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[GsmArena]The price of running pure Android on the HTC One – no Zoe, Beats Audio software IR remote or FM radio

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Holo fans are probably still a little hung over after finding out that the Galaxy S4 Google Edition wasn’t an accident – HTC is doing it too with the One. So, the two arguably best Android phones are getting a pure Android option, but what does that mean in terms of proprietary functionality?

Android Police asked HTC who sent back a detailed reply.

HTC One’s camera is its biggest feature and a lot of that depends on Zoe. The HTC One with Nexus experience loses Zoe and all its image processing magic (video Highlights, sequence shots, object removal, etc.) but the stock camera does have Photo Spheres.

Also HTC says “the camera will still produce comparable high quality pictures” so presumably Optical Image Stabilization will still work, which was the most important feature anyway. It remains to be seen how the native low-light mode compares to the one tuned by HTC though.

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HTC has been making bad decisions lately.
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What!? Gosh, now I am just going to get a bootleg of that vanilla Android... I hate HTC and its recent poor decision-making!
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If it is priced at $399 then it might be ok.
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I don't understand the problem? None of this is currently supported by AOSP, so what did you expect?

Remember, Google will be in charge of upgrading the software on this device, not HTC.
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In their defense, HTC isn't discontinuing their main/customized One line. If the lost features don't appeal to you, don't get plain vanilla.

The extra work HTC puts on top of Android seem to make much more sense, and by far feel the least "bloated" out of all the current major Android phone makers, especially with Beats and Zoe boosting their AV performance past its competition. The fact that there's a negative reaction to them taking those proprietary features out is an indication of that.
     
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In their defense, HTC isn't discontinuing their main/customized One line. If the lost features don't appeal to you, don't get plain vanilla.

The extra work HTC puts on top of Android seem to make much more sense, and by far feel the least "bloated" out of all the current major Android phone makers, especially with Beats and Zoe boosting their AV performance past its competition. The fact that there's a negative reaction to them taking those proprietary features out is an indication of that.

What did beats and Zoe did to boost their av past competition?

Did I miss something?
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What did beats and Zoe did to boost their av past competition?

Did I miss something?

I agree. "Beats" just caused me headaches and distorted my music. I eventually unistalled it and am now much happier.
 
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I agree. "Beats" just caused me headaches and distorted my music. I eventually unistalled it and am now much happier.

Yeah, its the "boom sound", i.e. the front facing speakers that really makes the AV experience on the HTC One that much better than anything else on the market.
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Yeah, its the "boom sound", i.e. the front facing speakers that really makes the AV experience on the HTC One that much better than anything else on the market.

Yes, I agree.
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This is stupid. Why remove functionality?

Just give a stock Android with the software necessary to use all the phone capabilities doh.gif
   
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