HTC Corporation, the mobile phone maker which brought the first Android-based smartphone on the market, has just confirmed plans on make a new OS upgrade available for some of its devices soon.The handset vendor announced that it plans on delivering the first batch of Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrades to its high-end devices running under Froyo during this spring.
According to the company, it would plan on upgrading smartphones like HTC Desire, Desire HD, Desire Z, or the new Incredible S to the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform version sometime in spring.
“We are excited to announce that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will receive the Gingerbread update in Q2,” a HTC spokesperson reportedly stated.
This is not the first time the mobile phone maker promises the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform for its Froyo-based smartphones, but no exact release time frame was unveiled before.
Apparently, the company did not offer specific details on the availability of this update for smartphones in the United States market, though they might taste that upgrade in the near future as well.
In the US, HTC's devices are being sold via wireless carriers, and it usually takes more time for them to push out new software updates than HTC needs when it comes to handsets that are being sold unlocked.
One interesting piece of news that emerged recently was related to the Desire HD, a smartphone that is less than half a year old, and which is said to be on its way to be replaced in the next several months.
Word on the streets is that the previously rumored/leaked HTC Pyramid, a dual-core handset, might replace this high-end phone sometime later in 2011.
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform was announced in late 2010 with a nice range of improvements over the Android 2.2 Froyo OS, including interface changes, or support for NFC.
The platform was launched on a new Google phone, the Nexus S, and is being served at the moment to Nexus One too, the first Google phone out there, which was developed by HTC.