Originally Posted by Smiles77
Wow. Huge difference from Apple. Must suck to have Android and be unable to upgrade to the latest OS when your phone may be brand new.
Yes, it does suck. I have the HTC Hero, which I got on launch day, and it was one of the worst purchasing decisions I've ever made. I would love an iPhone but I just can't do AT&T, and my plan on Sprint costs $40 less a month than the equivalent on AT&T. The Sprint service is fine...the phone...not so much.
The Hero is stuck on 1.5. When I bought it, in October, I was told there would be an update in November. Then it was January. Then it was March, then April. And now it's May and they say it will be out within 2 weeks. Yeah, well, I'll believe it when I see it. And no, I can't just update my phone. There is no way to update my phone without installing hackware on it, which I would do, but I'd have to install Windows on my Mac first-which I'd rather not do. Especially if it's only for my stupid phone.
As it is now, I've had to live with a phone that is running an operating system that is not only archaic but doesn't even function properly for what it is. Before this, I had an old thick candy bar style phone that could barely manage a text message. And I MISS THAT PHONE. I have come SO close to literally throwing the Hero into a wall or out the window. I won't even get into the numerous problems it has but it's ridiculous. I can see how other people, who maybe haven't used an iPhone (my boyfriend has one) or an iPod Touch (I have one), might be content with the Hero and might not notice all the problems it has...but I notice them and curse the phone every day. As far as the applications go, the few I've downloaded don't even work, which is probably due to being stuck on 1.5, but who's to really say. And there's no joy to having the all-important "multi-tasking" when the OS crashes all the time or lags because of it. Seriously.
I was at a doctor's appointment the other day and my phone rang while I was with the receptionist. I pulled it out to turn the ringer off and put it back in my pocket. The receptionist asked, oh, is that that Sprint phone? The Hero? I was kind of surprised because it does not get recognized very often. I said, yeah, it is. She said, My friend has that phone. He hates it. I sighed. Yes, I hate it too.