A few months ago HTC issued a list of devices and dates for the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. There were a few surprises on the list including the HTC Desire HD. This news pleased quite a few people as they didn’t really expect HTC with their outstanding history of upgrading devices, to actually upgrade a device several generations behind.
Telus the US carrier have released an upgrade schedule of their own and on that list is the HTC Desire HD and it says “upgrade cancelled”. This is bad news for owners of the Desire HD, apparently the upgrade made the device unstable in testing.
No doubt lots of users who have hacked their device and are running custom ICS roms will disagree with this. Nothing official has come from HTC regarding this though, so it could just be a US thing, it could just be carrier specific.
If you are a Desire HD owner what are you going to do? Weep? Buy a Nexus device? Carry on with your life as before, as it’s only a phone? Let us know below in the comments.
As usual with issues like this further information surfaces. Over on Facebook someone asked HTC to comment on the situation and someone replied later on in the comments that HTC had emailed them saying that the update for the Desire HD would go ahead. As you can see from the comments HTC didn’t directly reply, they were just quoted. So the whole issue is still a bit cloudy.
In another twist to the story tonight Android Central have been in contact with HTC and have been told the following:
We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S.