A few days ago, TELUS claimed that HTC had cancelled the Desire HD Ice Cream Sandwich update, citing performance issues. However, HTC rebutted saying they were fully committed to bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the Desire HD (and even the Desire S). Sounds great right? Well, HTC has gone and “revised” their statement. Meaning, they lied.
TELUS has continually insisted that it was told by HTC that the update had been suspended. They also said that if HTC were to push the update, they’d gladly test and deploy it. You gotta feel bad for TELUS, having to tell its customers that the update was cancelled when it wasn’t their decision, then having HTC deny it and make them look like jerks in the process. I’ll be honest, when writing that first article, I wasn’t happy with TELUS. Now, I just feel bad for them. They were caught between a rock and a hard place. TELUS, thanks for at least providing current information on HTC devices when HTC couldn’t.
HTC’s new statent is this:
“HTC is committed to providing the best customer experience on our devices and are currently determining the ability to support Ice Cream Sandwich on the HTC Desire HD. We’ll provide more information when we’ve completed our analysis.”
This probably means that the Desire HD isn’t getting Ice Cream Sandwich. Yes, the statement doesn’t say it won’t, but it’s easy to assume this is just a filler statement delaying a solid “no.” This also means that Thunderbolt and Desire S owners are out of luck. Oh, what struggles Thunderbolt owners have gone through already. They don’t need this grief. Cover the kids’ ears.