HTC has confirmed that it will not be able to offer a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the HTC Desire.
The manufacturer had hoped to offer the update to the Desire,promising a release by the end of June, but HTC now says that it can't be done.
A post on HTC's UK Facebook page explains that there isn't enough memory for both HTC Sense and Gingerbread to co-exist:
"Our engineering teams have been working hard for the past few months to find a way to bring Gingerbread to the HTC Desire without compromising the HTC Sense experience you've come to expect from our phones.
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"However, we're sorry to announce that we've been forced to accept there isn't enough memory to allow us both to bring Gingerbread and keep the HTC Sense experience on the HTC Desire.
"We're sincerely sorry for the disappointment that this news may bring to some of you," the manufacturer concludes.
Although HTC is yet to confirm rumours that the Desire is being discontinued, the lack of Gingerbread for the aging handset seems to be another nail in its coffin.