Posts tagged with: Desire
  • by | February 26, 2014 7:25 AM

    HTC makes great devices, you'll get no argument on that from me. Where opinions begin to vary is whether or not the HTC Desire series really lives up to their name: are they really all that desirable? If you'd have asked me that just a week ago, I wouldn't have hesitated: no, they're not desirable. That said, I do respect the role that the HTC Desire family has played over the years. They've all been fairly decent devices for the average smartphone user. What's more, they've generally been pretty affordable. Even still, they're nothing that I would have recommended for any of my friends or ...

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  • by | May 29, 2013 3:09 PM

    HTC sometimes seems to be cursed with bad luck, and a number of the unexpected problems it's faced stem from issues with the components that help make up smartphones. Most recently, we saw Nokia snatch away access to the HAAC microphone components HTC had been using for its One handset, after the company producing them for Nokia distributed them to HTC without Nokia's blessing. That's far from the first time HTC's had to rethink a phone's design post-launch due to component issues, and President of HTC North Asia Jack Tong recently shared a few words about HTC's past experiences along this ...

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  • by | January 10, 2012 3:20 AM

    We can only applaud HTC's efforts to make good on their promise and unlock as much bootloaders as possible. There are now a lot of HTC-made Android phones which are unlockable via HTCdev -- recent additions include the Wildfire S, Wildfire, Salsa, Merge, and Desire -- and now we get some more. If you have an HTC Desire HD or a variant of the Desire or Wildfire, you can head over to the HTCdev website and unlock your bootloader. You have to read and understand that it will void your warranty but once you get passed that, there's nothing stopping you from enjoying an unlocked bootloader if ...

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  • by | January 7, 2012 4:36 AM

    HTC is doing its best, unlike Motorola, to keep the promise Peter Chou made with regards to unlocking bootloaders. Several different phone models are now unlockable via the HTCdev website, among which all devices released after September 2011, and even prior to that date. According to a recent tweet, new phones have been added to the unlock list. If you have an HTC Wildfire S, Wildfire, Salsa, Merge, or Desire, you can now unlock its bootloader -- given that you understand the risks and that it will void your warranty. However, that never stopped the community so if you feel like, jump ...

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  • by | November 21, 2011 4:21 PM

    Remember when Google said the Nexus One just wasn't up to running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? That was just shy of a month ago. Since then we've seen only an SDK port running on the Nexus One, but now we've got an AOSP Custom ROM for it, too! ... and it's not alone! For those who don't know, AOSP is the Android Open Source Project, the place where you "can find the information and source code you need to build an Android-compatible device." It's been a week since Google released the Ice Cream Sandwich source code to the AOSP. Seven days. In that time we now have AOSP-based custom ROMs ...

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  • by | August 10, 2011 9:23 AM

    HTC has recently released the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire after a long wait and lots of going back and forth. In the final ROM that was published to the Dev site, HTC removed wallpapers, a couple of apps and carrier customizations to make the update thinner. As you may know, HTC will not push the update out over-the-air and this will be the only Gingerbread update to ever officially hit the Desire. It is recommended for advanced users but in this video we'll walk you through the process of updating your phone to the Gingerbread ROM. Check it out below and remember ...

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  • by | August 1, 2011 5:41 AM

    The last information we've heard about the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire was that it will be rolling-out by the end of July. It's the first day of August and HTC has released the update, with a twist though. We knew HTC was planning to drop some applications in order to face the limited storage on the phone and so they did. The HTC Desire Gingerbread ROM has been published but "is only recommended for expert users who want to experience Android 2.3 and understand the limitations which apply to this update to the HTC Desire". The information comes from HTC's Facebook ...

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  • by | July 29, 2011 12:50 PM

    Several weeks ago, HTC announced on Facebook that testing had been successful for the original Desire's Gingerbread update, and that it would start going out to users by the end of July. With the end of the month on the horizon, HTC looks ready to start distributing the Desire update. A few days ago, an HTC rep claimed the update was already going out to Desires based on their IMEI numbers, but with a thread-full of Desire owners at XDA-Developers checking their phones for updates, the sense soon formed that the HTC rep may have jumped the gun with that announcement. Looking at HTC's ...

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  • by | July 8, 2011 11:35 PM

    Last week HTC was letting us all Desire owners know that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, with or without Sense or other applications in order to keep it slim, was undergoing the testing phase. It now appears that the testing is done. According to HTC's recent Facebook status, the manufacturer has done testing the HTC Desire Gingerbread update ROM. Since testing "has gone well", the Taiwanese company is informing Desire users that it will start rolling out the update by the end of this month. There's still no information on what exactly will be removed from the system, apps or Sense ...

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  • by | June 30, 2011 4:00 AM

    The HTC Desire Gingerbread saga continues after earlier HTC announced the update, then announced it will not happen, then backtracked again turning 180 degrees and later on said that it will be dropping some apps in order to deliver it. There were rumors coming from carriers that HTC might dump HTC Sense instead of applications and now the manufacturer is updating on the status. According to the official Facebook page for HTC, the manufacturer has updated saying that they "are testing our build of Gingerbread for HTC Desire and will start doing quality assurance for it this week". No more ...

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  • by | June 24, 2011 11:08 AM

    After a bit of a bumpy start, it finally started to look like the original HTC Desire might get Gingerbread without losing too much software, but a recently-leaked carrier document shows there might be a larger price to pay, suggesting Gingerbread will see the Desire stripped of HTC's Sense UI. HTC first announced that the Desire, along with several other of its older models, was on-track for a Gingerbread update this year. We saw a leak of the software, and everything seemed to be going fine, until HTC announced earlier this month that "there isn't enough memory to allow us both to bring ...

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  • by | June 16, 2011 1:14 AM

    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 ...

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  • by | June 15, 2011 5:05 PM

    Yesterday's news about HTC changing its mind about the HTC Desire Gingerbread made some customers really unhappy with the Taiwanese manufacturer that promised the latest Google version -- and even had a Gingerbread test ROM out for the smartphone. Here's an interesting bit from HTC Romania: both tweets can translate into the same original idea that contrary to yesterday's announcements, the HTC Desire will indeed receive its Gingerbread update. The reasons behind yesterday's announcement were poor and related to the Desire's low hardware internals -- while the Wildfire S can run ...

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  • by | June 14, 2011 12:48 PM

    Back in February, HTC was talking about its plans for bringing Gingerbread to its existing line of phones, saying at the MWC that the whole lineup of Desire smartphones would be receiving updates of their own over the course of spring and summer. Now the company appears to be pulling an about-face, putting a halt to plans for Gingerbread on the original Desire. This morning on the HTC UK Facebook page, the company posted, "Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience ...

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  • by | May 10, 2011 5:23 AM

    HTC is doing a great job in updating older smartphones to the latest version of Google Android and we've heard that the HTC Desire will get its Gingerbread treat this spring, along with the Desire Z -- as the Desire HD and Incredible S already got it. So from our favorite leaksters comes the apparently official HTC Desire (aka Bravo) Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM. It is WWE (Worldwide English) but for the Asian regions; that shouldn't worry you as HTC, as other OEMs, usually roll several regions out in a relatively short time frame. Besides getting excited for the upcoming ROM update you ...

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