HTC U-turns over Desire Android 2.3 update
Smartphone WILL get Gingerbread after all
HTC has hastily backtracked on yesterday's announcement that Desire owners won't get Gingerbread, announcing today that the Android 2.3 update will go ahead after all.
Posting on its Facecrack page, the Taiwanese mobile giant said simply: "Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire."
Dozens of you vented your disappointment after yesterday's reports that the Desire can't handle both Gingerbread and HTC's Sense UI.
While the latest announcement clearly states customers will be able to opt for Android 2.3, there no indication yet whether this means it will come at the cost of Sense.
We've asked HTC for clarification and will let you know as soon as we hear more. ®
Re: Re: LOL
HTC said "memory". If they didn't mean Ram they should have said "storage", as you do.
Memory = Ram
Flash = storage
Not so fast
When you're talking about flash storage, it's also valid to refer to it as flash memory, since that's what we call it at the hardware level. Don't believe me - go take a look at the datasheets for pretty much any flash IC, or any IC which contains embedded flash, and tell me what word the manufacturers themselves use to describe their devices...
Granted, at the consumer level it's a bit confusing, especially after years of trying to educate the average PC user that RAM isn't the same as hard drive space, but to anyone who works with flash devices it'd be entirely understandable why HTC would have used the M word in this context.
Then again, most of us who work with the stuff regularly tend to just refer to it as "flash", which makes me wonder if the comments from HTC got a bit distorted somewhere between the engineers who came up with the original explanation and the PR bods who released it into the big wide world - I can easily imagine the conversation between someone in HTC PR and HTC Engineering:
PR: "hey Joe, in this email you sent about the Desire not running Gingerbread, why would the camera be an issue?"
PR: "yeah, you said it can't run Gingerbread because the flash isn't big enough"
Eng: "Oh... no, not that flash, the flash memory"
PR: "Ah, right, that makes more sense"
*tappity tap* press release goes out using the M word...
I disagree with Tony
Flash = memory
Because that's exactly what it is (albeit a persistent and slow version compared with RAM). The fact you want to use it for storage is irrelevant to it's classification as memory.