HTC Desire Z

Owners of the HTC Desire Z will soon be basking in the love of Gingerbread, according to HTC UK's official Facebook page. HTC says that they have entered final testing and will be rolling Android 2.3 out to the global device “in the coming weeks.” with everyone set to receive the update “by the end of the month.” If you've got a Desire Z hanging around, be sure to check for that OTA update, and keep us posted here when it arrives.

Source: HTC UK

 
There are 16 comments

mputtr says:

isn't gingerbread 2.3?
and icecream sandwich 2.4?

EDIT: now that it's changed. I also want to add that I can't wait for 2.3 for be released soon. Virtuous ROM ftw

salemfox says:

Finally! I understand the HD would (& has been) the more popular of the two but finally! I'm only want it if for nothing else but the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth on/off menu on the pulldown!

nBerts says:

Just checked the update. It here! :) Says: Android 2.3 update 103.27 MB of size!
Will install it after few hours!

salemfox says:

Really? I'm unbranded Desire Z, one of the first batch, awesome! When I check there's no update for me yet but I'll keep trying!

nBerts says:

Mine Z also is an unbranded phone!
Living in Latvia

arjen82 says:

Just updated my Desire Z (unbranded phone, in The Netherlands). Sadly the new lock screen is not included.

A few changes I have noticed (as my language is set to Dutch I could be using incorrect names):
- quick settings in the notification menu
- three tabs in the program list (all, often used, downloaded)
- the program list now scrolls down one page at a time (not per row anymore)
- A new program called 'Downloads' (or at least I can't remember seeing it before)
- Twitter is now installed (again, might have been there in the previous version).

Android version: 2.3.3
HTC-Sense version: 2.1
Build nr: 2.42.405.2 CL8s109 release-keys

mputtr says:

this is most probably a ridiculously stupid question... but is rosie able to go into landscape mode?
rosie = sense launcher interface

arjen82 says:

As far as I can see that has always been the case (unless I am missing which part of Sense you are referring to)

mputtr says:

Oh, well, i'm currently using Virtuous Unity and it does not have a rotating rosie since it was made for the sensation. i'm just reaffirming the future :)

best news ever! I've been looking at sense roms for the Vision but none of them are fully working (the 3.0 roms require G2 to flash the Desire Z hboot which I don't want to do). Can't wait for the Virtuous update!

best news ever! I've been looking at sense roms for the Vision but none of them are fully working (the 3.0 roms require G2 to flash the Desire Z hboot which I don't want to do). Can't wait for the Virtuous update!

best news ever! I've been looking at sense roms for the Vision but none of them are fully working (the 3.0 roms require G2 to flash the Desire Z hboot which I don't want to do). Can't wait for the Virtuous update!

ziyaii says:

great news... can't wait to get the update!

Magellan says:

Doeas this include the TMobile G2? I thought the only difference was the Sense UI on the Z.

they use different data bands and G2 has different hboot version which means they are partitioned differently.

akphotos says:

SWEET!

No update for Bell yet. Will be impatiently waiting :p