Official Update to 2.3/Gingerbread?


  1. Okur

    Okur New Member

    Looks like we will not get the official update :mad: Does anyone have information on this?

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  2. Raggy

    Raggy Well-Known Member

    Why not post your information about it, you must have some to make a statement like that!
  3. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Quick google hasn't found that HTC has anounced the gingerbread devices yet. I know they said they were going to do it soon, but theres nothing definitive out there yet.
  4. buddy1983

    buddy1983 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it will come, there's no reason why it wouldnt. Just be paient
  5. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member

    I have noticed that too, amongst all the hundreds of threads on various sites crying "will we/wont we?" all the time....can people NEVER be paitent?
  6. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Well-Known Member

    What about rooting using Unrevoked, and then flashing a GB ROM? If I can do it, anyone can...
  7. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member

    Please if you are going to post a scandalous statement like that back it up with the source that you found it :eek:

    I've got pretty much every RSS and news feed possible on my news reader and nothing has been announced yet.

    As has been said above if they don't and you want it look into rooting and running GingerVillan or Oxygen until CM7 is released.

    Have downloaded the latest Cyanogen nightly and going to try that today as from reading the comments on XDA it looks pretty stable already. Am still on DeFroST 6.1a at the moment and have just wiped and reinstalled again and not installed any Kernals or OC'd and running so much smoother and faster than when I had it OC'd and the best its done since I got it.
  8. RedBob62

    RedBob62 Well-Known Member

    Unsubstantiated anti-desire statement from a nubee, do I detect an attempted destabilizing thread from the dark forces of iPhone or am I just being paranoid? ;)
  9. darthlinux

    darthlinux Well-Known Member

    I haven't long got 2.2 on my Desire so I am sure I don't mind waiting for 2.3, 2.2 is great for me and still loving my Desire.
  10. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Well-Known Member

    Come on, let's hear why you say that! What's your source?
  11. joebloggscity

    joebloggscity Active Member

    If HTC do not provide the regular updates to this phone (in timely fashion) there is no way I will ever buy a HTC android phone again. I really like this phone but lack of support will put me off upgrading. I already can't stand the HTC sync software, although very much like the HTC Sense system. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks this.
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    You'll find most manufacturer's will not support their phones with new updates forever. Also, it takes time to go through Quality testing etc.

    HTC have to add their user interface to Android so it takes a bit longer. Then further delays on branded versions, as the carrier has to test also.
  13. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member

    to be fair, they actually ARE still supporting the desire....we've had the 2.2 froyo update, then a few others on top of that to fix certain bugs..

    we cant ALWAYS expect to get a truly NEW update on everything...thats just selfish really, given that 2.3 doesnt REALLY give that much on top of Froyo compared to what Froyo did from Cupcake...

    if you also look they are also spreading themselves on bringing 2.2 to alot of the other HTC handsets as well...little hard to focus on ONE phone when they have a large selection to update..
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer


    haha. Well no, considering 2.3 (Gingerbread) is only one version up from 2.2 (froyo), but 2.2 is 3/4*** versions up from 1.5 (cupcake) ;)

    Not sure 1.6 Donut added a great deal to Cupcake, but 2.0 / 2.1 Eclaire added quite a lot to Donut


    *** depending on how you class the 2.0 Eclair and 2.1 Eclair versions
  15. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member

    whoops...my bad...I thought 2.1 was cupcake no eclair....Im sorry but as sweet tasting as the updates sound...its bloody confusing haha...

    what I MEANT to say is 2.2 added quite alot over say 2.1 but 2.3 doesnt seem to have added a VAST amount on top of 2.2..

    what I cant wait is when 3.0 is just bout to be released and everyone starts crying "when will HTC update us to 3.0"....given that we know its only for the SUPER high end adroid phones and the tablets due to the high resolution...I think its safe to say we WONT see it...

    Besides cant people just be paitent....the Desire HD and Z havent even got 2.3 yet..nothing has been said bout ANYTHING updating officially...cant people JUST be happy with what they have...
  16. LECTER

    LECTER Well-Known Member

    I'm getting sick and tired of these threads!! :mad:

    Mods should just lock and or delete them!

    Only uses bandwidth.
  17. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer


    true. Theres always the dev community after support is ceased. HTC hero was given one last push to 2.1 Eclair, before end of line. My fiance is rocking froyo though. yeah sure, no HTC sense but after a while, people get bored of it. Yeah Android is cusomisable, but HTC sense as a UI is not that customisable, compared to the likes of Launcherpro.
  18. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member

    I thought there now WAS a 2.2 update OFFICIALLY for the Hero now? I know the legend was now officially 2.2..

    and hell yea launcher pro NEVER stops being customisable..lol
  19. turbohobbit

    turbohobbit Well-Known Member

    In fairness to the phone manufacturers, HTC or otherwise, I'm not sure why so many people think it's their God-given right to receive updates ad nausiam. I think it's fair to suggest that, given the speed at which the technology is moving now, any given model has a life of somewhere in the region of 18 months (give or take a bit). That's not to say that after 18 months the unit wil give up the ghost and die - it may go on for years and years - but it will most likely be superceded by better technology and higher spec phones as standard after this time. I understand that if you buy a new / top of the range model you expect a) to receive support for at least 18 months and b) to receive at least the next itteration of any OS (if not the next two) but to expect more than that is just rubbish. You wouldn't buy a PC and expect it to be able to run the latest version of Windows in 10 years time, so why would you expect the same of a smartphone? I would also remind folks that Microsoft charges you when you want to go from XP to Vista or Vista to Window 7. Android doesn't charge you for such upgrades.

    Considering the Desire, when it was released I think it was running 2.1. In the last year it has received 2.2 and there is still no reason to believe that it shouldn't receive 2.3 - you already can if you root. Any more than that from HTC and you're into bonus time.
  20. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    No, The Legend is the repalcementfor the Hero. Official upgrade was to 2.1

    I believe there are a few 2.2 legend ports to the hero (custom) but nothing fully working with sense
  21. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member

    ah right....well still the 'latest' crop of android sets are 2.2.....Nexus, Legend, Desire, Wildfire....yup even the lil brother of the desire is 2.2 now....though..to be fair given the LOOK of the wildfire I'd say its more baby brother of the nexus NOT desire..
  22. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Same sort of buttons, unlike the physical of the Desire, yup. It looks quite nice the WF. Shame about that screen and CPU though
  23. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Well-Known Member

    yea but you gotta remember not everyone can afford a desire....so HTC have to compete with the cheaper end of the market too...and to be fair...the only other REAL trouble maker in the cheap end is the orange san fransisco....once its rooted and custom rom'ed of course lol

    but yea screen and cpu are a let down but thanks to the 2.2 update it does run faster and its just a nice lil phone..my other half has it, and while she DOES love the screen on my desire she does like her lil wildfire..
  24. czechplastik

    czechplastik Well-Known Member

    The problem is when MF's like HTC start adding things like sense to the software. Add to this what the service providers add in too there is too much work involved in updating the devices. After a certain period of time it just isn't worth it.

    That's why I went 'pure Google' with the Nexus S. Updates direct and quickly. I'll always have the updates first and don't need to wait for HTC, Samsung, O2 or Orange to fiddle with it first.

    Vanilla Android makes a lot of 'sense'.
  25. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Yeah. Cast your mind back to last may on the o2 forums - desire thread
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