HTC Desire HD Not Getting an ICS Update After All

After all the confusion on whether the HTC Desire HD will be getting an update to Android 4.0 or not, we finally have a solid answer from HTC. It’s now official that the HTC Desire HD will not be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The manufacturer has said that the HTC Desire has the best software experience possible for it’s current hardware on Android 2.3. Here’s the companies full statement:

“After extensive testing, HTC has 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.”

If you’re wanting to try and get Ice Cream Sandwich for the Desire HD, owners will need to rely on the custom ROM community. If you’re willing to root your device, the community has already put together several unofficial 4.0 ROMs.

source: Android Central


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  • RTWright

    This is the exact reason I’m going with Samsung for my next device. HTC continues to back out of upgrades to newer Android OS every time and they do it to phones we know can handle it. They’re just too damn lazy to make Sense lighter, their Launcher ( Sense ) is the most overly bloated one on any device. They need to learn simplification is better than Bloated Glamour any day.

  • Mugembo

    I will never buy a HTC product again, always having syncing issues and syncing takes far too long vs. other Android handests and Apple iPhone. This lack of support for customers purchasing flagship handests is unacceptable in this day and age when you are spending £600-700. Discgraceful!