Question: Preloaded app stub for HDR streaming?

  1. Contivity
    Eclair Jan 24, 2019

    Contivity , Jan 24, 2019 :
    My take on the issue:
    • I choose to pick the Uninstallable App but with HDR
    • For those who doesn't want the extra app - have the app hidden in the launcher or disable it
    • Oneplus could turn it into a 2 part App
      • Main app (uninstallable, but can be disabled/hidden in launcher)
      • System App that holds encryption/DRM data or whatsoever that user needed to get HDR content
      • User see main app, then hide/disable it and doesn't affect the HDR
    • Arguments regarding DRM:
      • I think the way DRM is implemented right now assumes that everyone is a pirate or try to pirate content
      • Oneplus won't have enough leverage to kill DRM in general
    • With all this in mind, I'd rather choose the app over not having HDR
    PS: Please put 3.5mm plug for next gen device!

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  2. Dbr188
    Cupcake Jan 24, 2019

  3. ZmockFet
    Donut Jan 24, 2019

    ZmockFet , Jan 24, 2019 :
    Getting a brand new phone, with ads on the home screen?
    No, thanks!

    One of the ways OnePlus really differs from the competition is by its a clean, bloat free experience. Take that away and watch as the reasons to pick OnePlus slowly fades away.

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  4. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Jan 24, 2019

    TibiTibi , Jan 24, 2019 :
    Hidden does not mean not running at background.
    There has to be a posibility to permanently disable that feature.

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019

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  5. malidan
    Nougat Jan 24, 2019

    malidan , Jan 24, 2019 :
    Sounds kinda Bloaty to me, the future is here.:tearsofjoy:

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  6. Makhija27
    Gingerbread Jan 24, 2019

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  7. malidan
    Nougat Jan 24, 2019

    malidan , Jan 24, 2019 :
    You forgot to add Xiaomi to your list.:D


    So it looks like some lovely bloatware is on it's way, this thread is reviting :tearsofjoy:

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  8. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer Jan 24, 2019

    YRJ , Jan 24, 2019 :
    Oh yes, thanks for the info.
    Poco F1 supports HDR too........
    Now they can truly say, "Do The Math" ;)

  9. malidan
    Nougat Jan 24, 2019

    malidan , Jan 24, 2019 :
    There is no HDR10 screen in the Poco, you can't have everything for $300.;)

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  10. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer Jan 24, 2019

  11. malidan
    Nougat Jan 24, 2019

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  12. Kamishouji
    Cupcake Jan 24, 2019

    Kamishouji , Jan 24, 2019 :
    I'm a bit oppossed to preloading the app what about having a welcome batch of one time apps. That will ask the user to install if they have a interest that way you are opening it to k all users but they don't have a to keep it on. honestly though couldn't you support HDR without the app. never settle to let the app company do it for you.

    I truly appreciate the transparency but pre loading a uninstallable is the one hundred percent blostware as comparison was T-Mobile TV app that sucked the life out of you but felt mostly just intrusive.

    Here are the pros and cons we can share so far:

    HDR streaming would be awesome but not really through app.

    since don't know specs for future hardware that statement is a bit loaded it isn't wrong but not something in transparency can be confirmed.

    Thank you.

  13. G_Gabriel_Jones_iBGK
    Cupcake Jan 24, 2019

  14. Pulikanti Tarun
    Gingerbread Jan 24, 2019

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  15. PokiX
    Jelly Bean Jan 24, 2019

    PokiX , Jan 24, 2019 :
    Thanks OP for creating this thread and for answering to a few questions.

    I wouldn't mind HDR app if that makes your phones more popular (needs to be casted though, otherwise I'm not sure of the usefullnes)

    BUT not possible to uninstall is a no!

    I recall that thread
    "We promise that it will be close to stock, bloat-free, and highly customizable"
    An app from content provider that one can't uninstall WILL be considered bloat.
    Think twice, you might loose your strongest customer base and slowly become just like a few other brands.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019

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  16. iNathan
    Gingerbread Jan 24, 2019

  17. luxuskamel
    Lollipop Jan 24, 2019

    luxuskamel , Jan 24, 2019 :
    You mean ununinstallable :p

    Only uninstallable means you can remove it

  18. PokiX
    Jelly Bean Jan 24, 2019

    PokiX , Jan 24, 2019 :
    Ahah true, logic error.

  19. nmatheis
    US Brand Ambassador Jan 24, 2019

    nmatheis , Jan 24, 2019 :
    As long as the stub can be hidden and doesn't use any system resources or track me if I don't use it, I'm cool with it being preloaded in return for a better video experience.

  20. NarasimhaMurthyK
    Donut Jan 24, 2019

    NarasimhaMurthyK , Jan 24, 2019 :
    As per my knowledge, HDR streaming on phone display doesn't make much difference in viewing experience. Also pre-installed app is not acceptable as I love clean os. As you mentioned HDR will be for few scenes in a video doesn't make sense to have an app for streaming.