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HTC Hero on T-Mobile

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by neekoid, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. neekoid

    neekoid Lurker
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    Heres the deal.

    I hate being locked down to a particular network on a handset, more to do with them having to approve each and every software update rather than having to use it on a network.

    As a result, i debranded my n96 the same week i took delivery of it, meaning i got all nokias updates immediately.

    Im wanting the HTC hero as it looks very promising as a handset, and also as a development environment for me (im planning on getting into android development)... but im kind of wondering if im going to suffer the same locked-down syndrome that nokia handsets suffer with...
     

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  2. jezperrott

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    Yes, yes you are. If you're developing for Android, I would assume you would want to 'root' your phone to try apps. (rooting gives you developer access to all the systems of the phone.)

    You will also be locked to T-Mobile in terms of waiting for updates but, to date, they have only taken a couple of weeks to get the updates 'customised'. They haven't taken out any features in any updates so far.

    Hope this helps.
     
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