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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    There's another Snapdragon 820 device from HTC just beginning to make the rounds on GFXBench. We already think that the Nexus devices will get Android 7.1 before they launch, though. So, what's this thing with Android 6.0.1? Perhaps the Desire 10 Pro? It seems like it. It  has all the typical trimmings: 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 12-megapixel camera on the back with a 5-megapixel front facer. But is that quad HD screen really at 5.1 inches? The Desire 10 Lifestyle has been rumored to receive a 5.5-inch 720p panel. Maybe the Pro version will be more faithful to the OG 10? One thing ...

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    While Android users tend to almost exclusively point the finger at the manufacturers of their devices or mobile carriers for delays in update deliveries or premature software support termination, there are actually a number of criteria a phone has to meet before getting an essential OS makeover. And sometimes, it’s not the OEM’s fault at all a product that still seems relatively powerful is no longer eligible for a new Android flavor. Case in point, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. Sony recently hinted at Marshmallow marking the end of the upgrade road for both two-year-olds, with a ...

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    LG may get the first word in for putting out the first Android Nougat smartphone on September 6. But that's just word. Not phones in boxes being sent through a postal delivery system. Instead, the HTC-made Nexus devices — rumored to debut on October 4 — will actually ship first. That's the word according to Android Police managing editor David Ruddock. Yes, that guy has a title. LG V20 may be the first phone *in the world* to ship with Nougat. But Nexuses will almost definitely be first widely available. — David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) August 24, 2016 @pedro_segura LG V20 won't ship ...

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    Great promises of timely software updates haven’t always worked out as planned for HTC, but even after repeatedly assuring its continuously shrinking fan base that the 10, One A9 and M9 will receive Android N goodies eventually, the Taiwanese OEM can’t refrain from also setting a (loose) deadline. Just one for now, which is probably a wise move, though it remains to be seen if the unlocked HTC 10 can indeed be upgraded to Nougat by the end of the year. It should, especially since the device manufacturer is “excited to receive final shipping Android 7.0 Nougat software from Google.” ...

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    2013 called, HTC, and, well, you can fill out the rest. But let’s not jump to conclusions, and go too hard on the financially and creatively struggling Taiwanese OEM. Maybe these new whispers on the upcoming mid-range Desire 10 Lifestyle aren’t entirely accurate. Perhaps @LlabTooFer’s inside information is incorrect, which would probably be a first given the near-flawless track record of this trustworthy though not particularly active and productive leakster. Or, and this is actually a way less far-fetched theory, maybe the HTC-knowledgeable tipster meant to tweet out the “stylish ...

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    Android 7.0 Nougat wasn't as flashy as you expected it to be, right? Where was the Nexus Launcher? Where's Allo and Google Assistant and that "not a home button" home button? Where are all the software changes that we're looking forward to on the Marlin Nexus device? Not here just yet. But XDA developer Nate Benis is telling us that all of that stuff you saw from Android Police are from the first Maintenance Release of Android Nougat, scheduled to be pushed out this fall. The initial version Nougat is mostly based off of Developer Preview 5. "[It] does not have any of the 'proprietary ...

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    While perhaps not as compelling as the many Samsung Galaxy S7 deals offered by the Korean device manufacturer, plus US retail and carrier partners, the HTC 10 discounts and bundle promos have been starting to pile up of late, with the Taiwanese OEM looking to boost slumping sales volumes at the risk of losing profitability. No longer paired with free $200-worth JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds, the beveled edge-sporting 5.2-incher is again up for grabs by itself at $599, down from a $699 MSRP. 100 bucks hardly feels like a massive, life-altering price cut, but it’s something, and the sweetest ...

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    Every manufacturer has an approach to tackling major Android point upgrades. Some (claim) to turn out a fast product while others take their time to iron out wrinkles... and then others never take their time. While you might have an idea of who the suspects we're talking about are, analytics firm Apteligent has compiled numbers up from thousands of apps to figure out which OEM's been paying the most mind to the Marshmallow update. Motorola is named the far-and-away leader in the US and India when it comes to non-Nexus devices. Add in Nexus makes and you'll see Moto trounce in the US. LG, ...

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    Not as much timeworn as ill-fated straight off the bat, the summer 2014-released HTC One E8 likely didn’t find many patrons either internationally or on the only US carrier willing to subsidize it. Basically a low-quality, plastic-clad clone of the One M8 with a more traditional single 13MP rear-facing camera setup replacing the all-aluminum 5-incher’s controversial dual 4MP photography mechanism, the Android mid-ranger launched on KitKat, getting a relatively timely Lollipop upgrade last year. It was all quiet on the OS makeover front afterwards, with just one or two maintenance ...

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    Mobile industry insiders have been known to make mistakes regarding high-profile unreleased devices, especially those manufactured by companies like LG, Huawei, Motorola or Asus with Google’s supervision and Nexus seal of approval. And pre-launch benchmarks can also occasionally be misleading. But it’s hard to imagine an assortment of the two different classes of reliable sources could so perfectly sync up to misrepresent the oft-leaked HTC-produced Nexus Marlin. This time, it’s AnTuTu that reveals the innards of the 5.5-inch N6P sequel, and they’re the exact same specifications ...

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    Whether it’ll be called Nexus 5P, Nexus… something else, or Google… something, and whether the search giant itself will handle manufacturing or HTC helps out, a follow-up of sorts for last year’s LG Nexus 5X is most likely right around the corner. Possibly codenamed Sailfish, this should measure a refreshingly compact (by 2016 standards) 5 inches in screen diagonal, with 1080p resolution in tow, Snapdragon 820 processing power, 4GB RAM, 12 and 8MP cameras, as well as a considerably more “premium” construction. All in all, a solid evolutionary effort is to be expected, which ...

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    When dealing with a company as secretive as Google, which is also extremely active and involved in so many different segments of the large tech landscape, you’re bound to occasionally come across unfounded speculation and wild rumors that never pan out. Remember reports from last fall calling for in-house Mountain View smartphone chip designs aimed at suppressing Android fragmentation? They smelled fishy off the bat, and went nowhere since then, as did a slightly less sketchy story first reported a couple of months back on a prospective “first-party Google phone” separate from the ...

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    Documents have popped up at the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology for two new HTC devices. We are certain that these are the much rumored Nexus devices. NM8G-2PW2100 is what we're assuming to be the smaller "Sailfish" model while G-2PW4100 will be the "Marlin". The Draft User Manual submissions required for both devices mention the Google Nexus support site. The special "G" notation for the models is something new — something we haven't seen for last year's Nexus devices nor on HTC's Nexus One. Update: Droid Life is reporting that cellular testing documents show off universal ...

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    Something real has seemingly appeared on the Nexus front. It is not like anything we've seen before, unless you count very vague appraisals and a generic slab non-Easter egg in a Google Photos ad that everyone (including us) thought it just might have been similar enough to something else. That said, what else can manufacturers' slab culture run besides... slabs? Android Police has received some visuals on what Google's Sailfish phone might look like and some strings between that device and the larger Marlin device. The Marlin will "share the same basic industrial design and materials" ...

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    Yesterday we heard about a certain HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle; if you missed that, and its rumored specs, make sure to catch up on it. However, HTC looks like is preparing to pull a Motorola, and prepare another version of the HTC Desire 10, dubbed the HTC Desire 10 Pro. There are some details about this particular device in the aforementioned report. What we didn't know until then is just how exactly will the HTC Desire 10 Pro look like. Evan Blass has got us covered, again, and, if the press render above is legit, we're looking at said HTC Desire 10 Pro. Black and Gold accents seem to ...

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    Google continues its promotional campaign for its Photos service, but with one big detail that feels quite out of touch. The Instagram clip shows some Google groupies ready posing for the ubiquitous "freeze jump" shot when just as the phone's about to take the photo, an iOS prompt tells us that the phone's storage is full. We pull back from the screen to see a hand flick away the prompt, right past the Google Photos pinwheel logo. "Never run out of storage again with the free #GooglePhotos app for Android and iPhone," says the descriptive post. But you can't tell us that that's an iPhone. ...

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    With T-Mobile letting the HTC 10 go from its stores quick, the Taiwanese manufacturer might have to rely on a mid-range phone to bring the money line just a bit higher. Perhaps a mid-range phone or two. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting that HTC is working on a Desire 10 Lifestyle as well as a Desire 10 Pro. A source has disclosed specifications for the Lifestyle variant — a moniker that was associated with a spec downgrade on the HTC 10 Lifestyle. The display will span 5.5 inches at a 720p resolution and it will show off whatever Android Marshmallow has in store. An unknown ...

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    HTC's hopes of sustaining strong sales numbers for the HTC 10 to possibly break even in the quarterly earnings soon may have been dashed. Weeks ago. T-Mobile, which officially started selling the device on May 18, is said to have dropped it from online sales sometime in mid-July. In other words, the HTC 10 lasted nigh two months at the US's number three carrier. This is the carrier that sold the BlackBerry Priv for only four months. Straggler units may be at a store near you, but it's unlikely they'll be around too long. The company only has its newly-released Desire 530 at the Un-carrier ...

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    Manufactured by LG, Huawei or HTC? Similar to the HTC 10 in appearance or designed to follow in the footsteps of the LG Nexus 5X? Due out in September or October? Dubbed Nexus 5P or… something else? Those are just a few of the Google Sailfish-related questions we can’t definitively answer at the moment, although educated guesses do come to mind across the board, with specifications meanwhile looking like an entirely different story. A pretty easy to crack enigma, on the heels of revealing online reports based on fairly credible sources, a rock-solid ROM dump, GFX Bench visit, and now, ...

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    HTC is attacking the doldrums of August with more deals. It has ended its $100 off promotion on the HTC 10 and is instead bundling a $199 pair of earbuds. The JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds, to be specific. They run through a USB-C connection and have active noise cancellation. These earphones were launched with the HTC 10 back in April and have only started selling last week. The $199 value is yours free with the purchase of a $699 HTC 10 at the company's site. Via: AndroidGuys

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    It's not just enough that your virtual reality platform runs on SteamVR with the backing of one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. With augmented reality headsets and smartphones addressing practical issues, the HTC Vive needs to be more than just about hit points and hitboxes. So, the company is going to launch a beta version of its Viveport showcase for apps covering "edutainment, social media, 360° video, news, sports, health, travel and shopping." Developers will be able to crack in after a few weeks, submit content and, eventually, get monetization. The full Viveport ...

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    The nation’s largest wireless communications service carrier and the world’s number one search provider have been engaged in a love-hate relationship for many years now. Heavily favored by Google when the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus launched back in the day, Verizon messed up the stock Android experience with unnecessary bloat and delivered tardy updates. Nothing was the same afterwards for Nexus devices on Big Red, which arrived late, or lacked CDMA support if purchased outside the operator’s own stores. But this fall, the rapport between the two tech giants could become friendly ...

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    Want the HTC brand in your pocket? Can't afford a 10 out of 10? Maybe you should take a look at the Desire 530. It's the only Desire out of all the new ones introduced earlier this year to come to the states. And it's come again, this time to Verizon. Big Red has the phone at its postpaid service for $144 or a monthly $6 over two years. It's $16 less expensive than what T-Mobile's offering it for. Better yet, upgrade your line and you can get it for $94 or just about $4 a month. And the best bit is if you're adding a line to your account, the Desire 530's just a measly $2 a month. If you ...

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    If Samsung, which is always a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone spec wars, refrained from loading everything but the kitchen sink into the Galaxy Note 7, why would we expect Google and HTC to go overboard when it comes to the “Sailfish” and “Marlin’s” hardware? Well, we don’t, as neither next-gen Nexus device should exceed the 4GB RAM ceiling, according to early rumors, and the smaller N5X sequel tipped to make do with a Full HD display some may describe as mid-range nowadays. Fairly similar in design, and no doubt running Android 7.0 Nougat out the box, the two could ...

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    "The world's first USB-C sport earphones with noise cancellation and adaptive noise control," the ones that got launched about four months ago with the HTC 10, are finally for sale. JBL's Reflect Aware C earbuds are being sold only at HTC for the moment. The Harman-owned audio hardware maker does sell its regular Reflect Aware earphones with Lightning jack. Both are touted as sweat-proof and with 14.8mm dynamic drivers. And yes, both cost $199.95. It's a pretty powerful package for a pretty penny. Source: HTC, JBL Via: The Verge

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