […]

Coming this Spring: Android 2.3 for the HTC Desire

HTC’s new lineup of Android smartphone unveiled at Mobile World Congress will supposedly launch this spring with Android 2.4. That includes the all new HTC Desire S. The original Desire will be getting a little treat as well: an Android OS upgrade. It won’t take the phone to Android 2.4, but it will bring it […]

Froyo Update for US Cellular’s HTC Desire Now Available

We’ve just received word that US Cellular’s Froyo update for the HTC Desire is live. The software number is 2.11.573.5 and comes with the standard set of Froyo features you’d expect – flash, JIT, and all of the rest of the goods folks have been enjoying are now yours. They’ve posted a separate .PDF file […]

Half-off HTC Desire, 75 percent-off HTC Wildfire for Valentine’s Day at Cellular South

Cellular South wants to spread some Android love around in anticipation of the Valentine’s Day holiday, so they are knocking back the price on two of their HTC handsets powered by the Google OS. The HTC Desire is seeing a 50 percent reduction in price, while the HTC Wildfire is getting knocked back by a […]

US Cellular Froyo Roadmap Shows HTC Desire, Samsung Mesmerize Receiving Update in Early February

A roadmap of when you can expect Android 2.2 on your US Cellular Android has just surfaced, and if it holds true it looks like at least one US Galaxy S device could be getting its upgrade to Froyo very soon. As it stands, the Samsung Mesmerize is slated to get the update in early […]