HTC says Desire HD still getting ICS, refutes reports of update cancellation

Last week some troubling news seemed to be emerging from Canadian carrier TELUS, which put out an update schedule suggesting that the Android 4.0 upgrade for the Desire HD had been canceled. The schedule indicated that the ICS update had been canned due to "poor device performance in testing," which didn't make a whole lot of sense given that we've seen ICS running on even less powerful phones like the Desire C in recent months.

As such, we reached out to HTC for comment, and an the manufacturer has informed us that ICS updates for the Desire HD, and the similarly-spec'd Desire S, are still on.

An HTC spokesperson told Android Central --

"We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S."

So there you go. The Desire HD may be approaching its second birthday, but at least it should see one more OS update before it's put out to pasture.

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • ask them about the thunderbolt! FIRST!
  • Does this include the HTC Inspire 4G on AT&T since it's basically a Desire HD?
  • That's up to AT&T.
  • probably not but if you've got a rooted inspire and have custom ICS rom, then it could benefit from that.
  • The update will work perfectly with the Inspire, but AT&T isn't rolling it out. But if you're on a rooted Inspire like me, you'll still benefit. The ROMs will be closer to the real update and have less bugs. I don't care for AT&T's updates anymore, anyways. JellyBean was already released and they barely updated the GSII, GNote, and GSII Skyrocket to ICS this week. I figured I might as well just root my phones and install updated ROMs. Much quicker, and no stupid AT&T bloatware.
  • I'm waiting doe the Didier hd to get it so I can get a fully functional ICS Rom for my inspire.
  • Yep, No more hacked Gingerbread Kernel's on ICS Roms! All the ICS roms out for the DHD and Inspire will get all there problems fixed very soon. Bring on the ICS Kernel!
  • I can't wait, either, my friend! I'm running Sense 4 and ICS, but the camera doesn't work, and won't get fixed until the ICS kernel is out! I can finally put that 8 megapixel camera and burst to use!! :D
  • Have someone got the ics update yet? If not when is it coming to Europe?
  • Have someone got the ics update for HTC DESIRE HD yet? If not when is it coming to Europe?
  • HTC have now confirmed that the Desire HD ICS update has been cancelled completely. See