May 04 AT 12:55 PM Alberto Vildosola 24 Comments

Gingerbread update rolling out to HTC Desire HD and Incredible S devices

Oh, the joy of owning an HTC phone. This morning, the company announced on its support page that the Gingerbread update is now rolling out to those people with the Desire HD and Incredible S. HTC is certainly keeping true to its label as the most efficient company when it comes to updating their Android phones.

Here’s some of the things you’ll get with the Gingerbread update:

  • UI refinements for simplicity and speed
  • Faster, more intuitive text input
  • One-touch word selection and copy/paste
  • Improved power management
  • Control over applications. “Manage applications” shortcut in the Home menu
  • Native Internet calling support
  • Downloads app for downloads management
  • Many under the hood enhancements to speed and responsiveness

While HTC plans to have most of its devices running Android’s latest and greatest in the near future, other companies like Motorola and Samsung keep dragging their feet with the Gingerbread update. For those that care about having the latest Android version, HTC is becoming the de facto choice when buying a new phone. That’s something I’ll certainly keep in mind next time I buy a phone, you hear me LG?

Via: Engadget

Source: HTC Support

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Chris UK

    Oh this means practically nothing… Something like 95% of people will purchase their handsets through a carrier. So we are actually still waiting while the carrier tests it on their network and this will mean more delays.

    I’m in the UK on Vodafone, and my experience of their updates to the HTC Magic are one of bloatware, delays and apologies.

    I’m now on the HTC Desire. I will expect my update by Christmas.

    • http://Website tw

      Lesson = get a sim free phone

      • http://Website right_mr

        Some chap in Russia claims to have got an update. Give it a few more hours and we should get it here in the UK. By the way, there is no need to get your handset sim free. You can purchase a sim free handset on contract on the internet… e2save and onestopmobileshop both can sort you out if you order over the phone…

  • Brian Campbell

    You know I own a myTouch 3G, original, and I love HTC.For a while I was dead set on getting the T-mobile G2x (LG Optimus 2X), but after looking into the HTC Sensation a lot more, and the fact my contract doesn’t let me upgrade until November, the Sensation is looking to be my next phone. I really like HTC and I think that they are the best company for updating their devices. I <3 HTC.

  • http://Website Mark

    yes, who the fuck cares about gingerbread anyways???? Its summer, not xmas.

    • http://Website Silgrond

      Man, you made me lol

  • http://Website md

    “UI refinements for simplicity and speed”

    Still ol’ shitty Sense on top.

  • Andrew Garlinghouse

    Hopefully I’ll get an update for my G2x soon.

  • http://Website Mike

    Still f-all here in the UK :(

    Thanks a bunch HTC UK.

  • http://Website Ramshambo

    Cool, now push that to my EVO with video phone!

  • http://Website جوتيار کوردي

    when HTC Desire get it ??

    thanks.

    • http://Website crewdawg

      When is the G2 getting some gingerbread love?

  • http://Website Ant

    Forgive my ignorance but is the hd desire the same thing as the mytouch 4g?

  • http://www.marmalade.ca Kelly

    What about the Desire Z? Oh pretty please…

  • http://Website Daniel

    Just updated here in Ireland to 2.3.3

    Curious….why is the UI exactly the same as the old version?

  • http://Website Simon

    Well HTC knacked it again ive now no wirless on my DHD since the 2.3 update, probably months for a fix too

  • http://Website Karl

    How do I update to 2.3.4 ? I’m hearing a lot about it, but not how to do it? HTC Desire HD running on 2.2

  • http://Website Met

    I just got the update on the unlocked HTC DESIRE HD… getting it as I am typing now… I am in the Republic of Kosovo…

  • http://Website peter

    i hear update for desire hd .. but what abt DESIRE ???

  • http://bsnl shailendra

    good

  • http://www.fuckoffpaypal.com Paypal Is Crap

    GRRRR STILL CANT UPDATE MY PHONE..

  • http://www.aardeeelectrical.co.uk CARDIFF ELECTRICIAN

    come on, still havent fixed the first 1 :(

  • http://Website grind

    HTC is the worst phone on earth.always hang & freeze.the are only selling brand not real phone.

  • Chris Young

    My other half has just purchased the HTC Sensation XE and is running 2.3.4, Am in the UK – is there anyway I can update my Desire HD from 2.3.3 to this nice looking 2.3.4???

  1. Chris UKGuest 4 years ago

    Oh this means practically nothing… Something like 95% of people will purchase their handsets through a carrier. So we are actually still waiting while the carrier tests it on their network and this will mean more delays.

    I’m in the UK on Vodafone, and my experience of their updates to the HTC Magic are one of bloatware, delays and apologies.

    I’m now on the HTC Desire. I will expect my update by Christmas.

    • twGuest 4 years ago

      Lesson = get a sim free phone

      • right_mrGuest 4 years ago

        Some chap in Russia claims to have got an update. Give it a few more hours and we should get it here in the UK. By the way, there is no need to get your handset sim free. You can purchase a sim free handset on contract on the internet… e2save and onestopmobileshop both can sort you out if you order over the phone…

  2. You know I own a myTouch 3G, original, and I love HTC.For a while I was dead set on getting the T-mobile G2x (LG Optimus 2X), but after looking into the HTC Sensation a lot more, and the fact my contract doesn’t let me upgrade until November, the Sensation is looking to be my next phone. I really like HTC and I think that they are the best company for updating their devices. I <3 HTC.

  3. MarkGuest 4 years ago

    yes, who the fuck cares about gingerbread anyways???? Its summer, not xmas.

  4. mdGuest 4 years ago

    “UI refinements for simplicity and speed”

    Still ol’ shitty Sense on top.

  5. Hopefully I’ll get an update for my G2x soon.

  6. MikeGuest 4 years ago

    Still f-all here in the UK :(

    Thanks a bunch HTC UK.

  7. RamshamboGuest 4 years ago

    Cool, now push that to my EVO with video phone!

  8. جوتيار کورديGuest 4 years ago

    when HTC Desire get it ??

    thanks.

    • crewdawgGuest 4 years ago

      When is the G2 getting some gingerbread love?

  9. AntGuest 4 years ago

    Forgive my ignorance but is the hd desire the same thing as the mytouch 4g?

  10. KellyGuest 4 years ago

    What about the Desire Z? Oh pretty please…

  11. DanielGuest 4 years ago

    Just updated here in Ireland to 2.3.3

    Curious….why is the UI exactly the same as the old version?

  12. SimonGuest 4 years ago

    Well HTC knacked it again ive now no wirless on my DHD since the 2.3 update, probably months for a fix too

  13. KarlGuest 4 years ago

    How do I update to 2.3.4 ? I’m hearing a lot about it, but not how to do it? HTC Desire HD running on 2.2

  14. MetGuest 4 years ago

    I just got the update on the unlocked HTC DESIRE HD… getting it as I am typing now… I am in the Republic of Kosovo…

  15. peterGuest 4 years ago

    i hear update for desire hd .. but what abt DESIRE ???

  16. shailendraGuest 4 years ago

    good

  17. Paypal Is CrapGuest 4 years ago

    GRRRR STILL CANT UPDATE MY PHONE..

  18. CARDIFF ELECTRICIANGuest 4 years ago

    come on, still havent fixed the first 1 :(

  19. grindGuest 4 years ago

    HTC is the worst phone on earth.always hang & freeze.the are only selling brand not real phone.

  20. Chris YoungGuest 4 years ago

    My other half has just purchased the HTC Sensation XE and is running 2.3.4, Am in the UK – is there anyway I can update my Desire HD from 2.3.3 to this nice looking 2.3.4???