At the end of last month, Three UK announced that the HTC Desire smartphones it sold would be receiving the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread either before the end of April, or at the beginning of May. And that was good news for owners of the original Desire, since it was the only rather official word on the matter of the Gingerbread update timing.
Sadly though, it looks like the update has been delayed by a bit. Three UK now claims that its branded HTC Desire devices will be receiving said update sometime in mid-May. Of course, there’s still hope that, as usually happens in these cases, unlocked and unbranded devices (at least those sold in the UK) could get the update even sooner than that. Nevertheless, it is sort of a delay, and that’s never good.
Let’s just hope there won’t be any further delays. After all, Gingerbread has already been out for four months, and it will be out for five months by the time it reaches the HTC Desire. The update for the Google Nexus One, which internally is the same device as the Desire, has already gone out, so only HTC’s adding of its Sense UI, or operator testing, could be holding this back.
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