The HTC Desire Gingerbread update story begins to be an interesting one after initially promising the update back in winter, then a sudden change of mind recently and then some more turning yesterday.
According to HTC’s Facebook page, the Taiwanese manufacturer will have to leave out select applications from the HTC Desire in order to provide the Gingerbread update. This all comes down to the relatively small amount of memory on the smartphone and HTC, when initially saying the Desire will not get Gingerbread, said that it wasn’t possible to upgrade without compromising the Sense experience.
Since the update confirmation came after all and HTC will leave selected applications out, we can expect a Gingerbread ROM with HTC Sense (hopefully version 2.1) but probably without apps like Teeter, Stocks or Google Maps to save on storage. Essential programs can always be installed to the SD card.