In the midst of complaints from owners and uncertainty surrounding the HTC ThunderBolt ICS update, HTC has explained why it cancelled the HTC Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich update.
The company explains that the reason why it wasn’t able to push the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was because of the way the device’s hard drive is partitioned. With Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich being as big as it is, HTC says that it would require users to re-partition their hard drives which would then overwrite user data upon installation.
So while more advanced users could probably get the update up and running, HTC says that the average user would not and that it didn’t want to compromise the experience for them with a shoddy update.
The company says that even after installing the update , the software performed poorly during testing.
So the partition issues coupled with poor performance led to the cancellation of the HTC Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich update, something that HTC clearly feels bad about. It has apologized to Desire HD owners as it originally promised to release the update.
Despite the issues with the HTC Desire HD, the company has not yet cancelled the HTC ThunderBolt Ice Cream Sandwich update. The HTC ThunderBolt share similar specifications so it’s unclear if the device will perform any better on Verizon’s variant of the HTC Desire HD.
We’ve heard that we might find out next week but as of yet, HTC has been silent.