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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    A good audio experience is one of the biggest deciding factors for me when I’m looking into buying a new smartphone. “Does it have front-facing speakers?” “How loud do the speakers get?” “What about earpiece sound quality?” Especially given how much music I listen to and how many YouTube videos I watch with my friends and coworkers on a daily basis, having loud, clear sound no matter where I go is important to me. Ever since the One M7, HTC has become sort of a household name when it comes to smartphone audio. Its BoomSound speakers are louder than just about anything else ...

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    What's HTC up to this year with its Butterfly series of Androids? While in the past it's been something like a One-relative with a focus on Asian markets, this year we have the One M9 Plus, which also hits a lot of the same notes we'd expect from a Butterfly model. Indeed, just last month we were checking out some Butterfly 3 rumors that suggested the phone could get a quad HD 5.2-inch display, just like on the One M9 Plus. This week some possible Butterfly 3 specs have been uncovered via benchmark, and while they still share some important similarities with the One M9 Plus, it's starting ...

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    It's not a secret that a majority of Google's earnings comes from advertising, but there is a small subset of income that comes from the company's other (more device-related ventures), such as the Play Store and Nexus device program. For perspective, that subset is even clumped into its own "other revenues" category on Google's earnings reports; it makes up a small amount of what Google actually makes. Although, it isn't an unsubstantial bit – this Google Nexus revenue decline does indeed concern us despite its tiny placement on the earnings report released by Google for Q1. Google had ...

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    Man, HTC, I just don’t know what to do with you. You try and redefine the industry with a new kind of camera, you fail, you try again with the same thing, you fail, and then you re-join the mainstream and you fail at that. Just what the actual heck, HTC? Maybe we need to take a step back and look at how we arrived here. History Two years ago, HTC designed and released one of the most beautiful phones to ever grace a hand. The HTC One, later known as the HTC One M7, was a gorgeous piece of hardware, but then HTC dropped the bomb on us in the form of a four ultrapixel camera. "What?! Four ...

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    Over the years since smartphones became a "thing", specifications have been on a continual march upward. Processors have gotten faster (from megahertz in the hundreds to gigahertz in the plural), they've also added cores (with quad- and even octa-cores being commonplace). RAM has increased from a few dozen MB to a few GB. Storage has increased. Data speeds are through the roof! One area that hasn't seen much improvement over the years is battery capacity. Though battery capacities may still be lagging, OEMs are doing the next best thing: decreasing our charge times. I'm Joe Levi with ...

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    HTC can never seem to catch a break when it comes to the cameras in their smartphones. They’ve tried large pixels, they’ve tried many pixels, they’ve tried the strange dual sensor setup from the One M8… If nothing else, you have to give them participation points. But no matter what HTC does, the end result is always the same: subpar performance that falls short of the competition. A lot of people, myself included, have learned to accept that fact, and continue to buy HTC phones anyway for their outstanding build quality, BoomSound speakers, and so on. But if you look around at the ...

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    HTC is clearly looking to expand to other markets that go beyond just smartphones, tablets and wearables. The HTC Vive is a clear example of the company taking Virtual Reality further, and even the word further is an understatement to Michael's experience with the Vive at MWC 2015. Still, this is not the only emerging market with promise of significant growth, and today we learn of HTC's next step. IoV, or Internet of Vehicles, is a market that's beginning to grow in Asia. This is really not about having your phone connect to a vehicle (even though it can be a feature), but more of a ...

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    Up until recently I was very much of the opinion that HTC made beautiful phones and Samsung - to put it mildly - didn't. With the release of the Galaxy S6, that opinion is shifting. Sure, HTC still makes beautiful hardware (both aesthetically and functionally), but when we're talking about Android, Samsung is the uncontested leader, leaving all other OEMs to fight for light in its ever-expanding shadow. How can HTC escape? Copycat First we've got to admit that Samsung is a copycat. Apple is the leader in mobile design. Yes, I know, I'm "Joe the Android Guy", but even I can see that much is ...

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    Flagships are a way for OEMs to show off their latest and greatest technologies and prove,once and for all, they are king of the hill - for a little while anyway. Today HTC has the One M9 and Samsung has the Galaxy S6. Both are powerhouses in their own right, but the LG G4 could eclipse each of them. Looking at the specifications, the three top-tier phones all seem to be pretty closely matched. HTC and Samsung opt for 4 x 4 processor configurations with the LG G4 employing a six-core solution. RAM is the same across the board. LG and Samsung have screens with the same resolution, but LG ...

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    HTC and Microsoft haven't really had the best relationship ever since HTC decided to help Google launch the first-ever Android smartphone back in 2008. Yes, we have seen HTC Windows Phones launch over the following years, but not at the same pace as we saw HTC supporting Windows Mobile since its ODM days. We're not sure if that's going to change any time soon, but we do hear that there is work in progress. At the launch of the HTC One M9+ in New Delhi this morning, Chia-Lin Chang, the company's President of Global Sales and Chief Financial Officer was approached about the company's future ...

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    The DuoCamera and fingerprint scanner enabled HTC One M9+, announced by HTC on April 8, is now official in India. While it is highly unlikely that we'll see this phone in the United States and Europe (where HTC is heavily relying on the HTC One M9), many consider the One M9+ to be the phone the One M9 should have been. We're looking at the same One M9+ that's been announced last week: a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, an MT6795T octa-core chip with a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz (MediaTek Helio X10 core processor), 3GB RAM, 20-megapixel main camera with the DuoCamera feature, ...

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    HTC makes great flagship phones, the most recent of which is the One M9... or is it? Not long after the One M9 was released, we learned of the One M9 Plus. One the surface, there aren't a lot of differences. The "Plus" has a round camera compared to the "One's" rounded square, but the Plus has a fingerprint scanning "button" (that isn't really a button at all). Inside, however, is a different story. Screen As you might have inferred from the name, the One M9+ has a larger screen. Measured diagonally it's 5.2-inches, compared to the One M9's 5.0-inch display. In other devices, increasing ...

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    There's something to be said about uniformity and everything looking the same. Smartphones, tablets, and even recent computers powered by Microsoft's Windows OS all look the same. The hardware may be radically different, but the operating system is the same. If you know how to use a Windows phone made by Nokia, you know how to use a Windows phone made by HTC. Apple, on the other hand, makes its hardware and the software - no one else is allowed to. In both cases, your choices are limited - by design. Then there's Android Android runs on hardware made by dozens of OEMs. Some stick pretty ...

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    We'll say one thing for HTC and its smartphone camera ambitions: it sure isn't afraid to keep trying. Sometimes that means UltraPixel sensors to enhance light sensitivity, sometimes it means a fancy dual-sensor arrangement to gather depth information, and sometimes it means just a whole lot of pixels, as we saw with the 20MP shooter on the One M9. And while we admire HTC's tenacity, the end results have left us a bit wanting. Case in point: the One M9. In our review we noted poor color saturation and excessive noise in low-light environments, among other issues. The good news is that there ...

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    Update: As far as availability is concerned (while there's still no pricing at the moment), HTC brought the One M9+ to China, with other markets being confirmed at a later date. However, "the One M9+ is not currently planned to be released in North America or Europe, where we believe our flagship HTC One M9 is the best choice for blazing fast performance, incredible sound, and network compatibility across the broadest range of operators." HTC has just taken the wraps off of its One M9 Plus, a variant of the One M9 that we've been expecting for a while now with a larger screen and some ...

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    Continuing on from the news of the HTC One M8 on AT&T getting Lollipop yesterday, the HTC Android updates for the week aren't quite finished. The next phones to be updated are the HTC One M7 and M8's Google Play edition variants. These HTC Google Play edition Android 5.1 updates are now rolling out, according to HTC project manager Mo Versi. The updates will bring the phones from Android 5.0.2 to Android 5.1. The updated build of Android doesn't bring any changes in terms of features – you'll be running a build of Lollipop nearly identical to the current one after you run the update ...

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    Tomorrow is April 8, which means we're just about to see HTC's latest smartphone go official. The weeks following the launch of the One M9 have already brought us the One M8s and One E9+, but there's one more new model just over the horizon, the One M9+. The quad HD handset has seen no shortage of leaks, and already this month we've had a few opportunities to check out seemingly official promotional material. While tomorrow's event will finally pull the curtain all the way back on this Android, we've got one last set of leaks to take a look at today, with the arrival of a couple new ...

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    HTC has come a long way since the company saw its finances dip into unprofitable territory, and while it may be on far stronger financial footing than it was just a couple short years ago, we continue to find ourselves putting its earnings performance under the magnifying glass. After all, while it may have pulled itself back from the brink, it also hasn't seen any big win propelling it into new levels of profitability – so we come back quarter after quarter, looking to see if numbers are up, down, or just maintaining the status quo. Last time we checked in, HTC was expecting Q1 2015 ...

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    As anyone who owns a carrier-branded Android phone in the United States knows, updates are a rare occurrence, especially to major new versions of Android. But HTC has been one of the OEMs on the forefront of fast updates, which has resulted in the HTC One M8 Lollipop update coming quickly to the AT&T model – according to HTC product manager Mo Versi, the OTA update will be rolling out to owners of the phone later in the day today (April 7). The delay in the update as compared to the unlocked model is because of a delayed technical approval, but now that AT&T has given the green ...

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    The two hot new Android flagship phones out right now are the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9. We've already done some other comparisons between the two flagships, but one of the biggest differentiating factors among smartphones these days is their camera quality. So that's what we're going to take a closer look at here. Both Samsung and HTC have updated the cameras on their latest flagship smartphones and they've got some key differences. The HTC One M9 has a 20 megapixel sensor with an f2.2 aperture while the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 16 megapixel sensor with an f1.9 aperture. The ...

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    Update: The render at the very bottom has been leaked by @upleaks, and it shows off the back of the alleged phone, complete with the three color options that will purportedly be available (though the duotone build is not visible from this angle). We can also look at the DuoCamera setup, as well as the dual-tone LED flash. Promotional images for HTC's April 8 event have been leaked yesterday, showing off the phone tentatively called the One M9+, and some of its key features. While said promo materials didn't mention the device by its name, today's set of leaked renders and slides ...

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    Two years ago, when HTC Sense 5 debuted for the first-gen One, the company introduced us to BlinkFeed, a convenient way to access news and social updates at a glance. In the time since, BlinkFeed has matured on its way to new devices, eventually emerging in the Play Store as stand-alone launcher. With the One M9 now out, it's time for the next chapter in the BlinkFeed story, as HTC combines BlinkFeed with a few of its other offerings and re-brands them under the HTC Sense Home banner. In addition to BlinkFeed, HTC Themes and the Sense Home widget make their way into Sense Home, and the ...

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    HTC looks to be on the roll lately, with the announcement of the One E9+, One M8s, and the Taiwanese 64GB variant of the One M9. There's still at least one phone to look out for; it's been rumored, it's been leaked, and now more HTC One M9+ details arrive thanks to some leaked promotional materials. Tentatively leaked in yesterday's renders, the HTC One M9+ is also subject to an April 8 event in Beijing. Following the same visual style are today's three promotional slides leaked, showing off various aspects of the upcoming phone. They emphasize on the screen, build (materials as well as ...

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    Storage has been an on-and-off issue in the smartphone space the past couple years. Just years ago, microSD cards were all the rage for expandable storage, but then (just as quickly as they became popular) they faded away as software became less supportive and manufacturers embraced more daring designs for their devices. Then came woes of lack of storage, and then promptly, as a fix, phones with greater amounts of storage. So when HTC released the One M9 with no option hitting 64GB or above – while Samsung's Galaxy S6 comes in with a whopping 128GB on some variants – it became a bit of ...

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    HTC's One M9 has just gone up for sale, giving Android fans their first opportunity to get their hands on this brand-new flagship. But for as attractive as high-end phones like the One M9 are, their sticker prices can turn away buyers looking for a solid smartphone experience without blowing all their disposable income. HTC's aware of this, and still wants to make new One-series hardware available to even those of us who don't want to sink a ton of cash on a new phone. To that end, today the company's announcing the affordable One M8s for smartphone shoppers in Europe. You can think of the ...

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