Question: Preloaded app stub for HDR streaming?

  1. SantoshKenjalkar
    Donut Jan 25, 2019

    SantoshKenjalkar , Jan 25, 2019 :
    No, can't get better continues connectivity & speed in India. How can we get benefits from hdr. And it's a small display on mobile as compared with television, for such clearity to be visible and enjoy. Instead use such features on OnePlus TV's.

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  2. aberamati
    Cupcake Jan 25, 2019

    aberamati , Jan 25, 2019 :
    The realities of the business world David was talking about is OnePlus getting paid by these streaming companies to per-install their apps as bloatware on our devices and Lying to us telling us it’s “necessary” in oder to enable HDR which is a total BS since every other OEM has HDR support without need for any dirty tricks

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  3. qu4nd
    Froyo Jan 25, 2019

    qu4nd , Jan 25, 2019 :
    Since I don't have a strong need for HDR streaming on my phone, I would rather prefer not to have couple of those uninstallable shortcuts

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  4. Danish_iam
    Gingerbread Jan 25, 2019

    Danish_iam , Jan 25, 2019 :
    I think it's need of the moment and OnePlus is taking an initiative. I'm in and hope it's for all the devices not only for 6 and 6T.

  5. Huigiebaby
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 25, 2019

    Huigiebaby , Jan 25, 2019 :
    Possibly OP does not want to make the phone more expensive and dodge paying for licenses by using an app stub. Makes sense, users win, free HDR, jeej...

  6. Rafael Sequeira
    Cupcake Jan 25, 2019

  7. abhibnl
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 25, 2019

    abhibnl , Jan 25, 2019 :
    It would serve no purpose for people who don't use any HDR streaming apps such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, especially in India, since those are the only 2 apps we have here for premium streaming. I have seen other flagship phones supporting HDR streaming as Netflix certifies those devices officially as HDR supported. Why do you need to create an app stub to get the same feature? Instead, ask that app organization to license your device as HDR certified because you will obviously include HDR capable hardware in the device itself.

  8. GSVTech
    Froyo Jan 25, 2019

    GSVTech , Jan 25, 2019 :
    if OnePlus supports 5G then I'll think about it

  9. GSVTech
    Froyo Jan 25, 2019

    GSVTech , Jan 25, 2019 :
    hmm... I'll go for it if OnePlus phone supports 5G...

  10. DenyDarko
    Honeycomb Jan 25, 2019

    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019

  11. suraj1595
    Honeycomb Jan 25, 2019

  12. manojgupta1992
    Gingerbread Jan 25, 2019

    manojgupta1992 , Jan 25, 2019 :
    No bloatware please. That's one of the main positive differentiator of Oxygen OS from others. Don't change that now.

    If necessary, open in case there will be option to uninstall though. Not supportive but open.

  13. AdrianFischer
    Gingerbread Jan 25, 2019

    AdrianFischer , Jan 25, 2019 :
    The app is not needed for the HDR.
    It's a promotional thing. The software developper that will provide the HDR support they have business with other app developpers. They will provide the HDR service to OnePlus ONLY in exchange if they can place this stub/app on OnePlus phones, like advertising.
    e.g. you will see a PUBG app on your phone now. So maybe 5% of all OnePlus users will click on it -> boost in users for PUBG -> more money for PUBG -> they pay the HDR software developer for the business deal.

  14. boidsonly
    Cupcake Jan 25, 2019

    boidsonly , Jan 25, 2019 :
    Speaking from the USA, no. 1) Carriers throttle/don't provide high bandwidth. If they did, it would be hugely expensive.
    2) The appeal of the One Plus is the minimalist OS/UI. 3) Licensing Dolby HDR would just add to the cost of the phone, directly and indirectly. So, no, I don't see a need for it.

  15. L1548452245859
    Cupcake Jan 25, 2019

    L1548452245859 , Jan 25, 2019 :
    No way!
    I install by myself any app that I need.
    I don't want any app and any personalization on my phone, including also Oxygen!
    I buy a phone just for its hardware, any software on top of AOSP and GoogleApps is just

  16. Kartik √
    Froyo Jan 25, 2019

  17. An.I.Am
    Jelly Bean Moderator Jan 26, 2019

    An.I.Am , Jan 26, 2019 :
    I for one am completely on board at least it has advantages for the user.

    I cannot understand some people, if you’re so against preloaded apps why are you ok with the Google Apps? I for one hate every single one of them and don’t use them, as soon as the phone is set up I deactivate them, I don’t want them on my launcher and for sure I don’t want them feeding more data to our big brother Big G.
    The answer is simple, because they have a purpose, giving you the Play Store and the blessing from Google, other than that they do not bring any more value to the user, I think is the same with this stub, at least it’ll bring benefits to some users.

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  18. Nirudha
    Cupcake Jan 26, 2019

    Nirudha , Jan 26, 2019 :
    what percentage of OnePlus users would you expect to not use the Google apps vs the percentage that would actually sign up for the HDR video service they bundle?

    the Google play bundle is part of the current Android experience. third party promotional services, say prime video, or something like MacDonald fast food app (just kidding), are much more niche so in my opinion would constitute bloating of the OS.

  19. Desai_Jay
    Froyo Jan 26, 2019

    Desai_Jay , Jan 26, 2019 :
    no keep the os the way it is, no bloatware please. If included keep an option to uninstall completely...

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  20. Diablosis
    Eclair Jan 26, 2019

    Diablosis , Jan 26, 2019 :
    if it means otherwise not having hdr streaming I would definitely want to have it since right now I can't get Netflix in hdr on my 6t but my wife can on her note 9 . I would really want to be able to uninstall it though. No need to ruin the experience OnePlus offers with bloatware.

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