Originally Posted by russellvone
we are lucky enough to have small handful of awesome devs that own this phone.
what they develop for us is completely up to them.
ONLY if they decide to post a 'request' thread, is it 'cool' to keep asking questions like when and why and why not?
usually the answer is
Why don't you do it yourself?
and then you say 'sheesh! I was just asking'
and then they get annoyed and lose interest in developing anything else for us, so please, please, please don't ask ridiculously unneeded questions like these. some/most devs find them rude.
So let's ask something unusual.
How complicated is it to go from Android 4.2 to Android 4.4 ? (For HTC, and for a dev? )
And compare to 4.1 to 4.2 transition, how is it ? (easier, harder?)
Is there a big change in the drivers, that require intervention from hardware manufacturer? Or is it possible to re-use the same driver from 4.2 ?
If drivers are the same, how complicated is it to go from Android source code with 4.2 drivers to a ROM ?
I'm not a developper, i don't do code. But identifying the tricky parts and requirements might be a good start. (Let's not talk about Sense for now)
Our SoC is a very common one. So Driver wouldn't be so hard to get?
Maybe HTC will follow 18months support recommendation from Google and grant us with a new update in May 2014 (18 months after nov. 2012)
Our phone was a "transition", to keep people waiting for their HTC One flagship. It also was in a tought financial period for HTC with decreasing sales. So a little consideration would be welcome...
I remember that in France, the press was talking about the ONE. They "used" the buzz in ads, calling it the HTC ONEsv (with big ONE and very little sv so you almost don't see it from the car on in the subway ... ) It is called as part of the One family, but it is a Desire family model...