An HTC spokesperson has recently confirmed to SlashGear that the HTC Desire, Desire HD, Desire Z, and Incredible S will all receive updates to Android Gingerbread in the second quarter of this year. That’s gotta induce a sigh of relief for owners of these devices, as they’re all stuck on Android 2.2 Froyo at the moment.
And this does sound like good news. Sure, HTC could have moved faster and not decided to wait about half a year after Gingerbread was released to issue the updates, but at least you’re getting updated. It’s unclear at the moment whether these devices will get Android 2.3 Gingerbread or Android 2.4 Gingerbread updates, but there’s still plenty of time to find that out before the updates will be made available.
And for the owners of the original HTC Desire, this is great news – their phone isn’t forgotten (yet?). The Incredible S is an odd one, since it was just announced a couple of weeks ago, but will ship with Android 2.2 Froyo – unlike every other phone HTC has unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. All the others are going to ship with Gingerbread. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that of the lot, the Incredible S was the very first to ship – so maybe HTC’s Gingerbread (or more likely its Sense UI for Gingerbread) isn’t ready yet? That would make sense (pun intended).
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