HTC changes its mind again, now says the Desire will get Android Gingerbread

This would be funny, if it wasn’t sad. HTC has issued another statement on Facebook (yes, that’s where companies now announce stuff like this apparently – maybe they just forgot the password to HTC.com or HTC.co.uk) regarding the HTC Desire and its update to Android Gingerbread.

You may remember (but really, how can you forget?) yesterday’s fiasco, when HTC’s UK arm took to the same social network to announce, in one short paragraph, that it just can’t make the Gingerbread update for the Desire happen. It quoted memory issues, and I went to great lengths to try and make sense of the situation back then.

Turns out I really shouldn’t have, since today is a new day. And, in an even shorter announcement than yesterday’s (at this rate, tomorrow HTC will say something in just one word or two – wanna guess what that could be?), the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer basically said that it will make an update to Gingerbread available for the Desire.

“Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire.”

That’s it. The entire thing. No telling us how countless engineers had a sleepless night last night trying to figure out how to get past those insidious memory issues that HTC thought were unfixable just yesterday. No praising the genius engineer who finally realized it was all possible after all… Sad.

Anyway, we obviously don’t have a timeline here. So the update may come in December, or even next year. Nobody knows right now. But it will come. At some point. Or you could just buy a Desire S and have Gingerbread in your hands now. Or use a custom ROM. Or you could get your next device from a manufacturer that doesn’t change its mind about updates every day. Your move, people.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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