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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    One of the first things we look at when checking out a new smartphone is camera performance. After all, that's a feature we use every day, and one that's immediately accessible. So it's little wonder that many of the rumors we've been hearing about upcoming smartphones have spent at least some time talking about new camera hardware. The latest concerns what HTC's been working on, and claims that a substantial camera upgrade is due for the release of one of the manufacturer's next big Androids. The phone in question is the handset codenamed Aero, and to hear reports, this new camera could ...

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    Buying a new smartphone can be its own reward: you get to start fresh with a new, unmarred handset, still months away from seeing its storage bogged down with dozens of apps you ran once and never touched again, or those hours of video footage you accidentally recorded while sleeping (and later forgot about). But if you can score not just a new phone, but also some free extras along with it, so much the better. A few Android manufacturers are offering such perks this week, as we learn about special promo deals for the LG G4 and HTC One M9. LG already had a free extra battery and microSD ...

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    Touch. Tap. Push. Prod. Swab. Stab. The button takes a lot of nonsense from its users. And also Benny Benassi and The Biz, but if I hear "push me and then just touch me" one more time, I might need a barbiturate. Anyways, people usually don't give these things much credit for doing what they do and what engineers have made them do. It didn't need to be a button Take the iPhone 5S with its home button. It implemented a fingerprint sensor on top of it and Apple thus created Touch ID. Touch ID was made to take the taps and swipes and repetition away from accessing secure features: unlocking ...

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    We've got good news for you, users of the HTC One M9 on Sprint. The Sprint HTC One M9 Android 5.1 Lollipop update will be rolling out later this week, on July 1, according to a company product manager. The update is the latest in a line-up of HTC updates – just today, we reported on the Desire EYE on AT&T getting the update to Android 5.0. And this additionally comes soon after the Sprint One M9 saw a discount to just $99 on-contract at the carrier. Versi notes that the 5.1 update does indeed bring camera improvements to the smartphone – improvements some may categorize as "most ...

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    If you've been rocking the HTC Desire EYE on AT&T, you're going to be a happy person tomorrow. At long last, the phone will be receiving an update to the latest version of Android, Sense utilities and all included. It's unclear from what Mo Versi, a product manager at HTC, had to say on Twitter whether the update will include Android 5.1 or just a build of Android 5.0. It's likely to be the former, given the fact that the Sprint One M9 is receiving that update today, but it's not likely to make much of a difference if it's the latter – skinned versions of Android don't ...

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    About a week back, rumors first started arriving about an upcoming HTC handset codenamed Aero. Several prominent leakers got to discussing the phone on social media, noting how “really awesome” the model promised to be. But aside from the remote possibility that the phone could run a next-gen Snapdragon 820 (a claim that no one in the know appeared to directly confirm) and the idea that Aero could launch in Q4, there wasn't much info available. Over the weekend, one of those leakers is back with some new Aero gossip, suggesting the phone's lined up for a November launch on a US ...

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    The One M9+ is one of HTC's latest and greatest smartphones — so much so, in fact, that it's led the company to receive quite a lot of flack for not shipping it as its main flagship for 2015. But if you went to the trouble of importing an M9+ of your own, particularly one from China, you might have trouble downloading the familiar Android apps you're used to, thanks to a lack of Google Play Services. Even if you manage to sideload the apk files from elsewhere, many of them still won't run without Google's framework, and it might drive you crazy to not be able to use some of Android's ...

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    If you are, or were, a "flash-aholic", just like some (read most) of us were at one point, then you're probably going to like this, especially if you are an HTC One M9 owner. It's been a while since we covered custom ROMs, but, just as we did in the past, we'll remind you again: tampering with your phone's software could render it unusable, seriously damage it, and may void your warranty. Not that we've got this one out of the way, here's the meat of it: first HTC One M9 custom ROM that's based on Android 5.1 is out, and, of course it comes from XDA Developers. While HTC is doing a great ...

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    In case you've been on the market for a new 2015 flagship, the HTC One M9 isn't a bad option. Sure, it may not bring all the bells and whistles critiques wanted it to bring over the One M9, but hey... if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? And if that's the phone you want, Sprint might be the carrier you want – today, a Sprint HTC One M9 discount has just gone into effect, offering the phone for just $99 on-contract. When it first hit retail shelves, the One M9 sold for $199. This was about a few months ago, so it has been a good amount of time. Don't let that make you think the phone ...

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    HTC's been busy releasing a ton of smartphones lately – problem being, at least for smartphone users in the US, is that the bulk of these new launches have been international-only affairs: One M9+, One ME, J Butterfly... the list keeps growing. So imagine our surprise when today we learn about some evidence that not only points to a new HTC model, but one that sure appears to be gearing up for release in the US – and on Verizon, in particular. The FCC just published certification paperwork for HTC model 0PM3100, an otherwise unidentified smartphone. The band support would suggest that ...

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    When HTC announced the One M9+ in April, the company made it clear that the device will not be available in regions like the US, and/or Europe; the company pushes its 2015 flagship, the One M9, in these key markets. Of course, we've recently seen that the One M9+ (alongside the E9+) are available in the US from third parties, like Amazon, but the device (which we're currently testing), is lacking Google services. According to a recent rumor, European HTC One M9+ availability should be expected in the third quarter of the year, which begins a little more than a week from now. "Germany, ...

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    Interested in trying out the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview? While it may still be a little rough around the edges for use as a daily driver (though that's a matter of preference), there's no harm in spending a few days poking around to see what's new in the latest build, and that's just what plenty of Windows Phone users have been up to. Head on over to Microsoft’s device compatibility page for the preview, and you'll see dozens and dozens of handsets supported – by and large, all of them Lumias. For now, there's just one exception: last year's HTC One M8 for Windows, which ...

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    A leaked document, back on January, disclosed HTC's plans for updating some of its devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop. While the One Mini 2 (aka One M8 Mini) was on the list, the company decided to cancel its Lollipop plans in order to maintain the required user experience. However, the HTC One Max was thankfully not removed because of the same reasons, as the phablet is starting to get its refresh. Despite being listed for T3 (third trimester, Q3), some users are getting the HTC One Max Lollipop update as we speak. So far, devices in some Asian and European markets should expect to receive ...

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    Late last week, a report claimed that Asustek's Chairman Johnny Shih was considering a possible HTC acquisition. The Taiwanese company isn't doing well financially, and the HTC One M9 wasn't the savior the company hoped for. At that time, there was no official comment from HTC, but it came earlier this week, in the form of a statement that said HTC "will not consider a merger with Asus"... well, then, maybe, with someone else? Whether HTC's statement should have more vehemently denied everything -- or the phrasing is exactly like it was intended to, in order to leave room for ...

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    We're currently dissecting the HTC One M9+, the phone many believe that should have been HTC's flagship for 2015, and not the One M9. Whether that's the case or not is something we're going to try to answer at the end of our usual coverage routing. Until then, despite of the fact that the company clearly stated that there will be no HTC One M9+ US availability (nor One E9+), Amazon's got you covered, should you want to opt for one of the two. $799 is what you'll pay for an unlocked, international HTC One M9+ (available in gunmetal grey and silver-gold variants), while the grey One E9+ ...

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    HTC hasn’t exactly carried a reputation for great cameras in recent years. What began as a bold idea in 2013 with the One M7’s Ultrapixel technology, a statement against the megapixel race in favor of “larger” pixels for pulling in more light, ended in bad execution in the form of an underwhelming 4MP sensor. Last year, HTC pushed forward with its unique Ultrapixel design, and added a depth sensor above for artificial bokeh and other effects. Again, it didn’t go over so well, so this year the company retraced its steps and put a new and improved 20MP shooter into its M9 … can ...

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    Even though HTC's BlinkFeed has gotten better over the last couple of years, it still isn't a service we'd call popular. For some it's a cool-looking feed that loses appeal after a few weeks of use, and for others it simply isn't useful enough to warrant attention. You'd think that HTC would be working hard on finding ways to make it more popular, but it seems the company is climbing the ladder up the wrong wall with today's announcement. HTC has just confirmed that it'll be starting a pilot program today, which pushes subtle ads on BlinkFeed in the US, UK, Germany, Taiwan, and China. ...

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    Fortunes have a funny way of shifting in the smartphone market, and yesterday's popular manufacturer could well find itself the subject of tomorrow's bankruptcy sale. HTC sounds like its luck has taken a dive in recent months, so when reports surfaced late last week that ASUS had been thinking about acquiring the firm, the idea may not have seemed so crazy. And certainly, the “it's probably not going to happen, but we've been talking about it internally” commentary that came out of ASUS sounded like a realistic position for the company to have. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, ...

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    A little while ago, I powered up my first smartphone for the first time in a very long time. It’s the infamous and now forgotten Optimus 2X. It’s quite old and frankly ancient by mobile tech standards- it was first released back in 2010 and I’ve had mine since 2011. But there’s something about my three years of using the device that will stay with me forever. Those were the days when Android was just beginning to become the global juggernaut that it is today. I was a tech enthusiast right in the thick of the smartphone revolution- my enthusiast friends and I felt like pioneers, ...

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    It's no secret that lately HTC isn't doing extremely well financially. Despite the HTC One M9 being a flagship smartphone in every sense of the word, the market didn't seem to react positively to its arrival. Most complaints were referring to average camera performance -- though a recent update addresses just that -- and its "boring" looks borrowed from the predecessor, the One M8 (though other companies like Samsung and Apple managed to pull this off and get away with it). ASUS on the other hand turned a profit with smartphone sales and the company is doing pretty well. Combine the two ...

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    Since the very beginning of sales, many of the complaints surrounding the HTC One M9 have been about its battery life and its poor camera performance – as evidenced by our own Michael Fisher's review. Today, HTC is rolling out an HTC One M9 global software update, bringing improvements to both the camera and battery life departments. Check the below changelog to see what we've gathered from HTC directly about the update. The gist of it is, you're going to start seeing slight improvements in day-to-day functionality. That can't be a bad thing. It's likely going to be a bit before carrier ...

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    The HTC One M9 was subject to good reviews, but one of the main complaints was its average camera performance (aside from being an incremental update to the One M8 in most aspects, something part of the press could live with, but some users couldn't). If you're living in Europe, Middle East, or Asia, an HTC One M9 update should land on your device starting today (version 1.40.401.5, which is already live in Taiwan). It might not reach your phone immediately (so start abusing the update button). When it lands, it will bring: Camera - Greater auto-exposure balance to improve overexposure, so ...

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    If you weren't impressed with the HTC One M9 when that device first came out, don't fret – the company has been releasing a variety of variations on that initial hardware as of late. Hot on the heels of phones like the One M9 Plus, the manufacturer has released today the HTC One ME. The One ME is fairly high-end, with some impressive specs that are quite similar to what can be found in the regular One M9. Perhaps the most notable thing about the One ME is the phone's use of MediaTek's new Helio X10 processor – it's the first phone in the world to utilize the 64-bit 2.2 GHz octa-core ...

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    Remember the HTC One M8 for Windows Phone? That was the last (but a very solid) effort coming from the Taiwanese company as far as Microsoft's mobile platform is concerned. Just yesterday we've heard HTC's CEO Cher Wang talk about the future; new smartphone series, to be specific, and we've asked several questions, among which one particularly referred to a possible Microsoft collaboration for some Windows Phone love. As it turns out, an HTC Windows Phone device isn't an impossible thing after all, at least if you look at the image above. HTC is listed and mentioned by Microsoft as a ...

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    If you are interested in how Samsung is doing with the sales of its current flagship/s, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, you're probably pretty confused by now. On one hand, we have several reports stating that sales are pretty slow (due in part also to the unattractive price of these devices), while, on the other hand, Samsung is trying to reassure everyone that the sales are going very well. Adding to the confusion is a recent report that claims Samsung has decided to cut down Galaxy S6 component orders for the flagship by 16%. The report doesn't specify whether these components ...

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