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 into the candyland of Gingerbread with Android 2.3, according to an HTC rep at the global-focused mobile event.
The upgrade to Gingerbread for the Desire will roll out two months after the release of the Desire S. This works out to range of late spring/early summer. HTC, unlike some other companies, tends to be a bit more punctual with their Android updates, but we’ll say sometime before summer ends at the worse.
With Gingerbread coming to the original, the small updates in to the Desire S suddenly make it feel a bit less appealing.