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HTC Desire 2.3 Gingerbread Update this month

July 11, 2011

After a bit of a holiday in the US of A I’m back in England and ready to get back to work 🙂

HTC were umming and ahhing about the Gingerbread update for the original Desire due to limits with the internal memory etc but then caved into the pressure of Desire owners and said they would indeed get the Gingerbread update sent out to the handset’s owners.

HTC have now confirmed the update will be rolled out this month. Obviously operator updates will follow shortly after but it’s great news for the public.

The Inquirer have just posted this on the story:

TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has confirmed that the rollout of Android 2.3 Gingerbread to its Desire handset will begin by the end of the month.

It’s been a rocky road but HTC has finally given Desire owners a set forecast for the software upgrade. The news comes as a big relief to customers who are eagerly awaiting the newer version of the operating system.

As usual HTC used its Facebook page to make the announcement and said, “Hi everyone. As some of you have seen already, we have more news about our build of Gingerbread for Desire. Our testing has gone well so we will begin rolling out the update by the end of July. Thank you again for your support.”

HTC first announced the update back in February but then changed its mind because of the memory limitations of the phone. Desire owners were understandably unhappy about the U-turn and a day later HTC caved in to the demand.

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HTC Desire running Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 rom (HD)

March 15, 2011

Hi all, have just uploaded a new video going through some of the features and improvements on Gingerbread which I have running on my HTC Desire. Take a look below and let me know what you think!

Click here for the full-HD version: HTC Desire running Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 rom (HD)

HTC confirm Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire

February 28, 2011

Android Robot and GingerbreadHTC announced today that the HTC Desire along with the Google Nexus One, Desire HD, Desire Z and the new Nexus S – good news especially for Nexus S owners who have purchased a brand new phone with an out-of-date operating system.

So what new things can we expect from this 2.3 update? Apart from the usual speed and interface improvements, Google are promising NFC (near field communication) – useless here in the UK because we don’t have any NFC systems yet. SIP is also a new feature which is something I miss from my Nokia N95. Having a SIP account allows you to use WiFi to make cheap/often free phone calls to other people.

Battery life improvements, improved multi-tasking and memory management are just some of the other things you can expect when the update is released during Q2 of this year.

Bring it on! 🙂

HTC Desire 2 shots leaked – front camera, Gingerbread 2.3.1 and 3 mics!

February 6, 2011

Wow, not a year since the HTC Desire was launched in the UK and shots of it’s successor are already floating around the net.

PocketNow.com reported earlier this morning that the phone actually has 3 mics as well – probably for noise cancellation which the original Desire didn’t get (although the Nexus One did). This was one of the things that kept the price down.

The Desire 2 has a front facing camera and a super AMOLED capacitive touch screen. It also seems the hardware buttons we’ve been used to on the bottom of the phone have been removed in favour of touch-screen ones. Is this a good thing or bad? Reports from Nexus One users originally were that they weren’t very responsive. Hopefully HTC have tweaked things a bit but I think I prefer something I can actually press. Expect it to run the latest Android Gingerbread operating system 2.3.1.

No other details yet but expect an announcement at the 2011 Mobile World Congress the week after next. In the mean time, feast your eyes on these:

 

HTC Desire 2 Saga

HTC Desire 2 Saga 2

Gingerbread man shows up outside Google HQ

October 26, 2010

A bit of fun for your Tuesday afternoon: The giant gingerbread man from Shrek 2 & 3 appeared on the front lawn of Google HQ in America a few days back to show off the upcoming 2.3 “Gingerbread” update for Android devices. OK so it wasn’t actually Mongo from Shrek but it sure does look like him!

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