HTC appears to be gearing up to cancel the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Desire HD, despite promising earlier this year that the 4.3-inch device would be supported. A leaked document from Canadian carrier Telus reveals that the handset didn't perform well in testing.

Although HTC has neither confirmed nor denied the claims yet, Telus is adamant the update is no longer coming, and it blames the handset's poor performance under the latest software:

"HTC has [cancelled] the HTC Desire HD ICS upgrade due to poor device performance during testing."

It's a little surprising to us that the upgrade has been cancelled for this reason, and we still think it's possible that Telus decided itself to cancel the update. Although the Desire HD certainly isn't one of the most impressive Android handsets you can buy anymore, it does feature a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 768MB of RAM, which should be capable of running Ice Cream Sandwich.

Telus also revealed that the LG Optimus LTE, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will all get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

[via The Inquirer]