In another not-so-surprising piece of news today, HTC UK on it’s Facebook fanpage announced that the original Desire would not be updated to Gingerbread. At all. The reason being given here is ‘memory constraints’. Wait, below is the full text from their fanpage –
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.
It is not so surprising after all, to be very honest. The Desire is already well more than a year old. While it was launched with Eclair, it got the Froyo update. And there’s not a big difference between Froyo and Gingerbread in terms of functionality. Also, because HTC’s Sense UI is slapped on their Androids, the developers may sure have had to scratch their heads to balance the features, performance and the likes.
Also, Sense UI is probably liked by most of the users out there, like I do, too. So yeah, you may not like it if HTC somehow pushed out the update and made the experience shabby.
Either ways, you can slap CyanogenMod, like any other day. Go ahead with it, maybe?