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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    HTC is out to prove it can do cameras just as good - if not better - than everyone else. It recently announced the HTC RE Camera, and the HTC Desire EYE: a smartphone that has a front-facing selfie-shooter that's almost as good as the primary camera on the back. About a month ago HTC invited us out to New York City to show off it's new "camera-centric" lineup, and Michael Fisher brought us an early hands-on with the Desire EYE. It's a stout device, about the same size as the Nexus 5 that I pack with me every day, though a little taller. It's powered by a 2.3 GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 801 ...

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    One of the biggest changes you can argue 2014 brought in was OEMs decoupling crucial apps from UI skins and giving them their own homes on the Google Play Store. HTC, over the last few months, has been doing exactly that, and today the HTC weather app has found itself on Play. The advantage OEMs have by moving important apps to an app store comes when updating said apps. Updates can happen faster and more frequently, while critical updates can almost immediately spread to all the devices with the app installed. Previously, OEMs would have to wait for a full software update (often requiring ...

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    Thanks to innovations like the GoPro, people are taking cameras into circumstances and situations that they've rarely gone before. As a result we're getting to live life through they eyes of someone else. Now one of our favorite smartphone manufacturers has gotten into the game with the HTC RE. Last month HTC invited us to New York to get a first-hand look at the HTC RE and Pocketnow's Michael Fisher headed to the Big Apple.  As noted in his hands-on video, the firmware powering the RE was pre-production, and the companion software which runs on your Android- or iOS-powered smartphone or ...

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    Is HTC a company that's in the process of recovery, or one that continues to falter? After some unfortunate losses on its quarterly earnings reports, HTC looked like it was on the brink of disaster, but little by little we've seen it turn that momentum around and inch back to profitability. In one sense, that's all that matters: that HTC's smartphone business is making money. But while it may no longer be bleeding cash, industry researchers are now pointing to what may be the next hurdle HTC needs to overcome if it wishes to remain a relevant handset manufacturer, as the company sees its ...

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    Verizon is losing exclusives left and right. Earlier today we saw Motorola break ground on the Moto Maxx, the different-in-name-only international alternative to the Droid Turbo on Verizon. A couple days before that, AT&T announced plans to carry the HTC One M8 for Windows, ending the Verizon exclusivity that has persisted since it launched in August. But AT&T's not the only carrier we heard would be getting the Windows-Phone-running One M8, and a leak late last month teased T-Mobile's interest in the phone. Now that's looking all sorts of confirmed, as a support page for the phone ...

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    Have you tried to order a mobile device lately? It doesn't sound like it should be the most difficult prospect in the world, but recently some high-profile Android models have suffered from extremely frustrating retail offerings, as high demand and low stock availability collided to create near-rage-inducing shopping experiences. We just saw Google bring the Nexus 6 back for pre-orders – and literally seconds after posting the news, they were already all gone. Yesterday HTC had its own limited offer, selling the just-launched Nexus 9 in a crazy half-off deal. Based on the comments that ...

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    HTC's had a rough history with tablets. After the failure that was the Flyer back in 2011, the company has kept quiet on the tablet front, but in the time that's passed it's also entirely changed its fortunes with the creation of the One M7 and One M8 smartphones. So, with the Nexus 9, HTC is back in the tablet game, and if Focus Taiwan is to be believed, the company is planning on launching a self-branded tablet (probably an HTC Sense tablet) in 2015. Chief Financial Officer Chang Chia-lin allegedly confirmed that the tablet is incoming, and also that HTC is open to hearing out ...

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    Slowly but surely, the presence of Android 5.0 Lollipop continues to make inroads. Yesterday we saw Google talking about how Lollipop “begins to roll out today,” and witnessed the early stages of it preparing to make Lollipop source code public. By now, full sources are available (at least for the Nexus 9 and Player), leaving us to look for the next phase in the software's release: the arrival of factory images for Nexus models. We've still got a way's to go, but the first of these has just arrived, all ready for you to flash. The first Android 5.0 factory image is for the WiFi-only ...

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    You guys. Seriously. We're very much used to seeing manufacturers in the mobile space drop some major discounts on their old gear; maybe the the next-gen flagship is about to drop, and last year's model suddenly sees a big price cut. No surprises there. But for a company to deliver a price cut as big as half off, and on a product that only just now went up for sale? Un-friggin'-precedented. Which is why we're so excited to share news with you today of HTC's latest deal, selling the 16GB WiFi-only Nexus 9 for just under $200, fifty percent off what Google Play's been asking for the tablet. ...

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    If you can remember it from the torrent of news that was Google I/O 2014, HTC announced that its 2013 and 2014 flagships would be seeing prompt updates to the latest version of Android after the availability of final code in the fall. Well, fall's here (and with it, the day we've all been waiting for), and HTC has finally confirmed to the masses that final Lollipop code is in its hands, and the 90-day timer for the HTC One M8 Lollipop update has officially begun. First up for the update will likely be HTC's Google Play Edition One M8, considering the fact that it runs an unadulterated ...

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    We just got finished telling you about AT&T's plan to welcome Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge into its stores on November 7, with sales beginning shortly thereafter, but that's far from the only new entry into the carrier's stable of device. In addition to that wrap-around phablet, this morning we catch wind of release announcements concerning an Android with a front-facer to die for, a couple Windows Phone models, and more. First up is the HTC Desire Eye, the company's new “selfie” phone that pairs a 13MP main camera with another 13MP shooter around front, complete with its own flash. ...

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    It's no longer enough to demand phones with great battery life; in addition to handsets that last all day on a single charge, we want our phones to spring back to life in just a matter of minutes when we finally do plug them in for a charge. Motorola's been using this type of ability as a selling point for some of its latest models, most notably with the just-launched Droid Turbo, which includes the company's Turbo Charger right in the box. But it's not just Motorola models that support such seedy charging, and a number of recent HTC handsets have been all ready to take advantage of ...

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    October's been a surprisingly busy month for product launches this year, and as we get ready to call it a wrap and move onward to November, it feels appropriate to look back and check it with some of those new products as they get ready to make their retail debuts. One of the more unusual devices we saw announced was the RE camera from HTC, its screen-less handheld shooter. Pre-orders have opened by now on HTC's own website as well as with retailer Best Buy, but no official release date has been given. At least, not publicly, but an email update headed out to pre-order customers might have ...

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    As is the case for most smartphones these days, the One M8's time in the spotlight was very limited. Unlike the One M7, which won awards for all of 2013 (and even some in 2014), the One M8 is quickly fading into the background as competitors pile dozens of overpowered, chiseled pieces of art on shelves. Just look at the Oppo N3, LG G3, Note 4, Nexus 6, Moto X (2nd Gen), and the Droid Turbo. On paper, these phones make the One M8 look old and dated. Many newer phones come with innovative features I only wish I could have on the M8. And some even rival the look of the M8 – something I ...

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    T-Mobile's been in a bit of a drought when it comes to high-end Windows Phones, but that may be due to end soon – one of the highest-end phones on the market available in the Windows flavor is HTC's One M8 for Windows, and it's slated to be arriving at the nation's fourth-largest carrier's doorstep. New word has arrived through a carrier leak of the T-Mobile HTC One M8 for Windows's launch date. According to this leaked info, you'll be able to buy the One M8 for Windows on T-Mo on November 9, just a few short days after it's supposed to launch on AT&T as well. Sure, the phone may be ...

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    Google teased its new software update, previously known as the Android L Preview, back at the I/O 2014 developer conference back in June. It showed off new features a new and improved recent apps menu, lock screen notifications, and Project Volta, meant to improve battery life. Among the most important changes, however, is the all new design language, called Material Design. This new interface design is meant to make the UI react to the user’s input the same way their analog – or material – counterparts would in the real world. There is depth and a visible hierarchy to the way ...

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    Android is everywhere, but sometimes it's a little hard to tell. Samsung's Android is not the same as HTC's which is not the same as Alcatel's. Every OEM pours a little of their own flavor into its version of Android. Some for the better, others...well, not so much. But in a world where 80% of the market is using the same platform and you have no less than two dozen competitors all touting the same OS, what can you do to make your product stand out and shine? Skin it of course! Which leaves us, the consumer, in an odd and sometimes confusing place. Android is Android is Android right? ...

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    Ever since the HTC Desire EYE landed a couple weeks ago, we're sure at least some One M8 owners have seethed with envy after seeing us go hands-on with the nifty camera tricks the phone boasts. Well, fret not, as a fresh Sprint HTC One M8 EYE Experience update is now rolling out to owners of both the regular and Harman/Kardon edition One M8s on Sprint. For a good look at what the update will bring to your phone, we urge you to give our Desire EYE hands-on a good look – the software is covered extensively by Michael Fisher in that video – but we'll give you the gist of it in written ...

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    Update: The Weekly 119 is now available in super-HQ audio form – your ears will thank you if you download or stream from one of the links below. See you next week! As one brand gets a supersized juice-up, another goes a little quicker to the retirement home – and the rest undulate in uncertain undertakings from the sensational to the soporific. So it goes in mobile as in any other field, and we're here to cover it in the brief lull between reviews at Pocketnow's Boston offices! In between talk of the Lollipop-flavored new Nexii and the sandblasting of Nokia logos from Microsoft's ...

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    HTC has been on a launch streak lately, and even though we don't know how well that has played for the company in specifics, we do know that it is making some profit. We've seen the company trying hard to re-invent the mid-tier smartphone sector with compelling specs and design at a more affordable price tag, and we've also seen it enter the portable camera market. If you're wondering what's next for HTC, the answer is to improve what already exists. A new leak shows us how HTC silently published and pulled the information of a new HTC Design 820 Mini in the works. The Desire 820 is ...

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    Two weeks back, HTC dropped a bit of a surprise, posting info about the One M8 Eye on its Chinese site. We had heard about this phone before, and assumed it was coming at some point, but to see the company just sort of let it loose without a more formal announcement was still a little out of the ordinary. And while that made it clear that the One M8 Eye was finally official, the manner in which the handset was introduced left us with questions: would the M8 Eye be an exclusive to China, or would we eventually see this handset make its way to other nations? While the M8 Eye is spreading ...

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    If there's one company that's been commendable for quick updates as of late, it's HTC (well, Motorola too, but that's a different story). Even with a fairly-heavy Android skin – not that that's a bad thing – it has managed to keep its flagships updated speedily. With the launch of the Desire EYE just weeks ago, One M8 owners were left hanging, longing for the new camera features. Slowly, updates have been released by HTC to bring One M8 owners up to speed, and now Verizon One M8 owners are about to feel the love: HTC exec Mo Versi has shared that the Verizon HTC One M8 EYE Experience ...

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    Updated with the high-quality version of the podcast. Enjoy! Samsung's latest, greatest phablet is here, and it's a hard-edged reminder that it's no longer enough just to be big; you've got to be smart about it, too. We're talking everything from #gapgate to Multi Window to the S Pen on today's podcast-style Galaxy Note 4 review ... and to help us do that, we're bringing in two very sharp tacks from respected corners of the mobile community: Brad Molen of Engadget and Florence Ion of Greenbot! This week's news didn't stop at the Note, of course. We're also talking about the big ...

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    It's been a busy week of high-profile device launches form a couple of the companies behind the biggest platforms in mobile, with both Apple and Google showing off their latest hardware. Besides getting to know these new models themselves, we were also informed about how initial sales for the lot of them would begin. We may still be a couple weeks away from the start of Nexus 6 pre-orders, but the rest of this crew is already lining up to take your money, as pre-orders get underway for the Nexus 9, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. Google's set to open Nexus 9 Play Store pre-orders at some ...

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    If nothing else, this year's launch of Google's latest Nexus models has taken steps to seriously differentiate these devices from previous Nexus family members. We've probably harped so much on the Nexus 6's price and size by this point that you're getting sick of hearing about it, but the Nexus 9 makes a few departures of its own. The most notable is arguably its very un-Android-like 4:3 screen aspect ratio, more in common with an Apple tablet than what we'd expect from a Google model. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, and from its 64-bit Tegra K1 SoC to the keyboard case accessory, ...

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