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UPGRADE: HTC takes the Desire HD from the List of ICS upgrades - confirms Jelly Bean for some One Devices
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 23.07.12 - 11:35:54 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 14157x
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The bad news came last weekend! After HTC told The Verge, that some HTC One-series devices will receive Android 4.1/Jelly Bean, something most of us expected, HTC also updated its list of devices which are expected to receive Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich and it axed the upgrade for the HTC Desire HD! While HTC's Jeff Gordon said that "at this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean", Gordon has neither mentioned the HTC One V nor the HTC Desire C. And while we are talking about the Desire-series, something seems to went wrong since HTC is now saying that it "determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD".

As a matter of fact, HTC is the opinion, that Android 2.3/Gingerbread is the best option for Desire HD users: "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."

HTC's decision is somewhat weird and hardly acceptable since the HTC Desire C isn't anything better spec'd but comes with Android 4.0 and the stripped-down version of HTC Sense 4; something the Desire HD should be good enough to also run. On the bright side, the HTC Desire S is still on HTC's list of devices which is expected to receive the upgrade anytime soon (the initial timing said anytime between June to July).

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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Posted by StoneST on 23.07.12 - 12:01:47

Not happy, think HTC have had its day. Wont be getting another HTC phone if they can't keep phones up to date.

Posted by John on 24.07.12 - 00:02:09

Shame on you HTC. You will never sell me or anyone I know a phone. I will dedicate all my spare time to making sure this decision comes back to bite you.

Posted by Anonymous on 24.07.12 - 18:20:43

Well, at least HTC took into consideration our user experience with ICS on HD.

Posted by Scotland on 24.07.12 - 21:30:07

HI HTC,

You guys promised that the DHD will get a 4.0 update and now you guys are canceling it.
I have two DHD I'm using.
I was looking forward to the upgrade for a long time.
This phone was one of the Icon phones and still among the top one around.
Well, guess what I'm moving to Galaxy S3 now.

Cheers.
Not Happy!

Posted by Tino on 25.07.12 - 01:31:25

HTC realy sucks this time....i was right to buy Samsung galaxy s2 but i was buy dhd...wrong for me i will never take any htc phone in my hand !shameon you

Posted by Postman on 25.07.12 - 04:30:56

Bye Bye HTC. You are rubbish. Time to buy SAMSUNG GALAXY SIII.

Posted by desire hd user on 28.07.12 - 20:27:44

the htc should provide other upgrade method like download ROM without OTA update...
not to cancel the update ...

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