Telstra is bringing Android 2.3 Gingerbread to the HTC Desire, which is probably going to be as loved as when Gingerbread was announced for Sony Xperia X10 users. For Telstra to get this upgrade out to the Desire however, it’s going to require the loss of something else native to the HTC Desire among many other HTC devices…HTC Sense UI.
As Telstra explains briefly, due to the memory requirements of Gingerbread, and the limited memory available on the HTC Desire, the Sense UI will need to go to make room. Very well done Telstra! I’m not sure I know anyone with an HTC Desire that would rather keep Sense UI over getting a Gingerbread update, so the choice is a logical one. Let’s hope that other carriers worldwide see this as a great alternative, not only for the Desire, but for any Android device needing an upgrade that may have ‘limited’ resources.