HTC: "Some phones" will get Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

In a rather vague statement issued to Techradar earlier today, HTC confirmed that some of its current range of Android phones WILL eventually see an update to the new Android 2.3 – but it didn’t say which models.

Surely everything currently upgraded to Android 2.2 ought to be powerful enough, though. Here’s the quote from HTC regarding its status when it comes to the “Gingerbread” 2.3 update:

“We are excited about the OS update coming for Android, and while HTC will definitely have some phones running this OS, we do not have a specific timeframe for new phones or updates at this time. Please stay tuned for more details”

Good work on not being specific, HTC. Giving out dates for updates never works well.

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To be honest, we fired up Android 2.3 on the development emulator last night and were left struggling to find anything particularly new or worth getting excited about. No offense, Google, but we might just sit out your version 2.3 and wait for the next one. If it comes, it comes.

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  1. Rich

     /  December 7, 2010

    Yeah, gotta be honest, I don’t see many people being as bothered about getting this as they were with FroYo. I’m fairly sure it’ll arrive on my Vodafone Desire at some point, but I won’t be joining the crowd posting irate messages on Vodafone’s forums like last time

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  2. Most of the essential stuff is in 2.2.

    Install to SD
    JIT
    Hotspot

    I’m well happy with my HTC Legend running Android 2.2 It’s a million times better than any Apple product, and cheaper too.

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  3. Anonymous

     /  December 7, 2010

    I actually regret updating my Orange Desire to Froyo! they disabled the internet sharing capability which i used on a daily basis!

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    • Wifi Hotspot and USB tethering can be enabled by following these instructions:

      * note this only works for branded Desires on Orange.

      Menu/settings/Wireless&Networks/Mobile networks/Access Point Names

      You should see the following three APNs;

      Orange Internet
      Consumer Broadband
      Orange MMS

      Select Consumer Broadband

      CHANGE the APN from consumerbroadband to orangeinternet

      CHANGE the Username from to Orange

      CHANGE the password from to Multimedia

      Make sure you use the capital first letters exactly as I’ve typed them there.

      Authentication type should be set to CHAP.

      Press your Menu button, tap “Save”

      after this both wifi hotspot and usb tethering should work.

      Hope it helps.

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  4. it looks like a lot of it is developer centric, so by the time there is a big impact on the available software, HTC will have probably got around to getting it on the Desire. No hurry here.

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  5. does it have those supports of android 2.2?? example does it have wifi hotspot?

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