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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    With the LG V20 being the first OEM device to feature Android Nougat from first boot, we've been wondering when Google (and its supposed manufacturer partner, HTC) would get its act together and release a couple of new Nexus phones. The simple answer, thus far, is October 4. The long answer lies in a confusing truth. To be clear, one of Droid Life's trusty sources spilled that bean, but the outlet itself goes on to make some claims about how that date relates to the LG V20 launch and the Nexus launch. Evan Blass leaked out word that Google will be sending out Android 7.0 Nougat ...

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    When was the last time you were given $100 out of the blue? It's a rarity. Sure, the upfront discount works for all of us and even the extra credit we get after the purchase can be enticing sometimes, but if you catch a retroactive credit offer by surprise, you'd better be ready and willing to pounce upon it. So it goes that if you are planning to buy an HTC 10 direct from the company in the US, you'll be able to get it for $599, or $100 off the list price. Sure, that's been offered before, but say you already got your HTC 10 and missed out on the savings or you just happen to prefer ...

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    HTC last recorded operating profit back in its first fiscal quarter of 2015. Since then, the Taiwanese manufacturer has been waltzing in the underground as it reports further operating losses for its second fiscal quarter. The company reported a 27 percent sequential rise in revenues to 18.9 billion NTD (597 million USD), but it's a year-on-year downturn of 43 percent. Operating losses have improved from last quarter and last year to 4.2 billion NTD (133 million USD). The company is still trying to work itself out of the rut it created with the One M9 and it's doing so slowly, if not too ...

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    Update: An earlier version of this story claimed that the beta would be opened up to all HTC devices. It is open to all Android devices with optimal experiences available to devices with Android Lollipop. Most of the devices running Sense UI version 8 happen to be the HTC 10. The few that aren't are other HTC devices that were selected at random to get a beta version of Sense 8. Well, the beta's been running for several weeks now and it seems like it's about to be opened up for everyone. Like, everyone, everyone. The company is requesting that users uninstall version 8.01.785474, ...

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    For the first time ever, it would seem that the new version of Android will not be released at the same time as the latest Nexus hardware is announced. In fact, it might come earlier. It's only part of the story that tech leaks reporter Evan Blass is tweeting about. Android 7.0 releases next month, with the 8/5 security patch. Sorry Nexus 5 owners, no Nougat for you 😢 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 30, 2016 We don't know what else he may or may not know, including a date for when we might be able to confirm the existence of two speculative HTC-made Nexus devices and even a possible ...

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    When a company compares its phones to the competition, it would probably do best to leave out any point that could be considered a "con". Samsung Deutschland are pretty aware of that, but we'd figure to go through its latest video of a "battery test" anyways. In comparing the performance of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with that of the Huawei P9, iPhone 6s, HTC 10, Sony Xperia X and LG G5, Samsung decided to have each run a lightweight video constantly for as long as they can with the screen on. Each device had no Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, started from 100% and ...

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    There’s a new Google Nexus 2016-centric leak hot off the press, and this time, the smaller, slightly less capable Sailfish takes the spotlight instead of its big brother, codenamed Marlin. We already know both these devices, although following in the footsteps of the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei-produced N6P, are likely manufactured by HTC, which badly needs a box-office victory to stay afloat. Hence, today’s biggest story is clearly not the HTC S1 model number reveal of the Google Nexus Sailfish. What we couldn’t be certain of before, and rumormongering legend Evan Blass, aka ...

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    More than a month after Sprint passed out its version of Android Marshmallow onto the HTC Desire 626s, T-Mobile and prepaid subsidiary MetroPCS have gotten their act together in moving Android 6.0.1 onto the device. HTC's Mo Versi managed the product on Twitter: T-Mobile & MetroPCS Desire 626s Owners! Update for Marshmallow and enhanced messaging (RCS) capability will be OTA'd on Monday 7/25. Thanks! — Mo Versi (@moversi) July 21, 2016 Well, that is his job, right? Product management? Anyways, the pertinent number to look for is software version 2.17.531.1 and you should be able to ...

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    Before you go there, let us clarify we’re not referring to the actual Google/HTC-co-manufactured device as a disappointment. It’s too early for anything remotely resembling such assessments, and we have too little factual information to go on. We mean that this being the “first real image”, allegedly, we were expecting to see more than just the About Screen. Maybe a little bit of the device itself? Here’s hoping for the next round of leaks. To be honest, we probably wouldn’t have tackled the latest Marlin “leak” to begin with if the publication that just allegedly ...

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    When in financial trouble, most tech outfits look to streamline their product portfolio, reduce expenses and focus on one or a few things they've been doing for a while. But that's not working in HTC’s slumping camp, so instead of further cutting back on hardware releases, the Taiwanese consumer electronics company is expanding. Forget tablets or smartwatches, as virtual reality headsets are nowadays considered the industry’s “next big thing.” HTC, alongside Oculus and Sony, wants to start trends, and it’s got gaming veteran Valve and PC heavyweight HP in its corner to help get ...

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    The Netherlands already has access to the HTC 10, so why bother introducing the HTC 10 Lifestyle there? It could be because it's just not selling anywhere it goes and the company really needs to get rid of its stock somehow. That's wild speculation, but given how pre-sales went in China, it wasn't a good sign. Anyways, at least one Dutch site, belsimpel.nl, is offering the Snapdragon 652 phone SIM-free for €679 ($749). It offers the Snapdragon 820-equipped HTC 10 for €723 ($798), discounted from €749 ($827). Keep in mind that only the chipset and a change in RAM from 4GB to 3GB is ...

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    If there are gripes against the HTC Vive you can fairly tack onto it, one that most everyone can agree on is the bulkiness. Man, does it suck to be playing on it for more than an hour or two. A lot of that bulk is a necessary evil, but some of it comes from being the first version of a design — yes, we know the Vive went through some developmental stages, but the first consumer version of a product is still the first consumer version of a product. If that's a holdup for you shelling out some $800 or more to get set up with a headset, you may be in luck if you have a few months' patience. ...

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    The largest wireless service provider up north assumes Captain Obvious duties today, listing the HTC/Google Nexus 9 among its devices slated for important software updates in the near future. This would of course be considered a huge deal by hardcore Android purists… if only Rogers Canada dared to zero in on a precise 7.0 Nougat deadline. Instead, we’re merely offered a decidedly vague and meaningless “coming soon” timeframe under “expected availability”, which was logical to anticipate ever since spring. It’s become a tradition for Big G to roll out new OS iterations to ...

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    The HTC Vive may have won an early battle (or ten) of availability, but the high-end virtual reality headset war is far from decided, with both Sony’s PlayStation VR and the Oculus Rift in it to prevail over the long haul. The Facebook-owned company that arguably laid the first stone in a fast-growing market soon to be worth billions encountered a few hiccups in its attempt to turn a nifty concept into a popular consumer product, after a pair of developer-centric experiments. Several months in, all the component shortages and manufacturing woes seem to have come to a happy ending, with ...

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    They say desperate times call for desperate measures, and indeed, in the face of deepening financial woes, with no signs of an HTC 10-inspired revival, the long-struggling Taiwanese device manufacturer resorts to something of a Hail Mary pass. Under fire mainly for its extravagant pricing since day one of global availability, the chamfered, dual-textured, dual OIS camera 5.2-incher slashes $100 off list stateside through July 31. No promo codes needed, no rebates involved, no strings attached. Even better, the now $600 phone will also come with a gratis $100 coupon you can use towards ...

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    Update: We've finally been able to check out the original post from which the header image came from. An administrator at a Thai Facebook fanpage called "I Love HTC Thailand" decided to cook up a quick image shop of the One E9+ as an anticipation of what the phone might look like. It was then picked up on Weibo and swept over to us. Looks like we've nipped this one in the bud. As HTC is trying to put itself back on the main stage of attention for something it can make money on, it may be focusing on revising its mid-range smartphones with, perhaps, just one mid-range phone. It's said to be ...

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    While some of its best work comes at a high price, HTC does not want to leave any of its customers wanting. Given how the HTC 10 isn't doing favors for the company, we think it's a sore sign that it needs something transformative in the mid-ranger sector. So thinks HTC, at least through leaks switcher Evan Blass. *coming end of Q3 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 10, 2016 If there is a Desire 10 on the way, does that signify a mid-range flagship to rule them all? That is to ask, rather than ante up with mainland competitors for the mid-range mobile market that they have flooded, could HTC be ...

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    While it may feel like it’s been around since the beginning of time, the always entertaining, straightforward as they come and often quite addictive Fruit Ninja mobile game has only debuted on iOS and Android back in 2010. Of course, six years would have been plenty of time for Australia-based developers Halfbrick Studios to heavily modify and radically improve the arcade title, but why mess with perfection? Instead, the simple as ever game is set to become even more entertaining and immersive, launching on the HTC Vive headset today. Normally priced at $15, which is over seven times as ...

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    Update: Mere minutes after the general announcement, T-Mobile confirmed it'll be the first to carry the "Sprinkle White" 5-incher on US shores, charging $160, or $6.67 a month for two years, with $0 down, starting July 13. With all the budget mid-range options you have these days from Chinese manufacturers, it's amazing to realize that once you take them out of the equation as well as the brands you see on the online marketplaces, we're talking about some pretty boring options. I mean, have mercy on the prepaid carrier customers, jeez. Well, HTC is once again trying its hand in that ...

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    "The Chinese market is ever-changing," said Avril Wu, an analyst. No, really. If you see the breadth of what an eCommerce store offers for smartphones from companies with names ranging from Lovme and Onefive, you'd be pulling your hair out, too. But it seems that, at least for now, we have some of the biggest names in China making bigger steps than its "established" competition. Research firm TrendForce expects OPPO and vivo — both owned by BBK Electronics — will ship a combined 144 million phones to market this year, up more than 40 percent from the previous year and assumed to beat ...

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    The new Nexuses may share a single a single design despite their rumored size differences. Whether or not you consider it as good news or bad depends on how you view these prospective renders. And if you're seeing what we're seeing, one thing comes to mind — it's as if the Nexus 6P's glass capsule on back started swallowing rear-side real estate like "The Blob". We should note that Android Police's David Ruddock has created this mock-up based on details he has acquired from a source. Get ready to put on your critics' glasses. We start with the device as a body of work from suspected ...

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    While HTC put a lot of trust in its redesigned new flagship phone and first ever VR headset, the two’s launches haven’t been able to right the sinking ship just yet. The Vive, of course, is still in a decent position to spearhead a revolution and the rise of a profitable industry, which we can’t say about the HTC 10. Released a little late, a little overpriced, and incapable of standing out from the Galaxy S7-led pack, the beveled 5.2-incher is barely projected by market research firm TrendForce to reach a million units in 2016 production volume. The GS7 duo, mind you, was on track ...

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    The M1 crawls from the edge of London all the way up through the Midlands up to Aberford in West Yorkshire where it meets up with the A1. We say it crawls because the M1, also a codename for a rumored HTC-made Google Nexus device this year, seems to be crawling and holding itself back. The device, also known as "Marlin," now appears in a Geekbench log running Android N — because duh — and a quad-core Qulacomm processor, clocked at the ever-so-common 1.59GHz. It manages some meaty scores similar to this year's other Android flagships on a Snapdragon 820. The motherboard entry would ...

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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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    This year we started producing Real Camera Reviews. Today it's not uncommon that the only camera a person might own is the one bolted to the back of their phone. As such, we're trying to treat smartphone camera reviews the same way we might try to examine all of the pros and cons of a standalone camera. We've tackled some of the best shooters released this year. We're about to see another batch of smartphones released in the second half of 2016. Before we get to reviewing Notes and iPhones, let's take a quick look at some of the phones we've run through the most brutal camera review ...

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