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The HTC One is HTC's 2013 Android flagship. Following up on the 1080p screens in the Butterfly and Droid DNA, the One shrinks things down to an even higher-density 4.7-inch 1080p display. Constructed with an aluminum shell, the handset measures a mere 4 millimeters thick around its edge. The One marks the arrival of HTC's UltraPixel imaging technology, sacrificing camera resolution in an attempt to produce higher-quality snapshots.

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    HTC recently announced a new version of its flagship HTC One M8 smartphone and the only difference is that it's running Windows Phone 8.1.1. This instantly made many of us remember the old days when HTC was king of smartphones in part because it allowed the hacking community to have free reign over their phones. The comments on our first impressions of the device lit up with wishes and hopes for dual-boot capabilities. Back in 2002, HTC released a touch screen smartphone codenamed the "Wallaby" and it was originally released by O2 as the O2 XDA. That's how the XDA-Developers site came ...

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    If there was a unicorn of a device for mobile tech geeks the world over, it was a Lumia device running Android. Well, we finally got one, and it kind of sucked. But if there’s a step below a unicorn, maybe a pegasus, or leprechaun, or even a portly saint in a jolly red suit, it’s probably the HTC One M8 running Windows Phone. Yesterday, we got our Santa Clause. The HTC One M8 for Windows was released yesterday, bringing Microsoft’s operating system onto arguably the most beautiful phone of the year. Of course, Windows Phone is no stranger to high-quality hardware thanks to Nokia’s ...

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    Good news for those of you toting a European original HTC One (or One M7, if that's how you'd like to call it): the European HTC One M7 Android 4.4.3 update has been approved by HTC and is now rolling out to users, starting in areas like Romania and Slovakia. The Android 4.4.3 update includes the security fixes from Android 4.4.4, so you need not worry that you aren't running the latest version of Android after taking the update yourself. This update will more than likely be one of the One M7's last ever, though it's certainly possible (and some might even say likely) that it will receive ...

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    Comparing a mid-level smartphone to a high-end smartphone isn't exactly what you'd call "playing fair" -- then again, it's not supposed to be. Here's how the HTC Desire 816 stacks up against the HTC One M8. Both devices run Android Kitkat 4.4.2 with Sense UI 6, although certain features found on the One M8 are missing in the Desire 816. Tap-to-wake is missing on the 816, as are the quick gestures to launch the camera. UFocus and Zoe are missing, too. Rounding up software, we doubt there will be a Google Play edition of the Desire 816, but thanks to all the refinements in Sense UI 6, ...

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    Today Sprint announced a special version of the HTC One M8 called the Harman/Kardon Edition which is basically a normal HTC One M8 except with a few extra special software editions and audio enhancements that showcase services from Sprint, Spotify, and Harman/Kardon. It's also got a special black color on the back with champagne accents and it will include special high-quality Harman/Kardon earbud headphones. We got to try out some of the new features in New York City today and there are quite a few new additions to mention. Besides the black color options, this version of the HTC One M8 ...

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    Smartphone customers are always on the lookout for the "perfect" smartphone. So far, we haven't seen it, not yet anyway. There's always something that's just not "good enough" to be perfect. The camera isn't great. It doesn't have an SD card slot. The battery is too small. There's no Qi wireless charging in it. The screen uses the "wrong" technology. The colors aren't "Miniman-tastic" (or is it "Miniman-ilicious"). You get my point. In short, manufacturers have to keep pandering to a constantly moving target and a sometimes fickle customer-base -- and they've got to do it without giving ...

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    I'm a fan of HTC products. Anyone who's been around very long probably remembers how I recall my days with the HP iPaq with great fondness. That device was well-built, stylish, and rugged! I teamed that little Pocket PC up with an IR keyboard and typed countless pages of notes from my college courses on it. While others with laptops hunted for power outlets, I just sat down and tapped away. Back then HTC built devices that other OEMs sold with their brands stamped all over them. Eventually HTC started making its own products, but the road has been pretty rocky. That seemed to turn around ...

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    Make no mistake, I'm a Nexus fan. I've owned every Nexus smartphone to date. I've passed up many of the "flagship" models from other OEMs, opting instead to stick with "older" technology. Put another way, I'm usually 6-months out-of-date when it comes to the "latest and greatest" smartphone because I'm not jumping to LG, HTC, Samsung, or Sony's newest phone. With the typical contract cycle being two years in these United States, I thought using a phone for one year would be the norm. Imagine my surprise when I learned that many of you are abandoning your flagship phone so you can switch to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Dual-SIM and expandable HTC One reaching UK retail stores. We then talk about how US Carriers plan to avoid stolen phones to be activated outside the United States. Microsoft follows the news as the company is addressing some overheating issues with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. YouTube is next as a recent dissection of the mobile app reveals a paid music service in the works. We end today's show talking about how Google pulled the CyanogenMod app from the Google Play Store. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Dual-SIM HTC One ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's Nexus 7 deals, which are ironically not better than the deals we had already talked about a couple of days ago. We then talk about the Google Edition phones receiving Android 4.4 KitKat as of today. Then it's patent talk as we go through Samsung's probable new flagship feature for the Galaxy S 5. Apple follows the news as the company has also filed a patent, but this time in order to bring Lytro technology into the cameras of their future devices. We end today's show talking about the launch of the Moto G in the United States. All ...

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    I talk with a lot of people about mobile technology (a LOT of people), and I read a lot of comments. A common thread that comes up when people learn that I'm Joe the Android Guy™ is the sentiment that "Android is laggy". So let's set the story straight: Android isn't laggy -- but your cheap phone or tablet may be. The problem isn't with the operating system. Android itself is plenty snappy, but Android does things a bit differently than other mobile operating systems. Android runs tasks all the time, no much unlike most modern desktop computers. The more tasks you're running, the slower ...

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    Before anyone gets their hopes up, as of right this instant, the only device that has an official build of Android 4.4 KitKat is Google's own Nexus 5. That will change as soon as Google releases updates for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, and as other OEMs begin pushing updates to their flagship devices. HTC has already committed to releasing its updates "within 90 days". In the meantime, Google has already pushed KitKat into the AOSP, and you know what that means: custom ROMs! Custom ROMs come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of stability. Some are rock solid, and some may turn your ...

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    Before the iPhone was born, everyone wanted an iPod. Back then you could carry around your entire music collection with you. Today, times have changed. MP3s have gotten larger and higher-quality, and individual songs are now easier to find and much easier to download.  Taken together, the size of our music libraries has increased significantly since the "good ol' days" of the original iPod. Luckily, iPods have improved as well, but now most of us use our smartphones to do that which our iPods used to. Interestingly, a good deal of smartphones still come with only 8GB or 16GB storage. The ...

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    It was inevitable, really. It couldn't not happen. The very second Apple announced “15% bigger” the parallels were drawn. “Wait a minute! The HTC One has bigger pixels. The iPhone 5s has bigger pixels.  They must be the same!” Well, not quite. But it had to happen, so here it is. There was much speculation as to why HTC decided to put a teeny tiny camera with a fake name into their phones. Some claimed HTC was cheap. Some claimed the One couldn't hold a bigger camera given its thickness or lack thereof. Some claim – get this – that the Ultrapixels actually contribute to a ...

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    Google used to have "launch partners" to help it show off a new operating system or new platform. Motorola showed off its XOOM tablet, Logitech showed off its Google TV set top box. After that, Google leaned more toward Nexus devices to show its new features, rather than its traditional "launch partner" approach. Many of us in the tech industry mused about the potential (albeit remote) of multiple Nexus devices in each category (smartphone, 7-inch tablet, and 10-inch tablet), perhaps even the flagship smartphone from every top-tier manufacturer, being made available for sale unlocked, ...

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