Android 2.3 won’t be coming to the HTC Wildfire in the foreseeable future and could be ruled out altogether, a Tweet from a UK network suggests.
Over the next few weeks some of the best-selling high-end Android phones (think: the HTC Desire range and the Galaxy S) on select carriers are due for an update to the latest version of Google’s platform.
However, owners of the lower-specc’d HTC Wildfire are likely to be left out of the party, according to a Twitter update from 3.
In response to a query from a follower, 3 stated: “It currently doesn't look like Wildfire will be getting Gingerbread I'm afraid.”
If HTC opts not to upgrade the Froyo-powered Wildfire, it would mean users miss out on a revamped virtual keyboard, plus some UI tweaks.
However, if you've got a Wildfire it might not be time to abandon hope completely.
Back in December last year, HTC surprised everyone when it pushed out an update to the original value priced Android phone, the Magic – despite the fact that the ageing smartie first landed way back in February 2008.
Meanwhile, Sony Ericsson (SE) Xperia X10 owners had been told they were stuck on the creaky 2.1 version of the software in perpetuity. But one vociferous user campaign later, SE changed its tune and will now be pushing out Gingerbread to the phone later this year.