Last week, HTC said that they had “determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD.” Today, HTC took to their blog to explain more about why they decided to cancel the Android 4.0 upgrade for the HTC Desire HD. HTC said:
We’ve heard your feedback on our decision not to update the HTC Desire HD to Android 4.0. We completely understand that this is a controversial decision. For more background, due to how storage on the HTC Desire HD is partitioned – and the larger size of Android 4.0 – it would require re-partitioning device storage and overwriting user data in order to install this update. While technically advanced users might find this solution acceptable, the majority of customers would not. We also considered ways to reduce the overall size of the software package, but this would impact features and functionality that customers are currently using. Even after installing the update, there were other technical limitations which we felt negatively impacted the user experience.
We believe an update should always improve the user experience and carefully evaluate each update based on this criteria. While we are very aware of the disappointment from this decision, we believe the impact to user experience was too great. We recognize this is a change from our previous statement and for that we’re truly sorry.
Even though the update is “officially” dead, third party development for the Desire HD is still alive. Developers are still working Ice Cream Sandwich for Desire HD and it’s American brother the Inspire 4G. So if you have a Desire HD and you aren’t afraid to root it you will still be able to run ICS on your device.
Source | HTC Blog
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