HTC Desire 2.3 Update: Losing Apps, but Still Gaining Gingerbread

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:20 -- Marshall Walker

Just a quick update on the HTC Desire/Gingerbread drama. In case you haven't been following the story it basically goes like this: HTC promised Desire would get Android 2.3, took it away, then gave it back... Today they announced they will have to cut apps from the release to complete the upgrade.

"To resolve Desire’s memory issue and enable the upgrade to Gingerbread, we will cut select apps from the release. Look for status updates starting next week. We apologize for any confusion.” - via Facebook

HTC Desire Facebook

We knew this was coming since HTC originally canceled the update due to memory constraints. HTC didn't say what apps would be sacrificed, but it's probably safe to assume that they will be cut from HTC Sense... And after reading the Facebook comments for the last few days, it seems like a lot of owners wouldn't mind if they scrapped Sense all together.