Tuesday Blues: HTC Desire Not Getting Official Gingerbread

It’s a sad day for Desire users, as HTC has announced that they aren’t able to bring any Gingerbread love to their beloved Sense device. You can read a quote from HTC below, but it basically says that there’s not enough ROM on the device to hold both Gingerbread and HTC Sense efficiently. And they wonder why the majority of Android users don’t like manufacturer UIs.

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.

So, if you’re waiting for that OTA update, we’re saddened to tell you it’s not coming. But all hope is not lost. If you really want some Android 2.3 goodness on your Desire, you can root it (at your own risk) and flash one of the many custom ROMs floating around out there. You might want to give CyanogenMod a shot if you’re going down that path.

So, how many of our readers are still rocking a Desire? Upset that you’re not getting your Gingerbread update? Sound off in the comments below or on our Facebook Wall!

Source Android Police

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  1. Thermal
    June 14, 18:01 Reply

    disappointed in HTC for Desire Bravo not getting Gingerbread, all the
    time telling that it’s coming and now this??? I wont buy HTC phone
    anymore just becouse of tease like this, gonna spread the word and tell
    everyone not to buy HTC phone anymore.

  2. Mflwn
    June 14, 18:23 Reply

    i really find it surprising that this is news to people! i have tried numerous gingerbread sense roms, and they all suck large man, sooo slow. And, it doesnt actually say they wont release anything, maybe they’ll see sense (excuse the pun, amazingly, it was accidental!) and be able to put an htc gingerbread out, just without the sense rubbish.

  3. Alora
    June 14, 18:45 Reply

    How come folks at XDA can manage 2.3 + sense roms, and the official engineers can’t?

  4. camaleo
    June 14, 19:29 Reply

    a good reason to consider to boycott htc in the future, maybe the only real good choice is to get a nexus, sorry htc :(

    • Lqzak
      June 15, 09:43 Reply

      I agree, now I just have to wait for a nexus that’s worthy of buying.

  5. danded
    June 30, 10:35 Reply

    So frustrating: all the promises of upgrade paths for Android seem to go out of the window as soon as the phone manufacturers get their hands on it. This is nearly as bad as the experience with Samsung Galaxy. HTC Sense has seriously lost its shine for me – and I will bear it in mind next time I need a new phone.

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