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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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    OK, so we're just weeks away from HTC's presumptive launch of the One M9, meaning that the One M8 is about to step down from its top spot in HTC's lineup: that's fine. But even with the One M8 soon finding itself relegated to past-flagship status, that doesn't mean it's any less of a solid smartphone. If you've been thinking about picking one up, HTC has a weekend sale underway now, offering $150 off the One M8, as well as some nice deals on accessories. That discount brings the One M8 down to just about $500, free-and-clear. You can even pick up the developer edition for that same reduced ...

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    Right now, when someone mentions an unannounced HTC smartphone, our thoughts immediately turn to the One M9. And while that may be the highest-profile of the company's upcoming handsets, it hardly exists in a vacuum. Besides the One M9 itself, we've heard about a possible One M9 Plus, as well new Desire models like the one codenamed A55. It's phones like that last one we're thinking about today as we check out a render of a previously unknown HTC smartphone. Shared by upleaks on Twitter, he admits that even he doesn't know quite what we're looking at here. Is this a blue-bodied phone, or ...

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    Have we seen the HTC One M9 yet? There have certainly been enough leaks, both in the form of images and first-hand accounts of the hardware, but between inconsistencies with some of those reports and claims that we've been misled by “decoy” hardware, it can be difficult to know what to trust. On the plus side, at least, there's a lot of potential evidence out there, and if you can separate the wheat from the chaff, there's also the potential to try and close in on HTC's intentions. That's just what one independent designer's been doing, and based on everything we've seen so far, has ...

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    On February 9, Monday, T-Mobile told users to expect the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their HTC One M8 devices, but, as that didn't happen, the carrier circled back and gave out a new date: February 10, one day later (yesterday). It finally looks like users are able to get the refresh over-the-air as several HTC One M8 owners on T-Mobile have reported its existence and delivery. You can go ahead and manually check for the Lollipop update, or wait for the OTA notification to hit your phone. It should arrive any time now. Another device, another part of the world: in India, the Samsung ...

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    Ever since last year we saw a possible HTC wearable in a video released by the company, rumors have been on and off about the existence of a smartwatch manufactured by the company. Some rumors have led us to believe the company would work toward the release of an Android Wear-powered wearable, while others have suggested other possibilities to the contrary, but among all of this one thing looks to be pretty certain – HTC is pretty intent on getting into the wearables space. And nearing Mobile World Congress as we are (with a big HTC event already set-up as the possible launch venue of ...

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    As we're hearing more and more HTC One M9 details, more and more of the upcoming phone's different aspects get leaked, rumored, or predicted. If all the things we're hearing are true, then there will be little HTC can announce to surprise us. Luckily, if the past is of any indication, rumors for major devices are a hit or miss (there are exceptions to the rule though). The latest set of HTC One M9 details comes our way from LlabTooFeR (a ROM developer) on Twitter, and contains two separate bits of information, which, if both true, will make the M8 successor faster in terms of Wi-Fi ...

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    Even though HTC has continued to focus on the high-end market with devices like the rumored HTC One M9, we've also seen a couple of Desire phones in some recent leaks. The HTC Desire 626 was one of these products, and all the leaks that surrounded the device pointed to some decent specifications for today's standards. We thought his Desire 626 was going to be an MWC product launch, and it seems we were wrong. HTC has just made the Desire 626 official in Taiwan, and almost all of the leaked specifications are also official as well. We get a 5-inch 720p display that's powered by a 1.2GHz ...

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    Despite missing the February 1 deadline (that 90-day window in which HTC committed to deliver the Android Lollipop update to its devices) and publishing a mea culpa, HTC is continuing to do a great job (as long as the delays are kept to a minimum) with the latest bits of Google's mobile operating system. The European One M8 (and its owners) is already enjoying Android 5.0, and some North American units too, and now its time for those who own a T-Mobile unit to get some Lollipop love as well. The T-Mobile HTC One M8 Lollipop update should arrive today, Monday, as an over-the-air update, ...

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    Back in the early days of October 2013, HTC laid out its then-most-recent quarterly figures, confirming the worst: the company was losing money, and a lot of it. Instead of the tens of millions of dollars it was making just a couple quarters prior, the company was in the whole for a hundred million. In the time since, we've seen big efforts made to put HTC back on the right track, and it's moved on from putting a stop to those losses, to actually turning some decent profits again. Today the manufacturer releases its Q4 2014 numbers, and while it's not earning money hand-over-fist, it's ...

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    If you're among those who hasn't already found a way to run Android 5.0 on your 2013 HTC flagship, you should be happy to find out the the official HTC One M7 Lollipop update is rolling out to some users, specifically those rocking the unlocked version, or Developer Edition variant. After yesterday's update roll-out to the Sprint HTC One M7, this announcement, made by Mo Versi on Twitter, reassures users that the company hasn't forgotten about the device, and its promise to deliver Google's latest and greatest (even if it didn't happen within 90 days). The One M8 Lollipop update procedure ...

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    A golden HTC One M9 has been leaked recently thanks to some stills showing off the device, and those images were consistent with what we've seen before. Today's set of HTC One M9 spy shots, while focusing on the new Dot View case, seems to further confirm the general aspect of the device, at least as far as the camera on the back is concerned. Maybe the story is not the Dot View case leaked in the stills, which looks pretty much like the current Dot View case (and probably offers the same functionality), but the fact that the device which it wraps around looks to be the exact same device ...

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    This new set of HTC One M9 spy shots, on one hand, complements the leaks we've already seen, and also confirms some of them at the same time. What we're looking at here is allegedly the same HTC One M9 leaked before, but this time, showing off a different, golden, color option. Historically, HTC has usually unveiled a black and white option for its flagships, with more flavors added throughout the year; this time around though, we might see the Taiwanese company unveil either three (or more) colors, or switch out either the black or the white (silver) one. There's always the eternal ...

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    Well this is an unexpected treat: late last week, HTC fessed-up to missing its own 90-day promise on getting Lollipop updates out for the HTC One M7 and M8. We had already seen solid progress on bringing Lollipop to the One M8 in nations around the world, but the US was still waiting. For the One M7, the situation looked far worse, with little outward evidence of progress towards a public release. So while we were optimistic that the One M8 might complete its Lollipop roll-out soon, we were resigned to waiting a bit longer for the M7's update. So imagine our surprise with HTC's Mo Versi ...

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    We're pretty certain at this point, because of multiple leaks and HTC hints, that the company's March 1 press event in Barcelona will be used as the venue for the launch of its 2015 flagship smartphone. But it also may be used as a launchpad for another new device, one whose existence was picked up on last month. Now the phone has passed through Chinese certification agency TENAA, so we have some fresh images as well as some HTC Desire 626 leaked specs to examine. TENAA reports that the phone has a 5" 720p display, and currently has Android 4.4 KitKat as its operating system. It's powered ...

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    An HTC One M9 for Windows should be happening this year, according to a recent @upleaks leak, which claims that the "Hima", believed to be the 2015 Android flagship from Taiwan, will have a Windows twin. This would be something similar to what HTC did last year, with the HTC One M8, and the HTC One M8 for Windows. While the consensus is that the 2015 Android flagship will make an MWC appearance at the March 1 HTC event, the leak claims that the Windows counterpart will not show up in Barcelona. That is also something we can believe, as the One M8 for Windows was announced in August of ...

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    The situation surrounding the anticipated HTC One M9 and its closely-related hardware cousins is about as confusing as it can get: we've seen conflicting depictions of the hardware, as well as talk of multiple models including a possible One M9 Plus. What the heck is HTC actually going to launch – maybe as soon as next month? A couple weeks back we checked out some suspicious-looking pics of a possible One M9 Plus, claiming that the phone could feature a 5.5-inch quad HD display. Over the weekend, some new One M9 Plus info turned up, now asserting that the handset could end up a little ...

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    These past couple weeks have left us with leaks outlining two major theories for how the HTC One M9 will appear: first there were those images showing a phone that largely resembled the One M8 from the front, and dropped the Duo Camera for a larger, single sensor around back. Then we heard rumors describing a different with edge-to-edge glass and a new look for the BoomSound speakers, a design supported by the leak of a new render. And while that second source didn't provide us with a look at the handset's rear, nor did it do anything to suggest that the Duo Camera was coming back. This we ...

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    Over the last week or so we've seen leaked HTC One M9 pics and a rash of descriptions of the what the hardware in HTC's yet-to-be-released flagship is likely to be. To recap, nothing is official, the leaks may be fabrications or may be deliberate and from HTC itself, or they may be completely vapor. We probably won't know any specifics until the product is actually released. However, in the interim, is there anything we can glean from all the HTC One M9 rumors? Sound HTC is famous for front-facing BoomSound speakers. If you've never heard these, they're absolutely amazing. Front-facing ...

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    HTC's been making big progress with Android Lollipop updates for the One M8 lately: this week we saw the release hit phones in Europe and Canada. And while that was great to see, that still represents just one portion of the M8's user base. Back on November 3, shortly after Android Lollipop went official, HTC assigned itself an ultimatum: it committed to delivering Lollipop updates to both the One M8 and 2013's One M7 within a 90-day span of time. For those of you keeping track, that means a February 1 deadline. Only problem is, that's just days away and HTC is behind schedule. This ...

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    Starting a couple weeks back, HTC's been pushing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates out to more and more of its One M8 handsets. Following initial availability for dev units and unlocked models, yesterday we learned that mass distribution was underway for the One M8 in Europe. That marked a huge number of new users who suddenly saw their One M8s gaining access to the update, and HTC's momentum isn't slowing down now. Less than 24 hours later, that update's starting to make its presence felt on North American shores, as we get word One M8 Lollipop updates are descending upon Canada. HTC Canada ...

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    Here we are months after Google's official release of Lollipop code to the Android Open Source Project, and yet updates to the newest version of Android remain rare. HTC, however, has been at the forefront of the development that has occurred, updating its unlocked One M8 models within 90 days of the source code dropping as promised. Since then, updates have been slowly making it to other One M8 models, and today we've received word from multiple sources that the European HTC One M8 Lollipop update has also begun its official rollout. The news was first shared by HTC's Communications lead ...

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    When you're not a major mobile operating system, getting attention from hardware manufacturers can be tricky. To a degree, that's true for Firefox OS, but it's still managed to find some love from big names: Sony's experimented with the platform, ZTE's delivered Firefox OS phones, and we just saw LG build that cool transparent model for Japan. Now we've got another OEM who may be thinking about joining the Firefox OS party, as HTC is tipped to be experimenting with the platform on its own lineup. We've talked about HTC and Firefox OS before, but only in the context of independent efforts ...

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    With 2015 not only upon us, but nearly ready to move into its second month, it's understandable that Android users are starting to grow a little inpatient for their Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. And while the majority of us may still be waiting, a growing number of phones are seeing their manufacturers bestow the gift of Lollipop upon them. A couple weeks back we started seeing HTC get the Android 5.0 ball rolling for last year's flagship One M8, and today we learn of the next phase of that roll-out, along with some good Lollipop news for owners of Samsung's old Galaxy Note 3. HTC's Jeff ...

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    It's almost like the reset button has been pushed: over the past few days, we've found ourselves taking a step back from all the pics released last week, purporting to be the HTC One M9, and considering a new line of rumors which makes the case that the smartphone as it will be launched differs considerably from that recent imagery. Instead, the new rumors talked about a phone with a big front-facer like certain recent Desire models, as well as edge-mounted speakers in the vein of the Nexus 9. All of that was believable enough, but when would we get a chance to see this hardware? We still ...

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    If last week was all about leaked HTC One M9 pics, this week is becoming one where descriptions of the hardware reign supreme. We started things out yesterday with the controversial assertion that the pics of last week are little but decoy/prototype hardware, and that the commercial One M9 design will differ substantially from what we've been seeing. While we didn't have any new images to illustrate the rumors, a written account of some of those design elements gave us a general idea of what to expect. That continues today, as the same source contributes new details about HTC's plans for ...

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