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HTC confirms Gingerbread update for Incredible S and entire Desire smartphone lineup

Do you happen to own a HTC-branded smartphone that runs off Google's Android operating system? Well, if your answer to that questions is 'yes', this might be just the news needed to kick off your Tuesday morning to a good start: the OEM has confirmed that at least four products in its Android lineup have been given the green light for getting Gingerbread by Q2.

Firmware upgrades. Don't we all love them? After all, nothing can be more exciting than pressing the 'Software Update' button on an Android-based smartphone and learning that there is a free update in store for your device. And this is especially so since each subsequent update of the Android operating system is supposed to provide additional benefits over the previous version, such as the introduction of various new features or more efficient battery usage.

And if you happen to be utilizing a HTC-branded device as your mobile phone of choice, it would seem that there is much to look forward to where such firmware updates are concerned. According to a recent announcement made by the Taiwanese smartphone OEM, the company plans to update at least four of its smartphones to version 2.3 of the Android operating system (aka Gingerbread) by Q2 this year, and the lucky models are:

  • HTC Desire
  • HTC Desire Z
  • HTC Desire HD, and
  • HTC Incredible S

While it is expected that the Desire Z, Desire HD and Incredible S would eventually receive the Gingerbread treatment due to them being fairly recent introductions to the Android ecosystem, Desire owners would probably be elated by HTC's announcement. This is due to the fact that the Desire is one of the oldest phones in HTC's current lineup, and it is understandable that many were worried if HTC would decide to drop the phone from future updates, considering that the Desire has already been given one such update to bring its firmware version up from Eclair to Froyo.

Still, we would encourage that owners of the aforementioned smartphone models avoid 'sweating the small stuff' and just enjoy what HTC is bringing to their mobile phones. After all, a firmware upgrade is always a good thing, right?

Source: CNET

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