Some of those handsets were supposed to be getting the chilly Android 4.0 goodness back in June/July, so this will be welcome news.
Sadly Ice Cream Sandwich is still off the menu for the HTC Desire HD.
Back to the future
Meanwhile in modern-day operating systems, the HTC One series is still set to get Jelly Bean (aka Android 4.1) at some point in the future, although we're still waiting for a date.
But forget the present, let's look to the future – TechRadar has cracked out the crystal ball, had a good gaze at Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and come up with a few pointers for Google to consider.