If you own an HTC Desire HD smartphone, you’re in for a major disappointment. It seems that the HTC Desire HD will not be able to get a taste of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, according to many reports that emerged recently.
The Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer had announced way back in February that the Desire HD will get Ice Cream Sandwich this year but had not revealed any specific timetable showing when users can expect the update to be rolled out.
According to one of these reports, Canadian carrier Telus has said that the cancellation of the update can be attributed to the poor performance of the device in the testing phase. However, it is rare for a handset manufacturer to simply cease development of the update once it has been announced, since the announcement is made only after the company knows for sure that the update would work smoothly on the device.
But there is still hope, since unofficial updates are soon becoming the norm rather than the exception, for devices that do not get a software update. Most Android smartphone users nowadays root and flash their devices with CyanogenMod, and it is likely that the HTC Desire HD will give better performance on this ROM, than on the stock Sense UI- build.
However, it remains to be seen whether HTC may roll out a “stripped-down” version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Desire HD, in order to placate impatient users.