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    Dang, and I just left sprint for Verizon.... I wonder if it would be an update for other carriers?

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    I don't think it will officially come to other carriers, but as of right now it just looks like a software eq, and some of the custom roms already have it integrated.

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    Sprints version of the M8's are the only ones with the appropriate hardware in them for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    Sprints version of the M8's are the only ones with the appropriate hardware in them for it.
    I'm pretty sure theres nothing hardware about it, it's software based from all the reports so far

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    Would have been more beneficial if they did that from the start and didn't play into this carrier exclusive nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    I'm pretty sure theres nothing hardware about it, it's software based from all the reports so far

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    There is definitely different hardware in Sprints version as in speakers and audio chip for the decompression of the stream.
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    There is definitely different hardware in Sprints version as in speakers and audio chip for the decompression of the stream.
    Watch the video android central just posted, they talk to Jeff Gordon who tells us all about it. The speakers are the same, it's a software addition.

    The only hardware difference are the Harmon Kardon ear buds

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    There is definitely different hardware in Sprints version as in speakers and audio chip for the decompression of the stream.
    Do you have a source for that? In the articles I've read so far, I've only seen mention of 'Clari-fi' software EQ. This is good news for current owners as they may be able to add via roms etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rahxephon View Post
    Do you have a source for that? In the articles I've read so far, I've only seen mention of 'Clari-fi' software EQ. This is good news for current owners as they may be able to add via roms etc.
    It's more than a software eq, it has algorithms that will fill in the highs and lows of audio lost by compression. They say it will deliver music reproduction that holds six times the amount of data than a standard CD. It also has the ability to play lossless and flac files.

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    My cell phone history for the last decade.

    2005/2006: Motorola W315, Motorola razr
    2007: Motorola W385
    2008: HTC shadow
    2009/2010: Motorola i335, Motorola i9, Blackbery 8330,
    2010: HTC EVO 4G
    2011: HTC EVO 3D, HTC rezound
    2012: HTC EVO LTE
    2014: HTC ONE M8.
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    Yup

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    Yup

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    So we should see an update? I heard it may be hardware do? Unless the current ones have the same hardware and htc never mentioned it when the originals went out

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    My cell phone history for the last decade.

    2005/2006: Motorola W315, Motorola razr
    2007: Motorola W385
    2008: HTC shadow
    2009/2010: Motorola i335, Motorola i9, Blackbery 8330,
    2010: HTC EVO 4G
    2011: HTC EVO 3D, HTC rezound
    2012: HTC EVO LTE
    2014: HTC ONE M8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    So we should see an update? I heard it may be hardware do? Unless the current ones have the same hardware and htc never mentioned it when the originals went out

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    You certainly won't see an update. If it was just an update Sprint/HTC wouldn't have made the big deal they did with this new version showing off a new colored hardware.

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    Strange it's already on existing devices.. At least the software part.... Few rooted users already got it. Just wondering if an official update would be made.

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    My cell phone history for the last decade.

    2005/2006: Motorola W315, Motorola razr
    2007: Motorola W385
    2008: HTC shadow
    2009/2010: Motorola i335, Motorola i9, Blackbery 8330,
    2010: HTC EVO 4G
    2011: HTC EVO 3D, HTC rezound
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    Sprint Enhances Framily Offer with Unrivaled Sound Experience on Exclusive Handset, Exclusive Music Offerings, Free Spotify | Sprint Newsroom

    Read the link. There is a 24bit/192khz dac in Sprints version that you will not find in anyone else's phone. So if you think it is just a software update. It isn't going to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    Sprint Enhances Framily Offer with Unrivaled Sound Experience on Exclusive Handset, Exclusive Music Offerings, Free Spotify | Sprint Newsroom

    Read the link. There is a 24bit/192khz dac in Sprints version that you will not find in anyone else's phone. So if you think it is just a software update. It isn't going to work.
    It doesn't say that you won't find it in other phones, it just says that it has a 24/192 dac

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    It doesn't say that you won't find it in other phones, it just says that it has a 24/192 dac

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    That is the problem you are not getting? Do you know what a DAC is and why without it the software you want on the other phones is worthless. DAC- digital to analog converter . Remember the chip I mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    Sprint Enhances Framily Offer with Unrivaled Sound Experience on Exclusive Handset, Exclusive Music Offerings, Free Spotify | Sprint Newsroom

    Read the link. There is a 24bit/192khz dac in Sprints version that you will not find in anyone else's phone. So if you think it is just a software update. It isn't going to work.
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    My cell phone history for the last decade.

    2005/2006: Motorola W315, Motorola razr
    2007: Motorola W385
    2008: HTC shadow
    2009/2010: Motorola i335, Motorola i9, Blackbery 8330,
    2010: HTC EVO 4G
    2011: HTC EVO 3D, HTC rezound
    2012: HTC EVO LTE
    2014: HTC ONE M8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    That is the problem you are not getting? Do you know what a DAC is and why without it the software you want on the other phones is worthless. DAC- digital to analog converter . Remember the chip I mentioned.
    Yes, I know very well what a DAC is.

    That link you gave says nothing about the DAC being any different in the Harmon Kardon edition, because it isn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by kg4icg View Post
    That is the problem you are not getting? Do you know what a DAC is and why without it the software you want on the other phones is worthless. DAC- digital to analog converter . Remember the chip I mentioned.
    You misunderstood the article. No where does it state that the DAC or speakers are unique to the HK edition. There is no "special chip" required in interfacing an D/A converter with software. The converter itself is the chip.

    The 24/96 converter is a moot point in some aspects as the amp is inadequate for taking advantage of it and that's assuming that a person even has headphones which can reproduce the nuances (many of which aren't adequately driven from a phone). And, 24/96 music is such a minuscule part of the market that even getting the music to begin with is another, even bigger, issue entirely.
    With that said, it would be cool to have a higher quality DAC, not because of potential 24/96 benefits, but because of the potential, small improvement in resolution one typically gets from higher-end hardware.

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