HTC Changes Mind After Facebook Backlash: Desire To Receive Gingerbread

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:26 -- Marshall Walker

After throwing in the towel and giving up on the HTC Desire, HTC quietly announced on Wednesday that the phone will be receiving a Gingerbread update.

"Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire," the manufacturer posted on their UK Facebook page.

Android Gingerbread

HTC originally blamed the Desire's lack of memory as the reason why it wouldn't be receiving Gingerbread. The new Facebook post didn't list any explanation for their change of mind, or how they plan to get around memory constraints to accommodate Android 2.3 along with HTC Sense.

The 400+ replies on Facebook may have helped in HTC's decision. A lot of owners threatened to never buy an HTC device again, and modders flooded the page with info about their rooted phones. HTC even had to step in and ask people to stop leaving abusive comments. I guess speaking up does work from time-to-time.