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HTC Desire, Desire Z, Desire HD and Incredible S To Receive Gingerbread

Douglas Carter
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SlashGear received official confirmation from HTC that the Desire, Desire Z, Desire HD, and Incredible S would all receive an update to Android Gingerbread sometime in Q2 of this year. While the Gingerbread announcement for the Incredible S was no surprise, hearing that the original Desire getting updated was an unexpected move for many users. 

Both the Desire Z and Desire HD were launched with Android 2.2 and have seen no Android update since then. It would've been very strange for HTC to not give those two phones at least one Android, so the announcement of Gingerbread for these two devices was, at minimum, likely to happen.

The Desire's update is the most surprising of the bunch, but on the other hand, it shouldn't really come as any surprise at all. There were concerns that the announcement of the Desire S at MWC was an indicator that the Desire (which has originally been launched on Android 2.1) would not get another update past Adnroid 2.2

However, the Nexus One, which started receiving the Gingerbread update several days ago, has nearly the same internals as the Desire. It stands to reason that the Desire could run Android Gingerbread just fine, and thankfully, HTC seems to agree.

No word yet on a Gingerbread update for the EVO 4G or Droid Incredible, but there is still a possibility that the devices will get updated. Unfortunately, there seems to be a growing trend of most Android handsets receiving only one official Android update, if that.

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  • Harshad Feb 28, 2011 Link

    Awesome! I have a HTC Desire and I am looking forward to the update!

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  • Douglas Carter Feb 28, 2011 Link

    Well, the update might get released by HTC by Q2, but the final decision of whether or not the update makes it to your phone rests in the hands of your carrier. This is the same problem that people were having back with the FroYo update. The telecoms will alter the update and stick their own apps into the update, making it take longer than the originally announced time.

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  • davidchai May 21, 2011 Link

    my phone HTC incredible s android 2.2 and i want upgrade to 2.3 gingerbread untill now i not get updates massage.i very disappoint HTC product take so long to upgrade their product software.when it can upgrade in malaysia.ASAp....

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  • davidchai May 31, 2011 Link

    My HTC incredible s recevied updates 2.3.3 and software number 2.12.707.5 it is new updates ? I not found any suspried on the phone.Does anyone can let me know after updates phone have any suspried?

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