Originally Posted by chs4000
Straw man. They need not promise anything, just state the facts.
My point was that "stating the facts" as you suggest will often get twisted into promising something. It happens all the time mostly because people hear only what they want to hear ("we're looking into XYZ" gets twisted into "XYZ will be in the next firmware release"). It really doesn't matter if the vendor (OPPO or otherwise) ~actually~ promised or not because the end result is that the customer is unhappy if they don't get the feature that was "promised" (by their interpretation of the facts). A customer making a purchasing decision on such "facts" may end up being very unhappy if the feature falls through or takes longer than expected for whatever reason - if they keep their mouth shut until said feature is a done deal, there's no problem (well, other than people being mad that they aren't disclosing their future plans).
My "under promise, over deliver..." comment is a pretty common expression that I was hoping would get the point across with far fewer words. It's not a straw man.
People just need to learn to be patient (myself included at times