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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by totallygreen, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. totallygreen

    totallygreen Newbie
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    I have the Sprint HTC Hero and I was recently watching an HTC promotional video about the Hero. Here is the video:

    YouTube - HTC Hero - First Look

    If you FFW to 1:20 in the video, you will see one of the clocks with a continuous second hand...as opposed to a sweeping second hand. However when I add that exact same clock to my Hero, I get a sweeping second hand...:(

    I can't figure out how to make the second hand continuous. Does anyone know how to get a continuous second hand on the clock? Thank for any help.

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  2. MattW

    MattW Member

    The clock animation was removed / reduced as a part of the last firmware update in order to reduce lag (especially on desktop wake-up).

    I don't believe there's any way to 'undo' this. That said I'd much rather have less lag than some fairly pointless eye-candy :)
  3. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast

    Ok I get what you mean.. in the vid @ 1.22ish you see the clock on the homescreen with a continuous movement as opposed to a 1 click notch movement. However if you select that clock on your phone right now..it will not be continuous as shown in the vid. :p
    I get it lolll..
    I would have thought that the one click notch movement would cause lag if any (not that I encounter any lag)
  4. MattW

    MattW Member

    A "sweep" second hand actually means a centre mounted second hand (as opposed to one having its own small dial on the watch face). However the term is also commonly used to refer to a second hand which doesn't increment in full second steps. In 'real' (as opposed to computer generated) watches they actually do increment, just in much smaller steps, usually 1/5th or 1/4 of a second - the mechanical Citizen on my wrist does 1/4 seconds.

    I'm not sure if there is an accepted term for the 'ticking' second hand - they are often referred to as quartz (because most quartz movements increment in full seconds). Nearly all mechanical movements have 'sweeping' second hands, although some high quality quartz movements do as well (so they can pretend to be mechanical).
  5. totallygreen

    totallygreen Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info. I can certainly understand it being removed if it was causing a lag.

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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