Posts tagged with: HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC (High Tech Computer Corporation) is a smartphone company based in Taiwan. The company started off making smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. HTC now makes devices running Android with their own Sense UI, Windows Phone 7 and Brew OS. Read on for the latest HTC related news, reviews and videos:

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    Exactly one week ago, comScore released its Q4 2015 US smartphone industry report, showing how iPhones lost steam to their Samsung rivals and Androids in general compared to the previous quarter. Still, Apple was the dominant local manufacturer by a comfortable gap between October and December, and now Parks Associates confirm the familiar status quo for the whole of last year. Namely, the research firm claims, about 40 percent of intelligent handhelds in use stateside in 2015 were iPhones, while Samsung seized a notably smaller but decent nonetheless 31 percent piece of the pie. ...

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    It feels like we’ve been basically saying the same thing in anticipation of every single high-end HTC product launch over the past few years, and once again, it appears the company’s financial well-being, even its very survival, hinges on an impending flagship phone. The problem is the One M10, aka Perfume, aka One-something-else-entirely isn’t impending enough, skipping this month’s Mobile World Congress, where the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 are expected to go official. Worse yet, the One A9 lookalike may also skip the month of March entirely, seeing daylight around mid-April in ...

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    With just a little over a week until the actual start of the 2016 Mobile World Congress, and no official word on an HTC appearance at the Barcelona trade show, we’re fairly certain the financially struggling company’s next-gen flagship is looking at a launch down the line. Sometime in March, insiders claimed a while back, or perhaps as late as April, if we rely on intel exclusively uncovered by a little known Portuguese website called 4gnews. Specifically, April 11, with the rumored London announcement venue feeling both familiar and credible for the handful of remaining HTC fans. It ...

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    In addition to bugfixes and UI enhancements, HTC Vive Pre owners are getting a major feature update to their SteamVR betas. In addition to the Chaperone Mode we got to try out at CES this year, there's now Direct Mode where the driving computer's GPU to work with the Vive headset and deliver images separately to both the monitor and the headset. Direct Mode also has a standby that can ease up on energy use and possibly keep the Vive usable for a longer period. The Vive Pre has it now with beta version 1451970580. All Vives will have Direct Mode starting from the next update. Source: Valve ...

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    Of the three big Android early-year flagships we've been looking forward to, the LG G5, the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the HTC One M10, HTC's entry has easily felt like the most mysterious of the group. From the name, to the design, to the hardware within, big questions have been hanging over this handset since day one, and every time it feels like we're just starting to get some answers – like we did when an image of actual hardware landed last week and appeared to confirm quite a few outstanding rumors – some new rumor lands that has us questioning earlier assumptions. That's just what's ...

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    Are we ever going to get a new Nexus tablet? With the move to two phones a year, it's clear that Google's not afraid of bringing change to its Nexus program, but are the days of new tablet models soundly behind us? We haven't spotted anything that looks very promising on our rumor radar, but the stalwart Nexus 9 keeps right on ticking. Back around the end of the year, we checked out a number of holiday-season deals on the HTC tablet, but those have long dried up. Worry not, deal-seekers, as HTC's back for Valentine's Day with a new offer, hooking you up with not just a 40-percent-off Nexus ...

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    HTC has kept its word. Specifically, last week, it was Sprint's HTC One M8 that got the upgrade. We were told that it would be within this week that the manufacturer's latest phone on the Now network would do the same ditty. Funnily enough, it did, after T-Mobile launched its Marshmallow upgrade for the LG G4. HTC One M9 units on Sprint have begun to receive over-the-air updates to Android 6.0. That's pretty much the story right there. As with the One M8 and LG G4, Sprint is the first US carrier to update its variant of the One M9 to Marshmallow. AT&T, T-Mobile Verizon users will have ...

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    How many objectively different smartphone can one company release under the same name? And how long can it keep that routine going? When we see a manufacturer like Samsung release a flagship Galaxy phone running different SoCs in different markets, it's one thing, but as more and more of those specs change, and more and more time passes between launches, are we really looking at multiple variants of the same smartphone, or what might be more properly talked about as fully distinct models? That's the question we're asking about HTC today, as we learn about yet another handset making its ...

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    After a quiet couple months, HTC One M10 (aka Perfume) rumors started picking back up a few weeks back, talking about everything from launch plans, to handset design, to the phone's internal hardware. And while all that added up to giving us a better understanding of the next flagship in HTC's pipeline, we still hasn't seen the phone that was to become the manufacturer's big early-2016 hero device. That's in stark contrast to the LG G5, which has been leaking like a rusty sieve, and even the Samsung Galaxy S7, which recently found itself the subject of a few convincing enough renders. But ...

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    February is finally upon us, and that means that we're only a few weeks away from when we've heard that HTC will finally start accepting pre-orders for its Vive VR headset. When that day comes we'll finally have the answer to maybe the biggest question hanging over the Vive to date – just what will this extravagance end up costing – and while we don't have that info quite yet, today we find ourselves picking up a little new insight into Vive ownership, as HTC makes available the headset's owner's manual. With much of the Pocketnow staff having slapped on the Vive for some VR fun by ...

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    Global iPhone sales set a new all-time record during the holiday season (ahead of a radical projected decline), while Samsung reported an unprecedented quarterly dip, so you’d probably expect the US mobile market to have gone with the worldwide flow. But surprise, surprise, the Galaxy actually increased its share of American smartphone subscribers, from 27.6 percent between July and September to 28.4 in the year’s final 90-day window. Meanwhile, Cupertino somehow lost almost a percentage point, though its local manufacturer domination is in no danger, the gap to second place sitting at ...

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    When discussing media creation from our mobile devices, the advances in camera sensors, lenses, and video options takes the majority of focus. It’s the sexier side of the conversation, seeing that over a short period of time our phones have leapt from standard definition video and single digit megapixel stills, to UHD video and 12+ megapixel images. However we’ve also been seeing (and hearing I suppose) some subtle but important advances in audio capture. What was a novel feature a couple years ago, most many mid-range, most flagships, and even a few entry level phones now employ ...

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    The first few months of any given year are a perfect time for evaluating the past 12-month success of different devices and classes of tech products, as well as trying to guess what comes next. For wearables in general, and smartwatches in particular, 2015 was a good though perhaps not stellar year, while 2016 is shaping up to be considerably better. According to Gartner research, a total of 232 million wearable electronic devices were sold worldwide between last January and December, a number predicted to surge by a healthy 18.4 percent, to close to 275M units by the end of this year. The ...

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    Post a question publicly about how HTC can improve their smartphone sales and you’ll receive a number of replies from people talking about cameras. @SomeGadgetGuy A camera that wasn't tested by legally blind chipmunks would get my attention. — Russell Holly (@russellholly) February 3, 2016 Is it really that simple? Is that all HTC needs to do to stop the hemorrhaging and turn this ship around? I wonder if this isn’t a convenient reply delivered by us geeks, which ignores other issues facing this company in the consumer space. The camera does need work… To be fair, HTC cameras do ...

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    How many more months of constant financial losses can HTC afford before throwing in the towel and declaring bankruptcy, or at least abandoning the smartphone market? We may find out soon enough, as the once mighty and profitable Taiwanese company just wrapped up a dismal year on a predictably low note. Still, things have been known to go worse for the One M9 and A9 manufacturers than between October and December 2015, so maybe, just maybe the sinking ship can be patched up in time to reach the shore for long-term repairs. If there’s a device that can help this Phoenix rise from its own ...

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    It's not time for cheap chocolates, dates gone wrong and major break-up drama just yet. Just. HTC, in its long-running recurring Hot Deals promotional campaign, has decided to alert us to the fact that "Groundhog Day is Almost Here." Why not get some new tech for that favorite hedgehog in your life? On February 2, the company's offering a free Jabra headset with your purchase of a $500 HTC One A9. And if that's not enough for you, the day after features the HTC Re camera back at 60 percent off — that's a resulting price of just under $80. Do you really want to be a tacky significant ...

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    To what extent is a Nexus phone a Google phone? Sure, Google's intimately involved in the process that brings these handsets to market, but in the end it's working with another manufacturer, and inevitably we see traces of their influence bubble up to the surface. Now a new report suggests that going forward, Google's going to be taking a much more hands-on role in the Nexus lineup – and limiting the amount of input its manufacturing partners get to exert in the process. Just what level of involvement are we talking about? Well, the report's not exactly clear, and Google itself may still ...

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    Sprint has taken a cannon to shooting out software updates recently, especially when compared to other US carriers. While HTC phones have been pretty tidy in terms of keeping up-to-date on the Android side, when carriers are put into the process, things tend to stew longer. But the twain have come together for a day and things are okay. HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi tweeted that both the regular and harmon/kardon editions of the HTC One M8 are currently getting Android 6.0 OTAs. Sprint HTC One M8 / M8 HK Owners! Great news, we have received technical approval on the Marshmallow OS ...

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    Update: Our official audio podcast publication will be set to run at 3:00am Eastern on Sundays most weeks. We'll advise you of special cases as necessary. And as always you can hit up the podcast post on the site for direct access to the download links as soon as they're up. Like, right now. Enjoy! Our CES followups are done, our convention-center head colds are almost dribbled out, and the first small scents of jamon are starting to waft over from Barcelona. It must be almost springtime for Pocketnow, and you know what that means: the MWC 2016 rumor reactor is humming its way up to 100% ...

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    HTC fans have given the company time after time to deliver a One-series flagship that can live up to expectations. That's brought us some stunningly beautiful handsets, and ones that did more than a few things right, but none have been enough to really turn the manufacturer's business around, always leaving us wanting just a little more. Will the phone codenamed Perfume, the one a lot of us are expecting to see launch as the One M10, be able to correct past mistakes and give HTC the hero phone it deserves? The latest hardware report sure has things sounding hopeful, as it suggests HTC is ...

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    When's the last time a new mobile gadget had you really excited? Were you awed by the sheer size of the iPad Pro? Rendered speechless by the 4K screen on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium? Whatever that piece of hardware was, though, there's a good chance we're talking about a 2015 model. After all, so far this year we've yet to see much in the way of high-profile launches, and while CES brought us lots of cool stuff to check out, some of the season's biggest devices have been holding back for MWC. With the expo getting ready to let loose upon Barcelona in just a few more weeks, we're taking a ...

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    I've built up a love/hate relationship with HTC. This is a company which fueled most of my gadget obsession moving out of Windows Mobile and into the early days of Android. The One M7 was my favorite phone of 2013. However, recent efforts from the company haven't satisfied. HTC's mobile hardware of late has inspired plenty of discussion but not a lot of sales. Be it repetitive design, underwhelming camera tech, or fear of throttled performance, many people seem to have a reason why they aren’t picking up an HTC handset. Understanding doubt is important, but what helps dig a company out ...

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    It was only a few days ago that mobile tipster extraordinaire @evleaks casually tweeted the purported ETA of the HTC One Watch, aka “Halfbeak”, in response to queries for One M10 intel, and already, new information on the flagship smartphone codenamed Perfume is out. Nothing too juicy or exciting, just written confirmation said handheld is headed for AT&T (among other carriers, we presume), and a cryptic phrase possibly suggesting the M10 will highly resemble the One A9. In what way, you ask? Well, it could be software, hardware, exterior design or any combination of the three, or ...

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    HTC’s already customary Hot Deals are back with a vengeance this Tuesday, allowing you to buy essentially anything your heart desires from the Taiwanese manufacturer’s US e-store at a nice, discounted price. The only requirement is to exceed a $650 value on the total bill for a 30 percent markdown, $500 if you’ll settle for a 20 percent deduction, or a measly $150 that takes 15 percent off. Say you want the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered One A9 smartphone and Re Camera. Separately and outside this promotion, the two devices cost $499 and $199 respectively. Bundled together, ...

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    The smartwatch that doesn't exist, but will not die. After a lot of curiosity regarding the Taiwanese OEM's tablet habits, we've been chasing a potential HTC smartwatch for the past couple of years. For a company that typically manufactures quality hardware and software, mobile tech buffs were questioning why we haven't seen HTC in this vertical. Turns out those who were still waiting after we've given up all hope on even a fitness-focused smartwatch can maybe look forward to the month of April if leaker Evan Blass is to be believed. .@AnthonydFlemons Nope, but the watch should be out ...

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