HTC Updates Desire Z Gingerbread Status: Out By End of June

Yesterday we learned about HTC finally getting a Gingerbread update going for both the Desire HD and the Incredible S. The Desire HD release is part of a move by HTC to get Android 2.3 on all the Desire-series Androids, as it claimed it would be working on in the first half of this year. While the HD is now taken care of, Desire Z owners are still waiting for a little Gingerbread of their own. We’ve heard estimations from HTC on when to expect the release ranging from spring to summer. In its most recent update, HTC has said that Gingerbread for the Desire Z will arrive before the end of June.

HTC explains the wait with the usual language of product testing and commitment to excellence, discussing in particular the the difference in display resolution between the Desire Z and Desire HD as a reason why their Gingerbread releases aren’t simultaneous.

This news from HTC is reassuring that the Desire Z’s release is still on track, but it strays ever so slightly from earlier estimations of the update’s release, perhaps hinting that HTC is less confident with how soon work will be completed, and that we might not see the release until the tail end of June.

Owners of T-Mobile’s Americanized Desire Z, the G2, should be getting their own Gingerbread updates sometime this summer.

Source: Eurodroid

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