Posts tagged with: One M8
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    Post a question publicly about how HTC can improve their smartphone sales and you’ll receive a number of replies from people talking about cameras. @SomeGadgetGuy A camera that wasn't tested by legally blind chipmunks would get my attention. — Russell Holly (@russellholly) February 3, 2016 Is it really that simple? Is that all HTC needs to do to stop the hemorrhaging and turn this ship around? I wonder if this isn’t a convenient reply delivered by us geeks, which ignores other issues facing this company in the consumer space. The camera does need work… To be fair, HTC cameras do ...

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    Sprint has taken a cannon to shooting out software updates recently, especially when compared to other US carriers. While HTC phones have been pretty tidy in terms of keeping up-to-date on the Android side, when carriers are put into the process, things tend to stew longer. But the twain have come together for a day and things are okay. HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi tweeted that both the regular and harmon/kardon editions of the HTC One M8 are currently getting Android 6.0 OTAs. Sprint HTC One M8 / M8 HK Owners! Great news, we have received technical approval on the Marshmallow OS ...

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    Absorbed by HTC’s virtual reality progresses, its possible intention of setting up a new company to focus on the Vive headset, and the general dire financial state of the Taiwanese business, we almost completely ignored One M8 and One M9’s speedy Marshmallow update turnaround. HTC may no longer be capable of selling phones like it used to, but when it comes to software support, it still ranks among the industry’s heavyweights, bringing its last two flagships up to date surprisingly fast in North America and now Europe. One M8 owners across the old continent should be getting ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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    For the second year in a row, HTC set lofty goals as far as updates to the newest Android iteration are concerned, risking to once again disappoint its One-series phone owners. But while the M8 Google Play edition received Marshmallow goodies a little later than initially predicted, unlocked M8 and M9 versions should comfortably meet their self-imposed December deadlines. At least in parts of the world, as Jeff Gordon, the company’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, just clarified Product Management VP Mo Versi “speaks for Americas”, and “other regions are on a separate ...

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    Although it took HTC a little longer than expected to optimize Android 6.0 for the One M8 Google Play edition, owners of Sense-skinned unbranded models in Europe shouldn’t fret. Well-known and generally reliable Twitter tipster @LlabTooFer says the “final” update, also containing the 7.0 iteration of the OEM’s proprietary UI, “will be available in about 2 weeks.” In case that’s not dependable and specific enough for you, HTC’s own candid VP of Product Management recently tweeted to a follower “final testing is being performed” and the official OTA deployment “should ...

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    As promised exactly one week back, it only took HTC’s software engineers an additional few days to acquire Google’s technical approval for One M8 GPe’s Marshmallow update, and so, Android 6.0 now spreads to the aging aluminum unibody hero. Technically, this is one of the first non-Nexus and non-Android One devices in the world to officially board the M bandwagon, although in reality, a Google Play edition functions pretty much the same as a Nexus from a software standpoint. The phone’s pre-installed KitKat OS was very close to stock, the subsequent Lollipop makeovers retained the ...

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    The Google Play edition experiment mostly flopped, being essentially replaced with the Android One initiative in several emerging markets around the world, but at least a couple of GPe devices should still receive official Marshmallow updates. First in line, the non-skinned HTC One M8 broke cover in March 2014 running Android 4.4 KitKat, scoring 5.0 Lollipop less than a year ago before reaching hardware EOL, and likely moving to 6.0 in a matter of days. Yes, days, a week or two tops, as HTC’s perennially candid VP of Product Management Mo Versi acknowledges a “slight delay” on ...

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    And so it begins. Several hardware manufacturers have revealed the names of their Android devices due to swap Lollipop software with Marshmallow goodies over the next months, and now carriers start filling in timing-related blanks. Guess what, 2014 HTC One M8 and third-generation Motorola Moto G adopters. Your Android 6.0 makeovers may only be weeks away from an “international” rollout. In Canada, Telus estimates the enhancement packages will be dispatched on December 17 and 20 respectively. But up north, as well as in the US and even Europe, wireless service providers are often ...

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    For a moment there, it seemed HTC was close to getting out of the woods in H2 2014, following a few stable financial quarters. The Taiwanese device manufacturer couldn’t turn much of a profit, but it interrupted a dreadful period of heavy losses, a semi-encouraging status quo which also kicked off this year for the One M8 designers. On the back of a disappointingly familiar M9 however, as well as false starts in the wearable and virtual reality segments, Q2 2015 saw HTC plunge in the red again. There was clearly nothing to straighten out the flubs in Q3, and so, at least until (if?) the ...

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    HTC received a lot of flak lately for incessantly diluting the One brand with confusingly similar M9 derivations, as well as “cloning” iPhone designs to deliver an upper mid-range Android that’s also a tad pricey. But the one thing you can’t fault the financially struggling Taiwanese tech outfit for is software support. The One A9 is among a handful of devices running 6.0 Marshmallow, and before long, a dozen of Lollipop-powered HTC phones should follow suit on the endurance-improving bandwagon. You’d think the company’s newest global flagship would be first in line for the ...

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    Owners of some Nexus devices (Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 2013, and Nexus Player) can already get a taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow thanks to Google, who made the factory images available on its servers. But what if you own a smartphone (or a tablet, for that matter), and your carrier of choice is T-Mobile? Magenta confirmed the Marshmallow update to be in the works for 17 of the devices on its line-up. The page also reiterates something we know so well (and learned to hate) concerning the long time required for a carrier phone to get an update: "Software updates are a long ...

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    Just like last year, when it over-promised on the heels of Lollipop’s formal debut and ended up under-delivering on the Android 5.0 upgrade front, HTC follows up Google’s 6.0 Marshmallow announcement with a hefty inventory of Ones, Desires and Butterflies soon to get the extreme software makeover. As you’d expect, the company’s latest two flagship devices shall kick the festivities into gear by the end of 2015. Of course, you shouldn’t hold your breath for global One M9 and M8 promotions from OS build 5.1 to 6.0 this year, but simply a start to the gradual OTA rollout in a ...

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    Marshmallow is bouncing toward our Android phones left, right and center. It all begins with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P that we are expecting to be introduced during the Google event in San Francisco tomorrow. HTC is also coming out with an early debutante to the fluff. But the One A9 will be in good, mallowy company. While some One series devices will obviously get the M update with Sense UI 7 in tow, we now have a more inclusive list of which devices from other lineups will make the jump as well. Note that list is preliminary, some devices with lack of internal storage like Desire 816 may ...

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    They say HTC is looking to turn the page to a new and happier chapter of its corporate evolution this fall with a flagship device that will help us forget all about the uninspired One M9 at the flick of a switch. Of course, the reported revised design approach feels unorthodox and controversial, to say the least, and many still hope it’s little more than a distasteful farce. Regardless, you can’t not get excited for the rumored deca-core MediaTek chip, 4GB RAM count, and now, a software game plan likely aiming to bring the Taiwanese phone manufacturer and the world’s leading search ...

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    It may have been announced in March of 2014, but the HTC One M8 is still very much alive and kicking. It's widely used today and acknowledged as one of the best phones on the market, still, so a natural question to ask is whether its age means that it's not going to be seeing any more OS revision updates. With Android M on the horizon for a launch this fall, this question is especially pertinent – and according to HTC Product Manager Mo Versi, the HTC One M8 Android M update will indeed be coming. Android M isn't as much a leap as Android Lollipop was (as compared to its predecessor, ...

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    Continuing on from the news of the HTC One M8 on AT&T getting Lollipop yesterday, the HTC Android updates for the week aren't quite finished. The next phones to be updated are the HTC One M7 and M8's Google Play edition variants. These HTC Google Play edition Android 5.1 updates are now rolling out, according to HTC project manager Mo Versi. The updates will bring the phones from Android 5.0.2 to Android 5.1. The updated build of Android doesn't bring any changes in terms of features – you'll be running a build of Lollipop nearly identical to the current one after you run the update ...

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    As anyone who owns a carrier-branded Android phone in the United States knows, updates are a rare occurrence, especially to major new versions of Android. But HTC has been one of the OEMs on the forefront of fast updates, which has resulted in the HTC One M8 Lollipop update coming quickly to the AT&T model – according to HTC product manager Mo Versi, the OTA update will be rolling out to owners of the phone later in the day today (April 7). The delay in the update as compared to the unlocked model is because of a delayed technical approval, but now that AT&T has given the green ...

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    If you've got an HTC One M9 question not answered by our stunningly dense 4000-word review and accompanying 11-minute review video, your needs might be getting a little intense. I mean, c'mon. Right? But I know how it is. Sometimes, you don't have time for the full review treatment. Sometimes, you're just interested in seeing what's changed over the past twelve months. Or you already own last year's HTC flagship and you want to see if this year's is worth your trouble. Or you just want to find out how different two products that look nigh-on identical could possibly be. For that, ...

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    The HTC One M8 was one of the top Android phones of 2014 (and it still is a notable device if you're not looking to buy the latest and greatest). However, if you think it's time to upgrade, HTC has got you covered with the brand new HTC One M9, a step-up in every aspect from the 2014 model. The differences, as you will see in our HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8 video comparison below, are apparent from the second you lay your hands on the One M9. It's a lot less slippery than its predecessor, because HTC decided to go with a much stickier finish in order to avoid accidental drops. Just like the ...

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    With HTC finally admitting that yes, it intends to unveil its next flagship One handset on March 1, it's easier than ever before to develop a case of tunnel vision, focused without distraction on the One M9. But for millions of HTC One M8 owners, they're still quite interested in HTC's ongoing efforts to support their existing handsets. Although many of those users abroad have already made the journey to Android 5.0 Lollipop, the update's been slow to arrive on carriers in the US – a situation HTC's been apologetic about. T-Mobile already saw its Lollipop update land last week, and now ...

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    OK, so we're just weeks away from HTC's presumptive launch of the One M9, meaning that the One M8 is about to step down from its top spot in HTC's lineup: that's fine. But even with the One M8 soon finding itself relegated to past-flagship status, that doesn't mean it's any less of a solid smartphone. If you've been thinking about picking one up, HTC has a weekend sale underway now, offering $150 off the One M8, as well as some nice deals on accessories. That discount brings the One M8 down to just about $500, free-and-clear. You can even pick up the developer edition for that same reduced ...

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    On February 9, Monday, T-Mobile told users to expect the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their HTC One M8 devices, but, as that didn't happen, the carrier circled back and gave out a new date: February 10, one day later (yesterday). It finally looks like users are able to get the refresh over-the-air as several HTC One M8 owners on T-Mobile have reported its existence and delivery. You can go ahead and manually check for the Lollipop update, or wait for the OTA notification to hit your phone. It should arrive any time now. Another device, another part of the world: in India, the Samsung ...

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    Despite missing the February 1 deadline (that 90-day window in which HTC committed to deliver the Android Lollipop update to its devices) and publishing a mea culpa, HTC is continuing to do a great job (as long as the delays are kept to a minimum) with the latest bits of Google's mobile operating system. The European One M8 (and its owners) is already enjoying Android 5.0, and some North American units too, and now its time for those who own a T-Mobile unit to get some Lollipop love as well. The T-Mobile HTC One M8 Lollipop update should arrive today, Monday, as an over-the-air update, ...

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    HTC's been making big progress with Android Lollipop updates for the One M8 lately: this week we saw the release hit phones in Europe and Canada. And while that was great to see, that still represents just one portion of the M8's user base. Back on November 3, shortly after Android Lollipop went official, HTC assigned itself an ultimatum: it committed to delivering Lollipop updates to both the One M8 and 2013's One M7 within a 90-day span of time. For those of you keeping track, that means a February 1 deadline. Only problem is, that's just days away and HTC is behind schedule. This ...

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