Earlier this week, Canadian carrier Telus brought disappointment to HTC Desire HD owners everywhere when it published a document that stated HTC had scrapped the handset's Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. The carrier said that poor performance in testing was to blame.

Fortunately, HTC has now confirmed that this is not the case, and that the Desire HD — along with the Desire S — will receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update as planned. In a statement to Android Central, it said:

"We remain committed to providing customers with the latest software updates when possible. As such, we are pleased to confirm we are still on schedule to deliver an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for both the HTC Desire HD and Desire S."

That's great news to Desire HD owners. But like we said yesterday, we saw no reason why the handset's 1GHz Snapdragon processor, backed up by 768MB of RAM, would struggle to run the Android 4.0 operating system. Having been released in October 2011, it is one of the oldest handsets to receive ICS, however.

Of course, there's still a chance that Telus is blocking the ICS update from its own Desire HD handsets, so you may not see it if you're a Telus subscriber.

[via Android Central]