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HTC Desire Won’t Be Getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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In some horrible news for HTC Desire owners, HTC has posted on its Facebook page and has indicated that the HTC Desire will not be getting a bump up to Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is sure to be a huge blow for those that had been waiting patiently for it to arrive.

HTC DesireThe reason for the issue? It looks like it’s the HTC Desire’s lack of on board memory that is to blame. Here is HTC’s full explanation as to why the Desire will never taste Gingerbread:

Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.

While it’s nice of them to be up front, it’s not going to be music to owners ears and we get the feeling that HTC Sense probably made more than a few enemies today. So, if you own an HTC Desire, it’s probably time to look into rooting and custom ROMs as that will be the only way you’ll be able to get Gingerbread on your phone in the future.

Huge bummer but at least owners have alternatives.

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