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HTC Desire S will not receive Android 4.0 OTA update

09/03, 2:11pm

Mobile OS update made available through developer site

HTC is not creating an official over-the-air release of Android 4.0 for the Desire S. A update for the handset has been added to the HTC developer website, but according to Technytt.se, this is as far as HTC will go to updating the handset. Customers wanting the update will have to download it from the developer site and follow an install process instead.

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HTC One V firmware hacked on to Desire S, HD

04/09, 4:20pm

Desire S, HD get One V firmware ported over

Thanks to the recent launch of the HTC One V and the work of one resourceful developer over at the XDA Developers forum, owners of the Desire S and Desire HD can port over the ROM from the new phone. The project is a work in progress, but most of the ROM was successfully ported over to the older handsets. The data and voice radios with the new ROM are fully functional for either phone, so users can use it daily.

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HTC acknowledges Wi-Fi security flaw in smartphones

02/02, 1:35pm

HTC Android security flaw acknowledged, fixes due

The Wi-Fi security flaw present in some Android-powered HTC smartphones has been acknowledged by the manufacturer on its support page. When connected to Wi-Fi networks, hackers can take advantage of the flaw to gain security access credentials. The flaw was discovered by researchers Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan and would allow the details to be sent to a remote server on the Internet.

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HTC Desire S ships to Europe

03/25, 3:25pm

HTC Desire S arrives in Germany

The HTC Desire S introduced in mid-February is now available for purchase through Amazon Germany. It can be purchased contract-free for 460 Euros, which equates to $650, and includes local taxes. The handset ships with Android 2.3 preloaded.

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