HTC Desire handset now comes with Android 2.3 as HTC and Google both decide the Gingerbread mobile operating system is most popular with customers
HTC has made the Android 2.3 update available for the HTC Desire for the first time, with owners of the former smartphone powerhouse now able to download the Gingerbread operating system (OS) for their devices.
Following a will-they-wont-they moment earlier this year that saw HTC openly declare the Desire handset would not be getting the Android 2.3 update, the Taiwanese company quickly bowed to consumer demand, backtracking on its previous statement to reveal it will offer the latest Android OS.
“Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire,” HTC declared in June before adding a month later: “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!”
Having cited sizing issues as the reason why the now aging Desire would not be getting the Android 2.3 update, HTC has had to squash the software release down with those looking to update from FroYo being warned about the possible loss of previously installed applications.