Android OS Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Android Addict
Joined
·
1,497 Posts
fparedes070 said:
I'm sorry, I'm still a noob to all this, what is gpl and how is HTC violating it?
GPL is a license used by Google/Linux. Anyone who uses the Linux kernel (All Android ROM's) must release source code when they release their finished product. Until HTC releases source for their latest release (The GB OTA they just pushed) they are violating the GPL.
 

·
Android Addict
Joined
·
1,497 Posts
Mustang, just an FYI when I click on the PDF to download it, it just show's the update from May. I don't know if Verizon took it down or if I have it cached but just something I wanted to bring to your attention.
 

·
Android Addict
Joined
·
1,497 Posts
j35u5fr34k said:
Is there someone to actually enforce this? I'm sorry but I would like to see HTC get slapped around a bit.

Second, I haz gingerbreadz OTA downloading now.

***Edit***
LOL, the download failed. I am assuming that their update servers are swamped now. Don't really know.
Technically, Google would have to be the ones to enforce this, but they never do. When the phone was first released we had to wait 2 and a half weeks to get source and never heard a thing from Google..
 

·
Android Addict
Joined
·
1,497 Posts
jr4000watts90 said:
dumb question since i never really do OTA updates just wait for someone to turn it into a custom rom lol, but downloading the OTA will make me loose root correct?
Any ROM that is based off the 2.11.605.3 build (Should be in the ROM info) already has it built in.

And yes the OTA will make you lose root, and you may not be able to get back. (I believe you can with revolutionary but not sure)
 

·
Android Addict
Joined
·
1,497 Posts
hopesrequiem said:
Completely agree. Phone has been out for half a year and still have tons of development going into it. A little worried about when the Prime or Vigor come out, but hell, I will probably buy 1 of the 2 anyways, cause that is just how I am.
 

·
Android Addict
Joined
·
1,497 Posts
UNC said:
Can we get a class-action suit against HTC/Verizon? They release buggy hardware with buggy software and patch it with more bugs? I truly feel like I have been fleeced, as I'm sure many of you do.
If it wasn't for the awesome devs I would've already thrown this thing in the river!!!!
Meh, can't be perfect. Stock users get GB with minimal issues, and we continue to live in the land of gods (Devs). And how would you say the hardware is buggy other than some power buttons getting stuck?
 

·
Android Addict
Joined
·
1,497 Posts
UNC said:
The radio is known to drop signal for a few seconds during the handoff (which sucks when streaming anything), the power button (mine isn't stuck it's REALLY loose) and the GPS takes WAY longer than it should to acquire.
I've had quite a few Android devices and this is by far the worst of the lot. (G1, Droid, Incredible, Sammy 10.1, TB)

I guess it's better than the Xoom though!!!
My hand off is damn near instant, can watch items being streamed and download things without issue.

The power button is crap, I will admit, no problems with mine but know others that have said problems.

My GPS has never taken more than 10 seconds to start, this was a problem when the phone first came out but has since been fixed.

I would say this phone is right in the middle of the pack, got it for 4G, and so far it has held up. I wouldn't say it's the best phone in the world, but no reason to sue someone over it.

And yes of course most things are better than the Xoom =P. Well except anything Apple, I like staying outside the walled garden.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top