An OS bump to the latest version of Android for smartphones has been ruled out for the huge-selling HTC Wildfire.
UK network 3 broke the news that the Gingerbread iteration of Google’s operating system won’t be landing on HTC’s budget blower via Twitter in response to a customer enquiry.
That means that, short of a change of heart from HTC, users are stuck on Android 2.2 in perpetuity. Consequently, they’ll miss out on the tasty array of new features that the OS is set to bring to Android powered handsets, including an improved keyboard as well as enhanced copy and paste.
The carrier stated: “Wildfire will not be getting Gingerbread, but the Wildfire S that is expected to launch on Three in May will.”
News of HTC’s plans for its current-gen Wildfire comes as it prepares to launch a host of new Android powered handsets and its first-ever tablet computer in the next few months.
Along with the successor to the Wildfire, the Wildfire S, fresh handsets incoming from HTC include the Desire S and the Incredible S – a design led smartie in the mould of the ageing HTC Legend.
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