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Android 2.3 Gingerbread coming to HTC Desire, backtracks phone maker

Android 2.3 Gingerbread coming to HTC Desire, backtracks phone maker

HTC will make the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update available for the HTC Desire after all, having previously ruled out an OS bump for the handset.

Yesterday’s announcement that HTC was abandoning its planned upgrade due to compatibility problems with the company’s Sense custom skin sparked a slew of angry messages from disappointed owners.

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And we’re assuming the extent of the outcry that’s engendered a change of heart down at HTC, which has now confirmed via Facebook that "contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire."

Alas, that’s all that’s been said on the matter. There’s no indication at to when Gingerbread might actually arrive or how HTC plans to address the memory problems that purportedly meant that it was unable to implement the update “without compromising the HTC Sense experience you've come to expect from our phones”.

However, one option might be to offer an amended update that cuts out some of the new functionality that Android 2.3 brings, such as the revamped virtual keyboard or enhanced copy and paste

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