Are you in the Android clan?4 posts
Record dealer, web worker, gadget fan.
A well-treated Nexus 1 is still my backup phone.
And now I’m seriously considering moving on from my GNex to the GS4 with “stock”.
But I would forgo the removable battery and the expandable storage for a bootloader unlocked, carrier unlocked 64gig HTC One Nexus Edition.
3 days ago
Assuming you are not buying unlocked and off contract, the HTC First at ATT for $.99 seems like a good deal. You can easily get past the Facebook Home bull and get to what is basically vanilla Android.
Having said that, a used Galaxy Nexus would be nice… I still love mine.
OP says he is on Simple Mobile in NYC. I think that the One Developer Edition does not have the T-Mo 3g (AWS 1700) band on board. so that might be a pretty big minus.
Yes. This. If they are slapped a huge bloody great sticker on the box saying “You bought it, it’s yours, don’t come crying to us if you break it”, I think this could work. They could also entice us even more by specifically telling us that the HTC bootloader unlock service would work on it.
It’s a shame if they’re dropping it, as it’s the only (close to) stock android phone on ATT. And also the only (close to) stock Android phone with LTE in the US. Yes, it’s only 4.1 and no, it’s not a Nexus. But still…
We should not be surprised that it’s not selling. You have to be able to see the phone to actually buy it. When I went to the two local ATT outlets near me (upstate NY, USA), the “licensed seller” store did not even know it was available and the “real” corporate store had it buried in a corner along with the dumb phones. The guys there were pushing the hell out of the GS4 and pooh-pooing the HTC1. The First was not even mentioned. When a girl complained about the size of those in her hand I mentioned the First. She was pleased, the employees were not.
11 days ago
Unlocked version does not have support for T-Mo AWS which is where most of the (non-refarmed) 3G is. I am not in a market where they have refarmed the 3G. Hell, I barely get 3G where I live. But I travel to places where it’s essential.
Now I just have to get over the hurdles of:
Untimely, non Google, updates
Bootlocked/simlocked. Could get the developer version, but then it won’t work on most US T-mo 3G.
Using Nova on my GNex. But do not have experience using it on non-stock. Does it really help so much with Sense? What about the lower level stuff which is altered by Sense (different menus etc.) ?
25 days ago 40 comments