09-25-2014 06:43 AM
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  1. BataBole's Avatar
    I woke up this morning and saw a statement from HTC that they won't release GDR1 update for my/our HTC 8S device.

    Possible reason for not having the GDR1 update is low internal storage that 8S has. But does this mean Nokia Lumia 530 won't receive update too?

    Anyway we will get official 8.1 update which includes Cortana, but no further updates.

    I'm totally disappointed on HTC with their statement. So I'm asking you currently users of 8S for advice and where are you heading to? I assume you will stay with HTC...
    08-06-2014 09:43 AM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    08-06-2014 09:53 AM
  3. mjes201's Avatar
    I woke up this morning and saw a statement from HTC that they won't release GDR1 update for my/our HTC 8S device.

    Possible reason for not having the GDR1 update is low internal storage that 8S has. But does this mean Nokia Lumia 530 won't receive update too?

    Anyway we will get official 8.1 update which includes Cortana, but no further updates.

    I'm totally disappointed on HTC with their statement. So I'm asking you currently users of 8S for advice and where are you heading to? I assume you will stay with HTC...
    Since I'm on Sprint, once my 2 year contract ends with my HTC 8XT AKA "Piece o' Sh**", I'll probably head in the iPhone department. But, I will try out the Samsung ATIV S Neo first before the iPhone...
    08-06-2014 10:02 AM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    Since I'm on Sprint, once my 2 year contract ends with my HTC 8XT AKA "Piece o' Sh**", I'll probably head in the iPhone department. But, I will try out the Samsung ATIV S Neo first before the iPhone...
    What's wrong with the 8XT?
    08-06-2014 10:07 AM
  5. BataBole's Avatar
    Since I'm on Sprint, once my 2 year contract ends with my HTC 8XT AKA "Piece o' Sh**", I'll probably head in the iPhone department. But, I will try out the Samsung ATIV S Neo first before the iPhone...
    There is a possibility for you to get other updates. I mean HTC have stated only 8S not getting GDR1 update.
    08-06-2014 10:08 AM
  6. mjes201's Avatar
    There is a possibility for you to get other updates. I mean HTC have stated only 8S not getting GDR1 update.
    Isn't the 8XT and the 8S basically the same?
    08-06-2014 10:26 AM
  7. David P2's Avatar
    Isn't the 8XT and the 8S basically the same?
    I'd have thought the X and the XT would have been more similar? (with the T being the T-Mobile exclusive version?)
    08-06-2014 10:33 AM
  8. mjes201's Avatar
    I'd have thought the X and the XT would have been more similar? (with the T being the T-Mobile exclusive version?)
    Well the 8XT is exclusive Sprint version and 8S... I'm not sure about 8S...
    08-06-2014 10:36 AM
  9. mjes201's Avatar
    What's wrong with the 8XT?
    Well my 8XT hasn't gotten GDR 1 Update and I haven't heard of any other 8XT's being updated. So if I find a person with an 8XT who did GDR 1 then there will be hope after all!
    08-06-2014 10:38 AM
  10. BataBole's Avatar
    Isn't the 8XT and the 8S basically the same?
    No no and NO! 8XT is more like 8X. It has 8mpx camera (8s has 5mpx), it's 4.3 inches display (8s is 4 inches), it has 8 GB of internal storage while 8S has 4 GB.

    So you should get GDR1 update in coming weeks..
    08-06-2014 10:47 AM
  11. mjes201's Avatar
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    08-06-2014 11:47 AM
  12. mjes201's Avatar
    No no and NO! 8XT is more like 8X. It has 8mpx camera (8s has 5mpx), it's 4.3 inches display (8s is 4 inches), it has 8 GB of internal storage while 8S has 4 GB.

    So you should get GDR1 update in coming weeks..
    I hope u are right!!!! I created a thread about updating people with HTC when the update comes to them. U are welcome to post there when u have new info for me! 👍
    08-06-2014 11:57 AM
  13. mjes201's Avatar
    What's wrong with the 8XT?
    Well my 8XT hasn't gotten GDR 1 Update and I haven't heard of any other 8XT's being updated. So if I find a person with an 8XT who did GDR 1 then there will be hope after all!
    08-06-2014 12:22 PM
  14. BataBole's Avatar
    Well my 8XT hasn't gotten GDR 1 Update and I haven't heard of any other 8XT's being updated. So if I find a person with an 8XT who did GDR 1 then there will be hope after all!
    Neither did 8x get update yet. You will get it within next few weeks or days. The sooner the better..
    08-06-2014 04:18 PM
  15. PimpBot5001's Avatar
    Anyway we will get official 8.1 update which includes Cortana, but no further updates.
    That is of course if your carrier chooses to deploy 8.1 at all.

    To be honest, the only thing I was looking forward to with Update 1 was Cortana. Because I'm in Canada, the Cortana-US-English workaround on the 8.1 Developer Preview doesn't work for me. HTC!!! (shaking fists in the air)
    08-06-2014 07:01 PM
  16. BataBole's Avatar
    That is of course if your carrier chooses to deploy 8.1 at all.
    Well, if HTC announce that they will release 8.1 world wide there is hope for us to get it. But of course, as you said if carriers don't deploy it to us, we are knocked down...
    08-06-2014 08:25 PM
  17. lungjo's Avatar
    Y don't HTC 8s owner release a new update as OEM driver update for the HTC wp holders just like Nokia owner did a Cyan updates b4 they released wp 8.1 GDR 1. We believe that our feedback is not a waste. We still hope that we will get the updates in official update distribution after 19 August official meeting of HTC owners. Thanking you. God Bless.
    08-07-2014 01:20 AM
  18. BataBole's Avatar
    Y don't HTC 8s owner release a new update as OEM driver update for the HTC wp holders just like Nokia owner did a Cyan updates b4 they released wp 8.1 GDR 1. We believe that our feedback is not a waste. We still hope that we will get the updates in official update distribution after 19 August official meeting of HTC owners. Thanking you. God Bless.
    Well, it was hard to understand you but I did. Of course there is a hope, but as I said, I believe we will get only official 8.1 update and no further updates including GDR1. That's just my opinion.
    08-07-2014 10:09 AM
  19. Kyorin's Avatar
    If the 8xt is anything like the 8x, then it certainly isn't a piece of sh1t. The 8x is a great handset, I have a Lumia 925 these days, but had the 8x before it, and it was a very good handset with a unique aspect ratio meaning you had an extra row of tiles when compared with everything else on the market.
    08-07-2014 04:40 PM
  20. dorelse's Avatar
    I'm not sure how this got to the 8XT when its about the 8S...but the 8XT is, IMO, a step above the 8X...8XT has 4G, 8GB Ram + an SD Card, plus BoomSound + HTC Camera app...so stick 128GB SD in there and carry on. Its a great phone.

    The 8S however after finally breaking free of the 4GB storage issue with its SD Card support...has been permanently left behind at the station. Too bad...budget phone hobbled by 1 decision at HTC. (ie...not giving it 8GB RAM)...
    08-08-2014 12:51 AM
  21. Villain's Avatar
    I'm not sure how this got to the 8XT when its about the 8S...but the 8XT is, IMO, a step above the 8X...8XT has 4G, 8GB Ram + an SD Card, plus BoomSound + HTC Camera app...so stick 128GB SD in there and carry on. Its a great phone.

    The 8S however after finally breaking free of the 4GB storage issue with its SD Card support...has been permanently left behind at the station. Too bad...budget phone hobbled by 1 decision at HTC. (ie...not giving it 8GB RAM)...
    lol what? 8GB of RAM? You do know... Isn't a phone on the market with 8GB of RAM lol
    08-08-2014 01:15 AM
  22. charlatan1978's Avatar
    8GB internal storage was meant in the post.
    The HTC 8XT I believe has 1GB ram.
    Villain likes this.
    08-08-2014 04:21 AM
  23. accursedvenom's Avatar
    Well my 8XT hasn't gotten GDR 1 Update and I haven't heard of any other 8XT's being updated. So if I find a person with an 8XT who did GDR 1 then there will be hope after all!
    Don't think anyone has since HTC hasn't released drivers for compatibility. They haven't even said anything about it yet as far as I know. There was an article here about it for a comment by Dan or Sam on a Nokia cyan article.
    08-08-2014 04:43 AM
  24. colinkiama's Avatar
    There is actually nothing wrong with the 8s. Microsoft compressed the gdr1 update for 4gb devices. htc just didn't want to update it.
    08-08-2014 04:52 AM
  25. BataBole's Avatar
    There is actually nothing wrong with the 8s. Microsoft compressed the gdr1 update for 4gb devices. htc just didn't want to update it.
    Yup, HTC is acting ****ty here. Even Lumia 520 got GDR1 update and the newest Lumia 530 with 4gb internal memory.. HTC is real Sh!T..
    08-08-2014 08:15 AM
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