Android Pioneer HTC Posts Lowest Profit in 6 Years

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cvg1jec

I jumped in and fell in love with their Incredible. Fast forward 2 years later and they drop a stinker of an update that has a slow memory leak. Reboots during phone calls, navigation, games, camera usage. They haven't fixed the upgrade nor rolled it back. 6 months is more than plenty of time to address short comings. I think it is time for a class action suit. Verizon & HTC are bed buddies needlessly forcing non-techs to believe it's the hardware not the software. All they keep suggesting to me is i should "upgrade" my phone. If this is how my phone would have performed its 1st 30 days; i would have changed brands as well as OS. HTC made the mistake with me. Since they can't fix their upgrade release, i will not buy another as it will probably brick in about 2 yrs too.

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bezerkus

Going the Apple way is not going to help, maybe concentrating on fewer devices AND leaving the functionality in would be a good combo-HTC was one of those rare companies that innovated, made good looking devices, awesome hardware specs, and left in flexibility for a decent cost. I guess some of those things have to go away to compete with less.

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Zoandar

If HTC is banking on Win 8 to save it, they might as well order their coffin now.

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compro01

HTC needs to lose the iPhoneization they started with the one line. A non-removable battery is not acceptable and omitting the SD card slot, especially on a device that will record 1080p video, is just rude.

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Philippe Lemay

They shipped a high end phone with Beats by Dr Dre... I mean come on, I can't think of a better way to for people to look at your product and just think "Marketing Ploy!" "We'll charge you extra for useless gimmicks."

I know my HTC Wildfire S is a low-end device (so I shouldn't expect it to shoot for the moon) but even so I've had nothing but trouble with it. The damn thing is near un-Rootable either.

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compro01

Rooting a Wildfire S is pretty trivial (the HTC supertool from xdadevelopers will do it with 4 keystrokes), but you need to do the htcdev bootloader unlock (which will get rid of your warranty in the USA/Canada) first or purchase an XTC clip, but the former will not allow a proper s-off, which allows for more interesting stuff like resizing partitions, which is really needed given the extremely small amount flash you have to work with.

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Philippe Lemay

Requiring an 80$ gadget ordered from Europe just to unlock my phone is not "trivial". It's ridiculous. I tried using the S-on solutions but none of them worked, one of them made my phone completely non-responsive to my PC so I had to pull a factory reset.

No, in my experience the Wildfire is not easy to Root.

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compro01

*shrug*

I'm not sure how that happened, but I've unlocked the bootloader my wildfire S using the method available via htcdev.com and experienced no problems, after which running the htc supertool got me root in under a minute and I'm able to flash custom roms with no problem.

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Shadow Death

Updates Updates Updates..... People want ICS for the Thunderbolt and for other phones. They've failed to deliver on these promises, it's no wonder why their sales are going down.

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graydiggy

I agree. We at XDA Development forums have proven a million times that ICS and JB work with most if not all of the older HTC phones like the Inspire 4g and Desire HD. People want those updates, but not everyone is skilled enough to go out and get a third party ROM and install it to their device, and out of that, most people don't even know that you can do it.

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tony2tonez

Hey GrayDiggy, its DuffmanTP from the Inspire 4g forums. Rocking my ICS on Inspire, havent tried JB ROM yet. Figures we would find common interests.

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