Legacy HTC Desire owners will get a taste of Android 2.3 Gingerbread in one or two months after the upcoming Desire S is released. That means that if you currently travel the mobile highway with a Desire, Desire HD or Desire Z, your future will certainly include the latest build.
There’s no guarantees for software updates in this crazy mobile space we call Android. Fortunately, Cnet UK has been able to track down some concrete details — a rarity by today’s standards. Rather than risk skewing the facts, let’s go straight to the horse’s mouth:
We did manage to get HTC’s man to say that the first Gingerbread update would be released within a month of the Desire S hitting shop shelves, but then he changed his mind and said it would probably occur within two months.
So let’s lay out the possible roadmap. The HTC Desire S is scheduled to release in the second quarter of 2011. In the worst case scenario this means either late May or June, leaving the original Desire series in position for a late June or July Gingerbread update. Not as soon as we’d have liked, but still better late than never.
via Cnet UK