HTC Desire

After being the first carrier to confirm the HTC Desire Gingerbread update, Three UK has now given an estimate of when they expect to push the update out to Three-branded Desires. Responding to a question on its official Twitter feed, Three said the update is "coming in for testing on Monday, so end of April early May is the plan."

Other network-branded HTC Desires (in Europe, at least) should expect to see the update around the same time, though some carriers are faster than others when it comes to testing and approving new firmware. Unlocked Desire owners are likely to get Gingerbread before the late April/early May release window given by Three, as updates for their handsets don't have to be vetted by carriers before being pushed out. [@ThreeUK]

 
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There are 3 words I haven't heard together.... Official Gingerbread Evo.....????

kevinwska says:

Yeah hopefully we are getting close to an Evo and Evo Shift update now.

chrisr27 says:

...'Unlocked Desire owners are likely to get Gingerbread before the late April/early May release window given by Three, as updates for their handsets don't have to be vetted by carriers before being pushed out'..

does this mean if a device is bought unlocked or sim/carrier free, the updates come direct from htc? but htc don't sent out software updates, they can only come from carrier so how will those users get it

Alex Dobie says:

You get your updates directly from HTC without any carrier vetting if you bought your Desire SIM-free. The update is just a plain old internet download that's downloaded by Wifi or whichever mobile data network you're connected to. In fact, even if you have a carrier-locked HTC phone, I'm pretty sure updates still come from HTC's servers, but they hold them back until after your carrier has approved them.

sookster54 says:

If you updated your Desire with for example HTC's RUU_WWE_2.29.405.2.exe or whatever and have a proper working Goldcard, you should be able to get OTA updates.

Alex Dobie says:

HTC patched out the goldcard method a few releases ago. You'll be able to download the OTA but it won't install.

Capric0rn says:

My next question would be if us Desire users will also get the new Sense as seen on say; the Desire HD?

K93#AC says:

You see, its just plain and simple if you want to buy an android phone you have two product lines nexus or any phone from htc, trust me the rest is just garbage.

sookster54 says:

LG is alright, they're kind of new to the Android platform and are getting better, they're scheduled to push 2.3 (skipped 2.2) for the LG Ally/Shine Plus, which is nice especially for a half year old phone- unlike Motorola that just dumps their phones after release.

This is very helpful information for us Htc Evo 4g owners on sprint. I would have to assume all this activity with the gingerbread update will transpire after the release of HTC'S FLAGSHIP GINGERBREAD DEVICE THE HTC EVO 3D ON SPRINT. I am hoping for a late April or early May 2011 launch on sprint. This is clearly the best device with htc a perfect follow up to the current Htc Evo 4g. They WILL NOT RELEASE GINGERBREAD TO NO OTHER HANDSET TILL THE EVO 3D IS RELEASED IN THE STATES THEN ABROAD THATS FOR SURE..

MasterElwood says:

HURRAY!!!!!!

WAIT!

I sold my Desire 2 Days ago.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......

Happy n all, but of topic...anyone know when the thunderbolt will get gingerlove? Time to head to the forums.