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    When I first tried the One M8, I was pleasantly surprised. For the first time ever, I actually liked Sense. I've used Sense UI from its very first release on the CDMA HTC Hero in 2009 and every following iteration on HTC hardware since. Each time, the custom UI felt overbearing – it used too many resources, the animations were excessive, and most of the changes introduced were changes for the sake of change. Sure, some versions of Sense looked nice, but the bugs, slow updates, and inconsistencies weren't worth the trouble. Sense 6 was somehow different. Last year, HTC lightened the load ...

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    The HTC One (M8) is one of the hottest Android phones in the market today. We've reviewed a lot of it, we've compared a lot of it, and we've even changed a couple of our own paradigms in the process. Some say that the best part of the One (M8) lies in its hardware, but most of us have found HTC's approach to software, and the company's promptness in pushing software updates to be another important key. That story repeats itself today as HTC has just pushed a key software update to its One (M8) in a very interesting way. HTC has just pushed Android 4.4.3 to the unlocked variant of the HTC ...

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    If the Silver and Grey HTC One M8 options (and black, if yore on Sprint) were not enough for you, don't worry. Following last year's example with the HTC One (M7), when the manufacturer made available, post launch, different color options, we now get two additional flavors for this year's flagship, the One M8. Red, as seen above, and pink, as seen below, will soon be available for you to choose from, if you're in the UK. The Red flavor will be an O2 exclusive starting August 5 with pre-orders, and in-store availability two days later, on August 7. The Pink version will be a Carphone ...

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    HTC lately has been one of the market leaders in terms of Android updates for its smartphones, as it's been routinely providing updates since the One M7 of yesteryear. The company even committed to updating the One M7 and M8 to Android L within minutes of the OS update's unveiling, so it's looking fairly obvious that it's serious about getting devices up to date. One M8 models are still stuck on Android 4.4.2, though, while Android 4.4.4 is already out, so HTC Vice President of Management Mo Versi shined some light on the unlocked One M8 Android update schedule. In a tweet, Versi said ...

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    Even with all the praise that HTC products have received lately, that doesn't change the fact that the company has had a rough couple of years. We've seen some positive economical growth lately with the launch of products like the HTC One (M8), but some recent internal changes within the company prove that there is still more to be done. Bloomberg is reporting that Ben Ho, the company's Chief Marketing Officer has just resigned his duties to chairwoman Cher Wang. Ho was in charge of reviving the company's marketing strategy, though we all know that the $1 billion "Here's To Change" ...

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    When we're reviewing a new smartphone, it's easy to overlook some of the finer details, the intricate settings or features that don't immediately jump out at us and demand our attention. Sometimes we flat out have to skip over some of them just so our reviews aren't 5,000 words with a 15-minute video. Fortunately, with the One M8, our time hasn't been limited to a short review window. I picked up the M8 as my personal daily driver a few months ago and have since become quite familiar with just about everything it does out of the box (and even what you can do to it with a little know how). ...

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    In a world of cookie-cutter designs, the Dot View case for HTC's One M8 is a breath of fresh air. Sure, we had a few issues with the way HTC manufactured this accessory, not to mention the steep price, but it's difficult to deny how eye-catching it is, and how useful the notifications it delivers can be. Today HTC drops an update for the case's corresponding Dot View app, adding a few new options that should hopefully make the accessory even more fun to use. The big one here is personalization: HTC now lets users choose between a number of themes – background images that act as special ...

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    You might remember that at the launch of the HTC One M8 I wrote an article titled “I was going to switch my iPhone 5s to an HTC One M8, but..”  and my arguments for avoiding the change were based on the poor camera, its lack of a fingerprint scanner, and the fact that boom sound wasn’t everything. Fast forward to today, give me an HTC One M8 for a week and now my iPhone is in a drawer. Since a lot of you asked us why this happened in our previous After The Buzz episode of the HTC One (M8), we'll compare both of these devices in a video, and tell you the reasons why. There is no such ...

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    Galaxy S5 Prime. Galaxy S5 LTE-A. Galaxy S5 SUPREME. Whatever you call it, we've spent the week getting to know Samsung's most polarizing Quad-HD flagship, and we know you've got questions. So we've got our review unit all charged up and ready for an on-air "live Galaxy S5 Prime review" of sorts, along with some compelling Samsung topics a few eager readers have already sent in, on today's Pocketnow Weekly podcast! But there's more to life than Samsung, so we're mixing in a whole lot more mobile tech talk for your expectant eardrums. We'll cover HTC's newest financials, Lenovo's obscene ...

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    For a lot of smartphone users, being able to juggle two SIMs on a single phone is a big deal. Maybe they're looking to get the best value for their mobile dollar, or expect to be traveling to areas where the ability to jump on to a local carrier's network would be ideal, but for whatever reason, dual SIM phones are in demand. The problem's been finding this sort of option on your favorite high-end flagship, and all too often users are forced to choose between dual SIM models and those with all the latest flagship features. Luckily for HTC fans, the One M8 will no longer put them in that ...

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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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    One of the many promises of Google Play edition devices was quick updates to the latest and greatest version of Android. After the launch of the developer previewAndroid L, it was assumed that the Google Play edition devices (especially the new one, the HTC One M8) would promptly get the update when it becomes official this fall. Today we're receiving confirmation of the One M8 Google Play edition Android L update, right from HTC's Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon. One of the biggest features of Android L is Material Design, which HTC's Sense 6 software already ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    HTC's One M8 has three main color options: gray, silver, and gold. Back in May, though, we saw a pair of new selections emerge. There was that new red One M8, which after first going up for sale in Taiwan has subsequently spread to availability in the States. There was also the new Sprint Harman/Kardon edition, which sported a two-tone black/champagne look. That latter option (or, at least, a tweaked design based on it) might be flirting with the idea of broader distribution, as a newly leaked image appears to show the One M8 in black. But is this something new? Compare that leaked pic ...

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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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