No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC
We didn't put enough Ram in, admits manufacturer
HTC today told Desire smartphone users they won't be getting a Gingerbread update after all because it didn't put enough memory in its handsets. Oops.
The company made the announcement on its Facecrack page, claiming the handset lacks memory for both Gingerbread and the Sense UI.
Solution: give users the choice to upgrade to Android 2.3 at the cost of Sense.
Can't catch the Gingerbread patch
Customers who have bought the HTC Desire since it launched a year ago are beginning to vent their frustration.
"I suggest you fire all you engineers, they're all a bunch of bullocks," wrote one commenter on HTC's Facebook page. "They don't know shit. I hope you understand you just lost all the clients that were Desire owners, and remember, we were the ones that put you on top. We will unite and go buy only Samsung phones from now on."
Said another: "This is nonsense. I don't believe for a second the Desire can't handle Gingerbread. This is more about pushing new products and planned obsolence for the original Desire."
Not sure if everyone will be following these guys to the Samsung store. However, they could be right with their assertion that this will annoy some users sufficiently to switch loyalties.
What are your views? ®
All the more reason....
To root it and install whatever version of android you jolly well please.
not going anywhere
I would have been pissed off if they hadn't upgraded my 2.1 handset to 2.2 but they did. Getting 2.3 was always optimistic in my opinion. My next upgrade is planned for when 3.1 hits the phones and if I really can't put up with 2.2 until then, I'll finally get around to rooting the thing.
I don't like it when my gear becomes obsolete any more than anyone else does but that's the reality of tech. Especially when it's based on non-upgradeable hardware.
I've never had a phone that was still state-of-the-art more than a year after I bought it and I expecting Android to be some sort of magic bullet that fixed that situation just seems naive. Now if HTC released some tools to simplify the rooting process once they stopped providing updates, THAT would be a nice touch.
I thought most smartphone users...
Just bought the next greatest thing to come along....or am I thinking of Apple?
(Cue angry fanboy downvoting. Don't worry, got my tin foil hat on)
My Desire is pretty much filled, and i cant say that i have that much on it to be honest - and yes i have moved as many apps as i can onto my SD card
When i install any new ones, i get he very annoying low on disk space message
All in all, i should have waited for the HD......
Why is everything the worst thing ever?
This is a bitch though, because if there's one thing the Desire needs, with its crap battery life, it's Gingerbread. I guess now it comes down to which is more important: Sense UI or better battery life. I have the feeling my Desire users will go with battery life.