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  • Morawka - Monday, April 21, 2014 - link

    why do they have to have these overly complex integration methods, and just push out OTA updates to HTC devices via the internet. Reply
  • Impulses - Monday, April 21, 2014 - link

    Because carriers Reply
  • ToTTenTranz - Monday, April 21, 2014 - link

    What integration is needed to the unlocked and developer editions? Reply
  • Brandon Chester - Monday, April 21, 2014 - link

    Hey there. The integration process also includes HTC incorporating HTC Sense itself into the Android OS. You're correct in saying that the part of integration relating to carriers isn't applicable to unlocked and developer devices. Hoping to revise that part of the article soon. Thank you for pointing out that lack of clarity.

    You can view HTC's rundown of the entire process in the link below which describes each step in great detail and separates devices into carrier, unlocked, and developer categories.
    http://www.htc.com/assets-desktop/images/softwareu...
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  • nevertell - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - link

    This looks like one of the most depressive things I've ever seen. I mean, look at all the different "models" that all consist of the same hardware and more often than not, run the same kernel, the same dalvik, the same drivers (for the most part), and are able to run the same hardware. Yet we have to differentiate each of these models because of their carriers. We need a bill that seperates church and state / communication service providers and hardware. When was the last time you had to buy a different macbook for a different ISP ? How often do suffer from obsolete software because of your Reply
  • bj_murphy - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - link

    I agree fully. The only issue that should ever prevent someone from switching their phone to another carrier is a hardware limitation (i.e. the phone's baseband hardware doesn't support the carrier's frequencies). Putting all these artificial carrier locks on phones flies in the face of fair competition. Reply
  • royalcrown - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - link

    What is REALLY depressing is that the HTC one did not do better than the galaxy 4, it is MOSTLY a better phone. Reply

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