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General Any idea of when next Dinc 2 update will happen?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Drunder40, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. jrmckins

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    knowing I wouldn't get a real answer I sent an email to HTC to find out about ICS. Here's what I got back:
     

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  2. victek

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  3. STeVe7320

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    Now I'll hold my breathe
     
  4. victek

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    Yes, let the breath holding begin :) I do hope this update happens and breathes (pun intended) some new life into the Dinc 2. Video acceleration in hardware (supported in ICS right?) may reduce the lag that I often experience and make me want to keep the phone longer. It will also make it possible to use some android 4.0+ specific software, such as Nova Launcher.
     
  5. Lagos

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    If we are getting direct confirmation from their facebook page, then you can bet its going to happen and they are currently working on it! I can't wait!
     
  6. greenfrog42

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    Don't hold your breath on this happening, Version has discontinued this phone and have no monetary reason to upgrade it.
     
  7. victek

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    Is there evidence to suggest that Verizon cancels previously announced updates when a phone gets "discontinued"? Updates take time to create and it seems more likely to me that Verizon would follow through. HTC has confirmed the update which is as good as it gets short of Verizon announcing it. Still it makes sense to not be over-invested. I'm ready to move on if the update doesn't happen.
     
  8. This is why Verizon has a reason to update this phone.
     
  9. TheAtheistReverend

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    Or a reason not to. Figure you'll buy a new phone, stay on the same network. Most people don't want to switch carriers, but get them wanting the newest and greatest and they'll upgrade.
    I'm not saying I think this is what they're doing, but it is possible.
     
  10. victek

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    I think it's a balancing act. Although it may sometimes appear that Verizon couldn't care less about what customers think I believe how they are perceived is important to them. In the long run people would switch to other carriers if Verizon developed the reputation of poor customer service (well, customer service worse than everyone else :) )
     
  11. jrmckins

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    Didn't the DINC get an update (or two) after being discontinued?
     
  12. Rachel A

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    It started off on Eclair, then got FroYo and finally GB (and some mods). However it was still being sold by Verizon as of a few weeks ago (albeit in a 2nd hand form).
     
  13. TheAtheistReverend

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    And the DInc2 is being sold near me still too.
     
  14. STeVe7320

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    Same here. The local best buy still has them free on a 2 yr agreement.
     
  15. 70363c1413

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    I'd venture to say that Verizon is mainly interested in having us continue to send them money every month. If upgrading the software makes the phone seem all shiney again, there's no reason to look at other carriers.
     
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  16. victek

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    Software upgrades involve both perception and functionality. In other words getting an upgrade makes us feel a phone is still relevant even if it does nothing else. However it may also bring fixes and improvements. As far as I could tell the upgrade to Gingerbread made no perceivable difference on the Inc2. ICS though supports hardware acceleration and depending on the capability of the Inc2 GPU that could make a significant difference. That's the main reason I'm interested as I find the performance of the Inc2 on stock GB borderline acceptable. I doubt that it would make enough difference to make me put off getting a new phone when I'm eligible for a discounted upgrade, but it will improve the current experience and make me want to keep the Inc2 as a backup or hand it on to a family member. In my mind Verizon "wins" by pushing out this update.
     
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  17. jrmckins

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    I need ICS on the dinc2 to extend its life long enough for HTC to release a good phone on VZW. If it doesn't get ICS then I'll have to drop HTC.
     
  18. TheAtheistReverend

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    Amen!
    I don't ever want to leave HTC but they better come up with a good one by the time my upgrade is due.
    To be honest, I don't know what I'll do if they don't. I'm not a very patient man.
     
  19. hilmar2k

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    A good HTC was released on 7/5/2012.
     
  20. TheAtheistReverend

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    A very good one indeed, but not what I am looking for unfortunately.
     
  21. jrmckins

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    I must have missed it. I know they released a mid-range phone around that time.
     
  22. hilmar2k

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    So what, exactly, were you looking for in a HTC phone that the Inc4G didn't deliver? There is no better processor available, and the screen is fantastic, albeit small. Unless you want a bigger screen, there is nothing more it could have been.

    And even if it is only "mid range" as you said, does that make it not good?
     

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