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HTC tries to reverse its fortunes with a cheap, China-focused smartphone

Can a plastic smartphone change HTC’s fortunes? That’s what the company is hoping to find out with its newest product, a plastic-bodied version of its flagship HTC One M8 smartphone that will debut in China before launching around the world later this year. The device — called the HTC One E8, for some strange reason — [...]

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HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition Review: Great But For that Camera

Android purists have a common refrain they like to bust out every time a beautiful new piece of hardware comes out: "If only it ran pure Android!" in F-sharp. There’s a pervasive belief that unpasteurized Android—and only unpasteurized Android—directly from the great teat in Mountain View is all that’s needed to transform a good phone [...]

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HTC’s new-for-2014 One is a bold and beautiful smartphone, and for 24 hours tomorrow it’s a killer d

HTC’s new-for-2014 One is a bold and beautiful smartphone , and for 24 hours tomorrow it’s a killer deal: just $100 through HTC’s online store. The deal starts at midnight tonight and ends at midnight on May 8th, with a two-year contract on AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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Now Available: 2014 HTC One

HTC’s newly-revamped One is a flagship phone with some nice updates to its already sleek design. It’s also a brainy barnstormer with some crazy cool camera tech that could be the future of mobile photography . It’s available now for $200 on-contract from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon (sorry T-Mobile, yours won’t arrive til April). Or [...]

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Purported HTC ‘M8′ homescreen surfaces with a refined look

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Familiar colors and icons with on-screen buttons and a dash of transparency

With a successor to the HTC One on the horizon, we may be looking at our first leak of the purported HTC M8′s software. While we only have a single homescreen look to go off of, the first thing that strikes us are the on-screen navigation buttons, giving us a pretty good idea that HTC has scrapped the two-button capacitive setup.

Beyond that, this really looks like a refined version of Sense, with lots of transparency and color dominating the look of the screen. Icons look basically unchanged from the current crop in Sense 5.5, but as we know this could all change. But if this really does turn out to be the new version of Sense on the HTC M8, we can say we wouldn’t be upset.

Source: @evleaks

    



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Verizon HTC One KitKat update already hitting phones

Verizon HTC One update

Apparently ‘shortly’ was more like ‘immediately’ for this update

Coming just hours after HTC announced that the KitKat update for Verizon HTC Ones was on the way “shortly,” folks have already started seeing the update notification on their phones. The whopping 617MB update brings the HTC One up to Android 4.4 with Sense 5.5, which brings a nice set of tweaks and improvements.

After the update you’ll notice small visual changes to the way BlinkFeed works, as well as redesigns in the settings, Gallery, Music app and lockscreen. You’ll also receive the improvements in KitKat, including Immersive Mode and other behind-the-scenes features. There are also a few Verizon device-specific changes here, including improvements to low light photography and power management.

If you weren’t already hitting “check now” in the settings on your Verizon HTC One, you really should now.

Source: Verizon; Thanks, iLLusive!

    



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Verizon HTC One getting KitKat update ‘shortly’

Verizon HTC One

Andorid 4.4 + Sense 5.5 update receives technical approval, OTA expected soon

Mo Versi, HTC’s Executive Director of Product Management, sends word that the Verizon HTC One should start receiving its Android 4.4 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5 update “shortly.” In a tweet, Versi reveals that the update has passed technical approval, the final hurdle before over-the-air updates can begin being pushed out.

Verizon’s HTC One should be the second U.S. carrier variant to get KitKat after Sprint launched the update late last week. Elsewhere, the update is live in Canada and Europe, as well as U.S. Developer Editions.

So, Verizon HTC One owners, now’s the time to start checking for updates!

Source: @moversi

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First HTC M8 photo shows dual rear cameras

HTC M8

Leaked image reveals design similar to last year’s HTC One

Rumors have been circulating for some time surrounding HTC’s next flagship phone, the successor to the almost year-old HTC One, however until now we’ve yet to see anything concrete of the hardware of the purported “HTC M8.” Today we’re getting what’s very likely our first look at HTC’s next flagship phone, courtesy of an image posted on Twitter by Russian site HTCFamily.ru. The shot above shows a design very similar to last year’s HTC One, the M7, with a one major, intriguing difference — dual rear-facing cameras.

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KitKat for Sprint’s HTC One now available

HTC One

Customers can initiate pull request today soon

Updated update: Things are good. Go download your update. Someone forgot to factor the time Google needs to get the file itself on the servers, and things backed up 12 hours.

Update: Looks like someone jumped the gun, as the Sprint admin who posted about the update has walked things back a bit, adding that “this software update is on hold and should be pushed to production very soon. Apologize for the inconvenience.” More likely is that it just wasn’t meant to be made public yet. Either way, hang tight. We should see this soon.

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Sprint has given word that customers with an HTC One can now pull down the Android 4.4 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5 update directly to their phones starting today. Nothing official for a change log was given, but it should be the same exact KitKat and Sense 5.5 update that has been on the unlocked and European phones for a bit, and that Canada just started getting this morning.

HTC already gave us a heads-up that they could miss their self-imposed 90-day turn around time to get KitKat out to customers with a One, but it looks like Sprint isn’t making that one true for their customers.

If you’re the impatient type — and you know you are — fire up your settings and check for your KitKat update. Hop in the comments when you get it, and be sure to hit the forums to share your thoughts and experiences.

Source: Sprint. Thanks, Krazik!

    



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