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Three to release Gingerbread update for HTC Desire.

Mobile network Three has announced via a tweet that they will be releasing a Gingerbread update to the hugely popular HTC Desire.

Date specifics are yet to be confirmed but expect Android 2.3 goodness on your Desire eventually.

The network was asked if 2.3 was headed to the Desire and replied with: “Yes we will but we don’t have timescales yet.”

Getting the latest version of Android can make a huge difference to the speed and functionality of your phone. Expect portable Wi-Fi and remote wipe with Gingerbread, depending on whether or not Three change anything.

Mobile hotspot functionality will prove particularly useful especially given Three’s all you can eat policy on data.

Unlike with iOS, networks have to agree to the upgrade which mean the same phones on different networks get updated earlier than others.

Statistically you are most likely to get upgraded if you own a HTC phone, with Motorola and Samsung taking second and third. The Desire is looking a bit long in the tooth now, especially given all the dual-core announcements at this years MWC. Perhaps Gingerbread can give the put the desire back in the Desire.


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