HTC Desire

As promised, HTC has offered Desire owners some news on the status of the phone's Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, saying they've begun testing on it this week. In a post on its official Facebook page, the manufacturer said --

Hi all- We're excited to share that we are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week. When we have an update on availability we'll post another announcement. Thanks for your support!

There's still no word on which apps have been cut to allow HTC to cram Gingerbread and Sense onto the Desire's 512MB of internal storage, nor any official comment on reports that Aussie carrier Telstra plans to ditch Sense entirely to get Gingerbread on its Desire handsets. For its part, Telstra is now echoing today's statement from HTC, saying the software is "in testing", and listing an August release window.

Source: HTC on Facebook, Telstra