HTC Desire Gingerbread action coming in July
The will it, won't it saga seems close to an end now with HTC stating that the Android 2.3 update for the HTC Desire "will begin rolling out...by the end of July".
The statement was made on the UK HTC Facebook page - the same place the company stated back in June that the device wouldn't be getting the update as "there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire".
HTC, just a day later, backtracked though saying: "Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire" and admitting that "to resolve Desire's memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread" it would be ditching some apps.
In the land down under network Telstra went a step further by stating that its Desire update will be ditching HTC Sense to make room for Gingerbread.
HTC has also revealed that its bootloader unlocking facility is almost good to go as well, with HTC Sensation users to be first to get the function in August.
"We know how excited some of you are for this capability, and we’ve put significant resources behind making this change as soon as possible," it said.
"While we wish we could flip a simple switch and unlock all bootloaders across our device portfolio, this is actually a complex challenge that requires a new software build and extensive testing to deliver the best possible customer experience.
"We’re thrilled to announce today that software updates to support bootloader unlocking will begin rolling out in August for the global HTC Sensation. We’re in the testing phase for the unlocking capability now, and we expect it to be fully operational by early September for devices that have received the software updates."
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