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[Androidized] Proof that HTC Is Falling Behind

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HTC will soon fall behind if they don’t use other chips besides Qualcomm’s, because Qualcomm itself is falling behind Nvidia and others, and they’ve always been behind in graphics performance with Adreno GPU. Some benchmarks tests made with Smartbench 2011, which I believe is the best and most accurate overall benchmarking tool in the market right now (it’s the first to support dual cores, too), show how HTC Shooter (Pyramid) is significantly falling behind phones with Tegra 2 and OMAP 4.

Source: http://www.androidized.com/proof-that-htc-is-falling-behind/
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This is a real shame. I hope they wise up soon because I had planned on going with an HTC for my next phone. We'll see what happens I suppose..
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Proof that this is nonsence.... HTC are doing well.
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;12776755 
Proof that this is nonsence.... HTC are doing well.

Selling well does not imply they are keeping up the pace, technology wise.
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See this is how HTC is different from other companies. What is their motto? "Quietly Brilliant".
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Originally Posted by Blameless;12776770 
Selling well does not imply they are keeping up the pace, technology wise.

And if there's one thing Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Apple have taught us, it's that keeping up technologically is irrelevant and not at all related to success.
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This is a bit of FUD piece. The smartphone market isn't driven purely by performance, and the majority of consumers don't really care/know what's inside their phone. They care what it looks like and how it feels to use it. You can make a perfectly smooth, capable interface on older hardware and the user will never know the difference.

Not to mention it bases this declaration on QCOM falling behind as well, when they in fact have a lot coming down the pipeline in the next 18-24 months and very strong market penetration already to take advantage of it.
    
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Originally Posted by Atomfix;12776755 
Proof that this is nonsence.... HTC are doing well.

Remember when motorola had the most popular phone in the world, the razr?

Yeah, how'd that turn out?
    
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Originally Posted by killnine;12776841 
Remember when motorola had the most popular phone in the world, the razr?

Yeah, how'd that turn out?

I still have one so eat those words!
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Originally Posted by killnine;12776841 
Remember when motorola had the most popular phone in the world, the razr?

Yeah, how'd that turn out?

Not well at all... The phone market is quite saturated, so they need to bring out the "next best thing" in order to get people to scrap their functional phones they already have. A company has like, a month or two to score success until their competition brings out the next thing and scores their success.

However, this does create "excitement", at least for some people, because it is quite competitive - unlike other fonts of excitement that long ago dried up. Like, no one brings out any new exciting PCs, or new and exciting "must have" software or killer apps - just like people no longer wait for October when GM brings out their new models. It's hard to get "excited" about PCs when stuff that might actually be exciting, like Bulldozer and Sandy Bridge, end up being some FX uncoolness and a slight reheat of obsolete i7 stuff - just like it is hard to get excited about a slight reconfiguration of plastics on modern cars...

HTC is "behind" simply because everyone else is cramming more and more into their products - but next month, HTC may bring out the next best thing - only to fall behind again when the next manufacturer comes to bat.
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