Upgradeable in the future?

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  1. grit

    grit New Member

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    Just a quick question - I've read that because the HTC Incredible has "HTC Sense" on top of/integrated into (dont understand which) the Android OS that when the OS upgrades, we may not get the new version.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
     
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    All upgrades to the o/s go through a multi-step process that starts with Google and then goes to a particular phone manufacturer then to the carrier and then to the user. In general, you should receive the upgrades. However, HTC has been significantly slower in pushing upgrades than Motorola. This is the result, most suspect, because of the additional features integrated into the o/s that HTC adds.

    It isn't in HTC's overall interest to fail to update the operating system. However, there are undoubtedly pressures to provide the most recent version of an o/s for the latest model of a phone. And with the increasing performance of new models, it's undoubtedly easier to make such updates available for more powerful chips.
     
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    grit New Member

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    Ok, so we can probably expect future Android os updates, but maybe a few weeks or so after they are released. Fair enough, I can deal with that. :)

    Thanks for your reply!
     
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    few weeks? Looking at the other HTC sense devices out there probably more like several months, maybe a year..?
     
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    grit New Member

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    That is NOT ok. Damn
     
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    The reason you see this is a hardware issue.... with the current crop of phones this should not be the norm....
     
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