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# 82764 5-May-2011 10:57
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Bit of a buzz on the net that an official OTA of Android 2.3 with Sense has started in Europe for the HTC Desire HD.  Anyone with a Europe sourced handset got it yet?
If so, wotzit like (he asked him knowingly)?




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  # 465686 5-May-2011 12:25
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My DHD is from clove and no update available for me yet. Wonder when it will be avaliable.

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  # 467098 9-May-2011 13:05
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Vodafone branded DHDs in the UK have had GB updates OTA already but unbranded ones like mine imported from Clove will be this week. Keen to see the changes people are talking about. Look forward to see the local reports from the crew here.

 
 
 
 




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  # 468514 12-May-2011 22:15
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Got my OTA update on Tuesday night. Now running 2.3.3 with sense 2.1. Phone was unbranded bought in NZ but originated from France. Not much different to froyo but seems to use the battery faster. Maybe just because I'm using it more to try it out and adjusting a few settings. After the firmware upgrade all settings apps and layouts were retained.




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  # 469172 14-May-2011 22:43
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I havnt yet got the update, but have read that the unlocked sim free DHDs will get the update on the 16 of may (http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_desire_hd_and_incredible_s_get_gingerbread_on_16_may_in_the_uk-news-2638.php)



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  # 469272 15-May-2011 13:20
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Ramboss: I havnt yet got the update, but have read that the unlocked sim free DHDs will get the update on the 16 of may (http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_desire_hd_and_incredible_s_get_gingerbread_on_16_may_in_the_uk-news-2638.php)


Yes the same thing was posted on XDA.  As was a message that the update had been pulled temporarily because of a bug.  Something about excess battery use by 'Dialer'.  But Dialer doesn't even appear on my battery usage in 'About Phone' part of settings.  Maybe I haven't used that function...

Anyhow as far as battery usage goes I retract my statement about the battery life for the DHD on 2.3.3.  Phone has just been put on the charger after being on for 2 days 4 hours without a recharge and the battery percentage read 46%.  Light to moderate use of wifi, HSPA and GPS.  No games.  I am using the phone as..... well a phone, not a laptop replacement so screen on time was only about 2 hours and was the biggest user of the battery (48%).  Even with the same light usage under 2.2 the phone was down to 50% after one day.




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  # 469941 17-May-2011 07:09
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Have installed the update, no major noticeable changes I can see either yet.

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  # 469945 17-May-2011 08:02
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Just getting the update to my Incredible S.

 
 
 
 


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  # 469946 17-May-2011 08:05
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This is what the upgrade will bring...

Google claims the update to Gingerbread will bring users a faster, more refined and responsive interface. Additions include near field communication, which effectively turns your phone into a credit card, Internet calling using voice over Internet protocol technology, a new soft keyboard with a text selection tool, gyroscope sensor support and improved copy and paste functions.

Without an NFC chip the NFC part is null and void.



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  # 469955 17-May-2011 08:43
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I agree, since my phone doesn't have an NFC chip or second camera (for skype) the main changes for me seem to be;
tabbed access to quick settings on the pulldown screen,
better cut and paste actions,
the apps are now paged rather than being continuous flow,
a few new HTC widgets.
And the following subjective things;
better battery life,
faster gps lock,
stronger wifi and telephone signal strength,
louder speaker volume.
The bug that affected the HTC weather widget, whereby when using 'current location' it always defaulted to the location where the software was activated rather than your current location, 'appears' to have been fixed.

I expect now the update is rolling out in the UK all the Clove sourced DHDs will be getting the update.




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  # 469968 17-May-2011 09:14
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Yeah I digg the quick settings and the improved app drawer. Will see how it performs over the next few days.

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  # 469998 17-May-2011 10:00
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Yes have the Gingerbread update as of 2am this morning, couldn't sleep. Install was pretty straight forward requiring no input from me. Phone looks similiar but as other have noted already the quick settings tab is the most useful. Look forward to better battery usage! Will experiment with the other improvements today.

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