Telus has reported that HTC decided not to release an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for the Desire HD smartphone.
Last May, HTC assured users that it would be upgrading the OS of its Desire HD smartphone, together with the HTC Rhyme and Desire S handsets, to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by July.
However, according to a document published by the Canadian mobile operator, the awaited update for the Desire HD will no longer push through and it will stay stuck in the obsolete Android 2.3 Gingerbread. “HTC has [cancelled] the HTC Desire HD ICS upgrade due to poor device performance during testing,” the network unveiled in its report.
However, enthusiasts are not well convinced with the given explanation as the phone boastingly features a decent 1 GHz Snapdragon processor with a RAM capacity of 768 MB, which appears sufficient to manage Google’s Android 4.0 operating system.
Meanwhile, Telus reported that some of its product offerings from Samsung and Blackberry will get ICS. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 8.9 tablets will receive an ICS upgrade next month and the Blackberry Bold 9790 will get Blackberry OS 7.1.