Posts tagged with: Desire HD

Released in December 2010, the Desire HD is among the first HTC smartphones running Sense 2.0. Inside the Desire HD is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 768MB of RAM and 1.9GB of ROM. Its color transflective TFT display measures 4.3-inches and has a 480x800 WVGA resolution. It also features an eight-megapixel rear facing camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Desire HD news, reviews and videos:

  • by | May 30, 2013 4:59 PM

    Android 4.3 is very likely just around the corner, and while we've seen the platform running on Nexus devices, which is no big surprise, the more pertinent question may be which non-Google models will be seeing their own updates to 4.3 arrive. There's a list going around which purports to reveal some of HTC's update strategy, but we've got more than a few questions about just how accurate it may be. The list in question first surfaced nearly a week ago, but it's only really making the rounds now. As you can see, it identifies both whether or not 4.3 will be coming to specific models, and ...

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  • by | July 27, 2012 3:56 PM

    For the past couple weeks, there's been a small saga unfolding regarding the fate of HTC's official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Desire HD. In case you haven't been keeping up, at first HTC gave us a Q3 ETA for the update, but then carrier Telus told its subscribers that HTC had pulled the plug on the release. HTC responded that everything was still a go for the phone, but then changed its mind a few days later and backed-down to a position that it was still evaluating the update. It looks like the story is nearly wrapped-up at this point, as HTC has released a statement explaining ...

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  • by | July 20, 2012 3:10 PM

    This time last week, we learned that the carrier Telus had started informing its users that, despite earlier indications from HTC that it would most certainly be releasing an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Desire HD, the manufacturer had since changed its mind on the matter, apparently dissatisfied with the operating system's performance on the handset, and was canceling its upgrade plans. That news sounded a bit odd, so we were happy to hear HTC respond to those claims earlier this week, indicating that everything was still on-track for the Desire HD getting ICS. We thought that was ...

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  • by | July 17, 2012 3:11 PM

    Late last week, we learned that Canadian carrier Telus was informing its users that, despite earlier reports that HTC's Desire HD would be getting an update to bring the phone Ice Cream Sandwich, those plans were now scrapped. In its latest update schedule, Telus explains the canceled Desire HD update by saying that HTC itself was dissatisfied with the phone's ICS performance. That wasn't just bad news for Desire HD owners, but also raised concerns that the Tunderbolt, the CDMA version of the Desire HD, would have its own ICS update similarly canceled. We've still got plenty of questions ...

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  • by | July 13, 2012 7:59 PM

    It's been nearly two years since HTC first announced the Desire HD, making it a proper dinosaur in the smartphone world. Despite its age, the manufacturer had been planning to give the smartphone a fresh new start with an Ice Cream Sandwich update. At least, that was the plan, but now it seems that HTC may have reversed course, and the Desire HD won't be seeing an official ICS release, after all. Back in May, we saw a list of which HTC models were due their ICS updates, and when; the Desire HD fell in the July-August range. We'd assume that was still the case, were it not for Canadian ...

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  • by | May 22, 2012 3:28 PM

    HTC's been talking about which of its Androids would be seeing updates to Ice Cream Sandwich for some time now, so we've generally had a good idea for what to expect. We've already seen the company start delivering those updates to some of its lineup, leaving the question of just when it would get around to hitting the rest of them. To help with answers, the manufacturer has put together a convenient table, detailing just when it expects to make ICS available for those remaining devices. It looks like the majority of phones that haven't yet started getting ICS will do so next month. That ...

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  • by | February 9, 2012 11:37 PM

    As we start to get into mid-February, there are probably a lot of you out there wondering where all the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for your existing Android phones are. After all, weren't we hoping to see these releases really start arriving in early 2012? The good news is that the wait is nearly over, at least for some HTC users. The smartphone manufacturer posted a message to Facebook this morning talking about plans for the delivery of its first Ice Cream Sandwich updates in March. We already knew about HTC's plans to start selling phones running Android 4.0 in March, with the launch of ...

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  • by | February 3, 2012 12:21 AM

    Besides "don't download apps from sketchy sources", one of the big rules of keeping your Android device safe is "think carefully about approving app requests for system permissions". That latter one can be tricky to encourage, since it requires the user to do a bit of critical thinking at the time of installation; does that Sudoku-solving app you downloaded really need the ability to send SMS messages? The idea is, though, that if you are smart about granting permissions, you can stop malicious apps from taking advantage of you. Sometimes it's not that simple, and the request of a ...

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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 | December 12, 2011 3:19 AM

    Along with the recent update that HTC brought to the European version of their Incredible S, they' just launched updates for more devices on their line-up. If you're currently rocking an HTC Desire HD, your device will be updated to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, which includes a couple of bug fixes. The only cool thing about the update is the fact that HTC upgrades your device to their latest HTC Sense 3.0. If your device is an HTC Wildfire S, you'll also get bumped to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, though sadly you'll only go as far as HTC Sense 2.1 for now. We sadly still have no word regarding ...

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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 | September 15, 2011 12:40 PM

    Thanks to some talented folks over at XDA Developers, if you've got an unlocked HTC Desire HD, Desire S, or Inspire you now have a custom ROM that will bring not only Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but also HTC Sense UI 3.5 to your smartphone! Based on the HTC Runnymede's ROM, these ROMs are pretty complete with few known bugs. If you've got one of these devices and want to check out the latest and greatest from HTC, head on over to the source and let us know what you think in the comments below! Source: XDA

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  • by | September 3, 2011 2:44 AM

    When HTC's Bliss arrives, it will do so with a fresh new version of the company's Sense UI installed. We've told you some of what you can expect from Sense 3.5, but plenty of you are likely anxious to get your hands on the software and give it a try yourself. If you don't feel like waiting, don't want new hardware, and would just like to see Sense 3.5 on your smartphone right now, you may be in luck, thanks to a developer's work getting the UI running on a Desire HD. The release isn't quite perfect, suffering from some bugs related to the Desire HD's camera and with Bluetooth seemingly ...

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  • by | June 13, 2011 11:18 PM

    Some of you have said that it's not a fair comparison to benchmark different devices to determine which one is faster if their processors don't run at the same speed. I've made the argument that's the primary reason why benchmarking utilities exist: to compare dissimilar products. For those of you who have wanted to see how two devices with the same clock-speed compare, I've got just the video for you! The HTC Desire HD versus the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, both with 1GHz processors, but very different resolutions. Which will win? Will the huge screen on the Desire HD slow it down in the ...

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  • by | May 31, 2011 7:53 PM

    If smartphone hardware can run Android, a Linux-based operating system, why can't it run a full-blown Linux distro? In fact, you can run Ubuntu on many Android-powered phones. To get Ubuntu to run on a smartphone, some have started the OS side-by-side with Android, others have used emulators or virtualized hardware. On occasion a developer steps up and creates a bootable, functional Ubuntu image. If you've got an HTC Desire HD, you can count yourself as one of the lucky ones! A recently released ROM not only lets you boot Ubuntu natively, it also has a working touchscreen (which works as a ...

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