While Google are soon to release the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to a few devices on the platform, there are a number of handsets still waiting to find out when they will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Today we have news of a TELUS update list that puts the HTC Desire HD Android 4.0 ICS update in doubt.
It has been the best part of two years now since the company first revealed the handset, and in the smartphone world the handset has now become a dinosaur according to Pocketnow. Even though the handset is aging HTC had been planning to breathe some new life into the smartphone by updating it with Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately this doesn’t seem the case now and it looks like the HTC Desire HD won’t be seeing an official Android ICS update.
Back in May HTC released a roadmap with a list of handsets down to get the new software and the Desire HD was set to receive the software between July and August, and then last month Canadian carrier TELUS released its own list and dated the update for the 25th July.
The carrier has now updated its ICS list and states that the Desire HD ICS release has now been cancelled, and it says that the decision has been made by HTC because of “poor device performance during testing”.
This is a little strange as despite its age the handset still features a single core 1GHz Snapdragon processor and has 768MB of RAM, which should easily be enough to handle ICS, but it is believed that HTC felt that performance issues were too big to ignore and maybe with Sense running alongside the software was too much for the handset to handle.
Nothing official has come from HTC about the Desire HD and Android ICS, but if the device is not getting the update in Canada it’s unlikely to be any different in other parts of the world. Will you be disappointed if the HTC Desire HD doesn’t get updated to Android 4.0?
UPDATE: It looks like the HTC Desire HD will get ICS update after all. Please read more here