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    Default Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    I'm too frustrated to make another funny post like last time. This is absolutely ridiculous. We're now 3 upgrades behind nexus devices.

    3 upgrades.

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    I agree with you its a shame. I just upgraded to a note 2. Had the of note loved it got a nexus loved it got the one x loved it but just went right back to the note 2 using my upgrade. I really wish art would of released jb for the one x already.
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    The carriers (and to a lesser extent the device manufacturers) are the reason Gingerbread is still the most widely used Android OS. Amazing.

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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Unless you have a Samsung phone, comparing upgrades to nexus devices is ridiculous... Google controls those devices, and will always have a window of exclusive version... Samsung is the only manufacturer moving closer to that window...

    Having said that, I love my one x, but I can't wait for the note 3
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    Unless you have a Samsung phone, comparing upgrades to nexus devices is ridiculous... Google controls those devices, and will always have a window of exclusive version... Samsung is the only manufacturer moving closer to that window...

    Having said that, I love my one x, but I can't wait for the note 3
    Samsung is no closer than any other OEM when the source drops its open season. Whether or not the OEM jumps on that that's their fault.

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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    I agree, but my point is that they update the os much quicker than anyone else in the past year
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    I agree, but my point is that they update the os much quicker than anyone else in the past year
    That's true but its for their own reasons not because they have to and not because they get any special treatment.

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    Haha, I'm not saying that they get special treatment... Just noting who is the best manufacturer in android as of right now... I'd love to see HTC follow suit, but it looks like Sammy may be getting my business next upgrade
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    Haha, I'm not saying that they get special treatment... Just noting who is the best manufacturer in android as of right now... I'd love to see HTC follow suit, but it looks like Sammy may be getting my business next upgrade
    HTC has been doing worse in my eyes but if your looking for strong support Sony is making huge strides.

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    This is ridiculous. You should feel lucky you're not 5-10 updates behind. If you wanted bleeding edge updates, you should have bought a Nexus for goodness sake. And (whether you want to hear it or not) if it's really such a terrible annoyance, install a perfectly stable 4.1.2 ROM. It takes all of 10 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opec View Post
    I'm too frustrated to make another funny post like last time. This is absolutely ridiculous. We're now 3 upgrades behind nexus devices.

    3 upgrades.

    note: please don't chime in with "you can install a custom rom". This is android central, I know what I can do with my android.
    Then u should know that no manufacturer keeps up with a nexus. Its not even close. Why do people get phones and complain about updates? Its been happening since eclair. Everyone knows how it works. If u want the features of a device other than the nexus u know u are giving up the updates. Its your choice so choose wisely

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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    HTC has been doing worse in my eyes but if your looking for strong support Sony is making huge strides.

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    I agree... that's why I'll be moving to Sammy..I love HTC, they make the best hardware, top of list when it comes to screens... can't wait to see the note 3...it's gonna double as a weapon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    I agree... that's why I'll be moving to Sammy..I love HTC, they make the best hardware, top of list when it comes to screens... can't wait to see the note 3...it's gonna double as a weapon

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    funny thing is, I left Samsung for this same problem. Talk to original Galaxy S owners about their update cycle. Samsung was HORRIBLE. Now, alluva sudden the tide has turned (probably due to Google's close involvement with Samsung) and they are much better than other manufacturer's. I'll never win. lol
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by sumx4182 View Post
    funny thing is, I left Samsung for this same problem. Talk to original Galaxy S owners about their update cycle. Samsung was HORRIBLE. Now, alluva sudden the tide has turned (probably due to Google's close involvement with Samsung) and they are much better than other manufacturer's. I'll never win. lol
    That's funny..Ya,I remember how all that was.. I hated Samsung until the note 2, they've taken strides in the right direction over the past few years...taking stabs at Apple, becoming more efficient with their software... they just need to get away from that plastic housing haha
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    That plastic is way stronger than you give it credit for Lol I have thrown mine into a wall I mean INTO a wall. I'm still using said phone without issue or scratches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrm5110 View Post
    That plastic is way stronger than you give it credit for Lol I have thrown mine into a wall I mean INTO a wall. I'm still using said phone without issue or scratches.

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    it may be strong but it feels flimsy and cheap. If I'm paying hundreds of dollars for a device, at least make it feel nice in my hands.
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Yeah i love my Gnex plastic. I have dropped mine constantly and the only thing wrong is a tiny dent in the back lol. And this is without my outterbox I have one but I like my phones naked

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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dieter Bohn View Post
    We bought two of them off EBay (Thanks, Mr. Anonymous!) and I had to drive two hours both ways to get them at 1am. Fun times.

    It was a good thing we did it that way, though, because we don't live in a 3G area and they wouldn't have been sold at local stores.
    Issue being that's a matter of opinion I enjoy the feel and its definitely a factor of these phones light weight. I don't feel its cheap because I understand the materials used and the reasoning behind it.

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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Ok, here is my response to most of the opinions on here.
    1 - why do people complain when they don't have a nexus device: It's not a matter of being later than nexus, it's a matter of ATT not pushing the HOX update specifically. I could compare it to other brands and such, but there is no need. Every other version of the HOX has gotten their update, and therefore there is no blame to be had other than ATT's incompetence. Also, ATT has turned around other phones with the same update in the meantime, therere there is no blame to be had other than ATT's incompetence.
    2 - Installing a custom rom is easy and takes very little time: yes, I know. My HOX used to be rooted, and I went through a lot of trouble just to get a stock rom on it to recieve updates. The custom rom community (which I consider myself to be a part of), does not acknowledge the fact that there are disadvantages to not having stock roms. I'm not going to go into details, but some people want to use stock roms for various reasons.
    3 - Samsung should be expected to have quicker updates since they have a nexus device being updated by google: This is ridiculous for many reasons. First: nobody is talking about HTC being slow on updates, or even for the HOX being updated too late. The issue is the ATT HOX update. You might as well be talking about the playstation if you're going to write opinions like that. Look at how many posts in this thread are irrelevant to the actual issue, and you will realize how much "noise" there is in this forum.

    That being out of the way, I'm going to restate the issue: The time between the source code being released, and HTC writing an update for the HOX was satisfactory. However, since then, ATT has taken too long to turn around that update, and release it to its users. Discuss.
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by opec View Post
    It's not a matter of being later than nexus, it's a matter of ATT not pushing the HOX update specifically. I could compare it to other brands and such, but there is no need. Every other version of the HOX has gotten their update, and therefore there is no blame to be had other than ATT's incompetence. Also, ATT has turned around other phones with the same update in the meantime, therere there is no blame to be had other than ATT's incompetence.
    And when AT&T deems HTC's update is ready, you'll still be behind.
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    About the plastic on Samsung phones: it's just a preference, and I have a 2 year old..makes me nervous haha.

    About there being " disadvantages" by being on a custom rom vs stock... what are they? I see none,I can do everything (and obviously more) that the stock rom can do. If voiding the warranty I'd the issue,I completely understand..although you can relock the bootloader after putting the stock software back on.
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    Default Re: Is this a joke? ATT HOX is now 3 upgrade cycles behind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    About the plastic on Samsung phones: it's just a preference, and I have a 2 year old..makes me nervous haha.

    About there being " disadvantages" by being on a custom rom vs stock... what are they? I see none,I can do everything (and obviously more) that the stock rom can do. If voiding the warranty I'd the issue,I completely understand..although you can relock the bootloader after putting the stock software back on.
    On the plastic my son will be 3 this month trust me the phone is baby safe. I let my son play with mine all the time I never worry. He calls me on his moms iPhone while she's sleeping too so he's a smart one.

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    What part of only nexus devices get the update don't your understand? We are a 3rd party owner Google the first makes the platform HTC the second customised it and makes the handset and loads it at&t has to approve the software we as end users have no voice . See Google don't get on to the oems about it even motorolla which they now own don't push out updates left and rite. Insider all of our phones accept nexus devices to be a hot stone for them push it while it's hot slap it out then not their problem anymore

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    Further more WE ARE NOT HTCS CUSTOMERS THE CARRIERS ARE HTC HAS NO RETAIL SPACE OF THEIR OWN IF WE WERE ABLE TO BUY DIRECTLY FROM ANY OEM I THINK IT WOULD CHANGE BC THE CARRIER DEALS WITH THE ING MOSTLY HTC OR ANY OEM DONT SO TILL THAT DAY WE AIN'T GONNA HAVE IT OUR WAY WE ALL NEED TO CONTACT GOOGLE AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO LIGHT A FIRE UNDER THEIR ASSES BECAUSE ITS NOT IN OEMS FAVOR TO PUSH CRAP OUT FOR FREE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE TO PAY PEOPLE TO RESKIN IT AND BETA TEST IT FOR THE HARDWARE

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    I can't even read that last post. Can somebody translate?

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