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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    Something real has seemingly appeared on the Nexus front. It is not like anything we've seen before, unless you count very vague appraisals and a generic slab non-Easter egg in a Google Photos ad that everyone (including us) thought it just might have been similar enough to something else. That said, what else can manufacturers' slab culture run besides... slabs? Android Police has received some visuals on what Google's Sailfish phone might look like and some strings between that device and the larger Marlin device. The Marlin will "share the same basic industrial design and materials" ...

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    Yesterday we heard about a certain HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle; if you missed that, and its rumored specs, make sure to catch up on it. However, HTC looks like is preparing to pull a Motorola, and prepare another version of the HTC Desire 10, dubbed the HTC Desire 10 Pro. There are some details about this particular device in the aforementioned report. What we didn't know until then is just how exactly will the HTC Desire 10 Pro look like. Evan Blass has got us covered, again, and, if the press render above is legit, we're looking at said HTC Desire 10 Pro. Black and Gold accents seem to ...

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    Google continues its promotional campaign for its Photos service, but with one big detail that feels quite out of touch. The Instagram clip shows some Google groupies ready posing for the ubiquitous "freeze jump" shot when just as the phone's about to take the photo, an iOS prompt tells us that the phone's storage is full. We pull back from the screen to see a hand flick away the prompt, right past the Google Photos pinwheel logo. "Never run out of storage again with the free #GooglePhotos app for Android and iPhone," says the descriptive post. But you can't tell us that that's an iPhone. ...

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    With T-Mobile letting the HTC 10 go from its stores quick, the Taiwanese manufacturer might have to rely on a mid-range phone to bring the money line just a bit higher. Perhaps a mid-range phone or two. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting that HTC is working on a Desire 10 Lifestyle as well as a Desire 10 Pro. A source has disclosed specifications for the Lifestyle variant — a moniker that was associated with a spec downgrade on the HTC 10 Lifestyle. The display will span 5.5 inches at a 720p resolution and it will show off whatever Android Marshmallow has in store. An unknown ...

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    HTC's hopes of sustaining strong sales numbers for the HTC 10 to possibly break even in the quarterly earnings soon may have been dashed. Weeks ago. T-Mobile, which officially started selling the device on May 18, is said to have dropped it from online sales sometime in mid-July. In other words, the HTC 10 lasted nigh two months at the US's number three carrier. This is the carrier that sold the BlackBerry Priv for only four months. Straggler units may be at a store near you, but it's unlikely they'll be around too long. The company only has its newly-released Desire 530 at the Un-carrier ...

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    Manufactured by LG, Huawei or HTC? Similar to the HTC 10 in appearance or designed to follow in the footsteps of the LG Nexus 5X? Due out in September or October? Dubbed Nexus 5P or… something else? Those are just a few of the Google Sailfish-related questions we can’t definitively answer at the moment, although educated guesses do come to mind across the board, with specifications meanwhile looking like an entirely different story. A pretty easy to crack enigma, on the heels of revealing online reports based on fairly credible sources, a rock-solid ROM dump, GFX Bench visit, and now, ...

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    HTC is attacking the doldrums of August with more deals. It has ended its $100 off promotion on the HTC 10 and is instead bundling a $199 pair of earbuds. The JBL Reflect Aware C earbuds, to be specific. They run through a USB-C connection and have active noise cancellation. These earphones were launched with the HTC 10 back in April and have only started selling last week. The $199 value is yours free with the purchase of a $699 HTC 10 at the company's site. Via: AndroidGuys

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    It's not just enough that your virtual reality platform runs on SteamVR with the backing of one of the biggest gaming companies in the world. With augmented reality headsets and smartphones addressing practical issues, the HTC Vive needs to be more than just about hit points and hitboxes. So, the company is going to launch a beta version of its Viveport showcase for apps covering "edutainment, social media, 360° video, news, sports, health, travel and shopping." Developers will be able to crack in after a few weeks, submit content and, eventually, get monetization. The full Viveport ...

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    The nation’s largest wireless communications service carrier and the world’s number one search provider have been engaged in a love-hate relationship for many years now. Heavily favored by Google when the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus launched back in the day, Verizon messed up the stock Android experience with unnecessary bloat and delivered tardy updates. Nothing was the same afterwards for Nexus devices on Big Red, which arrived late, or lacked CDMA support if purchased outside the operator’s own stores. But this fall, the rapport between the two tech giants could become friendly ...

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    Want the HTC brand in your pocket? Can't afford a 10 out of 10? Maybe you should take a look at the Desire 530. It's the only Desire out of all the new ones introduced earlier this year to come to the states. And it's come again, this time to Verizon. Big Red has the phone at its postpaid service for $144 or a monthly $6 over two years. It's $16 less expensive than what T-Mobile's offering it for. Better yet, upgrade your line and you can get it for $94 or just about $4 a month. And the best bit is if you're adding a line to your account, the Desire 530's just a measly $2 a month. If you ...

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    If Samsung, which is always a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone spec wars, refrained from loading everything but the kitchen sink into the Galaxy Note 7, why would we expect Google and HTC to go overboard when it comes to the “Sailfish” and “Marlin’s” hardware? Well, we don’t, as neither next-gen Nexus device should exceed the 4GB RAM ceiling, according to early rumors, and the smaller N5X sequel tipped to make do with a Full HD display some may describe as mid-range nowadays. Fairly similar in design, and no doubt running Android 7.0 Nougat out the box, the two could ...

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    "The world's first USB-C sport earphones with noise cancellation and adaptive noise control," the ones that got launched about four months ago with the HTC 10, are finally for sale. JBL's Reflect Aware C earbuds are being sold only at HTC for the moment. The Harman-owned audio hardware maker does sell its regular Reflect Aware earphones with Lightning jack. Both are touted as sweat-proof and with 14.8mm dynamic drivers. And yes, both cost $199.95. It's a pretty powerful package for a pretty penny. Source: HTC, JBL Via: The Verge

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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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