UK: HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will be rolling out this month
The saga of HTC’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the original Desire is about to reach its conclusion, and it will surely be a happy ending for the millions of HTC Desire owners out there. Or at least for those in the UK.
HTC initially said it couldn’t make Gingerbread available for the Desire, then said it changed its mind, and then started posting regular updates about the update. In one such tidbit, HTC said it’s begun testing the update – which implied it was finished, or at least ‘feature complete’ as they say.
Today HTC took to Facebook yet again to bring us further good news. Apparently, the testing went well (that we assume to mean that there weren’t any major bugs, and the minor ones are in the process of being fixed), and so the update will start rolling out before the end of this month.
A more specific time frame hasn’t been given, but hey, in three weeks tops your HTC Desire will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread! Well, some devices. First of all, the update will probably come over-the-air, and as such might see a staggered release. And HTC may have it roll out on July 31. In that case, your particular Desire may have to wait for a couple of August days in order for the update to reach it.
Second, the major caveat here is that the update will probably be available for HTC Desire smartphones that were purchased SIM-free and unlocked first, with operator-branded variants to follow. Yet when those will be updated will depend more on said operators than HTC.
That said, if your Desire was bought unlocked, you should probably get the bubbly ready since Gingerbread is about to hit your year-old smartphone. Rejoice!