It’s been a roller-coaster of a week for HTC Desire HD owners. On Monday, Telus posted that the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Desire HD has been canceled due to performance issue with the software. Two days later, HTC issued a generic statement, claiming that the Android 4.1 update for the Desire HD was still on track and would be delivered to customers on schedule.
Unfortunately, things have taken a turn for the worse. HTC has now announced that the Android 4.1 update for the HTC Desire HD has in fact been canceled. HTC’s latest statement on the issue claims that the custom experience on the HTC Desire HD’s Android 2.3 build is better than it would be on Android 4.0 or above.
After extensive testing, HTC has 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.
We know there are a lot of HTC Desire HD owners who are extremely disappointed with HTC right now. HTC has not made any reference to the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G, but we are going to assume it will finish out its remaining days on it’s current software build.
Source: Android Central