Recent rumors said that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the popular Desire HD smartphone was a goner. Telus, a Canadian mobile carrier network, said that it is because of problems during testing. The news proved true as HTC removed the Desire HD from its list lined up for the ICS update.
After initially keeping mum on the ICS and telling that the Sense interface need not be updated, HTC is explaining now that storage problems is the real culprit. Whatever it is, users will shun HTC gadgets if updates are like this.
Queer Response from HTC
While responding to the no availability of the ICS to Desire HD, HTC did not mention about the ICS saying that after a lot of testing the present HTC Sense version gives ‘the best experience on the Desire HD’. The Desire HD, which now runs on the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread platform has HTC’s Sense 3.0 interface on top of it. The Android 4.0 ICS platform has the HTC Sense 3.6 interface or the 4.0 version found in the latest HTC ICS phones.
Moreover, indications are that some problems with the Sense interface may be the real reason why the ICS update has been cancelled, and this is truly much evident. That is exactly why HTC thought it wise to explain their statement.
Storage Problems to Blame
The Android 4.0 update is explained to require the storage memory to be repartitioned, and user data to be overwritten in order for the update to flow out smoothly without any hassles. Existing features and functionality will be affected, and the update will ‘negatively impact the user experience’. However, we wonder if it actually means that the HTC Sense interface is the real problem. Everything looks like that, the fate of the ever-so-familiar HTC Desire S will be repeated once again here.