HTC changes mind over Tattoo - no Éclair upgrade

No joy for those expecting budget Android goodness

If you're one of the many HTC Tattoo owners out there – we've got bad news, there's no Android Éclair (2.0) coming in the near future.

A recent response to a French website from HTC stated that the company was working on such and upgrade – but HTC has been in touch with TechRadar to dispute it.

In a curt statement, the company simply says: "Currently there are no plans to update the HTC Tattoo with Éclair."

Lies or confusion?

So there you have it – we have to assume the original post was a mis-translation or just a blatant lie.

Or, if we're getting nit-picky, it could be that France is getting the upgrade, and the UK isn't. And if we're getting that technical, we could point out that Android 2.1 is Flan, not Éclair – one step along.

It would be most unlike HTC to decide to send a statement just to bluff us with wordplay, so we'll take this one at face value and have words if we suddenly see very modern-looking HTC Tattoos in the future.



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Gareth (Twitter, Google+) has been part of the mobile phone industry from the era of the brick to the tiny device in the pocket... and now watching them grow back up to behemothic proportions once more. He's spent five years dissecting all the top phones in the world as TechRadar's Phones and Tablets Editor, and still can't resist answering the dreaded question - "which new phone should I get?" - with 15 choices.