HTC promised an upgrade to OS 2.3 Gingerbread for Desire owners “by the end of July”, a day late but it’s been fulfilled as it’s started to roll out only in the UK. There are some other concerns with this anticipated update too. HTC originally stated that the Desire would not be upgraded to 2.3 due to a memory issue, then users responded and HTC joyfully said they’ll make a modified update that will “cut select apps from the release”. Well, today on Facebook HTC noted that “This update is only recommended for expert users who want to experience Android 2.3 and understand the limitations which apply to this update to the HTC Desire”… here they are:
– All customizations, including operator applications, will be removed
– Several HTC applications will be removed and placed online on the HTC Developer website
– The official Facebook application will be removed and is downloadable on the Android Market.
– All wallpapers, except the default wallpaper, will be removed and placed online on the HTC Developer website
In addition, this update is not yet available to all Desire owners, Canada, United States, Germany, South Korea and Japan have been excluded with no word on when we can expect it to come through. In a somewhat hands-off approach HTC also said they are not responsible for anything that happens to your Desire if/when you upgrade: “This Rom update is for development only and not for general public use. Upgrades to non-authorized phones may result in loss of functionality. In addition certain functions may no longer be usable after re-flashing the ROM, including but not limited to MMS and SMS and HTC also disclaims liability for any unusable functions. HTC disclaims liability for the loss and/or leakage of any personal data resulting from the re-flashing of the ROM.”