So HTC Desire will loose all support and be stuck @ 2.2?


Last Updated:

  1. darklide

    darklide Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    21
    So now with the Htc Desire HD will Htc drop all support for Android uodates and everyone will be stuck with 2.2 and will never see 3.0?
     

    Advertisement
  2. Gisbourne

    Gisbourne Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    5
    Says who? Sources??

    G
     
  3. bfksc

    bfksc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,262
    Likes Received:
    201
    I don't know just yet, but I'll post here as soon as I get back from my next board meeting at HTC.
    :D
     
  4. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    6,113
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    stop scaremongering
    considering the hardware of each phone is quite similar like the cpu/mem etc then it shouldnt be difficult if they do bring it out for the other two. its not like desire is that old either.
    HTC generally call all devices something different, these are not and have taken on the desire name like its a family so one would assume that it would be kept in line with the other two siblings

    android 3 is also for high spec devices of the next gen, not one of these devices fit into the dual 1.2ghz core catagory gingerbread recommends, infact there isnt a phone out there currently that does.

    i hate posts like this, their sole intention is to get people depressed and worried about their new phone that they cherish and love

    do yourself a favour and enjoy your phone, were one of the 1st with froyo
     
  5. zorxd

    zorxd Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think he's right. If it's not 3.0, then it will be 3.1. But support for the Desire will not be eternal.

    Take a look at their past phone, the Hero. Still on 2.1, and will never be upgraded to 2.2 (at least not officially). Even worse, it's still on 1.5 with Telus.
     
  6. darklide

    darklide Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    21
    No its that I cant get the Desire Hd so I am either looking at the Desire or the Nexus One so I was trying to see if Htc would stop supporting it.
     
  7. AaronM

    AaronM New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unlikely, we'll probably make it to 3.0 and then finish there. But lets face it, even if we do lose support, what does it matter? This is one of the best devices for unofficial support, it'll be a long time till it's outdated enough that the community can't support it.
     
  8. Hadron

    Hadron VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    17,806
    Likes Received:
    10,729
    As Rastaman says, don't worry, be happy. :)

    I don't know whether HTC will release 3.0 for the Desire, and nor does anyone else here. But spec-wise the new handsets aren't obviously more capable of such an upgrade (similar cpu, similar RAM, more ROM), so I don't see them as an issue either way. It will or it won't, and if you're sensible you buy any phone on what it can do now and take anything else as a bonus - nothing more is ever guaranteed, and there's always something new around the corner.

    Plus, the Desire is very popular in the dev community, and very similar to the Nexus. If it can run Gingerbread but HTC don't release an update, I'm confident that there will be an alternative way of getting it.
     
  9. mr.hachi

    mr.hachi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    17
    Let's worry about it when the time comes, it'll take something pretty special to beat the desire at the moment (and that includes the upcoming HD)
     
  10. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    56
    From HTC yes probably, but XDA and other communities will push 3.0 via custom ROM much like they're doing with the Desire and Nexus One right now, those are the two best phones out right now considering Android customization.
     
    araisikewai likes this.
  11. araisikewai

    araisikewai Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    1

    Thank you for making my mind up... (^^)b
     
  12. Soulforger

    Soulforger Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    2
    whoa..guys..thats a real relief..its a simple worry just same as when a kid gets new sibling and losing attention. it never feels good. :(
    anyway a nice and big community there to support is always encouraging:)
     
  13. tbl

    tbl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    5
    3.0 is intended to be more tablet based, so I'm unsure if it will even be released to the smartphone form factor.

    The fact of the matter is that even the new Desire HD and Z run 2.2 albeit with a modified Sense.

    Like it or lump it, HTC are in the market to sell new hardware (as are the network operators as new hardware = new contract take up), and whilst it is frustrating for owners of previous iteration hardware - there is no devine right to the latest version of software.

    It only seems to be smartphones where this line of thinking comes into play. Nobody expects a free version of Windows of OS X when the latest version comes out - so I'm unsure where we all get our psyche on this one (and I'm just as bad!!)
     
  14. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    24
    people are talking about the HD like it is a replacement for the Desire. I think the Desire will co-exist with the HD and Z for sometime to come. The HD is is just too big to appeal to everyone. The technology jump from Desire to HD or Z is tiny compared to that from say the Hero to the Desire. So I suspect in cell phone terms the Desire will be quite a long lived device and will get HTCSense.com support. Since the primary purpose of that service is to create brand loyalty getting it on your current biggest seller (in Europe) before the owners are due an upgrade must surely be a priority.
     
  15. bonerp

    bonerp Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    135
    theres not a huge difference between the phones so you'll hardly be left behind. I'd bet HTCsense will upgrade to desire. like some have said the HD will be just too big for some. I'm getting it as I have poor vision right now and fat fingers! Hopefully it will be slightly more comfortable to use. I am impressed with HTC/Androids updates since having the desire in March. Can't imagine it will be left behind. 2.2 is pretty complete anyway. Just need more apps to sit on SD. Thats the biggest issue at the mo
     
  16. Jason71

    Jason71 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    24
    windows is not a free open source OS. Asking the hardware manufacture to do a relatively small amount of work to provide this free software does not seem unreasonable. but different manufactures will take different approaches.
    Samsung I suspect will upgrade only current android models and continue to drop support like a shot when a device is replaced.
    HTC have to this point continued to support devices for longer presumably in an attempt to generate customer satisfaction. I assume the logic is if you support your products people may not upgrade quite as often but when they do it will be to another one of your products! Since most people upgrade when their contract expires not when a new device comes out keeping existing customers as happy as is easily possible for 18 months to 2 years seems like a good plan to me.
     
  17. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,925
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    I think we would be extremely lucky if the desire goes above 2.2, but with the popularity of the phone and the fact that Android is open source, I know there will be custom ROMS based on AOSP for some versions to come.

    Just like the Hero, I put a 2.2 AOSP rom on it last weekend, it was great.
     
  18. markjwilson

    markjwilson Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    2
    I find this thread very interesting, when did keeping old phones suddenly become important.

    I always remember changeing my phone every year to 18 months just to keep up with the latest and greatest. But now people want to hang on to their old tech. i don't understand.

    Personally i don't care if the desire does not get beyond Froyo cause i'm due to be changeing my handset in another 6 months so my beloved Desire will go in the bin and i will get the next phone that i will soon fall in love with.
     
    Lord Mogroth likes this.
  19. Lord Mogroth

    Lord Mogroth Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0

    My thoughts exactly, by the time this is an issue im sure most of us wont care and will have moved onwards and upwards. :)

    Not very good for the environment though.
     
  20. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,925
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    Yeah but contracts seem to be getting less and less value for money, especially on o2. sometimes if you want to keep a decent network that works for you, you have to sacrifice a little on the handset side.

    I'm sure I will want an upgrade when due though. I know this much, I'll definitely be staying with Android and HTC custom roms have alwys been good, so probably will stick with that too.
     
  21. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    56
    This doesn't make sense to me either, seems the life span of phones in the past couple years is just barely 6 months, that goes for RIM and Motorola especially but everyone else are slowly catching on. My two Motorolas are already put off by Motorola because I'm not American, Motorola doesn't give a damn about non American consumers.

    And danfrance, Telus up here in Canada has ALOT of unhappy contracted customers, they push us to sign with them and then we're getting dick all after signing for 3 years (while everyone else has 2 years max) and Telus reps/L&R treats you like shit but when you're a month-by-month customer it's a whole different story.
     
  22. ThEGr33k

    ThEGr33k Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    6
    I think my next phone will be Android. Not sure if ill stick to HTC or what, see how Samsung deal with the Galaxy S as I hear support for the Galaxy was... erm, somewhat lacking!? Also see how HTC support the desire...


    Thing is with HTC, the top of the range phones (Desire, Z, HD, Evo 4G) are all practically the same spec and almost the same hardware... if they are going to the trouble of updating the newer one's, there is no real reason not to bother doing the Desire. We'll see, if we dont get the new UI then that might tell you what the desire means now...

    The thing with these is its not fair these days not to update, like me I have pretty much 12 months left with this phone, there is no way without ill be upgrading before that as it will be counter productive, but at that point I will upgrade. So if I know HTC are great for support who will that next phone be with in 12 months? If HTC drop the desire and it stays where it is, is it going to be as likely that I will want to stay with HTC?
     
  23. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,925
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    I think more and more networks are taking liverties now, but the North America ones have always taken the biscuit. I hear some US ones even charge for incoming calls. Is that right?
     
  24. Lovedroid68

    Lovedroid68 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't know about updates, but the HTC top dog in Sweden announced that HTC will not update sense to existing customers, only people with the new handsets.
    Sucks if you ask me, will piss of many happy customers.:mad:
     
  25. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    237
    Wouldn't worry too much as xda got hold of the new version of sense from htc desire hd, this will soon be popping up in the roms & we will get it before htc release the desire hd by the looks


    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=785560.
     

Share This Page

Loading...