July 23, 2012

HTC Desire HD will not get an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update

HTC has officially said that the HTC Desire HD won't get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update siting user experience as the reason why it won't get the expected update. HTC said that they have factored in a lot in their decision and ultimately came to the point of user experience. As with any updates, OEMs test them to their devices and decide if it gets the update or not. Since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is a very advanced version of Android compared to 2.2 Froyo (which was the OS that the Desire HD ran when it was launched) that'd mean that the OS would then need more specs out from the hardware. HTC might not have said it explicitly but it is obvious that the user experience, if the update is pushed, will not make the phone better. Head after the break for HTC's explanation about their decision.

"After extensive testing, we’ve determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD. 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."


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