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    Engadget:HTC Desire tries to catch Gingerbread, can't keep up

    After months attempting to bring the Desire up to speed with Android 2.3, HTC is throwing in the towel

    HTC Desire tries to catch Gingerbread, can't keep up -- Engadget

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    It's all because of flaming Sense....I don't know why they don't just offer an optional, sense-less upgrade.

    That said, yet another good reason to root and put a custom ROM on ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    That said, yet another good reason to root and put a custom ROM on ;-)
    Thats what I did and it has Sense. Sounds like HTC needs help from the people at XDA Developers.

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    and now the Desire is to get Gingerbread... Maybe they followed the advice in my earlier post.


    HTC pulls a 180, now says Gingerbread is coming to Desire -- Engadget

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    Yey...so when does it arrive?

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    You mean it hasn't already? Wow... just wow.. I've been happily using Gingerbread on my Desire for months! Really can't understand how any self respecting techie can sit back and wait when it's so easy to root!

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    Ive not waited, took the plunge and rooted about three weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Really can't understand how any self respecting techie can sit back and wait when it's so easy to root!
    It's not that I'm not capable of rotting and putting a new rom on my phone, I just have my phone setup how I want it and don't really fancy having to do it all again. I'd much prefer the updates to occur through a normal system update. Is 2.3 plus the new sense UI worth flashing or might it be worth waiting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    It's not that I'm not capable of rotting and putting a new rom on my phone, I just have my phone setup how I want it and don't really fancy having to do it all again. I'd much prefer the updates to occur through a normal system update. Is 2.3 plus the new sense UI worth flashing or might it be worth waiting?
    To be honest, it's the non-Sense ROMs that really worth rooting for - CyanogenMOD for instance

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    See, I really like the sense interface and for me that's what makes it better than iPhones and Blackberrys.

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    I tried LEE Droid and NeoPhyTe but for some reason they got stuck on the HTC boot screen and at the moment I dont know why, think it might be something to do with partitions sizes on my memory card. Currently running Cool-AceS-v6 (Sense ROM) which is nice as it uses my memory card for app storage so I now have loads of apps on my phone. Want to try a Sense 2.1/3.0 mix but I think they all need s-off and/or custom hboots. If anyone knows of a Sense 2.1/3.0 mix that doesn't let me know the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    See, I really like the sense interface and for me that's what makes it better than iPhones and Blackberrys.
    Have you tried anything other than Sense on Android? I really don't think it's all that great myself... you get a rounded (mostly useless) taskbar, a better than stock keyboard (though there are much better ones available on the market) and some nice widgets (granted, probably the best widgets I've seen for what they do) - at the cost of performance.

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    I like Sense on my Desire as well... some of the other Android phones I've looked at were awful (Samsung was particularly nasty looking) so it's a shame the update won't be coming.

    It's not surprising though as Google have been trying to kill it off for the last few months and I reckon they make the newer updates deliberately awkward to bolt the additional UI onto

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Have you tried anything other than Sense on Android?
    What else is there that does the same sort of thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    It's not surprising though as Google have been trying to kill it off for the last few months and I reckon they make the newer updates deliberately awkward to bolt the additional UI onto
    Don't know what grounding you have for that? If custom ROMs; which are usually developed by less than a handful of people, quite often an individual; can be released within days of the latest code becoming available from Google, why can't HTC and their team of commercial developers do the same? The problem lies with HTC, not Google.

    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    What else is there that does the same sort of thing?
    Sense is really just a launcher app - search the market for "launcher" and you'll see there are many options, not to mention that there is actually one built in to Android that you can't access when Sense is installed (HTC's fault again, not Google's). LauncherPRO is my favorite, ADW.Launcher is very popular too and actually included with a lot of ROMs

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