HTC Desire

Gingerbread for HTC Desire released (for experts only, warns HTC)

Gingerbread for HTC Desire released (for experts only, warns HTC)

HTC's promised Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the original Desire has been released, though it's not the simple OTA upgrade we're now used to. Heavily modified so as to fit the memory confines of the Desire - which had originally prompted HTC to cancel the update, only changing its mind after owner outcry - the Gingerbread ROM has been stripped of several HTC apps, the official Facebook app and even all of the wallpapers beyond the default choice.

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HTC puts Gingerbread Desire update through internal testing

HTC puts Gingerbread Desire update through internal testing

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire has gone into quality assurance testing this week, ahead of its eventual release to somewhat impatient owners of the smartphone. The news was shared via HTC's Facebook page, though the company still hasn't a definitive timescale for when Desire users will be able to try it out themselves.

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HTC: We’ll drop apps to make Desire Gingerbread fit

HTC: We’ll drop apps to make Desire Gingerbread fit

HTC has confirmed that it will be dropping apps from the HTC Desire's Android 2.3 Gingerbread build, so as to fit the upgraded OS into the ROM the smartphone has available. The company frustrated and then bemused Desire owners earlier this week by first announcing that the Gingerbread update had been cancelled and then, in the face of significant backlash, reinstated again. However, it seems there are are compromises to be made if you want the latest software.

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HTC flip-flops on Desire Gingerbread update: Back on the roadmap

HTC flip-flops on Desire Gingerbread update: Back on the roadmap

HTC has reversed its position on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire, with the company now saying it will indeed be offering the new software for the smartphone. Emotions ran high yesterday when HTC announced that, contrary to original promises, Gingerbread was a no-go with the amount of memory that the Desire had to offer.

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HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread update cancelled

HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread update cancelled

HTC has confirmed that it is scrapping plans to offer an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to the HTC Desire, despite originally promising that the upgrade was a lock-in. According to the company's Facebook page, the software engineers couldn't get Gingerbread as well as "the HTC Sense experience you’ve come to expect" to play nicely in what memory the Desire had to offer.

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HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S Gingerbread update in Q2

HTC Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S Gingerbread update in Q2

HTC has confirmed its next batch of Android updates, with Android Honeycomb coming through the pipe for some of the most popular devices of the past few months. An HTC spokesperson told SlashGear that "We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2."

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HTC Desire S official

HTC Desire S official

HTC has announced the HTC Desire S, the successor to its wildly popular Desire smartphone. Set to go on sale in mid-Q2, the Desire S keeps the 1GHz processor of the original - now Qualcomm's single-core Snapdragon MSM8255 - and 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, but adopts HTC's unibody styling and gets Android 2.4 Gingerbread.

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New HTC Android phone caught in wild: HTC Desire replacement?

New HTC Android phone caught in wild: HTC Desire replacement?

One of the phones HTC is expected to unveil at Mobile World Congress next month has been spotted in the wild, with the prototype apparently snapped while its tester was flaunting it on the Taipei metro system. Engadget's tipster doesn't have a name for the device, but it matches up with previously leaked renders believed to be HTC's new range.

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HTC Desire and Legend get new color schemes

HTC Desire and Legend get new color schemes

They might not be quite as exciting as the HTC Desire Z and HTC Desire HD, but that doesn't mean the original Desire and HTC Legend have run out of appeal quite yet.  HTC has officially confirmed the brilliant white Desire spotted last month together with an ominous looking "phantom black" version of the Legend which would go very well with your Darth Vader costume.

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Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

Nexus One gets MeeGo, plus Dell Streak & HTC Desire [Video]

If you've a taste for MeeGo and a Google Nexus One lying around - or, for that matter, a Dell Streak or an HTC Desire - then you'll be pleased to hear that the open-source team over at the MeeGo Wiki are busy slapping the Intel/Nokia collaboration onto all manner of Android handsets.  As you'd hope, much of the device functionality is working, so you could feasibly have a MeeGo smartphone long before Nokia get their act together.

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HTC Desire hits U.S. Cellular today

HTC Desire hits U.S. Cellular today

It's no HTC Desire HD, but we like the original HTC Desire enough to be pleased its finally arrived on US shores thanks to U.S. Cellular.  The carrier is now offering the Android 2.1 smartphone for $199.95 after a mail-in rebate, complete with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, HTC Sense UI and 3.7-inch Super LCD display (rather than the AMOLED panels that are in such short supply).

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HTC Desire HD gets early Amazon UK listing

HTC Desire HD gets early Amazon UK listing

It's still up in the air whether HTC's press event midway through next month will be for the company's first Windows Phone 7 handset or something running Android, but with Electricpig spotting an Amazon UK listing for the HTC Desire HD we've a feeling it's the latter.  The listing - which suggests the Desire HD will be shipped from Amazon themselves, not a third-party seller - prices the smartphone at £415 but mentions no specifications.

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