The update’s ETA was announced by HTC UK on Facebook. It said, “Hi everyone. As some of you have seen already, we have more news about our build of Gingerbread for Desire.”
“Our testing has gone well so we will begin rolling out the update by the end of July. Thank you again for your support.”
Although great news for Desire users, you might have to wait a bit longer if you’re tied down to a contract. As we all know, updates rolled out from phone manufacturers are subject to testing by network operators.
Aside from the additional testing time, we are still unsure how the handset will handle the Gingerbread update. If your patience is running low, you can opt to make use of unofficial ROMs. However, be sure you know the consequences of doing so.
Regardless, getting Gingerbread on the HTC Desire is well worth the wait. After all, it has been a rollercoaster ride for the smartphone’s users. After being promised to get the update, then getting news that it was no longer rolling out, then getting news that it’s finally rolling out this July, they deserve getting the latest OS Google’s Android has to offer.