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  1. MikNitro

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    Hi gang, My name is Nitro and I am a Desire HD owner as well.
    I reside in Canada on Telus network and they are still shooting for the 25th of July as of this posting at least.

    I don't doubt this info from my carrier, they are pretty accurate usually 8), Anyhow I wanted to introduce myself and say "Hi" to everyone here in this forum.

    "Hi Everyone!":p

    Excited for new functionality, I sure am:)
     

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    Hey Mik, thanks for the info and welcome to AF! :)
     
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    Good to have you on board MikNitro! :)

    Hope you find this place useful... if you need any help navigating the forums, hit one of us guides up :D
     
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    Things like this push me to look at other manufacturers when considering my new phone. I also dont like the way HTC are now following the Iphone model of not allowing you to take out the battery thus not allowing me to carry a spare.

    I still have a couple of months of this contract so will be keeping an eye on things to see how they continue.
     
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    Thing is, if you like to get updates, stick with the Nexus. If you're not fussed about having the latest system, go with HTC and others, or Blackberry or Windows phones, or have short contracts.
     
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    After looking at my DHD, then the sensation and others, I really thought my next phone would be another HTC.
    I knew they were fairly bad at updates, but i though as long as they make the damn thing, I could get custom roms without having to worry about orange rolling it out.
     
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    Kinda mad that they cancelled it. But at least they're willing to admit it's garbage and aren't giving us something broken.
     
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    But all the other rom ports are working working pretty fine...?
     
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    So we are not getting it? So much for the 18-month support commitment. HTC has phones with lower specs on ICS.
     
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    It's just Telus at the moment, I presume the unbranded software is fine.
     
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    I don't think that it means we won't be getting it, I just think it means that it may be delayed a little. As EP says, it could just be Telus that are not releasing it yet... we'll have to wait and see for other carriers from around the world! :)
     
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    Did some research on it, apparently it wasn't TELUS that decided against it, it was HTC in Canada that cancelled distribution to TELUS. Hopefully you guys still get it, I'll just be here on 2.3.5 :(
     
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    You would have thought that, if it was HTC themselves that pulled the plug to Telus, they will do the same for elsewhere in the world. I don't think that it will be pulled indefinitely though... I am sure it will come eventually!! :)
     
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    If eventually is much longer, it may not matter much. My contract is up right after the new year, at which time I am going to get a Nexus phone.
     
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    Ditto. already set on it. had phone for 18 months and we're two software versions up already without an update. Why on earth would anyone put up with this?
     
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    Much the same as you guys im leaning towards samsung as i dont like the lack of support from HTC, and dont want one of the new models that dont allow the removal of the battery.
     
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    ah yes, alternative would be Motorola Razr Maxx because of the battery life which balances the lack of updates (though I believe they're now Google owned). Can't find it in any UK shop yet, though...
     
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    I've been wanting a new phone for a while now but hanging on for the ICS update (looked into rooting, soon gave up on that idea, I'm not a luddite but the info went right over my head)

    I'm getting to the stage now where I might just buy a new phone, I don't know what I'm expecting from ICS on the DHD anyway.

    New phone > Updated FW on an old phone.
     
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    If the Chrome browser ran on Gingerbread, I would not care about the update... but it does not.
     
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    Thanks for that link. I like the quote

    So there you go. The Desire HD may be approaching its second birthday, but at least it should see one more OS update before it's put out to pasture.
    ICS may be approaching its first birthday but we still only have it on less than 10% of mobile phones out there, which is a damning indictment of the way Android works at the moment.
     
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    Fusion, you don't know how happy I am to hear that. I love Gingerbread, it worked a lot better than Froyo, but after seeing what ICS is compared to GB, I've been anxious ever since I heard the late July release date.
     
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    Thanks for the link. If I'd bought a $140 phone with low spec I'd probably not complain but simply buy another one after 18 months that can run what I want to run. But I bought what I thought I was at the time a top of the range phone that's now seen two iterations of Android come and go. Android lives in competition with others and after three years with Android I should not be thinking of switching to iphone or Blackberry or a 'pure' Google phone because of things like the update cycle.
     

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