HTC has confirmed the latest version of Android for smartphones will be hitting its current-gen Desire branded handsets.
The Taiwanese phone maker officially announced its plans to push out an update to the smartphones in response to probing from Slashgear. According to the company, all three Desire handsets – that’s the original Desire, the camera-focussed HD variant and the Desire Z business blower – will get bumped up to the improved OS during the second quarter, along with the just-released Incredible S.
HTC stated: “We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2.”
Prior to now, it had been widely suspected that an update was incoming for the Desire line. However, this is the first time that HTC has given the mass of web-based conjecture its rubber stamp of approval.
The update will be the second software revamp for the Desire, which was running the 2.1 version of Android when it first hit store shelves, before being upgraded to the Froyo edition of the platform, AKA Android 2.2.
Gingerbread originally debuted way back in December 2010 with the launch of the Google Nexus S, which runs a vanilla form of the software.