blog We’re not sure if this is good news for Telstra customers who own one of the original HTC Desire handsets or not. It appears everyone concerned has finally tired of trying to get HTC’s custom Sense interface to work with the latest version 2.3 (Gingerbread) of Google’s Android platform when running on the HTC Desire. The solution? Just cut it out. Engadget and Ausdroid highlight this revealing snippet of information on Telstra’s software updates page:
“Due to the increased memory requirements of the ‘Gingerbread’ update, new software that does not include HTC’s Sense UI is being prepared.”
We’re not sure to what extent HTC is involved in the chop or how it feels about this … but it is a bit of a bittersweet pill for Telstra Desire owners to swallow, given that the Sense interface makes up much of the glitz, glamour and usability of the Taiwanese giant’s Android phones. On the other hand, Desire owners had to wait a long time to get Android 2.2 (Froyo) in the first place, and to not have Gingerbread — when your phone’s only a year old and every other new smartphone is running the new Android hotness — is a bit of a drag.