Jun 27 AT 10:58 AM Nick Gray 16 Comments

Telstra goes Senseless, removes HTC Sense from HTC Desire’s Gingerbread update

If you thought the HTC Desire Gingerbread saga was over, think again! After announcing the HTC Desire would not be updated to Gingerbread due to the handset’s internal memory limitation, HTC backtracked. They stated a stripped down version of HTC Sense would allow them to fit the new update on the phone.  But now Telstra has a solution of their own.  Rather than strip out a few extra app or widgets from HTC Sense, Telstra plans to update the HTC Desire to Gingerbread by not including HTC Sense in the Rom at all.

Due to the increased memory requirements of the ‘Gingerbread’ update, new software that does not include HTC’s Sense UI is being prepared.Telstra Support

Android purists should be really excited about this news.  Many of you commented before that HTC should simply strip out Sense in order to make Gingerbread fit on the Desire.  While we applaud Telstra for taking the matter seriously and listening to the community, we’re not exactly sure how Telstra’s HTC Desire users will feel about this move.  Removing Sense from the Desire will completely change the phone and how users interact with it.

Has Telstra made the right call by stripping out HTC Sense in order to fit the Gingerbread update?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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