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 — [...]
Tag Archives | HTC One
HTC has announced a budget version of the One (M8), called the One (E8). It drops the premium metal build of the M8 in favour of a range of brightly coloured plastic casings—but otherwise its specs are surprisingly strong. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
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 [...]
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
HTC has confessed that its new HTC One is able to detect benchmark testing tools and throw more resources at them, although rather than fudge the issue as Samsung did when it was rumbled pulling the same trick, HTC says this "High Performance Mode" is actually a feature. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
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 [...]
The HTC One M8 may well be HTC’s best-ever smartphone, but you’d better keep it cocooned in bubble wrap — the latest teardown from the iFixit team shows that the new flagship Android device will be incredibly difficult to carry out DIY repairs on. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Following the launch of the all-new HTC One yesterday , you can already buy one from the Google Play Store, stripped of its HTC guff. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Everyone breaks a phone every once in a while. But if you break your new HTC One it’s a little less soul-crushing. HTC says it will fix your cracked display for free in the first six months, even if it’s your fault. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Last year, the original HTC One won us over with its unprecedented Android design chops. Machined from a solid block of aluminum, it was beautiful and incredibly satisfying to hold. Not only that, it absolutely hauled ass. Needless to say, the new HTC One has big shoes to fill. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]
The new HTC One is here , folks! Last year’s model was one of the best Android phones you could lay hands on, but the smartphone world never rests. How does HTC’s big aluminum prizefighter stack up to the competition? We’ve charted all the most important specs and features for you below. Read more… Continue [...]
Last year, HTC gambled on funneling its resources into a single flagship smartphone. That bet paid off in the form of the One, the first truly beautiful Android device. Its successor—the new HTC One—builds on that existing framework. It’s all grown up, in all the right ways. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
HTC made One of the most beautiful (and best) Android phones ever last year. Now it’s about time for the follow-up, and this could be it. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
Always-reliable leak source @evleaks just tweeted this image purporting to show the next HTC One
with a light-up hole-riddled cover of some sort. Will it be real? We’ll just have to wait and see. Read more…
Given we already seem to know so much about this year’s HTC One successor, you have to wonder what will be left for the struggling Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer to show off at its March 25th showcase event. Thanks to this lengthy video leak, they…
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.
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.
- More: Verizon HTC One forums
Source: Verizon; Thanks, iLLusive!
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!
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.
Customers can initiate pull request
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.
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!