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    Jerry, Phil, Alex? Whats up with the scoop? Phandroid already has a full article on this with side by side photos etc. We were all disappointed by the One camera at anything not low light. So HTC fixed it in a BIG way. I'm impressed. Phandroid (i'm new to it) seems to have a bunch more articles (new rumor leak on X Phone) than AC. You guys need to step up your game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svinyard View Post
    Jerry, Phil, Alex? Whats up with the scoop? Phandroid already has a full article on this with side by side photos etc. We were all disappointed by the One camera at anything not low light. So HTC fixed it in a BIG way. I'm impressed. Phandroid (i'm new to it) seems to have a bunch more articles (new rumor leak on X Phone) than AC. You guys need to step up your game.
    I've followed Phandroid as long as AC (3 years). Phandroid seems to "Post first, verify later" at times, and they post wild rumors pretty freely. AC follows a much more "mainstream journalism" model. To each his own.
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    I've never heard of HardwareZone.com.sg , are they a reliable source for this kind of information? Android central usually has pretty reliable sources.

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    I stop believing phandroid post after one of their authors said "I got news that the Nexus 4 will be released on Verizon "
    Current Devices: Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, iPhone 5. Soon HTC One
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    I wouldn't call out the editors of this website. I think they do a fantastic job. I visit all sites, but this one the most. As someone said before: AndroidCentral seems to really verify things before posting them. Also, I have also noticed they don't post the dumb that the general media does. Things that stir dramatic responses or things that don't matter one bit. I like it here.
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    If its true then that's great news

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    Quote Originally Posted by VendettaEMB89 View Post
    I've never heard of HardwareZone.com.sg , are they a reliable source for this kind of information? Android central usually has pretty reliable sources.

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    It is probably the biggest IT-related forum in Singapore and the largest English one in Southeast Asia. They aren't a fly-by-night operation.
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    Phil posted to Google+ basically debunking the entire rumor, and the original article on the Singapore site has updated its story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svinyard View Post
    Jerry, Phil, Alex? Whats up with the scoop? Phandroid already has a full article on this with side by side photos etc. We were all disappointed by the One camera at anything not low light. So HTC fixed it in a BIG way. I'm impressed. Phandroid (i'm new to it) seems to have a bunch more articles (new rumor leak on X Phone) than AC. You guys need to step up your game.
    It was a BS story.

    The "update" took pre-retail units -- of which we've had a couple -- and updated them to the retail version of software (1.28.401.7), which is what both Alex and I have been using. Our review was written on the retail version of the software.

    More here: https://plus.google.com/115963387846...ts/BkaNVpcNySN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson View Post
    It was a BS story.

    The "update" took pre-retail units -- of which we've had a couple -- and updated them to the retail version of software (1.28.401.7), which is what both Alex and I have been using. Our review was written on the retail version of the software.

    More here: https://plus.google.com/115963387846...ts/BkaNVpcNySN
    So basically the HTC one camera is still the same in daylight photos taken from your review

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOODANT215 View Post
    So basically the HTC one camera is still the same in daylight photos taken from your review

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    What we have in our review -- and what Alex and I have been posting separately -- were taken with the same version of software as that "update."

    Fun fact (and I'm not sure if it even matters): The camera app version didn't actually change from one software version to the other.
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    What the article does kind of do (poorly) is reiterate that any "problems" people have with the One's camera in daylight seem to be software related, and I would be shocked if there wasn't an update in the next few months that addressed picture quality (among other things - like 4.2.2).
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    Quote Originally Posted by maerlim View Post
    What the article does kind of do (poorly) is reiterate that any "problems" people have with the One's camera in daylight seem to be software related, and I would be shocked if there wasn't an update in the next few months that addressed picture quality (among other things - like 4.2.2).
    I'm really running out of ways of explaining this. The "update" was for test devices that shipped with non-final software. I had one of those devices. So did Alex. We used them for two days to get an idea of the HTC One, then switched over to the retail units 48 hours later -- units which have this "updated" software -- to do the review.

    You can't (or at least shouldn't) ding unfinished software that wasn't meant for public consumption. I knew this going into the review process for the HTC One. I guess some people didn't.
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    My post was to say that it "could be" improved with a software update, not that the software update that went to the review units was the fix.
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    My post was to say that it "could be" improved with a software update, not that the software update that went to the review units was the fix.
    Oh. Well, I could be "improved" by going to the gym today, too.

    Better to work with what's here than to blindly speculate on something about which we know nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson View Post
    I'm really running out of ways of explaining this. The "update" was for test devices that shipped with non-final software. I had one of those devices. So did Alex. We used them for two days to get an idea of the HTC One, then switched over to the retail units 48 hours later -- units which have this "updated" software -- to do the review.

    You can't (or at least shouldn't) ding unfinished software that wasn't meant for public consumption. I knew this going into the review process for the HTC One. I guess some people didn't.
    While I wouldn't defend anyone for rushing a review of a brand new device on non-final software/hardware, Hardware Zone did at least go back and update their review to reflect the new software. The Verge has yet to update or follow-up on its "review" despite the author admitting it wasn't running on retail software and claiming that they would update the review once software updates became available.
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