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HTC Desire to get Gingerbread after all

June 16th, 2011        

HTC Desire to get Gingerbread after all

HTC yesterday disappointed thousands of Desire users when it revealed that the device would not be getting Android’s Gingerbread update because there wasn’t enough RAM. HTC originally said that it would not be able to bring Gingerbread to the Desire because there wasn’t room enough for Gingerbread and the company’s own Sense UI.

“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,” the company said via its UK Facebook page. “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.”

Fortunately, it seems the company has had a change of heart. An update at the Facebook page just one day later states that this is no longer the case. No reason for the decision was given.

“Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire,” reads today’s update.