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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Comment by dnebdal
by dnebdal on Wed 10th Apr 2013 09:34 UTC
dnebdal
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It's mostly the openess and mod support. My first android phone was, like so many others here, a HTC Hero. Nice hardware, horrible software updates ("It'll be here in December! No, wait, June? September?"), and just a bit too skimpy on RAM. Oh, and the digitizer died, but that did get replaced for free in reasonable time.

I've got a galaxy S2 now, and it's been running CyanogenMod for a while. New HTC phones seem actively hostile to mods, while the new Samsungs appear to pretend to support it while having utterly undocumented hardware. I hear rumors that Sony are being nicer about developer documentation these days, which is flying-pigs-level weird - or I could get a Nexus 4, but I really don't like onscreen buttons (waste of space that they are).

Eh, the S2 is still great. By the time I replace it I hope things are slightly clearer.

Edited 2013-04-10 09:35 UTC

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