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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    The Nexus brand is (probably) dead, long live Google Pixel phones, and most likely, tablets too, despite C’s very experimental nature and mainstream commercial misfortune. But the HTC-manufactured Pixel and Pixel XL, codenamed Sailfish and Marlin on the inside, are expected to start off at a major disadvantage compared to their Nexus predecessors. Not only will they be released a little late to strike box-office gold during the always prosperous holiday season, also foregoing the typical buzz and media attention of debuting alongside new Android flavors. Nougat is already out and about ...

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    HTC sweeps its spotlight and light flares once again for a 17-second promo that's likely pointing to the release of the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle coming September 20. This time around, we're looking at a number that's not "10," but 15 times bigger than that. It's coming. 9.20. https://t.co/qJ9XDwNqEU #BeEdgier pic.twitter.com/JDOhQ3DzMJ — HTC (@htc) September 5, 2016 In the haze of circles, we'd like to think that it's a statement on its camera, but unless it has a 150-blade aperture or a 150-shot burst mode or something, we'll go out of our way to speculate a new meaning ...

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    We hear that the HTC Vive is getting a makeover soon. Okay, a makeover of its straps. But we should get to know Intugame. The company is behind a communications interface tool of called Quark VR and it could be the bridge between the next Vive headset and the computer — no more wires. The company announced that it has been working with Valve for several months in conjunction with a venture capital conference. The idea is to connect the Vive headset not with the PC directly, but with "a small gadget" — perhaps even pocketable — that will transfer signals to and from the PC over ...

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    One HTC-made "Nexus" device, codenamed "Marlin" and perhaps to be brought to market as the "Pixel XL," may use an entirely new mobile camera sensor from Sony. @LlabTooFeR, the source of several previous leaks on HTC, has tweeted out some supposed camera information for the Pixel XL. HTC Nexus (M1) = Marlin = Pixel XL will be featured with Sony IMX378 (12mp) main camera and IMX179 (8mp) front camera. — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 2, 2016 Sony has not put out any information about the IMX378, but we do know that the IMX179 is a 1/3.2-inch sensor with an effective resolution of 8 ...

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    While Google has never adhered to the excessively leaky code of conduct of most other top-tier mobile software and hardware designers, the search giant probably outdid itself with the secrecy and confusion surrounding this year’s Android iteration name, proprietary VR release(s), and Nexus upgrades. Wait, what Nexus upgrades? It’s time to bury the purist-beloved brand, it seems, and embrace the Pixel label, which Google may want to more closely tie to its own name rather than those of third-party OEMs. The Pixel and Pixel XL phones, formerly known as Sailfish and Marlin, are still ...

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    The Nexus brand seems to be in a moribund state as of right now. There's been word that we won't get to know the devices of HTC's craft running Google's vision of Android as "Nexuses." Now comes word from one reliable source to Android Police and another separate source that the device codenamed "Sailfish," with a 5-inch screen, will be marketed as the "Pixel". The 5.5-inch "Marlin" device will be the Pixel XL. Google has slapped the "Pixel" brand on premium, larger devices of its own design or even own build, such as Chromebooks and an Android tablet. A particularly iffy development in ...

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    Technically, 2016 still looks like an “S” (or SE) year for iPhones, despite Apple’s rumored intention of branding the first iGeneration without a headphone jack as the 7 and 7 Plus for convenience purposes. It therefore seems fitting for the HTC One A9 iPhone clone to receive its very own incremental upgrade, although the Taiwanese Android device manufacturer doesn’t want to mislead you into thinking the One A9s is more than that. The thing is, it’s not even really that. Its “updated specs for 2016” confusingly include a lower-res 720p 5-inch LCD screen (down from a 1080p ...

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    Quickly after Taiwanese manufacturer HTC posted a 20-second video on Twitter that gave slow light ray reveals of some dark, mysterious HTC smartphone that's yet to come, several users in the social sphere pulled up an image of what's rumored to be either the Desire 10 Pro, Desire 10 Lifestyle or maybe just the Desire 10 — after all, we only see one device in the video. Really, who knows at this point? It’s coming. 09.20 #BeEdgier pic.twitter.com/sh605tYYe4 — HTC (@htc) August 31, 2016 One's supposedly a budget-focused mid-ranger that may or may not re-define what we think of when we ...

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    This year's supposed HTC-made Nexus devices, codenamed "Marlin" and "Sailfish," may not have "Nexus" in their names. Sources to Android Central are instead saying that "Google" will be integral to the branding of the phones. Another integral part to the products is that they will feature special and exclusive software features beyond the set given on Android Nougat. Completely muddled in all of this is what may or may not be included in the first Maintenance Release of Nougat, — likely to be called Android 7.1 — and what will remain exclusive to the "Marlin" and "Sailfish". That ...

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    It seems that the Nexus 5 will remain the smartphone apex of value-for-dollar in Google's standardized Android device lineup. With all of the top-of-the-line specifications and standardized hardware design that have been discussed for both the smaller "Sailfish" and larger "Marlin" devices supposedly to be made by HTC this year, it's really no surprise that the tab has picked up this year. Specificaly, Nexus Blog states from its "internal sources in HTC" that the Google Store will start both devices off at 32GB of storage. The Sailfish will go for $449 while the Marlin is said to start ...

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    We heard some disappointing, but minor-impact news last week as Taiwanese manufacturer HTC had finally put a timeframe to when it would update its latest flagships with Android Nougat. Unfortunately, that target window for the One A9 completely misses the 15-day period promised when the phone had launched back last October. Perhaps the delay's been played out to favor a successor. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting from a source that HTC will bring the One A9s to its product showcase before IFA 2016 on September 1. Yes, the phone that already looks like an iPhone 6 will look more like ...

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    Just seven days in, and we already know quite a lot about which phones should be getting upgraded to Android 7.0 in the relatively near future. It’s not all good news, we’re afraid, as the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and other Snapdragon 800 and 801-powered devices may not be able to fully support Nougat treats. Meanwhile, a bunch of Nexuses have said their farewells to Marshmallow, and the LG V20 is still expected to see daylight as the first third-party product running build N out the box. On the US carrier front, T-Mobile is trying out a new approach, listing the three update phases ...

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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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