What I'm implying is that they've shown lots of capabilities with upcoming products (as they did with the Pre and flash)... so the question becomes do you trust the promise of marketing - flash was just an example. If you buy a product based on it's future promise, not it's feature or app set at launch, you have to trust that the company won't give up on it. I'm not implying flash might not be on the touchpad -- that what if was merely drawing an analogy to what happened when I purchased my Pre Plus. I saw the videos with flash running pretty good on the Pre Plus. Undoubtedly that was a factor in my purchase.
Originally Posted by mrkalel
Who here owns a Pre2? Did you go buy one or get it for free? That's great that the Pre2 and up have Flash, but that wasn't what the roadmap was when we bought into the original devices, so that argument seems irrelevant.
I understand that 2.x is not stable -- I understand the technology and business reasons. These were decisions made that were future thinking -- they made decisions that would exclude the older devices at some point -- but obviously these were not decided when they announced all Pre devices would get the update "in coming months". So as I mentioned -- this was an expectation setting issue. If you want me to be happy that they made a great decision for their future, I'd only be happy about that if I felt satisfied as a loyal customer. If consumer trust is broken for some, it is what it is. I'm not being an angry consumer for the sake of it.
Did they say what really happened with flash officially? If any of these technologies are "not stable" it's more a matter of whether they want to allocate resources to make them stable or not. From what it seems now, 2.x has fundamentally changed at some level to exclude legacy devices. I get it - that doesn't change any sense of disappointment as I own a Pre Plus, not a Pre2, and I am always evaluating my next smart phone upgrade.