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Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by cp24eva, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. cp24eva

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    HTC might not give us the support that other phones MIGHT get? I mean, the phone is great right now. But I keep reading people talking about HTC's history with updates is crappy and that we could be getting left in the dust of other phones. Do you think this is true? Do you even care at the moment? I just dont want to be wowing at other android users when we could possibly have the same things or better going on.
     
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    As a root'er/rom'er I have no fear about HTC not supporting this phone. I have more fear that devs will get frustrated with this bootloader issue and shy away from this phone in favor of one easier to work with.
     
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    What ur reading about is people have no clue what there talking about.... lol I just posted this in another thread. HTC and moto are leading the pack in updates and device support.. they dropped the ball slightly on the bolt HTC said late q3 and it came out in late q3 but had problems and was 1month late big deal. The problem was everyone was buying into all the rumors spreading around and don't forget the the bolt was a first for HTC and vzw..

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    I everything I've been reading makes it sound like HTC is already working hard on get ICS ready for early 2012. Some stories even suggest early January, so we should be well supported.

    Now give us s -off!!!!!
     
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    I hope all these statement are true. Not to try and compare, but with Apple, they have ONE phone to get right. With HTC and MOTO, these guys have tons of phones on different carriers. I sure hope they have the support they need to make this a highly successful phone.
     
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    HTC just updated the Incredible 1 to gingerbread. Sometimes they may be slow, but they get the updates out :)

    ... that aside, the devs will offer great support regardless :)
     
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    Well, I just hope that the companies have a minimum of 2.5 year from the time of the phones release. You figure in 6 months there will be other new phones out and people wont care to buy a rezound at that point. Those who already have it will still need support until their contract is up. I wonder what they're long term support scheme looks like.
     
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    Don't doubt it, we got treated like dirt from HTC.

    Sent from a forgotten phone... I mean HTC Thunderbolt.
     
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    Other than forums (which aren't a great source) is there a place where a dev team representative comes on and says what they have in store for X phone in the coming months? Not the figure heads relaying the message. I say again, at this point there isn't much that needs to be fixed with the rezound. Maybe a battery life tweak and and data usage fix.
     
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    XDA forums. Their development forums are great for each phone, and most every dev there will tell you what you have in store. Granted there is also a lot of drama there, but that's a given with a site so big *shrug*

    ...data usage fix..? and I've had better battery life than my bionic because of not struggling for a connection to the network lol. 14 hours yesterday with a 20% bump charge mid-day :)
     
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    The data thing I'm talking about is when I am on wifi I will go to wake my phone, only to notice my data might have went up about .003 or something when I didn't do anything nor receive anything and don't have weather updates on or no auto app updates. And battery life, well I can't complain too much about it. I just wish it was better. You are right though, the bionic was a drain on me. Hence why I am at the rezound right now.
     
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    The thing to remember is that companies like HTC are in business to sell new phones. That is what they do, that is how they pay the bills and make investors happy. They give enough support to a phone so as not to hurt sales, and that's it.

    Cell phones move too quickly. By the time a new phone ships to market, it's replacement is already in beta testing phase. We have at best a 6 month product cycle, and they make their money by creating and selling NEW phones, not supporting old "outdated" ones. And because every manufacturer does this, it doesn't really hurt sales because it isn't like you can go somewhere else and get better treatment.

    Gingerbread's code was released a year ago. The TBolt just got it a few weeks ago officially, about 2 weeks before ICS was released. Part of that is the fault of HTC, but the rest is on VZW. If they just took the new code from HTC and pushed it out, people could have had it months ago. But VZW has to load it all up with bloat, which takes time, has to be tested, fixed, etc... And even when they released it, it was still crap and had to be pulled back and took another month, etc...

    Carriers need to just sell the phones as the manufacturers send them, and let the new code come from them. But because companies pay VZW millions of dollars to pre-load all they crappy bloat in there, they hold things up.