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    Good news for those of you toting a European original HTC One (or One M7, if that's how you'd like to call it): the European HTC One M7 Android 4.4.3 update has been approved by HTC and is now rolling out to users, starting in areas like Romania and Slovakia. The Android 4.4.3 update includes the security fixes from Android 4.4.4, so you need not worry that you aren't running the latest version of Android after taking the update yourself. This update will more than likely be one of the One M7's last ever, though it's certainly possible (and some might even say likely) that it will receive ...

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    Updated with links to the high-quality version of the podcast below! Thanks for joining us for the live show, everyone, and enjoy the HQ downloads in the Links section. One of the nice things about a mobilized mob of fanatics is ... well, nothing. For the purposes of intelligent discourse and civility, there's nothing cool or helpful about a bunch of heated fanboys rabidly denigrating a new product because it happens to threaten their preferred smartphone. We've talked about this sort of thing before, and now we're talking about it again – this time in the context of Blackphone vs ...

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    Update: Edited podcast with download links has been added below the YouTube embed, courtesy of our excellent podcast editor, Jules Wang! Get to downloadin', folks! The big guys have enough time in the limelight. It seems every week we're spending 80% of the podcast talking about the huge players in the mobile space, along with their commensurately huge smartphone and tablet offerings. While we're not ignoring those established forces in this episode, we are devoting a bit more time to newcomers: from Amazon to OnePlus to a little firm called GoTenna, there's a lot going on in mobile's ...

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    Last week saw Google take the chopping block to its selection of Play edition devices for sale, pulling the HTC One, Sony Z Ultra, and the LG G Pad 8.3 from its listings. While that may be a sign that new, more modern GPe hardware is on its way, it was still a little shocking to see some of those models retired after just over half a year. If you're wishing you jumped at the chance to buy one when they were available, we've got just the deal for you, as retailer Expansys puts these former (and one still current) GPe models on sale, offering some decent savings in the process. Expansys has ...

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    What does it mean to “Never Settle” when it comes to a smartphone? Almost every piece of technology has its limits, due to the restrictions of available technology, physics, or just how much circuitry you can cram into a rectangular box. Does not settling mean including every possible feature under the sun? Does it mean making an affordable phone with zero compromises on hardware? What would zero compromises look like? New kid on the block OnePlus, a Chinese manufacturer led by a former Oppo executive, has given us its bold answer in the One, a phone it calls a ‘Flagship Killer.’ ...

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    The feeling of change coming to Google's lineup of Play edition devices has been almost palpable these past couple months. There was that brief hint of a GPe Galaxy S5 back in April, and then last month we noticed half of the six devices making up the series going out of stock, no longer up for purchase. Were new models just about to arrive? Was Google ready to kill-off Play editions entirely in favor of Android Silver or some other new effort? We're still not sure just where this is all headed, but this evening we've witnessed a pretty big shift occurring, as those three out-of-stock ...

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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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    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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    Probably one of the biggest disappointments of owning any smartphone from a carrier, is how long it'll take all of us to enjoy software updates. The fact that there is an additional middleman between you and your latest and greatest Android experience can be frustrating, and still, we have seen some dramatic improvements this year. HTC is one of the companies that's done significant improvements in this manner, and today we get more good news. If you're currently rocking the HTC One M7, which is one of the smartphones that we most praised last year, you'll love the fact that HTC is giving ...

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    Google may have taken its sweet time in getting around to the release of Android 4.4.3 – evidence of the build had been hanging just out of reach for months before Google finally went ahead with distribution this week – but now that it's here we're seeing updates waste no time at all in becoming available. Unsurprisingly, Nexus models led the pack, though Motorola wasn't too far behind with news of updates for its own recent Androids. But before we let Motorola distract us and start checking-in with every OEM under the sun to see where they stand with update availability, what about ...

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    If nothing else, HTC has always been renowned for its keen sense of design. Its software may have taken a detour down a treacherous path, but the hardware has rarely ever let us down. The Nexus One, One X, One M7, One M8, One S, DROID DNA, DROID Incredible, and many of the in-between devices were all rather pretty and built exceptionally well. (We'll go ahead and forget the ThunderBolt, Rezound, and Inspire 4G existed, Deal? Deal.) In particular, though, HTC has been on a hot streak for the last year and a half. The One M7 was – and still is by many – considered to be one of the most ...

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    One of the commitments HTC made with its 2013 flagship, the One M7, was that it would provide timely updates for the device, even carrier-bloated versions. It seems to be delivering fairly well, and though it has been about two months since the debut of Sense 6, we are now starting to see it trickle out to different One M7 variants (the first were the developer and unlocked versions, then the T-Mobile one). The latest one to grab the update is the Verizon variant, which is a bit of a shocker. Verizon typically has been one of the slowest carriers out there in terms of updating their ...

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    Sense 5 was a breath of fresh air on last year's HTC flagship and in 2014, the Taiwanese phone-maker further improved in its own custom user interface, bringing Sense 6 to the HTC One (M8). Some HTC One (M7) users have already received their Sense 6 update in different regions, but according to reports, it should be available in more markets now. The Sense 6 update has been reported as available in countries of Europe. Owners of unlocked HTC One (M7) devices in Albania, Croatia, Finland, France, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and UK are getting most of the goodies found on the One (M8), ...

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    The last thing we could ever call the OnePlus One is cheap. This is a smartphone that's so affordable, that many of us have dubbed it as "too good to be true" because of its specifications, and also because it is very well designed. You'd assume that there is a special secret behind how this company is able to sell you this smartphone with some flagship specs and at a significantly smaller price that its competitors, and we get official information as to why. OnePlus CEO Peter Lau was recently interviewed and used this to confess the reasons why the company has managed to price its One ...

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    If you've had your eyes on the OnePlus One, we do not blame you. The "2014 flagship killer" smartphone continues to come closer, as it has cleared FCC certification to be sold in the United States. Also, OnePlus has cleared up lots of confusion in regard to the invite system it is using to sell the One, as it gears up to start letting the device loose to the masses. To get invites, you will generally have to go through someone else who already has the phone. The initial spread of invites will be through contests and raffles, as well. Invites will start going out to users, both through ...

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