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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    Online education platform Udacity has a new virtual reality content development course, thanks to partnerships with Google, HTC Vive and UploadVR. The program, working off of Unity, gives developers a chance to catch on to a growing jobs field in technology. It covers VR platforms on phones, PC and room-scale consoles, too — basically wrapping around all three partner comapnies' programming. Udacity will provide coaching, mentorship and job applications help to students. The course has an intended duration of six months. Udacity VR Developer Nanodegree Program from Udacity on Vimeo. ...

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    Surprises and revelations are probably overrated, with beforehand knowledge of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL designs and specifications, for instance, possibly helping (too) early Galaxy Note 7 adopters make the right call when faced with an exchange or refund. And yes, the aggressively hyped Nexus replacements will contend both high-end Samsung handhelds and iPhones in the mainstream flagship arena, although Verizon may score exclusivity in terms of physical retail presence. Following in the footsteps of the LG-manufactured N5X, the smaller HTC-produced Pixel, aka Sailfish, is rumored to ...

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    One designer un(?)intentionally teased every HTC fan with a floating, "Ocean" concept phone that had everyone buzzing about buttonless hardware touch controls on the siderails of the phone. Would such a phone with "Sense Touch" UI really come out anytime soon or would it just remain what it was — a concept? One HTC leaker, LlabTooFeR, has just a few words to that question. Codenames OCEAN MASTER OCEAN NOTE OCEAN SMARThttps://t.co/r4FY9I0Ske — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 21, 2016 Three Ocean concept phones? Perhaps each will take on different sizes or certain strengths of ...

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    How much does it REALLY cost to build an iPhone? Can any software truly be intuitive? Why is Comcast getting into the carrier game? We say hello to Google's Allo messenger, and we have a BUNCH of smartphone announcements to chat about from Huawei, LeEco, and Blackberry! These stories plus your questions, so make sure you're charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 22th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. For folks watching live, you can comment and ask questions by ...

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    The task of rooting an Android device has grown tall recently and with Android Nougat, there are now several roadblocks in the way that would prevent developers from getting in to root the upcoming Pixel phones — built on Nougat from the ground up — with ease. The first block is a kernel feature in Nougat called "device-mapper-verity" that checks the /system directory of the device while it is booting to see if all the files that should be there are there and in the way they're supposed to be there. If a single change has been made, your device will not boot. This takes any one-stop ...

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    The HTC 10 has an IP53 rating that guarantees that the phone will be protected from dust getting into its vital components and for spraying water for up to five minutes. The way devices get tested for that rating is vigorous and, while not government-regulated, is pretty important to the International Electrotechnical Commission. HTC, said to make this year's Google Nexus Pixel smartphones, apparently has been able to go for the same Ingress Protection rating, according to a tip sent to Android Police. What does this practically mean? Well, we wouldn't encourage you to use your HTC 10, ...

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    Just when you may have thought HTC permanently lost touch with the mobile hardware industry’s leaders in terms of innovation and, well, effort, the Taiwanese device manufacturer returned to the spotlight in a big way. Granted, Google will probably try to hide the name of the Pixel and Pixel XL’s makers, as it slowly gets more aggressive about own-brand marketing. But we’ll all know who’s behind the love-or-hate “Sailfish” and “Marlin” designs. Meanwhile, the Bolt looks more and more intriguing as it approaches its (hopefully not Sprint-exclusive) launch, and the Desire 10 ...

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    Oh, no, it’s a trend now. It all technically started with LeEco, then Motorola (or rather Lenovo) rushed to beat Apple to the no-jack punch, while HTC could be next to jump on the wireless/USB Type-C audio bandwagon. It remains to be seen if perhaps the looming HTC Bolt will at least support wireless charging (the flagship HTC 10 doesn’t) to offer audiophiles a little more leeway than the Lightning port-addicted iPhone 7. A (very) late heir of sorts to the 2011-released ThunderBolt, which was Verizon’s first ever 4G LTE handheld, this surprising HTC Bolt is reportedly headed to ...

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    HTC defines itself with the lines it draws from smartphones to smartwear. But it hasn't been filling in those lines with cash money for awhile. As the company continues to plot its course away from the rut that was the One M9, it decides to do so by adding zeal to the Desire series — once remarkable, recently less so. Maybe the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle can shake things up. You may surmise some of the traits on these two mid-rangers come out of the HTC 10, a phone that received critical acclaim, but has battled market tailwinds. Features like 24-bit audio playback plus, in ...

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    Marques Brownlee will be there. Will you? All you have to do to learn about whatever Google is doing on October 4 is just head to madeby.google.com and put in your email. You'll be notified about whatever that phone-looking thing is by that point. Maybe it's going to be one or two of those Pixel phones we've been posting about all day long... okay, that last post was from yesterday. Just got an invite to a Google event on October 4th. Let’s gooooooo! #madebygooglehttps://t.co/kwJ317DDYW pic.twitter.com/XM2sDP2EA2 — Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 20, 2016 15 days and counting.

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    White? Not after Labor Day. You probably have to name it "aluminium". That's the call that rumormongers have made on some fashion choices that the HTC-made Google Pixel phones could take. Blue, black, then this "aluminium." Someone has both the 5-inch Pixel (right) and the 5.5-inch Pixel XL (left) in real life, both showing off what prior renders have already told us. Well, they show off only a few things. While the original photos may have been clear as a bell, there's been a liberal application of blurring to obscure any identifying labels. Back and center is the fingerprint sensor. The ...

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    What you see above may be a white version of one of the Google Pixel phones that are in vogue with the rumor whisperers right now. It shows up in a commercial for Alphabet's Nest smart appliances in the Netherlands. But the existence of a white color for the Pixel, said to be set for release in about two weeks, doesn't matter as much as the chatter surrounding the formerly Nexuses' advance to release day... well, it does in one sense. First, the word is out from Android Police and its trusted source that the Pixel XL will not start at $599, but rather, the smaller Pixel phone will, plus ...

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    We're only a day out from the virtual launch event that will usher in the HTC Desire 10 in two forms: the Lifestyle and the Pro. The Desire 10 Lifestyle has previously been rumored to be a pretty device with pale specs, though we never really got enough of a picture to let our opinions go full tilt. But Roland Quandt of WinFuture has brought us a fuller picture of the Lifestyle and, from how his list goes, it sounds like a pretty firm mid-ranger. [table] Component,Description Screen size,5.5 inches Screen type,Super LCD Resolution,1280 x 720 Pixel density,267 ppi SoC,Unknown Qualcomm ...

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    In discussing when Samsung will restart Galaxy Note 7 sales in the US, it seems that Evan Blass of VentureBeat has also related the event to the start of some sort of sales activity for the LG V20. It was disappointing to hear word that the V20 would probably be shipping out after Google's Pixel phones have had a chance to, but Blass seems to have affirmed this rumor with two tweets. First off, we're learning of a long lead-in period to new sales of the Galaxy Note 7 devices in the US. Even though customers have apparently started exchanging their battery-defective phones or their ...

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    We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name? Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 15th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    Whether or not this all-time thoroughbred can run the darn operating system, though, that's another question. But we might as we take our victories as they come as HTC's big Windows Mobile release for 2009, the HD2, has finally had Android 7.0 Nougat hacked onto it. XDA-Developers member macs18max takes the cake for the update. With its splayed kernel, the HD2 has been the perfect toy phone for developers to trick the thing into booting into full-blown Windows, Firefox OS or Android Marshmallow. Unfortunately, while the HD2 does say that it's running CyanogenMod 14 on top of the initial ...

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    This is going to be one mad dash of a few weeks coming up for HTC, especially as it hits the floor against LG V20 availability. First, there are the Desire 10 phones that are scheduled for launch on September 20, oriented toward mid-range markets. Then we have the Google Pixel phones that HTC made which are due on October 4. Finally, we're hearing of an "HTC Bolt" that may or may not be a phone — we strongly believe it to be one — that may or may not remind us of the Thunderbolt (pictured above) that launched with Verizon's LTE service in 2011. Well, the trademark may pay off for us ...

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    While we’re probably mere days away from Apple flaunting new record numbers for early adoption of a major iOS makeover, 7.0 Nougat is yet to break the 0.1 percent barrier in worldwide Android distribution. That’s because Google hasn’t done a great job spreading the N love for even well-qualified Nexus devices, leaving the 6P hanging until late last week, and still barely offering 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory images as far as the original N6 and LTE-enabled N9 are concerned. If it’s any consolation (most likely not), the search giant wants you to know the Motorola-made 2014 phablet and ...

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    The HTC One A9 is nearing a year old while its successor, the One A9s, is getting primped for its eminent debut. In the meantime, if you do happen to still want the Taiwanese manufacturer's first smartphone in a while with an AMOLED display, but just felt it was too guarded by a high price, there's good news for you this week. Through September 18, the One A9 is on sale for $299, $200 off retail price. Heck, you could get it for free if you happen to get $300 on a trade-in with HTC. It's available in AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and unlocked flavors in all four of its colors: gray, silver, ...

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    It seems that the oddity that was the Nexus Launcher is no more. Or, as leaker @LlabTooFeR would say "Don't know anything about Nexus Launcher... There is only Pixel launcher..." The original launcher, thought to take better advantage of Google Assistant features and to differentiate the upcoming so-called Pixel (neé Nexus) phones, had its .apk leak last month. Google's new Pixel Launcher. pic.twitter.com/g974gVOKzT — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 12, 2016 In the app information section, the Nexus Launcher's app version prefix code referred to Android Nougat Maintenance Release 1, ...

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    HTC will go all in on 10 this holiday season (no, the One A9s doesn’t count), with a pair of mid-range Desires likely providing more affordable choice for Android enthusiasts turned off by the high-end HTC 10’s unfriendly bang for buck. Already rendered by the most authoritative of mobile leakers, and teased for September 20 announcements again and again, the HTC Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle are today practically confirmed as coming next Tuesday. But there’s no physical event scheduled to bring them to light (another cost-cutting measure for the struggling Taiwanese OEM?), ...

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    As hard as Google might be trying to keep a lid on classified information spillage concerning the first generation of Nexus-replacing Pixel phones (particularly real-life visual leaks), this is 2016, and there’s only so much you can do to hide premium Androids from prying eyes. Another reputable tipster who knows a guy who knows another guy with a connection in the right place delivers a fresh round of “factory renders” today, as well as a 360-degree video, starring the smaller of two upcoming Pixel handhelds, aka HTC-manufactured “Sailfish.” No use calling it a Nexus anymore, ...

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    There's nothing right now to indicate that HTC is working on anything mind-blowing or groundbreaking or buzzword buzzword buzzword, but perhaps we should be looking for something, right? No, we're not talking about another Desire phone. In fact, what we're talking about may not be even a phone at all. HTC has applied for a trademark in the US, protecting the term "HTC BOLT," on September 2. We can't tie this to HTC and Verizon's first LTE smartphone, the Thunderbolt, nor can we even say that the Bolt is such a device as the word mark can be applied to a variety of wireless and mobile ...

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    There’s no denying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while perhaps too aesthetically similar to their predecessors, bring plenty of exciting goodies to the table. Well, there is, but it’s groundless, with the dual rear cam setup on the 5.5-inch variant looking intriguing, to say the least. And then you have stereo speakers, water-resistant bodies, “magical” wireless AirPods, a faster processor, brighter screens, cool new black options, and so on. At the same time, Apple couldn’t possibly escape the indignation of many iFans, and ridicule of rivals, for ditching the beloved tolerated 3.5mm ...

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    Still salty about Google’s rumored decision to axe the Nexus brand, and unveil Pixel-labeled N6P and 5X successors of sorts nearly one full month after today’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announcement? With Galaxy Note 7 explosion scandals far from over, the LG V20 unlikely to start shipping very soon, and the Marlin and Sailfish now expected to pull off stellar turnaround times, it looks like there’s nothing to worry, as everything may go Big G’s way at the end of the day. While we previously heard whispers of relatively swift launches, Ausdroid finally goes into detail, at least as far ...

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