The word is out.
HTC has broken their promise in April 2011 to help the Desire users get the more stable version of Android, named Gingerbread. As an owner of the Desire, I’m utterly disappointed because the current Android 2.2 (Froyo) is not exactly that stable.
According to sources, HTC UK was cited as saying:
“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.”
It does remain unclear which memory is not enough, be it the 512MB of ROM,or the 576MB of RAM, but Dieter Bohn did report that Gingerbread runs fine on the similarly spec’d Nexus One with 512MB ROM / 512MB RAM. On my end, my 512MB ROM is now almost full =(
There is also a question on HTC Sense, which is HTC’s pride. To be honest, who cares about HTC Sense? i rarely use it (in fact disabled a few of its functions). I’d rather have a smooth running OS for my phone.
Anyway, I am disappointed with the news, and I think I might as well reset my phone as it is facing some problems such as ‘loss of signal when the 3G is switch on’ and ‘error in deleting messages’.