There was initially some confusion regarding the HTC Desire HD upgrade to Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Both HTC and TELUS – the carrier who has the device available in Canada – both stated this Android is scheduled to receive an update later this month. Then unexpectedly it was “cancelled,” then “suspended.” In an email to us yesterday TELUS noted that “the decision to suspend the software for this device was made by HTC, not TELUS,” and that “if HTC should take this upgrade out of a suspended status, TELUS will follow normal process to ensure that the software is released to our customers.”
We were in contact with HTC Canada all week, but conformation tonight on the official HTC blog has pointed toward the update not happening. Here’s the official word on the HTC Desire HD upgrade to OS 4.0:
“After extensive testing, we’ve determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD. When we consider new versions of software, we weigh a number of factors, but ultimately the customer experience on the product is the deciding factor. We apologize for any confusion this change may have caused our customers.”
The Desire HD currently has Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and Sense 3.0… and looks like users will have to find other avenues to get future Android updates.