Desire and Gingerbread Update

by Volker Weber

In case you ever wondered why I recommended the Nexus One instead of the HTC Desire:

Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you've come to expect from our phones. However, we're sorry to announce that we've been forced to accept there isn't enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We're sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.

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Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire.

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Much as I am an Android fan right there is one of it's biggest issues - get rid of HTC Sense, and Motorolas Moto-Blur, all the rest and just get the latest version out to people

Mitch Cohen, 2011-06-15

Vor 21 Minuten:
"Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire." im selben Facebook Dingens ...

Sebastian Herp, 2011-06-15

Nexus One isn't Nexus One. If you were so stupid (like me) to buy one from Vodafone you still have to wait for an update. I have no idea what Vodafone did to this "unbranded" phone and why they can't simply allow the original Google-update.

Volker Berding, 2011-06-15

Rule of thumb: don't buy anything from Vodafone.

Volker Weber, 2011-06-15

Thanks for the advice - that surely will never happen again ...

Volker Berding, 2011-06-15

Too late for your desire. But Vodafone cripples everything, even the iPhone. Locked at Vodafone. Unlocked at Apple and O2.

Volker Weber, 2011-06-15

HTC sagt nun, das Gingerbread doch kommt.

martin weber, 2011-06-15

Steht oben unter "Update". Sebastian Herp hat mich darauf hingewiesen.

Volker Weber, 2011-06-15

Ich finde allerdings, dass HTC Sense und Samsung Touch Wiz das Android-System durchaus beträchtlich verbessern. Frage it, warum kann man das System nicht so aufbauen, dass Updates einzelner Systemkomponenten einfach so aufgespielt werden können?

Christian Just, 2011-06-15

@Christian: das ist im Prinzip schon so gemacht, wenn Du mal einen Blick in das Forum XDA Developers wirfst, kannst Du das auch sehen bzw. selber ausprobieren (verschiedene ROM Köche haben Gingerbread & Sense schon für Desire und HD2 u.a. zusammengebacken, mit allerdings noch vorhandenen Problemchen). Größtes Problem von Sense ist der immense Speicherverbrauch durch die ganzen Widgets, Gimmicks u.a. - steht auch weiter oben. Da muß dann getrickst werden, entweder Speicherkarte als Hauptspeicher mitnutzen oder Funktionen abspecken.

Axel Koerv, 2011-06-15

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