HTC confirms Gingerbread for four handsets, including new Incredible S
The handset maker expects to deliver Android 2.3 to last fall's Desire Z and Desire HD as well as a pair of other models.
HTC has confirmed that at least four of its existing Android smartphones will see informed SlashGear that update would arrive on the
Looking at HTC's track record for releases, I might also look for Gingerbread to come to Sprint's Evo 4G, Verizon's
As mentioned, the T-Mobile G2 and myTouch 4G are U.S. versions of the Desire Z and Desire HD, so expect those handsets to get the update as well. Depending on how far apart the get, these phones should be powerful enough to handle another release or two. As we learned shortly after the announcement of 2.3, phones that are able to run Froyo should be Gingerbread.
It's more of a question of whether carriers would rather push forward on new devices running the latest versions or cater to existing users. While most of the phones released by HTC last year have hardware that closely resembles the early 2011 lineup, the horizon is slightly different. The handset maker isdual-core phones for the middle of the year which may already be running Gingerbread or when they arrive.