The tinkerers over at XDA-Developers have uncovered an HTC update for its Chinese Huashan smartphone, bringing it up to Android 2.3 with the latest version of Sense.
The Huashan is an HD2-alike running Android, so there’s potential to see this ROM ported over to similar hardware in the West, including our HD2 and the Evo 4G.
While it may take some work to account for hardware differences, like the Evo’s CDMA and WiMAX, you can expect to see early versions of a port, likely within the next few days. The more interesting consideration is if this means that other HTC devices are also about to get Gingerbread in the near future, without the need for this hacking.
We probably don’t have to say so, but don’t go tracking down the Huashan’s update and try flashing it to your phone, no matter how similar the hardware. Either from the XDA guys or HTC itself, you should be getting Gingerbread with the latest Sense UI soon enough, so be patient. In the meantime, you can have some Gingerbread fun playing with the latest CyanogenMod.