HTC has been really outdoing itself lately when it comes to allowing the bootloaders of more of its Androids to be unlocked. The company got off to a slow, if not respectable start, but the last few weeks have really seen an upswing in the rate at which HTC is bringing these unlocks to its existing lineup of smartphones. Just last week, the Desire HD joined that growing list. Today, HTC officially adds support for an additional handful of models.
Today’s roster of inductees features the Desire Z, as well as its carrier-branded version, the T-Mobile G2. There’s also [...]
Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC has every right to brag about its accomplishments as it has been honored with eight Awards for excellence in product design, originating from three separate international organizations.
“Countless HTC employees came together to earn the recognition we received at IDEA 2011, red dot 2011 and IDA 2010,” said Scott Croyle, vice president of design at HTC. At the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) only, HTC collected four awards as follows: Gold for the HTC Droid Incredible, silver for the HTC EVO 4G, bronze for the HTC [...]
If you’ve got an HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Aria, or Samsung Captivate on AT&T, you should soon be receiving notification of an OTA update that will finally enable your phone to install apps from “unknown sources”, letting you access Amazon’s Appstore or install non-marketplace apps of your choosing.
After a long period of restricting its Android users to only the official Google-run Android Market, AT&T announced this spring that it would finally start looking into letting its customers install apps from additional sources. It wasn’t clear then [...]
A few days ago we heard that AT&T was readying an update to their HTC Aria which will bring it up to Android 2.2 Froyo. The scheduled release was the infamous “soon” — which often takes months to arrive.
This time around we lucked out, according to a post on their Facebook page, AT&T says the Froyo update for the HTC Aria should start rolling out today, February 25th, 2011.
They’ve promised they’ll update their Facebook page as soon as the update is available.
Source: AT&T on FacebookVia: Unwired View
HTC just released the sourcecode for the kernels on their Aria, Desire Z, Desire HD and myTouch 4G. These devices have had their kernels released previously so today’s release represents updates, bug-fixes, and improvements.
The kernel is “the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel’s responsibilities include managing the system’s resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of an [...]
Back in the early days of Android, it was commonplace for handsets to have a call start/end key (like the T-Mobile G1, HTC Hero, and others). For the sake of keeping the hardware sleek and as minimal as possible, OEMs have since opted to leave out these two keys in almost every Android phone to come out in the last couple of years. But we must say: having the dedicated buttons was a big convenience. You could more easily end a call, and getting to the phone application was almost instant.
Based on this rendering we found, HTC might be going in the opposite dirrection. The [...]
HTC has just gotten FCC approval for a smartphone whose ID label is shaped and colored to seemingly match the company’s Android-powered Aria handset almost perfectly. However, since the Aria has already been released by AT&T, the so-called PB92300 is most likely not the same phone — although the Aria’s model number was the alphanumerically-similar PB92110, leading to speculation that this may simply be the HTC Gratia, a nearly-identical European model. Since most of PB93200’s specs are cloaked in confidentiality, all we can say for certain is that it [...]
With Black Friday just a week away, news of upcoming deals has already started arriving. AT&T is joining in the celebration of capitalism with a weekend full of themed sales, including the opportunity to get some online-only deals on smartphones.
The two days that promise to be the best chances to pick up a smartphone bargain are Saturday the 27th and Monday the 29th. On Saturday AT&T will sell select models of refurbished phones for a penny apiece (with contract, of course). The company isn’t providing a full list of which handsets will be featured in the sale, [...]