HTC will not roll out Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

Taiwanese tech firm HTC has decided to drop their plans of updating the OS of their Desire HD handset to Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to the company’s blog, HTC admitted that they won’t be updating the Desire HD to the 4.0 Android OS. This was not welcomed by Desire HD users as they expected to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich updates.

According to the post, “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.”

HTC added, “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 repartitioning device storage and overwriting user data in order to install this update.”

HTC chose to not roll out the update for the Desire HD to protect its users from getting their files on the device deleted as the upgrade would cause the smartphone to overwrite all stored data.

“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.”

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to rise in a few months

Android’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich has been slowly trickling to smartphones the world over and statistics say that figures have doubled in only two months.

In a blog post in the website of Google’s Android Developers, they said that the Ice Cream Sandwich is now running on 7.9 percent of Android devices.

In a post last April, the website said that only 2.9 percent of devices run on Android 4.0.

Previous Android operating systems such as Froyo (Android 2.2) and Éclair (Android 2.1) have slowly lost a number of users.

But Android’s Gingerbread (Android 2.3) operating system has seen an increase in its user-base as its share rose by 1.3 percent.

Last year, 44 percent of smartphones ran on Android compared to only 23 percent from iOS.

The company is slowly rolling out their Android 4.0 update to smartphones.

Devices such as Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab (both 8.9 and 10.1), Galaxy S2 LTE has already received their Ice Cream Sandwich update. Samsung’s latest Galaxy S3 is preinstalled with the latter.

HTC on the other hand, is planning to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich for the EVO 3D, Desire S, Desire HD, Incredible S and Sensation XL.

Other companies are also planning to update their operating systems to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future.

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