Anonymous, 09 Oct 2010"Google even has the ability to remotely install or uninstall apps on Android phones.&quo... moreThere's no evidence that this is true :) We'll just have to see for ourselves when the phone is actually out of the market :) Just chill out first.
IM CREAZY FOR THIS PHONE . i dont know why is nocie about nokia n8 , in reality N8 SUCK running symbian .
BEST PHONE . 4.3 inch screen , 8 mega pixel camera . 16 m colors , perfect processor and RM , 100% touch , ANDROID 2.2 FROYO .
NEW HTC SENSE
im really tired of ios ..maybe i give this great phone a chance . HTC Sense sound interesting ..anyone know about android app quality?
"Google even has the ability to remotely install or uninstall apps on Android phones."
This claim is far more ignominy than being not able to reboot. And if its true SHAME that they are proud of having an open source software but under that, they control all the android phones!
Unless this issue is clear, I won't buy Desire HD.
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2010The link is not working. Could you please post the correct link?Here´s the article for those for who the link is not working:
Posted in Mobile, 6th October 2010 23:40 GMT
Free whitepaper Trying to keep smartphones off your network?
A new Android smartphone from T-Mobile ships with hardware that thwarts jailbreakers by automatically restoring modified devices to their original factory state.
The HTC G2, which began shipping on Tuesday, reinstalls the original firmware when it is rebooted, much to the chagrin of would-be jailbreakers trying to root the device so they can run their own software and third-party apps not approved by T-Mobile. While they managed to modify the smartphone, they soon found those changes were undone as soon as they rebooted the device.
The discovery has generated howls of protest from those who believe that people who buy hardware devices ought to be able to use them however they see fit. Apple has long closed jailbreak holes in iOS updates and Texas Instruments lobbed legal threats at hobbyist who posted the cryptographic keys used to modify calculators. Google even has the ability to remotely install or uninstall apps on Android phones.
But HTC seems to have upped the ante with a hardware-based approach to meddlesome users who have the gall and often the expertise to shun the self-serving restrictions put in place by device and OS manufacturers.
It's not entirely clear how the devices are able to reset themselves. Blogger Lauren Weinstein speculates the new G2 is using a firmware rewrite system to replace '/system' mods with the 'official' firmware upon reboot. Security researcher Jon Oberheide tells Threatpost much the same thing. Both say it's too early to tell if there's a way to defeat the rollback mechanism.
What we can say for now is that the anti-jailbreak capability is sure to offend a core group of Android enthusiasts who are drawn to the mobile OS's open platform, which by definition can be modified by anyone. It's a pity, because there's a lot to like about the device, including its ability to play high def video seamlessly. Unless the jailbreak override can be overridden, consider it a deal breaker. ®
But I do believe that this is more linked to T-mobile than to HTC itself. Meaning that the desire HD and desire Z wouldn´t suffer from this... But that is just an assumption though...
The desire HD is hitting the stores in exactly one week here in Sweden but I still have not found a full review on the net... Anyone, some tips??
Mobilemaster, 08 Oct 2010This phone lacks a TV out? Why HTC?? You are so good, please do not repeat this mistake.why do we need TV out? USB is more than enough for 720p video
This phone lacks a TV out? Why HTC?? You are so good, please do not repeat this mistake.
N yeah..if Htc could make desire hd with phantom black colour..i wud rely felt in love with it..
Front camera is useless..software n UI is important for me..im gonna buy this thing..go buy urself a DSLR camera if u still complaining bout d camera..
Spinghar, 07 Oct 2010I need the Front-Camera and the battery should atleast last for 2-3 days on normal usage. P... morethey've already made the phone lol do you really think they're gunna change it now lol
desire needs better SPEAKER/MUSIC/SOUND manager ... stereo speakers ... not just one twitter
TC, 07 Oct 2010I have found a reason not to buy any future phones from HTC, including Desire HD and Desire Z.... moreHow can we know that this issue is same in the Desire HD. Maybe it is just for HTC G2.
Anonymous, 08 Oct 2010Who needs a front cam, really? Front cams have been tried for on lots of phones in the past ye... moreyeah you are right in last 5 years all of my phones have video call camera but i did not use it even once. i love this phone ,cant wait to buy it.. i think its time to sell my normal htc desire and throw my E71 and iphone3gs in to garbage ..