Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Confirmed For HTC Desire HD & HTC Desire Z

HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread UpdatesHTC have today confirmed that the Desire range of Android smartphones will receive the Android 2.3 gingerbread update, but it could take a while.

Speaking with CNET UK, a HTC representative revealed that the Gingerbread update would be released a few months after the launch of the HTC Desire S handset.

According to HTC, the current Desire range won’t receive the 2.3 update all at the same time, with the Desire HD and Desire Z more likely to receive the update first followed later by the original Desire handset.

HTC Desire HD & HTC Desire Z Gingerbread Update Release Date

The HTC Desire S is currently scheduled for release in the UK in late May or June, so according to this new information, current Desire owners could see the 2.3 update roll-out in August or September.

The Desire HD and Desire Z are currently up to Android 2.2 Froyo, with the origianl Desire handset shipping with Android 2.1 Eclair, although many UK networks have already pushed out updates for Android 2.2 Froyo.

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  1. ANDy ROID says:

    why does it take so long to push this update through?? Ice Cream 2.4 will be launched in the summer, yet myself (desire HD user) and many other will be waiting til August/September for 2.3??
    i was expecting 2.3 November 2010 and so were many others.. is this a case of HTC holding it back to sell handsets that are no better spec than previous models but offer the latest Android O/S?? i suspect it is.. shame on you HTC!


    • adminmb says:

      I gave up waiting for the official updates a long time ago, have you considered rooting and installing Cyanogenmod?

      I’ve been running Cyanogenmod since the first G1 Android phone and have more recently installed the software on my HTC Desire, obviously its not as straight forward as installing the OTA updates. But if you read the instructions carefully and follow the necessary steps you should be fine.

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