Telstra to provide HTC Desire Gingerbread update without HTC Sense UI

HTC is in a world of confusion these days with the upgrade of the HTC Desire. In the UK, HTC announced a few weeks ago that the Desire would not get the Gingerbread update only to review their decision less than 24 hours later and change their minds.

HTC-Desire Gingerbread Android update

In Australia, Telstra carrier will provide the HTC Desire update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, without HTC’s famous Sense UI. That’s right, due to space limitation on the HTC Desire, but because of their willingness to satisfy their customers, HTC is providing the Android update without their own proprietary UI.

This move by HTC and Telstra just shows how both companies are doing their best to please their customers. Without the HTC Sense UI, the HTC Desire will have enough memory space to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This means the HTC Desire will become a stock Android, no manufacture UI overalay on it.

For most users, this is great news, for those used to the HTC Sense UI, the update Telstra will provide will remove the HTC Sense, so if you love the Sense UI, you should think twice whether or not you want to update.

The question will then become, to Sense or not to Sense?

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