HTC Desire Gingerbread update coming soon says HTC

HTC say Desire Gingerbread update is in testing

HTC Desire users are to receive the Android 2.3 GIngerbread update in the near future as HTC confirms the update is in testing

The HTC Desire looks set to receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in the coming weeks as HTC announces it is in the testing phase for its OS upgrade.

Making the announcement via its official Facebook page the HTC Desire Gingerbread update is edging closer to the realms of reality after the Taiwanese phone manufacturer was forced to backtrack on its insistence that the former market leading handset would not be getting the latest Android OS due to hardware limitations.

“Hi all- We're excited to share that we are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week. When we have an update on availability we'll post another announcement,” revealed the latest HTC Facebook posting.

Having declared earlier this month that “there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire,” HTC was forced into a U-turn by a strong consumer reaction, less that 24 hours later releasing a statement that read: "Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire."

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