*Rezound Jelly Bean Waiting Thread!General

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  1. dzuchowski

    dzuchowski Well-Known Member

    This thread is for all of us who are sick and tires of waiting for Jelly Bean 4.1! It took 8 months to get ICS! We should demand that HTC and VZW give us Jelly Bean within 30 days! It is silly that we had to wait 8 months of delays from their own release date! That is why we deserve Jelly Bean in September! Jelly Bean now or we will mail in Jelly Beans to VZW and htc

  2. dmunz

    dmunz Well-Known Member


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  3. acejavelin

    acejavelin Well-Known Member

    HTC officially said somewhere that they will NOT be developing JB for the Rezound... If I find the thread I will post it, but pretty sure it was in XDA somewhere.
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  4. dzuchowski

    dzuchowski Well-Known Member

    then lets get a crack head army together and march upon google and htc and verizon to show them that we deserve JellyBean goodness with whipped cream and all....
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  5. PNWViking

    PNWViking Active Member

    HTC and Verizon have fulfilled their obligation to the Rezound.
    It really is a bit outlandish to expect or demand Jellybean. They are both a business afterall and when Microsoft puts out a new Windows you have to pay for it, right? Why should Jellybean be free to you? People spend a lot of time and money to develop that software... not to give it away to deserving personalities.
  6. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Well-Known Member

  7. acoastal

    acoastal Well-Known Member

    We will be getting JB, but just not through HTC and Verizon. You can follow the AOSP development over at XDA's forums.
  8. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    By what measure do you figure that? Google encourages a commitment to updates 18 months after the release. That's 3 versions of Android. I seem to remember HTC pledging to that commitment.

    Because the OEMS got it for free? It's their choice to add labor to their porting process by putting the layers on there. Then there's the VZW bloatware and completely bogus QA process. None of those are my choice. The vast majority of people, I suspect, would prefer the latest version over the presence of Sense, if one had to chose.

    You seem to be missing the point here. If I can trust HTC to give me timely and regular updates, I am FAR more likely to repeat buy an HTC phone. HTC claimed, at the release of ICS, said that we would get it "early 2012. Since it was sent out in the 3rd quarter, and not the 1st, the owners of this phone have not received the product we believe we were getting. They can make it up to all the Rezound owners that ARE disgruntled by getting JB out the door as an apology of sorts, and as a testament to their commitment to updates.

    Your recent join date indicates to me that you haven't been informed of all the various Android news concerning updates. None of the above I've stated is an orginal thought, they've all been so thoroughly hashed out on these forums alone that the thoughts should be second nature by most by now.
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  9. ludist210

    ludist210 Well-Known Member

    A lot of developers did, but...then nothing happened. It's essentially dead.

    I'm not fretting over Jelly Bean. XDA will handle it relatively quickly, and it will be free of Verizon bloat. Now I'm just waiting on CM9 to be complete...
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  10. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    That implies that their inaction is their excuse for not following through on the promise. That's circular reasoning.

    I posted on the root subforum about getting JB and the opinion there was that we were unlikely to get a lot of ROMs for it. :(
  11. gruss

    gruss Well-Known Member

    ICS was nice for the performance boost, kind of like when everyone wanted Froyo asap on their phones. From Froyo to Gingerbread it was kind of meh.....I havent really seen anything on JB that makes me drool. I have no interest in the Siri wannabe thing so whatevs....
  12. dzuchowski

    dzuchowski Well-Known Member

    But jelly bean has that I can't believe it's not real buttery feel
  13. PNWViking

    PNWViking Active Member

    You're lack of understanding as to the production and release of any product, especially operating systems is interesting. For instance, would you be happy to receive your 1Q update that was garbage? If so, hey, your theory makes sense.

    All that nonsense aside, buy a new phone if you want a big upgrade. This is America and not much is free. Though by simply looking around these days it's easy to understand (sadly) why everyone thinks they deserve everything for so little. No offense, just get over it. You're phone is great.
  14. dzuchowski

    dzuchowski Well-Known Member

    Our phone is only great not greatest.... For v greatest it needs key lime pie...
  15. ultra63

    ultra63 Member

    This is more optimistic
    Originally released operating on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, this 2011 model might just be getting a generous bump to Android 4.1 after receiving update to ICS just recently. While there have been some rumors suggesting ICS could be the last update this device could receive, the specs would tell us it is more than capable of running Jelly Bean smoothly.
    However, should HTC decide to upgrade Rezound, it will take months before the update will arrive knowing Verizon just rolled out ICS in late July. If the manufacturer took nine months to release the ICS update for this handset, it may also take that long to release Jelly Bean.
  16. zazan

    zazan Well-Known Member

    Guys, all of you are smarter than I am about this but for what it's worth. ICS is not (for me) worth the BS and inconvenience I have put up with from the upgrade. All these little enhancements need to be put into perspective with what I need in my day to day use. GB was stable and useful and I did not have all the f****** issues I have had to deal with after ICS. Maybe verizon and htc need to get their acts together with the operating systems before they get like MS.

    Sometimes all the hype is just that, hype.

    So, how is JB going to be any better?

  17. zerocool79346

    zerocool79346 Well-Known Member

    Not at all trying to rub it in, I've been in the waiting game before (Eris and Inc) but Jelly Bean is every bit as big a step from ICS as ICS was from GB from what I've seen using both on the Nexus. The performance boost is unreal and the extra polish as well as the added functionality ( call it a Siri wannabe if you must but this kicks Siri's robotic voiced ass and is actually extremely usable) are vastly better than in ICS. I imagine you'll be seeing CM10 on this side of things soon enough, give it a fun I think you'll agree with me.
  18. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    I doubt it is interesting. I read numerous explanations from developers as to the labor required to create an OS.

    First of all, you're assuming that an earlier release would inherently mean less quality. Therefore, a release that happens more than 4 months later should be of higher quality, right?

    Exhibit A:
    I also am compelled to out that the GB update for the Inc was "garbage". It was long over due, and when it came it was so bad they had to pull the update and rework. Asus updated their tablet in January, so clearly it is possible. Your appeal to quality is null.

    It is indeed nonsense, that because it's "hard work" to make the next version, that gives HTC and VZW an excuse to renege on a promise they made to con people into "buying a new phone, since I wanted a big upgrade". I did exactly what you claim will fix the issue, and my NEW phone was on the same version as my OLD phone more than 4 months after an update was promised.

    I saw you heading down the road of entitlement, and I do take offense. Somehow demanding that promises be kept, and that a product I am literally going to spend thousands of dollars on and use daily be kept current makes me an entitled American brat? Bravo on the spin, there's a cable news channel you could work for and fit right in.

    I agree, but it could be better if I could take advantage of the features available only with the OS version I was promised 9 months ago.
  19. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Well-Known Member

    I find your lack of grammar... disturbing.

    Not that I am trying to find fault with what you're saying, but personally I feel that this thread is more pointless than a grammar debate. :sly:
  20. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator


    I let this thread stay cause I figure there is a chance we get JB.

    That said, if you can't add anything positive/constructive to the thread then don't bother posting in it :)

    We all (i assume) have android phones. You can expect updates on a android phone, that is the way android is. No one is on the wrong for expecting the latest update. Period.

    Perhaps we never get it. I can live with that, I won't be happy but I will still be able to wake up every morning :)

    Some of the examples/reasoning in here are already making me shake my head, I just don't get it. And that too is OK.

    BUT, comparing a free OS update to MS releases just doesn't hold water IMO (<-in my opinion)

    If HTC wants brand loyalty then OS OTA's are not only expected, but assumed.

    Lets please keep this thread about the discussion/speculation about whether or not we are getting JB. Let us not throw stones or take shots at our fellow members, everyone's opinions are welcome as long as they are presented respectfully.
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  21. TheMortallyWounded

    TheMortallyWounded Well-Known Member

    "When you make an assumption, you make an @$$ out if you... and Umption."
    -Will Smith, from Star Wars Episode 2

    Old article, but worth reading.

    Much like the Erus, which never received an OTA OS upgrade past Eclair, the Rezound was pretty much a Verizon phone built by HTC. The marketing is all Verizon. Even the red "z" in the name is Verizon's. They have no major interest in selling any more, because the selling points are now moot. Dual core is surpassed by quad core. Beats us no linger HTC's red headed stepchild. 720 screens suck up power, and as an LCD its days are numbered. Sense 4.0 is deemed "incompatible" with the Resound, and as one user put it, Sense 4.0's numbering sequence is a marketing ploy itself, leading me to believe that HTC has moved on since Verizon wanted another spec-killing phone. I don't believe that we'll ever see a major OTA upgrade, other than maybe one or two bug fixes. Demanding an upgrade to 4.1 is, IMO, pointless.

    Root and let XDA take care of that for you.
  22. gruss

    gruss Well-Known Member

    you're a member of the fanclub too I see!!!

    "I pity the fool that isn't a member of my fanclub" - Will Smith, Night Rider 1986
  23. nynvolt

    nynvolt Well-Known Member

    I love JB but to me it's not the upgrade boost ICS has been in general performance. I wouldn't mind getting it for my Rezound because I'm either going to have to pay retail for my next phone or lose unlimited data, so I'd like to keep my Rezond as relevant as possible for as long as possible. That said, I'm sucker and will probably waste a good hunk of money on the next big thing just because I love tech, even if my budget doesn't lol.

    Bought a N7 to satisfy my craving or a new gizmo, it's keeping my upgrade lust at bay, for now...
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  24. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    I am very new to the Rez, are there any CM10 roms out there for us? Anyone working on it? Ports/Kangs etc?
  25. acejavelin

    acejavelin Well-Known Member

    There are no working JB ROM's for the Rezound that I am aware of, however there a ton of other ROM's out there, XDA has about 20-30 different ones so take your pick from custom ones, AOSP/AOKP, MIUI, CM9 Kangs, etc. here: Rezound Android Development - xda-developers You might have to go through a couple pages to find them all! Note developement has kind of slowed on the Rezound the last week or two, most of the developers are waiting for the ICS kernel source to be release, or bricked their phone in the last week... there was kind of a rash of this among the top Rez developers lately.
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