Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Apr 2013 22:21 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The reviews are universally positive, and virtually everyone seems to agree: the HTC One is one heck of an Android device, and quite possibly the best phone currently on the market. Outstanding build quality, great design, fast - and just like the One X before it, it looks like to me it's a far better phone than its Galaxy counterparts. Why, then, is no one buying HTC phones?
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Bad karma
by dsmogor on Tue 9th Apr 2013 10:19 UTC
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2005-09-01

I believe HTC is getting bad karma for past not very thought over constructions that they used to sell in large quantities before Samsung caught up. They've earned their bad reputation by:
- poor UI performance (among others b.c. badly optimized low level drivers)
- tendency to get slow over a period of usage
- nonexistent or undertested upgrades that only made thing worse
- poor reliability despite good build materials
Newer devices improved but it's too late. Existing customers have switched to Samsung for their 2nd smartphone.
HTC was lucky to caught on the crazy wave of soaring Android but from the hind side they were too small to manage it.

Edited 2013-04-09 10:22 UTC

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