HTC Rezound Beats Audio technology works on stock audio, video apps only


Although I don't have an HTC Rezound, I still feel like I was ripped off in a way by this news. The HTC Rezound's Beats Audio technology will only work on Android's stock audio and video apps, and nothing else. 

When the Beats Audio technology starts doing its thing, a little headphone icon will appear in the notifications bar, just like it has in the screenshots above. However, if you're listening to Pandora or Spotify, those nifty red earbuds that are included with your new Verizon smartphone will cease to work wonders and simply become normal earbuds. Waste.

I think that the selling point for the Rezound is, in fact, Beats Audio. Not being able to take advantage of the technology everywhere is certainly a huge disappointment, and one that makes me feel that the Rezound isn't worth its $300 on-contract price anymore. 

Software updates can certainly change my mind, though, HTC. Let's hop to it, okay?

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Calob Horton

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