Quick work by Telstra and HTC offers Desire customers the choice between an over-the-air firmware update and a downloadable ROM image to let their smartphone see those GPS birds.
on 04/30/2010 – Made popular on 04/30/2010
The original HTC Desire is credited with kickstarting the explosive growth of the Android ecosystem in Australia after it launched through Telstra in April 2010. Now HTC and Telstra are trying the same trick again with the launch of the son of Desire. But in a much more crowded smartphone marketplace can they re-kindle the magic? Read on to find out.
We're not sure if this is good news for Telstra customers who own one of the original HTC Desire handsets or not. It appears everyone concerned has finally tired of trying to get HTC's custom Sense interface to work with the latest version 2.3 (Gingerbread) of Google's Android platform when running on the HTC Desire. The solution? Just cut it out.
The HTC Desire, released in Australia just a week ago and available under contract only from Telstra, is unable to latch onto the GPS signal. Phones directly imported from the UK don't seem to have the problem.