Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jun 2012 23:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Bloomberg: "Microsoft, which has tightly controlled the number of ARM-based devices it is supporting at first to ensure quality, opted not to work with HTC after initial discussions with the company, said two people familiar with the matter. The world's largest software maker decided HTC didn't have the sales volume needed and had less tablet experience than some of the other vendors it could choose to work with for the first round of devices, the people said." HTC was the first company to build a Microsoft-powered smartphone. Now, they're not allowed to build Windows 8 tablets.
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Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

One other point: I haven't used ICS on a phone yet, and since the CM team doesn't seem interested in making a ROM for the Admiral that I still own, I doubt I'll be able to try it out. My budget is limited, and when I bought the Admiral it was a toss-up between it the HTC Shift. My best friend, an Android fan through and though, suggested I should go for the HTC and not the Motorola based on his own experiences, but I decided on the latter since I liked the phone's physical layout better. I was also concerned that there would be no further development for the Shift, and I thought that with the Admiral being a new phone it would be well supported by Motorola. I was wrong about that too.

So I would say the fault is mine this time around for choosing a bad phone, but regardless I'm back on my Arrive and am at peace with my phone once again.

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jnemesh Member since:
2008-04-08

Personally, I wouldn't recommend an HTC phone OR the Motorola! BOTH companies lock the bootloader (at carrier request) so you can't tinker with your own phone! SOME phones get an official "unlock" through HTC, but not the new OneX (or Evo variant). Go with a Samsung, they are much better at keeping things open. If you want the pure stock Android experience without tinkering, go with a Nexus device, if you don't mind a "skin" on top of the OS, go with the new SGS IIIs that are rolling out this month. These new phones are WAY different than the crappy phones you have had experience with!

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Just today I took a peek at a coworker's Galaxy Nexus with ICS, it seems very fast and stable. She said she has not had a single issue with it, apart from not being able to figure out how to copy content to her computer (which I showed her how to do).

If I can get enough for my Admiral on a resale, I might just save up the extra needed and get a Nexus. I'd be willing to give Android one more shot based on the five minutes I spent with hers, as well as her responses when I asked her about stability.

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