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    Default Friendstream gone?

    I used Friendstream religiously on my Rezound, and now I have my DNA and I cant seem to find it. I see it in Manage Applications, but that's it. Does anyone else have this problem?
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    I'm having the same issue - Facebook for HTC Sense, and Friendstream show up as apps under settings -> apps I cannot launch them. I just got off the phone with HTC support (866-449-8358) and Verizon (611) and I was first told a software update would add it by verizon, then told that if the app and widget is not on the phone that it has been discontinued. It doesn't make "sense" that all the sense widgets are missing on their flagship phone. HTC Hub that I've had on all my other HTC phones has been discontinued for USA. I've tried installing it from apks on the web, but it doesn't work.

    Also missing - flashlight, mirror, peep... to name a few. I already have my GS3 setup with Android Pro widgets to look like HTC, I don't want to have to do that on my HTC device as well. I bought it specifically for the social app integration and it appears that it is no longer there, even though my one X had it.... Will probably be returning the phone.
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    OK - so at a glance, looking at my Incredible 2 and Droid DNA I've found all the missing apps/widgets. Keep in mind - I may have overlooked a few, but overall only 1/3 or so of the widgets are there.

    You can setup an HTC account on the phone, but currently it does nothing and will not allow you to turn on sync, and HTC Hub has been discontinued according to the HTC Rep, which is where you used to get to download more widgets, and I'm not even including those here.

    HTC apps Missing on DNA:

    Facebook for HTC
    Twitter for HTC / Peep
    Mirror
    HTC Hub (discontinued according to HTC)
    Flashlight
    FM Radio
    Footprints
    Friendstream (THIS IS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT)
    News
    Stocks
    Voice Recorder
    Task Manager
    Personalize (you get to it from settings now, but no shortcut app)
    Mobile Instant Messaging
    Car Mode

    HTC Widgets Missing:

    Facebook Chat
    FM Radio
    Friendstream (THIS IS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT)
    Friendstream status update
    Mobile Instant Messaging
    Trends
    Social Clock
    News
    Friend Channel
    Twitter (peep)
    Twitter Status update (peep)
    Exchange Email Widget

    The widgets that arent missing have far fewer options (there are about 17 widgets on DNA and 73 standard on my DINC2).

    Odd enough checking under settings -> apps the following do still appear:
    Car
    Facebook for HTC Sense
    Friendstream
    Stocks (this may be for the stocks widgets, but no app appears)
    Voice Recorder

    If I remember correctly these were there under my HTC One.

    Come on HTC - if you want a leaner interface at least allow us to download the widgets we want... and remove all the forced verizon ones!!

    I was already having an issue with it not having a memory card or 32 gb of on board memory... now that most of my favorite widgets are gone.. Fantastic hardware specs or not.. I'd rather use my Incredible 2 (if the radio hadn't given out).
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    To be honest I bet this was done for a. The storage capacity. And b. Some of those apps that sync frequently take up more battery and data so they probably wanted to eliminate that as well

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    Which is understandable - but you can select the frequency that it syncs, and it should be an option for people to download and install it if they want it and will be keeping their device on a wireless charger @ work all day and at home when needed. From what I can tell the one X+ still has this software, I just don't want to switch to ATT. I also know the trend is for manufacturers to remove their own social network software (Happened on my Razr Maxx after ICS update, and my GS3 out of the box). Would still want the option to install. It's odd that some of the programs are still installed on the phone, you just can't access them.
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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    I'm a little confused here. I see a lot of these apps on my device. I see:

    Mirror
    Friendsteam
    Facebook
    News
    Stock
    Car mode
    Personalization App

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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    A lot of that was phased out in Sense 4, iirc.
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    Scope Beta.......Thats a GOOD replacement to Friend Stream.
    Thats all i have to say.
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    I second that on scope beta, been running it since the old name socialscope on my old blackberry.


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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    You see the apps and can launch them?
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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    For those wondering, you can use Widgetsoid to add a flashlight widget/toggle. In fact, Widgetsoid makes a great notification bar toggle panel.

    Edit: Also, for those wondering, since Google stupidly made the Ringer and Notification volumes inseparable, I created a Tasker profile that puts my phone in silent mode between 12-7am, and only turns the phone ringer on if a call comes in. Lets me get restful sleep without emails keeping me up all night, yet still be available for emergency/oncall calls. I'd be more than willing to share the code if anyone is interested. Let me know.

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    Mirror is there just not visible in Rosie, you need a launcher replacement to see it. Flash light is not pre installed but there is a side loaded apk available if you Google search.
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    My Dinc2 is finally starting to bug-out on me and I was hyped up as I planned to replace it with the DNA... After finding out the lack of apps and widgets that I thoroughly love, I no longer have any desire to obtain the DNA.
    Without friend stream I would not make the effort to go read through Twitter and Facebook.
    I'm also disappointed with the lack of Flash because I frequently watch live streamed broadcasts on a particular website that requires flash.

    I love this Dinc2 but I'd like to upgrade to 4g. I just dont know how much longer that this phone will last.
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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    Will this config also eliminate the led notification on emails/texts?

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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmike3 View Post
    For those wondering, you can use Widgetsoid to add a flashlight widget/toggle. In fact, Widgetsoid makes a great notification bar toggle panel.

    Edit: Also, for those wondering, since Google stupidly made the Ringer and Notification volumes inseparable, I created a Tasker profile that puts my phone in silent mode between 12-7am, and only turns the phone ringer on if a call comes in. Lets me get restful sleep without emails keeping me up all night, yet still be available for emergency/oncall calls. I'd be more than willing to share the code if anyone is interested. Let me know.

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    Will this config also eliminate the led notification on emails/texts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TTDroid View Post
    My Dinc2 is finally starting to bug-out on me and I was hyped up as I planned to replace it with the DNA... After finding out the lack of apps and widgets that I thoroughly love, I no longer have any desire to obtain the DNA.
    Without friend stream I would not make the effort to go read through Twitter and Facebook.
    I'm also disappointed with the lack of Flash because I frequently watch live streamed broadcasts on a particular website that requires flash.

    I love this Dinc2 but I'd like to upgrade to 4g. I just dont know how much longer that this phone will last.
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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    Noticed news,friendstream,mirror,for htc apps, & flashlight gone; Using 3rd party flashlight app. Mirror appears in app drawer when using Nova Launcher. My understanding is Friendstream lost out to native and 3rd party apps with Jelly Bean
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    Default Re: Friendstream gone?

    Samsung and Motorola have been phasing that stuff out as well. Wondering if Google is getting tired of Facebook and Twitter having better integration on Android that. Google+. Samsung and Motorola ICS updates ripped a lot of this stuff out, and the skins on their newer flagship don't include it. It was a big letdown for me with the ICS update on this phone.

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    You know I was bummed about no friendstream as well... Until I found APW. The theming is awesome and the options are way are better. It is well worth the couple dollars for the paid version.

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    I also hopped on the deal when HD Widgets was on sale for a quarter, and there is a flashlight toggle widget that works like a charm. No need for a flashlight app.

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