06-08-2016 05:13 PM
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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    I'm not quite sure why this is such a surprise to everyone. Definitely disappointing, but it's well within the history of HTC's actions to launch and abandon devices. I'm surprised they supported it for this long to be honest.
    03-30-2016 01:31 PM
  2. KickAssLumia's Avatar
    I agree. I had a couple of HTC phones in the past with Android and their update schedules were laughable at best. Good riddance if you ask me. Wish more big names and quality makers like Sony and Motorola would join in.
    03-30-2016 02:09 PM
  3. Muessig's Avatar
    Sony joining the fold would be absolutely amazing, giving some good competition for Acer etc.
    03-30-2016 02:24 PM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I hear ya I"m just as pissed off, Doesn't Verizon still have the M8 for sale ?

    How about my case, The Nokia 930 is the SAME EXACT PHONE as the ICON/929 accept CDMA is enabled (a firmware change ONLY), the 930 got it on the first run, the ICON did not
    03-30-2016 02:41 PM
  5. psycodelic's Avatar
    Very disappointed from Microsoft i was with them since lumia 710 and i made the jump like 3 month ago to android :( (the app gap hit me, so a had to pull de cord) I still have the htc m8 wp waiting for the day I come back. I miss WP it was like a breath of fresh air. But now I'm hearing this it just ... I guess the only chance the have with me is IF only IF the make a good surface phone and they ecosystem grows up. I'm just here coming in to windows central every day just to hear bad news.
    03-30-2016 02:42 PM
  6. fdalbor's Avatar
    I think a lot of us have made the switch to Android after we were left at the altar. (For me 820/925). I am keeping my 640 in case a miracle happens. But i have very little hope.
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    03-30-2016 02:50 PM
  7. NeilPeart's Avatar
    Not a surprise to me. HTC Windows Phones have always been limited by HTC and, in my experience, Verizon as well. I had to use SevenEighter to install Windows 7.8 on my HTC Trophy and then use the Zune software to upgrade its firmware and radios.

    With the HTC 8x I had to use the Preview for Developers to get 8.1 and almost a year later the official 8.1 was released by Verizon. I then needed to manually update the firmware as well. The M8 was a sweet phone hardware-wise (other than the camera), but after using the 520, 635 and 928 I knew my upgrades were to the 640 and 929. We'll see how the 929 does officially - it's running 10 via the Insider Preview (and running it well). It’s unfortunate that it may not officially receive the upgrade to 10 when it runs it so well.

    Then again the other Lumias aren't always upgraded either. AT&T refused to upgrade the 635 to the latest build of 8.1 - I had to use a special software developer's tool to install it. The 520 runs 10 poorly and neither it nor my 512MB will likely ever get the official Windows 10 (though really, they both run it poorly compared to the 640 with its 1GB RAM). Even my 640 hasn't seen the official Windows 10 build yet (I reverted to 8.1 via the Device Recovery tool and installed the Upgrade Advisor and it says it's coming). W10 does run very well on the 640 (almost as well as the 929). So you see, in the end, carrier and manufacturers always ruin things with their involvement... ;)
    03-30-2016 03:01 PM
  8. dorelse's Avatar
    It was widely reported, including on this site, that HTC didn't want to spend money. They can't afford it, and they have to pay Verizon to test the upgrade to WM10. It was a very small group of people that purchased it, and made no sense to pursue it.

    No technical reason, it was pure economics. They're trying to get the Vive off the ground and get the HTC One M10 marketed and selling.
    GMC262 likes this.
    03-30-2016 03:32 PM
  9. Gibberish650's Avatar
    I blame Microsoft for this. I picked the HTC M8 phone as soon as it came up on Verizon's list. It's been a great phone and I was sure I'd be eligible to upgrade to WM10 when it came out. Before this my WP7 on Verizon was the Trophy and that wasn't upgradable to WP8 at all (you know the story.) So now I'm 0 for 2 on Verizon and Windows Phones. I doubt market share with HTC phones was the reason that the WM10 offering was pulled. There is already so much less Windows Phones in the marketplace, why limit themselves more? But regardless, this is a nightmare. I was very disappointed about this and will most likely jump ship because of this lack of support (whoever is to blame.)
    Kavu2 likes this.
    03-30-2016 08:30 PM
  10. Zybch's Avatar
    What does HTC expect? They basically pushed out this phone and have done nothing since, and even this phone was just a slight modification of the android version. No updated model, no support, no interest in actually doing anything for its users - thats pretty much the way HTC has treated WP users since the Titan 2.
    Is the Dev Preview version not workable on the M8 anyway though? Or was that limited to lumia?
    03-30-2016 09:24 PM
  11. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    But the Icon was on one carrier, so maybe that has an effect. Also saw a tweet from Gabe about rendering issues with the icon. Now that one sounded strange, but hey, what do we know.
    The ICON is just Verizon's 930. It's just carrying a different name. The hardware's the same.
    03-31-2016 07:50 PM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    The ICON is just Verizon's 930. It's just carrying a different name. The hardware's the same.
    Not necessarily. Doesn't he icon lack certain 930 bands while at the same time it has certain Verizon specific bands? Specs wise they are the same but it is not entirely the same phone. This is different from say a Lumia 640 on att and one tmobile.
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    04-01-2016 05:29 AM
  13. psycodelic's Avatar
    wasn' HTC one of the first to partnership with Microsoft to put their OS on their phones? I remember the htc hd2 was my first phone
    04-01-2016 11:11 AM
  14. rysliv's Avatar
    Luckily my M8 has the Insider Preview. Might not be redstone, but it'll get me by until I can grab a 950. There are a couple of issues like WiFi not getting an address from a DHCP server, leaving it with a link local address (169.xxx.xxx.xxx) requiring complete reboot to get wifi working. SMS texts occasionally fail to send, requiring a reboot (soft reset, how ever you like to call it). And the device randomly restarts when not in use.
    It's not perfect with the 10586.164 build, and could probably use a firmware update. But there has not been a firmware update since 8.1 for the M8.
    04-01-2016 04:39 PM
  15. cannon#WP's Avatar
    wasn' HTC one of the first to partnership with Microsoft to put their OS on their phones? I remember the htc hd2 was my first phone
    Not the first, but one of a handful of ODMs that created hardware with Palm for Pocket PC 2002, WinMo 2003 (and SE) and then they finally started making their own with WinMo 5. But, yea, HTC pretty much was the standard bearer for MS's mobile OSs up until Samsung hit it big with the Focus.
    04-02-2016 01:15 PM
  16. calculon68's Avatar
    My M8 is on Insider Preview too, but it's been stuck at 10.0.10586.107 since February. Haven't had the phone a full year yet for cripes sake.
    04-04-2016 02:49 PM
  17. RickInFla's Avatar
    And now we see that yesterday's announcement of the HTC 10 makes NO mention of Windows 10! It was widely rumored that there would be both Android and Windows 10 versions of this new flagship, but absolutely no mention of Windows 10 in the reports of the announcement that I've been able to find...

    And to add insult to injury, an HTC exec tweeted yesterday that Wi-Fi Calling would be available (with Android) on T-Mobile! (And yet I cannot bring an unlocked Lumia 650 to T-Mobile and do Wi-Fi Calling, despite Native Wi-Fi Calling being part of Windows 10.)

    Well, that's okay; the $699 price of the HTC 10 is too steep for me anyway, despite all the good specs it has. I'd be satisfied with the Lumia 650 if I could have Wi-Fi Calling on T-Mobile in the USA...
    04-13-2016 04:42 PM
  18. hohomike's Avatar
    Well, this just sucks. I've been patiently waiting for an upgrade from 10586.164 to a release that will restore the feature in Windows 8.1 that reads aloud incoming texts, which as a driver is the best feature of the phone. I read that the latest version finally fixed this, but now it's not available for the HTC One M8?
    I too provided numerous feedback requests to MS, and can't help from feeling like I've gotten the bird from MS. Support like this will cost them market share. I was rooting for them, but now it looks like I'm going back to Android or, ugh, maybe Apple for the first time. Way to go guys.
    04-15-2016 10:08 PM
  19. daveb673's Avatar
    I couldn't get past .164 until I started the process to step out of Windows Insider. Only had to tell it I wanted to leave (if memory serves) and then it told me a new preview was ready?! I'm now running .318 on my HTC One M8
    05-30-2016 09:01 PM
  20. etphoto's Avatar
    I went ahead and went back to 8.1 on my M8. There are things I miss on Win10 mobile but my phone is more stable now. Like I've stated on another thread and tweeted to HTC, I'll never buy another HTC device.

    Sent from my Surface 3
    05-30-2016 09:41 PM
  21. HTCforever1's Avatar
    I have been running win10 version 1511 for a week now. Yes the HTC one M8 will run win 10. After install only issues I had were the following. Battery drain increase. This was expected as everything was turned on so phone would sync to other devices all the time. Turned everything I do not need off and now getting 48 hours on batter. Second issue was slow to respond to end call. Did a reset and problem went away. Other that those two issues phone works like always. No problems searching web, text, getting emails, phone calls or streaming audio or video. So guess the bottom line is Microsoft is not being fully honest here. (my opinion). This has been by far the best phone I have ever used. I have an iphone for work. (worst operating system ever can not stand it) I have used android which I feel is better than the iphone. I will stay windows phone from now on. Easy to move data from phone to computer and visa versa. Microsoft HTC makes a great product you should rethink this BS about not supporting them. Why not use them along with Lumina phones. It would increase your market exposure which should increase profits.
    06-08-2016 05:45 AM
  22. HTCforever1's Avatar
    I am running win10 on my HTC one m8. With that being said it is not HTC that is full of crap. It is Microsoft. I did the prerelease and phone runs win10 with no problems.
    06-08-2016 05:52 AM
  23. etphoto's Avatar
    I am running win10 on my HTC one m8. With that being said it is not HTC that is full of crap. It is Microsoft. I did the prerelease and phone runs win10 with no problems.

    Your name does not suggest you might be some what bias. Lol

    I am one my 2nd (and last) HTC phone. They do have some good hardware, but once the phone is out their door that is were the support ends. I was warned when I bought the M8, I didn't listen. My bad, will never happen again though.

    Sent from my Surface 3
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