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HTC could be canceling its Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Desire HD.
The device also known as the Inspire 4G on specific carriers tested poorly while running the new Google software, according to information on an updated document for the Canadian carrier TELUS.
The document also states that HTC canceled the update because of this. However, HTC has made no confirmation of this in the U.S.
The poor performance could be due to the specifications on the HTC Desire HD that comes with 768MB of RAM and a 1GHz processor. And even though owners of the device will be disappointed, it is better to have Android 2.3 running smooth on it than having the new software with many lags and bugs.
AT&T recently issued the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S2, and Galaxy S2 Skyrocket smartphones.
Samsung and the carrier began rolling it out last week, and owners of the device can access it using Samsung Kies software.
Normally updates are issued over-the-air with Wi-fi or data, however, ICS for the S2 Skyrocket can only be accessed and installed with the use of a computer.
The Samsung Kies Program is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Mac OSX 10.5 to 10.7.
The upgrade is also available for the SGH-I777 Galaxy S2 model.
Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich launched on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in November of last year and is available on a slew of other devices, including the new Galaxy S3, HTC One X, One V and One S.
The software introduced some new features to the Android platform, including the improvement of the folders, contacts and widgets, along with a new graphics interface named Roboto and the ability to use Panorama on the camera.