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  1. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    He basically likes to downplay HTC's fault and place all the blame on mIctrosoft. To be honest, this is all HTC and thankfully HTC is proving me right.

    HTchelp twitter tweets this....

    "Due to hardware requirements of the Windows 10 update, HTC One M8(Windows) was not included."

    So you mean to tell me my cheap Alcatel Fierce one touch XL, The new Lumia 550 and 650 can run it....Not to mention the 1 GB Lumia 640 and 640 XL which all have weaker specs than the M8 windows.

    The lumia 1520 and Lumia 930, which are the Lumia competitors to the M8(arguably the better phones) can run it. But some hardware requirements of Windows 10 is not allowing the M8 Windows to be updated?

    I can't even with that. Anyone who continues to defend the fact HTC is screwing its 30-40 Windows users is insulting to the people who like this phone.

    Then they are trying to throw Microsoft under the bus in the following tweet.
    This is pretty much what I think happened...Daniel rubino and other experts reported it. it sold miserably (It's an HTC and a Windows phone...you can be one or the other but being both at the same time is a mistake to happen) and due to poor sales HTC didn't justify the cost to update it.

    Then just say that instead of BSing your customers with poor and weak excuses.

    Microsoft noticed there will be no support and they had a choice of potentially leaving it on insider previews where issues later could arise or removing it entirely since they realized HTC will never update this phone. Microsoft chose the latter.

    Notice that Blu's low end phones are getting updated...but according to HTC, Microsoft decided to screw a partner out by not providing the update? I find that highly unlikely. Could have happened but I call BS simply because of how poorly HTC is handling things now.

    Fact is that HTC is breaking their HTC advantage promise and fact is this is far more unfair than Microsoft not updating x2X devices (Or all windows phone 8.1) despite saying otherwise because we've already seen how majority of those phone can't support it adequately...but the M8 windows can. They just chose not to.

    This is precisely why I only buy hardware from Microsoft. Despite the fact they did mess up with X2X devices, I genuinely don't worry that much. Alcatel so far is winning me over for the time being.



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    Ironically, when you follow the link about Android Upgrades, it leads to a page that specifically mentions "Windows Phone releases."

    Also, using Archive.org, I noticed that the page really hasn't changed much since it was first archived in July of 2014. However, it was deliberately changed in August of 2014 to add the HTC One M8 for Windows to the list.
    Just looked 2 minutes ago, this is what is on the website...
    And if you click on the "updates", it says 2 years of updates. No comment.

    Attachment 124249
    That is what is says now. What did it say a year ago when people were still buying the M8?

    Sent from my Surface 3
    03-27-2016 04:37 AM
  2. Sedp23's Avatar
    This is why I stopped buying HTC phones. Their support is the worst and not reliable. I'll never buy another HTC

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    03-27-2016 05:46 AM
  3. etphoto's Avatar
    He basically likes to downplay HTC's fault and place all the blame on mIctrosoft. To be honest, this is all HTC and thankfully HTC is proving me right.


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    You are only right when the Icon can get upgraded as well. You know nothing more or can predict anything better than any other of us peons on these forms.



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    03-27-2016 06:36 AM
  4. oviedofreak82's Avatar
    This is why I stopped buying HTC phones. Their support is the worst and not reliable. I'll never buy another HTC

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    I learned my lesson from my old HTC HD7 debacle.
    03-27-2016 07:36 AM
  5. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    You are only right when the Icon can get upgraded as well. You know nothing more or can predict anything better than any other of us peons on these forms.
    And what will your excuse be then if/when the Icon does get updated? Notice they are at least working with the Icon to try and get an update for those individual. Which, if it does happen, proves my point that Lumias are really the only WIndows phones people should buy.

    Furthermore, the Icon being updated or not does not negate anything what I said above.
    This is about HTC and their bogus HTC advantage and the fact they are claiming technical reasons (and blaming Microsoft now) for the lack of an update despite other phones with similar specs (and as the HTC m8 fans like to brag 'outdated' processors...cuz 800 truly was such a huge difference than 801...sarcasm intended) being updated.

    Regardless how any of the M8 fans try to downplay it, HTC flat out guaranteed a 2 year support and just screwed over their users and from the looks of it is throwing Microsoft under the bus. There's no excuse for that, though I love reading how you guys keep coming up with excuses to further try and disprove what M8 owners are starting to say. "THEY ARE DONE WITH HTC"

    As they should be and if HTC keeps it up, they'll be following Nokia. Done and having to sell out.



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    03-27-2016 09:49 AM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    You are only right when the Icon can get upgraded as well. You know nothing more or can predict anything better than any other of us peons on these forms.



    Sent from mTalk
    And what will your excuse be then if/when the Icon does get updated? Notice they are at least working with the Icon to try and get an update for those individual. Which, if it does happen, proves my point that Lumias are really the only WIndows phones people should buy.

    Furthermore, the Icon being updated or not does not negate anything what I said above.
    This is about HTC and their bogus HTC advantage and the fact they are claiming technical reasons (and blaming Microsoft now) for the lack of an update despite other phones with similar specs (and as the HTC m8 fans like to brag 'outdated' processors...cuz 800 truly was such a huge difference than 801...sarcasm intended) being updated.

    Regardless how any of the M8 fans try to downplay it, HTC flat out guaranteed a 2 year support and just screwed over their users and from the looks of it is throwing Microsoft under the bus. There's no excuse for that, though I love reading how you guys keep coming up with excuses to further try and disprove what M8 owners are starting to say. "THEY ARE DONE WITH HTC"

    As they should be and if HTC keeps it up, they'll be following Nokia. Done and having to sell out.
    03-27-2016 09:53 AM
  7. sixseven's Avatar
    HTC & T-Mobile never provided WP8.1 GDR2 to the M8. Given how quickly TMO abandons WP handsets, I'm sure they never even looked at the firmware, assuming it was provided by HTC. HTC did provide updates to the AT&T and Verizon versions, so we have to assume it was made available to TMO as well.

    That being said, and regardless of the cause, this is another example of HTC breaking its promise. Anyone that is tweeting HTC about this, should remind them they also broke their promise with TMO/GDR2. I've moved on to the iphone (my first non-windows-based smartphone), so I am not interested in fighting the good fight. I do care about all of you that still have this handset.

    I'll bet the duo camera is the source of the "incompatibility" for W10M.
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    03-27-2016 10:47 AM
  8. sotoszx's Avatar
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    This is the my conversation on microsoft chat before 3 days.
    By the way see this: HTC One M8 ineligible for Windows 10 Upgrade; HTC says otherwise | WINDOWS NEWS CENTER

    edit: just ask htc to comfirm about update:

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    Last edited by sotoszx; 03-27-2016 at 06:49 PM.
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    03-27-2016 06:01 PM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    To me, HTC broke their promise to some degree in that there isn't enough transparency here to satisfy consumers. Clearly, it is a lot more complicated than that based on how the contract was written with the US carriers to supply M8s and how to maintain them software wise.

    The problem is, there are three people involved there...the software makers (MSFT), the hardware OEM (HTC), and the US carriers. The issue has always been that the OEM falls on the sword whenever things go awry for a carrier specific variant (which the M8 is). Until us as consumers tell these three players with our wallets and social media it is not acceptable, it doesn't matter who folks prefer to give the lion's share of the blame - HTC, the US carriers or MSFT - it will be business as usual where folks will spend hard earned money on a handset they liked only to have the powers that be great them like sales figures and drop support of software improvements if the phone didn't sell well enough.

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    03-28-2016 11:53 AM
  10. etphoto's Avatar
    I don't think we should give up. We need to let our voices be heard! We have to keep bugging HTC, Microsoft, Verizon, whoever to get to make this right.


    @HTCUSA
    @VZWSupport
    @LumiaHelp
    @WindowsSupport
    @GabeAul
    Let the tweets start. lol

    #donotbuyhtc

    Sent from my Surface 3
    03-29-2016 08:57 AM
  11. Boris Gavrikov's Avatar
    Also twitted them. How tf can they not update the M8? It was in Advantage and Insider at the moment I bought it.
    03-30-2016 06:29 AM
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