Buyer beware of the HTC Hero from Sprintdestiney writes "I want to report a situation with the newly released HTC Hero from Sprint.
Me and some friends are experiencing some real show-stopper issues with many of the available Marketplace applications where:
1) Install an application.
2) Run application with no problems.
3) Reboot the phone.
4) Application is now broken and crashes or doesn't run.
5) Uninstall and reinstall the application to fix it.
6) Again, run application with no problems.
7) Reboot the phone, application is again broken.
In most all of our test cases, application launcher icons will be broken and the names of the applications under the icons will be something very odd. Sometimes the application launcher icons are replaced with graphics from inside the app.
Some of the applications we are seeing broken are:
Guitar Tuner Action
There is a fairly lengthy thread on the Android Developers mailing list regarding this. Google seems to think it is unique to the HTC Hero itself since a stock Android device (ie: G1) doesn't have this problem. Other developers are experiencing the same thing.
Android Developer thread:
Several of us have contacted HTC and have received no recognition of the problem nor any responses.
I'm sending this to you guys in order to see if there are any other users out there that are experiencing the same problem. I figure if enough of us are reporting issues, then it might make HTC/Sprint fix the issue.
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