The HTC UK team admitted defeat earlier this morning as they announced upgrading the HTC Desire from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3 is impossible. Apparently, the lack of the internal memory on the Desire prevents them from upgrading the device to Gingerbread while retaining the HTC Sense skin. The full message, that was announced on their Facebook page, can be read below:
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 you’ve come to expect from our phones. However, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve been forced to accept there isn’t enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire. We’re sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you.
Ironically enough, the Facebook post managed to receive three “likes,” but it also received close to two hundred comments from disappointed Desire owners.