All you HTC Desire HD owners out there! Time for all of you to be officially disappointed. HTC has announced that its erstwhile flagship Android handset, the Desire HD would not be seeing an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This is in contrast to the company’s own revelation in May that it indeed is working on an update.
In a statement given to The Inquirer HTC has officially said that the revelations back in May were just rumors and that extensive testing using the Desire HD has revealed that the current latest version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread – with the HTC Sense UI provides the best experience for the end user on this phone.
“When we consider new versions of software, we weigh a number of factors, but ultimately the customer experience on the product is the deciding factor. We apologize for any confusion this change may have caused our customers.” – The official statement reads.
While users have the choice to opt for custom ROM’s that would give them the feel on Android 4.0 on the Desire HD – having an official update is a different thing altogether.
Also, the fact that many other manufacturers have been able to port Android 4.0 on handsets that have lower specifications and overall processing power than the Desire HD, would certainly anger HTC Desire users out there. Time for all you folks to arm up against HTC and sign some online petitions!
In other news, HTC has added that its new high end Android handsets from the One Series would be getting the Android 4.1 update in the weeks to come.