HTC Desire Will Not Support Gingerbread 2.3 Upgrade

HTC Desire

The HTC Desire was among the first new-age Android 2.2 phones to contend the iPhone 4 and it did a pretty good job at it. For me the HTC Desire was one of the most fruitful ventures in the Android sector. The Desire had it all price, smooth functionality crisp screen, refurbished OS, smart camera and a multitude of Android apps. It trounced my iPhone 3GS for good. Even though I do not currently have my old Desire I have kept up with news about it. Recently news was up that the HTC Desire will not be upgraded. It was mentioned on the Desire’s official Facebook page that Android will not be pushing the Gingerbread 2.3updateto HTC Desire owners. Some Desire owners might take it badly some might not believe others may go at lengths to crack and hack a firmware onto their handsets but strange enough it does not alarm me. Through the Desire is not as high end as devices arrive these days, its combination of HTC Sense and Froyo is just perfect bringing back many good memories for me that are not disrupted by the fact that it will not support 2.3 I say 2.2 is fine. And even if Gingerbread 2.3 was loaded onto the Desire’s 512 MB of RAM, that would ruin the functionality of the phone. The RAM is just not big enough for the both of ‘em!

Many users might be disappointed for the fact that they chose their smartphones with hopes that it would be upgradeable and now they are feeling ditched or left out of the race to smarter functionality. The issue was further fueled when carriers had announced to Desire users that they will receive a Gingerbread update by April or May.

In my opinion people should stop shunning products they have used to go for the first, new and latest thing in the market. But a dedicated community of Android XDA developers is working on releasing an unofficial ROM update that combines Gingerbread with HTC’s interface through a mod that will launch in some time. That could be worth it!

HTC Desire Firmware 2.3 mod

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