HTC: Desire Gingerbread update in "testing"

HTC has just provided the maddening crowds with a small update on the progress of its Android 2.3 update for the original HTC Desire, telling its Facebook friends that the update is currently in testing – and the company is in the QA bug-testing phase.

There’s not much more to the latest statement than that, with the company mainly reiterating the previous events. But here it is anyway:

Hi all- We’re excited to share that we are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week. When we have an update on availability we’ll post another announcement. Thanks for your patience.

We hope that’s an ironic “thanks” for the patience.

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People are going to be so slightly disappointed when the Desire 2.3 update arrives and… nothing’s really any different.

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  1. But but but .. it’ll make my iphone friends happy for me knowing i’ll have the “latest features” ! I get to have a front facing camera, NFC support and dual core possibilities! maybe even a new keyboard!

    Whilst it’s nice that android and iOS platform updates are done quite differently it seems that this is an almost pointless update for the desire. Other than the low-level tweaks for performance/battery the only thing i’m interested in is in seeing how much of sense 3.0 they can ship with it. Will they have the trace keyboard? the new lock screen? The film & book apps?

    Regardless it’s not exactly like i can’t go elsewhere for it all. Once this finally drops i’ll see if it’s got enough of a ‘fresh feel’ to stop me going cyanogen [or something else that lets me install more apps…]

  2. mintvilla

     /  June 30, 2011

    Am sure this will keep the masses happy.

  3. It’s irrelevasnt that the changes are so minor. People expect to at least get phone updates/bug fixes/security patches for at least the lifecycle of the phone (approx 2 years from initial release). If HTC don’t do this then people will think twice about buying another phone from the manufacturer again.

  4. For those that say it’s a minor update this will actually fix loads of quirks and things such as the text messaging bug which have been patched but the operators (Orange, o2 etc) havnt bothered to push out. By releasing a proper ROM for 2.3 the operators should push it out to everyone and thus fix some of the bugs.

  5. Leeboy

     /  June 30, 2011

    I expect a lot of people are expecting a massive performance leap like we had going from eclair to Froyo, which there won’t be. There are going to be a lot of disappointed people when it is finally pushed out. I’m not looking forward to the loss of the torch. :(

  6. JC

     /  June 30, 2011

    Any news on the Desire Z update? They’re going to be hard-pushed to make “before the end of June” now!

  7. TS

     /  July 2, 2011

    Hope they will at least add multiple exchange accounts support on the desire this time.

  8. Marchief

     /  July 16, 2011

    It may look like a small update on the surface but for the modding community it is huge, mainly as they have been running 2.3 from leaked versions for months now and most of the bugs and performance issues are from the leaked test versions, so everyone is keenly awaiting the nice new official release so they can play with a much more stable base rom.

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