Canadian carrier TELUS announced a few weeks ago plans to roll out the hotly anticipated Android 4.0 ICS upgrade for HTC Desire HD on July 16.
However, the operator backtracked and announced during the weekend that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for HTC Desire HD has been cancelled and will not make its way to TELUS
The carrier cited hardware issues that will not allow HTC Desire HD to function within the parameters and further explained that “HTC has cancelled the HTC Desire HD ICS upgrade due to poor device performance during testing
Well, it appears that the things are not that bad as we originally thought it would be. The folks over at AndroidCentral
reached out to HTC for further explanations on this subject and they have received the following reply from a company spokesperson:
“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
Although HTC reaffirmed its support for HTC Desire HD
and Desire S owners, it’s still unclear whether Canadian carrier TELUS will still deliver the promised Android 4.0 ICS update in the following weeks.
Anyway, the good news is that the Taiwanese company is still looking into ways to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich update for both Desire HD and Desire S.
In case HTC won’t cancel the update again, Desire HD owner might get Android 4.0 ICS as early as next month.
HTC Desire HD is currently stuck on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but the smartphone was launched on the market in October 2010. This makes it one of the oldest Android phones scheduled for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.