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HTC confirms that its Desire HD won’t get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The rumours were true
Mon Jul 23 2012, 14:30
The HTC Desire HD is one of the best handsets for mobile internet

TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has confirmed that it won't upgrade its Desire HD smartphone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, following last week's leak from Canadian network Telus.

HTC said back in May that owners of the Desire HD would get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but in a statement released to The INQUIRER today HTC confirmed that the rumours it would not were true.

It said, "After extensive testing, we've determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD.

"When we consider new versions of software, we weigh a number of factors, but ultimately the customer experience on the product is the deciding factor. We apologize for any confusion this change may have caused our customers."

Given that ZTE announced the first Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone today, complete with a lowly 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM, this news is likely to irk users of the HTC handset.

In better news, however, HTC announced last week that its One S and One X handsets will be upgraded to the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. µ


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