I can’t really wrap my head around HTC. Two years ago it was a comparatively small company making innovative smartphones. HTC made sure they stand out by polishing software as best as they could in order to give their products that unique fresh and clean feeling. They did new things, of which one was to not put the vanilla Android binary on the phone unlike many of their competitors.
Then they started replicating their success by making more of the same phone. If you’ve seen HTC Desire, you’ve probably seen the vast majority of HTC phones released in the last two years; they just look the same, do the same, feel the same and generally are the same handhelds.
All HTC seems to be doing now is maintaining a level of control over what Android spin their phones have, and they keep bumping the specs as to not let competitors gain distance.
You can call it lack of innovation. You can call it mindless repetition. But you’ve got to admit slight iterations on hardware specs is what sells Android handsets today. Ice cream sandwich, well that’s going to be the next page in the book.
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