HTC: "Select apps" will be removed to fit Android 2.3 on HTC Desire

We now have a touch more information from HTC regarding the will they (yes!) won’t they (no!) situation concerning the “Gingerbread” Android 2.3 update for the old HTC Desire. It is still happening, at time of writing, with HTC saying its engineers will be removing a few apps from its version of the OS to help it fit on the phone.

Here’s the latest from HTC:

To resolve Desire’s memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release. Look for status updates starting next week. We apologize for any confusion.

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Wonder what’s likely to get the chop? We’ve noticed HTC removing some pre-loaded apps from its 2011 phones anyway, dumping previously core HTC Sense features and making them optional downloadable extras through HTC Hub – so it shouldn’t be much of an deal-breaker. You just might have to choose between having a clock or a Twitter client.

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  1. It’s a shame that the internal memory on the Desire is so restrictive. I think the phone is awesome, but in the last few months have found that sometimes to install new apps, am having to get rid of existing apps.. Also if updating a number of applications at the same time, will often receive the “Low Storage Space” warning.. Have installed as many apps onto the SD card as is possible, but some just need to be running on the phone’s internal memory. The 2.3 upgrade *could* make this situation worse. HTC should look at providing Samsung levels of internal storage really.

  2. sansenoy

     /  June 16, 2011

    Just pathetic, I’ve used one since launch, and it never felt like a top-shelf device… I like it in general, but the phone is just loaded with second-rate components, from the old, laggy Synaptics touch sensor, low quality glass panel, crappy camera, bad lock button (instant power-on, drives me nuts) and then this. How did we get so crazy about???

  3. Stephen

     /  June 16, 2011

    So you loved it sansenoy? ;)

  4. Leeboy

     /  June 16, 2011

    Hope they leave out friendstream, waste of space. IMO. Never updates properly or just updates when it feels like it.

  5. Rik Hemsley

     /  June 16, 2011

    Everyone uses Amazon mp3 right?

  6. Gerard

     /  June 16, 2011

    I have used a couple of memory management apps and never had a problem with low memory. Try App2SD Pro, DiskUsage and History Eraser

    • Nizzy

       /  June 16, 2011

      with facebook flash maps gmail and market taking 30% of the internal memory i have my doubts you never had problems with space. Or maybe you’re one of those who don’t have fb/flash installed….

      • Gerard

         /  June 16, 2011

        Yep do not have facebook installed as I think it poor. I use tweetdeck instead for updates. I use flash, maps and gmail. I also use swype which is on the internal memory. I should correct myself i let things go and did have a problem with memory but did a factory reset, and then used the memory management tools. I manage to maintain ~45 mb.

  7. Stephen

     /  June 16, 2011

    Or maybe they were just going to miss the “end of June” target and needed an excuse to get a few more weeks ;)

  8. There might be one ‘good’ thing about the restrictive memory – the carriers may not be able to populate our phones with absolute undeletable crap – otherwise the phone will not work!!!

  9. jbt

     /  June 24, 2011

    I’m guessing my patience is just a few weeks away from switching to custom ROM giving me Gingerbread and Sense and so much more…making de desire again a lovable gadget….

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