The saga of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire continues. For those of you who didn’t catch it from the beginning, here’s a quick recap. First, HTC said that because of memory issues, it just can’t make the update happen. One day and a massive uproar later, the company decided to cryptically announce that it will actually make the update available after all. Since then, HTC has clarified the ‘how’ of that a bit, by saying that it will slim down Sense UI, its proprietary layer sitting atop Android, in order to be able to properly deal with the memory requirements.
So everything seems like it’s on the right track. A couple of weeks have passed and HTC hasn’t changed its mind yet again, so that’s a good sign. And today it took to (where else?) Facebook one more time to keep us updated on the update’s progress.
It turns out that HTC has already begun internally testing the update. Now that can only mean that the update is mainly ready, there are only the bugs left to deal with. Here’s the entire announcement:
“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 patience.”
So there you have it. They’re in the QA phase, which of course may take a while too, but at least feature-wise, the update seems to be mostly done. That can only be good news for HTC Desire owners who’ve been waiting for this update for about six months now. We’ll keep you posted.