HTC: Desire HD to stay on current software, no ICS update
After all the confusion surrounding the status of the HTC Desire HD's Android 4.0 update, we have confirmation from HTC that it's completed its analysis of the software and reached a decision. Unfortunately, it's disappointing news for Desire HD owners -- the manufacturer has decided not to update the phone to Ice Cream Sandwich, saying it has the best software experience possible for its hardware on the current Android 2.3/Sense 3 ROM.
Here's the company's statement in full --
So it's sad pandas all around this evening. It looks like Desire HD owners will need to rely on the custom ROM community if they want a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean. In any case, the device already has several unofficial Android 4.x ROMs available, so at least those brave enough to root won't be short of options.
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smoothly running ICS is the prove of it.
At least release the source code..,
Is it too much for HTC? No one would buy another >$500 phone just to get ICS on one X, so..
Don't be evil HTC. For those DHD owners who want a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich,
root the phone and go to XDA dev, searching for AOKP,
that's the most stable ICS ROM for DHD,
and much.. much smoother than HTC gingerbread.