HTC Desire Gingerbread updated cancelled

We have bad news to greet you this morning if you happen to be an owner of a HTC Desire smartphone. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is no longer coming to your handset. That's right, it's not just delayed, it's not coming at all.

The news was announced on Facebook, essentially blaming a lack of memory for an inability ot run both the company's own interface and the later version of Android.

It said: '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.'

The logical step would perhaps be for HTC to ditch or amend the Sense interface, but that's unlikely to happen for the sake of a couple of added Android features. So Android 2.2 Froyo is your only option. At least, until your mobile contract is ready for renewal.

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