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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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    The HTC One mini 2 is what its name implies, a miniature version of the flagship HTC One M8 - at least it tries to be. That statement carries a lot more than one might surmise. I've previously talked about how people assume and expect a "mini" version of a similarly named flagship to be a miniaturized version of the same -- and are disappointed to discover that it is not. The same is true of the HTC One mini 2 -- except for the disappointment. The HTC One mini 2 is an aluminum-clad smartphone with a super-premium feel, running a great build of Android, and has amazing built-in sound. ...

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    Last month (June), HTC unveiled its One mini 2, a One M8 miniature look-alike, which we called a "petite luxury" device in our full review. Today, as a natural competition move (and also by tradition), Samsung has unveiled its own mini device, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. Needless to say that the fight between the two OEMs is going to be as fierce in the "mini" segment as it is in the flagship department, with the One M8 against the Galaxy S5. But how exactly do these two competitors compare in a spec-to-spec showdown? Check out the detailed Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 spec ...

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    HTC historically has not been good with software updates, neglecting updates for many phones and not meeting update deadlines, but it's mostly changed its tune since the launch of the One M7. It has even committed to update the One M7 and One M8 to Android L promptly, and its Google Play edition models will also get the same love. A new leaked HTC software roadmap shows us that those devices aren't the only ones rapidly getting the updates though, as others such as the Butterfly S and Desire 610 could also possibly get it as early as this year. Before we hop on into Android L plans, let's ...

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    One of the many promises of Google Play edition devices was quick updates to the latest and greatest version of Android. After the launch of the developer previewAndroid L, it was assumed that the Google Play edition devices (especially the new one, the HTC One M8) would promptly get the update when it becomes official this fall. Today we're receiving confirmation of the One M8 Google Play edition Android L update, right from HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon. One of the biggest features of Android L is Material Design, which HTC's Sense 6 software already ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    HTC's One M8 has three main color options: gray, silver, and gold. Back in May, though, we saw a pair of new selections emerge. There was that new red One M8, which after first going up for sale in Taiwan has subsequently spread to availability in the States. There was also the new Sprint Harman/Kardon edition, which sported a two-tone black/champagne look. That latter option (or, at least, a tweaked design based on it) might be flirting with the idea of broader distribution, as a newly leaked image appears to show the One M8 in black. But is this something new? Compare that leaked pic ...

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    Are you happy with the hardware we saw emerge from Google I/O? Granted, it's a very different event than anything along the lines of an MWC or a CES, but we still often look forward to seeing one or two devices with close Google ties emerge from the conference. And while in the past those have included things like Nexus tablets, this year the rumored spread failed to emerge: no Nexus 8, nor even a Nexus 9 (or was there?). But were those rumors even close to the truth to begin with? Was it actually the Tango tablet sources were referring to? Supposedly not, and even with the Nexus 8 absent ...

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    A recent massive leak suggested that Google and HTC were at work on a beastly followup tablet to last year's Nexus 7, and that set the wheels in motion for what will likely be a near-endless stream of leaks from now until the announcement of the alleged device. We're now learning that in a promotional image for Android L featured by Google, the company may have just shown off an HTC Nexus 9 render. Let's take a look. There are a few things that tell us that this is not the Nexus 7 of yesteryear. First and foremost, it's the front-facing speakers (only one pictured here). This is ...

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    Google just shared a pretty comprehensive overview of what changes and new features it's bringing to its mobile platform with the release of Android L later this year. Developers are about to get an early start with the update as the preview release becomes available tomorrow, but what about the rest of us? When can we hope to see updates for our existing Android models bring all this Android L goodness to them? Expect various OEMs to start chiming-in with their respective update plans over the next few months, but today HTC is ready to get us started, filling us in on its intentions for ...

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    Last month, HTC launched its One Mini 2, a scaled down, 4.5-inch, 720p version of its metal-bodied flagship. Right before that new arrived, however, we started hearing whispers of a new HTC handset for Verizon, the HTC One Remix. It wasn't long before we were putting two and two together, and rumors quickly attempted to identify the Remix as Verizon's version of the Mini 2. Since then we've had the opportunity to check out a few renders, but we haven't heard anything since the very start of June. Just when might the One Remix become available? We're not quite there yet, but a recent FCC ...

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    Google I/O 2014 is only hours away at this point, and news is still coming in leading up to the big keynote. A new tweet from the HTC USA Twitter account suggests that the new preview we'll reportedly see tomorrow will be of the Android L-release -- the one we saw screenshots leak from last night. So, yeah, it looks like the Android L-release could be previewed tomorrow. The tweet came accompanied by the image above, so we're thinking it's possible that one of these tasty treats could end up being what the Android L-release is named after. We think Lollipop sounds like a good candidate, ...

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    HTC has been all about releasing mid-range phones recently, adding to its portfolio smartphones such as the One mini 2 and new members of the Desire lineup. One of our favorites from this lineup was the Desire 610, and now we're finding out that the phone may just be heading stateside to everyone's favorite wireless carrier -- AT&T. The AT&T possibility was mentioned first in a leak a couple months ago after the phone itself was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. To re-hash specifications quickly before diving into the leaked render, we're looking at a qHD ...

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    So far today we've had a couple opportunities to talk about the Galaxy S5's design. First there was that special edition GS5 LTE-A for South Korea with a new back panel featuring a diamond pattern. And then we got to check out the new Galaxy S5 Sport for Sprint, and while that looked a bit more like the original GS5 than the GS5 Active, it turned the phone's dotted back pattern on a 45 degree angle, tweaking its appearance in the process. We pay such attention to these changes in part because the GS5's original spotted pattern found itself attracting a lot of critics. And as we check out ...

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    Google's in-house Nexus brand of affordable developer smartphones has garnered a small, dedicated group of enthusiasts since the first handset, the HTC-made Nexus One, launched in early 2010. Since then, Google has partnered with Samsung and LG two times each to make the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, and Nexus 5, all of which have been fan favorite Android handsets each year. The venture was never about making money or inflating profits. Instead, it was about sticking it to the U.S. wireless providers and letting consumers choose their phone first, then choose a provider – something ...

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