It ain't broke -- it's "gimped" by design. Welcome to open-source ladies and gents.(•‿•)
- 05-16-2012, 04:27 PM #2
- 05-16-2012, 04:42 PM #3
I am on sprint network and I have the Htc Evo on pre-order. I just found out about this multitasking issue. How bad is it really? Some say that if you are doing one thing and you go to answer a txt that it closes down what you are doing before? Is it really that bad?
- 05-16-2012, 04:46 PM #4
Re: MultitaskingPossible Errors Between Keyboard And Chair.
- 05-16-2012, 04:47 PM #5
What I am worried about is background services and push notifications. If I load up Voxer, will I still receive messages after I exit the app?
How does this memory situation effect background services/push notification services? I mean, with some people mentioning GTALK is closing, this is VERY troubling
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The One X can't do this because HTC wrote it out of ICS!? That's a real deal breaker. I see my phone as my portable pc. I like the ability to drag/drop files, unlike the ip4, which unless you have an app that allows the ip4 to be used as an FTP server, there is no way to add files other than through iTunes.
Any chance that true multitasking could be brought back with a custom ROM for this phone?
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I would still purchase it. It's a very sleek, sexy looking device.
When the Galaxy S3 hits, it'll have the SAME Krait S4 SoC inside so the only difference between the One X and the SIII will be the physical design, and whether or not you can stomach TouchWiz or stomach Sense 4.
As of right now, Sense 4 is very elegant and well designed and looks like it has Jony Ive all over it... Touchwiz looks like it was thrown together by some construction workers using crayons..Possible Errors Between Keyboard And Chair.
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Welcome to open source... where we gimp core features of the platform and then reviewers conveniently leave out those bits to mislead everyone into thinking it's working fine!
I'm glad to see so many people in here deciding not to get the phone based on this. Hit HTC where it hurts - their wallets. They need to know how bad of a decision this was so they don't make it again.
- 05-17-2012, 11:26 PM #25
It's a joke that not a single reviewer caught this before release day. They were in such a hurry to push out reviews that they didn't even use the phone. Oh, they covered the hardware and camera and screen and even Sense, but I fail to see how they couldn't have noticed this if they used the phone at all.
I bought it on release day. I was excited. Now I'm pissed and taking it back. It's completely unusable for me in its current state. Especially after going back to my Galaxy Nexus and experiencing true multitasking again. Hell, even my Windows Phone and iPhone do a better job of letting you switch between apps.
This phone had so much potential and this one little design flaw ruined the entire experience. I suppose HTC could reneg and release a software update later, but since they seem to be sticking to their guns, I'm not taking chances. I may consider buying it again if/when HTC comes to their senses, but it's not likely.
The worst part is, I see people claiming it's fine and that they don't mind. This is a modern smartphone. There's no excuse for multitasking to be this bad. Even if you think you don't multitask much, you're in for a real treat when you try to stream music in the background or use the calculator while you're in your banking app. How did this make it past quality control? Who decided that this was okay? Did someone at HTC think, "well, a lot of people bought the iPhone with iOS 3.0 on it, so they'll be fine with this"?
That's my rant. I'm so frustrated and annoyed that I have to take this phone back. The reviews made it out to be the best Android phone ever and it had so much potential. I shouldn't have to hack it and put a custom rom on it to make it function correctly.