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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rxpert83, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    There is a movement going on at XDA right now to try to rally the troops to get source code released faster. I fully support this and am passing it along here.

    [OFFICIAL?]Team up against HTC for timely source code releases thread! - xda-developers

    Write them, email them, call them, and tell them that they need to get source out as fast as possible. Arguably their biggest competitor, samsung, gets source as as soon as thier device hits the market. Sometimes sooner. This is what we want.

    I wrote them a very lengthy email today, and am awaiting reply.

    You don't have to make it all legal mumbo jumbo like the XDA OP, but let yourself be heard.

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  2. EngineofRuin

    EngineofRuin Well-Known Member

    With the sealed battery and multi tasking issues, that is the least they can do.
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  3. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    Agreed. This needs to be bigger than just us 4G LTE users though. I want to see company wide, sweeping changes so that they release source when a device drops. Thats the way it should be, and there's no reason it can't be provided.

    Lets fix HTC first, and then we can get them to fix our device ;)

    Anyone have any ideas on how to spread the word? This applies to all HTC devices, but our HTC specific forum is pretty dead.

    Edit: I emailed android police, but I feel like thats shooting too high :p It'll probably be ignored
  4. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    Interesting read:
  5. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    I also informed Android Central of this. So hopefully they will jump on board as well.
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  6. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    I sent a personal email to all of the top execs listed in the XDA thread today
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  7. EngineofRuin

    EngineofRuin Well-Known Member

    Good luck RX, one thing I'd love to know from HTC themselves is the reason for not making the sealed battery larger. 25-2900 mah is feasible. Software can be improved and is with the development community, I imagine once the source code gets out that will kick into high gear. Give us a beautiful screen, have to limit it's brightness due to battery.

    Need to join XDA myself.
  8. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    Lots of drama over there. I just go to keep informed so I make sure we're kept current over here :p
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  9. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Unless you really have a need I wouldn't bother. I've been over there a few times and really its not a friendly crowd there. Lot's of arragance and "I did it so should you" type of attitude. If not for the amazing developement that came from there it would be a site to totally avoid.

    Ok enough bad mouthing.

    What are your interest in joining over there? Maybe, Probably we can do it here.
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  10. PattiCakeUS

    PattiCakeUS Android Expert

    That's one thing I love about the community on this forum, it's well enough moderated that it never seems to get out of hand like some of the other forums. [​IMG]
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  11. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    We have our issues here as well. We just deal with it swiftly and everyone moves on :) Its a cultural thing at XDA
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  12. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    do that it is so easy to get off track getting back on it. Has HTC made any wispers about how they feel about the situation or are they being hush hush. I'm almost certain they have heard of this by now. I'm very interested in hearing what they have to say in responce to this.
  13. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
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    As far as them giving any sort of real response, no I dont expect that.

    They will always either ignore the post or give your generalize PR responses. But that is expected considering they pay people to sit on facebook and dodge questions.

    Emailing them is the same way.

    The only way for this to reach someone who can actually make a difference is volume. Thats why we need people
  14. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Mind Posting those here?
  15. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Thread Starter

    No problem. From the OP:

    I had a few of them bounce back as undelivered the next day, so I'm not sure how many actually went through.
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  16. EngineofRuin

    EngineofRuin Well-Known Member

    My only real interest is to thank the developers, since they seem to stick to posting there.
  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Let's go by the bootloader unlocking.

    When the petition for that gained momentum, they issued a bogus PR statement and the blogosphere went on a feeding frenzy. That added a black eye for their image and more signatures.

    Then, they announced that they would give us exactly what we asked for and they did.

    Because we only asked for unlocked, thinking that would equal s-off.

    Same caution applies here. Even when they release source, it doesn't always just build. Gotta ask for it all. Anyway, this is a good start.

    Let's please agree to discuss about joining XDA via PM. They show us respect as an organization, let's give the same courtesy.

    It's not like the community would be well served as an either / or deal. Both their forum and ours serve critical needs.

    Their house, their rules, our house, our rules, let's show mutual respect.

    I'm a member of both, but make my home here. Some of their mods, same deal, only vice versa. ;)

    Cheers, thanks. :)
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The HTC EVO 4G LTE release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, and 2000mAh battery.

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