The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal cell phones—from July 2015, at least. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
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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
The HTC One (M8) has a 5″ 1080p display, a 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and microSD slot. It still has its “ultrapixel” 4mp rear camera, but a new depth sensor lets you change focus on images after they’re taken. Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $200 w/ contract Continue Reading from the Source
Yesterday, HTC announced its new One handset , along with a ton of new features. One of the lesser-touted but potentially more significant features is the new HTC Service Pack. This background app allows HTC to distribute its Sense applications independent of OTA updates. HTC is now the third company to follow this very encouraging [...]
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
There’s been a ton of speculation about the HTC One M8′s strange new camera. With one large lens on the back and a slightly smaller one just above it, no one quite knew what to think. Is it just a 3D camera? Is one telephoto and one wide? Is it a light field camera like [...]
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…
Bloomberg is reporting that HTC will unveil the first of three new pieces of wearable technology to carriers at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.Read more…
Android handset manufacturer ran afoul of courts in 2013, will make payments to Nokia
HTC and Nokia today announced that they’ve reached an agreement on disputed patents and “explore future technology collaboration opportunities.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but HTC will make payments to Nokia, according to today’s news release. All lawsuits between the two companies have been dismissed.
The April 2013, HTC found itself in violation of a microphone technology that was exclusive to Nokia devices. In December, a UK court ruled that the HTC One Mini could not be sold, but that ban was stayed pending appeal. In December, a German court banned the HTC One over patent issues. There have been other rulings as well.
We’ve got the full text of HTC’s release after the break.
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!
Consumer-centric problems with battery and LCD tech “solved” after years of development
In an interview with Bloomberg News, part of HTC’s leadership team — Chief financial officer and head of global sales Chang Chialin, and chairwoman Cher Wang — seems pretty bullish in HTC’s future. They discuss the decline of the popular OEM throughout 2012 and 2013, and more importantly, what they think it will take to bounce back.
Much of the interview was about marketing, and the importance it may play in HTC’s future. Wang tells us that marketing was never really important at HTC, and this mistake may be part of the reason the HTC One — one of the years most well-received smartphones — was unable to boost revenue and pull HTC out of their slump.
That’s all well and good, and we’re sure HTC has some sort of strategy to get ore people aware of their products. What was most interesting to us, was charwoman Wang on wearables:
A wearable device will be available by this year’s Christmas shopping season after years of development and technical challenges.
Many years ago we started looking at smartwatches and wearables, but we believe that we really have to solve the battery problems and the LCD light problems. These are customer-centric problems.
We’re ready for an HTC smartwatch or other wearable, if only to keep other OEMs on their toes. We also have the feeling HTC will try to offer a premium design, and maybe even put a little style into wearable computing. Or maybe just Iron Man.
We’ll keep crawling around the net for more info on this one, and hopefully we don’t have to wait until Christmas to learn more.
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.
KitKat update reportedly rolling out on Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin, SaskTel, Wind
HTC One owners in the U.S. might have another week or two to wait for their KitKat update, but it seems there’s no such delay for their northern neighbors. MobileSyrup reports that an update weighing a little under 600MB is rolling out now to Canadian HTC Ones on Rogers, TELUS, Bell, Virgin, SaskTel and Wind, bringing devices up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and HTC Sense 5.5
If you’ve got an HTC One in Canada, now’s the time to head to Settings > About phone > Software update and check for that OTA. Earlier this week HTC America president Jason Mackenzie said the company expected to narrowly miss its self-imposed target of getting KitKat onto phones in the U.S. and Canada within 90 days of the code drop, however it seems Canada has just managed to make that deadline. HTC’s updates site still shows the U.S. HTC One update as being in certification with the carriers.
Elsewhere, HTC started pushing out Android 4.4.2 to the HTC One in some European countries a few days ago.