A couple of weeks ago, HTC said that, after months of hard work and failed attempts from its engineers, Gingerbread would not be coming to the Desire. Naturally, this brought on an onslaught of negative feedback from Desire owners, and HTC quickly backpedaled, stating that Gingerbread would be coming to the Desire, albeit a bit stripped down. It appears that this update was easier to put together than originally thought, as the build has now reached the testing phase, according to HTC's official Facebook page.

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This means the official OTA should be just around the corner, but as always, we'll keep you posted as more information arises.

[HTC Facebook]

Cameron Summerson
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  • lincthra

    Sometimes with coding, a stroke of dumb luck, or coming upon one particular solution, can bring you suddenly and unexpectedly closer to your goal by a leap. Unfortunately, the same can be said in reverse about sudden and unexpected problems.

  • Barton

    "Well, That Was Fast"? And what about Desire Z? It was supposed to have Gingerbread at the end of Q2. This means now. And I don't see any update. HD on the other hand has it for quite a long time.

  • davetheandroid

    I have an HTC Eris. If I am not mistaken, it shares the same motherboard doesn't it? Naturally I need to ask if I shall be blessed as well?
    I'm currently running the tastybread ROM to get Gingerbread, but I (wait for it) desire an official version so that it is 100% stable.
    Can't blame me for askin' right?