It is official – the HTC Desire HD will not be on the receiving end of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system update, after there were whispers of such a possibility happening just last week. How do we know that it is official? Well, HTC themselves have removed the HTC Desire HD from the official list of devices that was scheduled to be in line for the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment. According to HTC’s official statement, “After extensive testing, we’ve determined that the current version of HTC Sense with Android provides customers with the best experience on the HTC Desire HD. When we consider new versions of software, we weigh a number of factors, but ultimately the customer experience on the product is the deciding factor. We apologize for any confusion this change may have caused our customers.”
Basically, the only recourse you have left for the HTC Desire HD if you want to have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on it would be to go through an unofficial route – and that would more often than not require you to root your device.