HTC has been in the news a lot lately and for all the disappointments and confusion it created about having Gingerbread Update on its HTC Desire.
What does HTC say about HTC Desire?
Recently, HTC released on its Facebook page a news that shocked all Desire owners. They said that the ever so talked about Gingerbread update to HTC Desire wasn’t possible anymore! “Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.” HTC said, “upgrading would compromise the HTC Sense experience”.
HTC Desire: And here is what followed…
Within a few minutes after the news release, customers jammed the Facebook page expressing their sheer disappointment. HTC noticed their customers’ disappointment and replied with bigger news this time. “To resolve the Desire’s memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut selected apps from the release. Look for status updates starting next week. We apologise for any confusion,” HTC said.
The workaround seems simple and it’s hard to believe that if comments on the page can include all the smart ideas to make the work possible, then why can’t all so smart engineering team at HTC materialize this very promise?
A smart suggestion that came from the public was that HTC can offer a stock Gingerbread update to Desire owners. Some even smarter customers mentioned that the XDA Developers forum provide instructions on getting Android 2.3 onto the Desire. This suggestion may have made HTC to post the news of finding a workaround.
HTC explained that an upgrade to Gingerbread wasn’t possible because HTC Desire lacks enough memory. If the memory in question is Desire’s 512MB of ROM, 576MB of RAM, or both, then Hello! Gingerbread works just about alright on spec’d Nexus with about the same or even lesser memory (512MB ROM / 512MB RAM).
Still, if memory is really the problem, then HTC should start shipping devices with more RAM – simple!!!
HTC declined to give any details on which applications will be removed, so to avoid walking over promises again in case they could not be materialized!
HTC Desire Users need to wait…
In any case, all the HTC Desire users have their fingers crossed and eyes jammed on HTC’s Facebook page for the company to break the silence. Until then, let’s just wait for the next BIG news on HTC Desire…