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Gingerbread update for HTC Desire to arrive by end July

We have always said that good things come to those who wait, and it seems that this saying applies to owners of HTC's Desire smartphone who are anxiously awaiting news of the eventual Gingerbread release for their handsets will probably have much to look forward to this month, for HTC has finally confirmed that the upgrade is a go, and that it could be ready for download by as early as end July.

Do you remember the short story we ran some time back about how HTC was taken to task by consumers for reportedly failing to deliver an appropriate rtelease schedule for its Gingerbread upgrade for the Desire smartphone? Well, it would seem that the Taiwanese smartphone OEM has taken its customers' concern seriously, for in just 11 days after we published that story, HTC has released yet another announcement claiming that the Gingerbread upgrade for the Desire is well on track, and that users can expect to receive the update soon.

According to a posting that was made on its Facebook page, the internal tests which HTC carries out for firmware updates has reportedly gone so well that the company apparently thinks it suitable to push the OS upgrade downstream to consumers by the end of this month. And lest you think we are making this up, we have reproduced the actual announcement posted on Facebook here for you to view in the form of a screenshot:

That being said, Desire owners, if you have been toying with the idea over selling your smartphone due to fears that Gingerbread will not arrive in time to pull your device back from the obsolescence curve, well, you can ditch that idea now that HTC has given its assurance to start rolling out the update by the end of this month.

Source: HTC's Facebook via Electronista

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