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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by joek71, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi guys

    I just got response from HTC and they locked the EVO at 30 fps on purpose, this is what i got from HTC:

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  2. gezzuzz

    gezzuzz Member

    explain this.. are you talking about video recording?
  3. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

  4. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    There are few people complaining about the fps so i emailed HTC and got that response, I dont watch movies on my EVO, but i do play games. I dont have issue with the way the phone is now, but people are complaining about it. It can be for games and stuff, the way EVO is setup now it runs the movies no problem.
  5. sikclown

    sikclown Android Expert

    Yeah it seems to me they limited it for battery life and to keep the heat down and to save money because they didn't pay Qualcomm for the full drivers. It doesn't affect movies... the big complaint is for gaming... games that are meant to play at a higher frame rate will be choppy and unplayable.
  6. tenaciousdave

    tenaciousdave Newbie

    30 fps is fine for games. Most console games are 30 fps.
  7. Mecha

    Mecha Member

    Yeah, but a 30fps limitation on the entire phone isn't fine when there are no other smartphones currently available that have such a stupid limit placed on them.

    Try playing a graphic-intensive game on the Evo. When it drops below 30fps, you'll be able to tell. This is a very important issue that needs to be corrected by HTC.
  8. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Android Enthusiast

    sooooooooooo, any way we can get these drivers our-self from Qualcomm? I emailed them a few days ago, no response yet :p.
  9. MrX8503

    MrX8503 Android Enthusiast

    Unfortunately it looks like we are at the mercy of HTC. Currently Sprint and the guys over at XDA is hassling HTC to fix this problem.

    Honestly if they put this cap in to save battery life, I'd rather them bump it up to 60fps and I'll buy an extra battery.

    I can't stand laggy phones.

    P.S. Froyo does not fix this issue.
  10. Matlock

    Matlock Android Enthusiast

    Don't fret.

    The Android OS 2.2 update (unknown exactly what date will be official announced) will unlock the 30fps lock and allow for it to 40+ with the developers of games and apps.

    Along with that, a lot more great updates are coming.

    Source: Android 2.2 Platform Highlights | Android Developers

    Woohoo! Go Google/htc!
  11. tx_brandon

    tx_brandon Well-Known Member

    No other manufacturer does this. The 'to save battery life" excuse is bs.
  12. Dr.Evo

    Dr.Evo Newbie

  13. Mecha

    Mecha Member

    Like Sprint removing the built in hot spot feature, HTC could easily modify their Froyo update to keep the 30fps cap active. Hell, they could even use it as an excuse for delaying the update itself.
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  14. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

  15. noobcake

    noobcake Newbie

    30 fps limitation is fine as long as you can constant 30 fps. The problem is that HTC's firmware level fps choke is poorly written/implemented. According to xda, it actually reduces performance while trying to limit it.
  16. rushmore

    rushmore Extreme Android User

    How will this fix the issue? New roms do not correct this, since the cap is lower level and needs drivers that will correct this.

    Only HTC can fix this. Giving false hopes with 2.2 is wrong if not correct.

    "Beer", it's what's for dinner.
  17. Matlock

    Matlock Android Enthusiast

    This is true. All HTC will have to do is edit the new update to fit their cap...evil.

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