Posts tagged with: One M8
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    Sometimes it feels like choosing a mobile carrier is practically rolling the dice when it comes to your smartphone's update future. Will you end up on the luckier side of things, ending up closer to the front of the line when updates finally start heading out, or will you be like those kids with Z last names, doomed to be at the back of the stage on graduation day? HTC fans on AT&T know what the waiting game is like all too well, and while we've seen Android Marshmallow updates come to both the HTC One M8 and One M9 months ago across multiple carriers, AT&T users have been left ...

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    There’s nothing wrong with owning and cherishing devices from different “ecosystems”, but sometimes, it can be a little inconvenient and counter-intuitive. For instance, you still can’t pair an Apple Watch to an Android handheld. Meanwhile, no Android phones or tablets are compatible with Cupertino’s AirPlay protocol, so wirelessly streaming media from, say, a Galaxy S7 to an Apple TV requires a lot of jumping through hoops, installing third-party apps or even hacking your out-the-box version of Google’s OS. Check that, very few Androids play nice with AirPlay. Namely, the HTC ...

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    Did you know that, alongside the One M9 and A9, HTC also still sells the unlocked One M8 through its official US online store? Probably not, since the high-end veteran continues to cost $500 with Sprint and Verizon support. That’s preposterous, seeing as how you can actually score its sequel for less from Amazon and other third-party retailers. Meanwhile, the HTC 10 “threequel” is almost ready for its own commercial debut, so it’s time the Taiwanese OEM did something to clear up One M8 inventory. Rooting for a Tuesday-only “Hot Deal” to bring the two-year-old’s price down to ...

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    Things have been relatively quiet on the HTC Android 6.0 updating front for the past couple of months, as the Taiwanese device manufacturer slowly spread the One M8 and One M9 Marshmallow love worldwide, including on pretty much all major US carriers. But now the calm is just about to turn into a storm, as several older and newer mid-rangers get ready to follow their flagship cousins on the battery life, security and performance-enhancing M bandwagon. First up, you have your HTC Desire Eye, “confirmed” a couple of months ago as headed to software heaven, and reportedly receiving ...

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    As the news goes for red, it shall go for magenta. Mo Versi has tweeted yet again, and if you're an owner of a carrier-branded HTC device, you've probably been looking forward to his tweets to see when your phone gets the next Android update. T-Mobile HTC One M8 owners, your update is Marshmallow and your starting date is March 7. Just like Verizon. [center] Great news on T-Mobile HTC One (M8) owners! We have received technical approval on Marshmallow! OTA to start on 3/7. Thank you @mvenugopal — Mo Versi (@moversi) March 4, 2016 [/center] We're still waiting on AT&T to get its act ...

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    Say what you will about the striking similarities between the One A9 and recent iPhones, the One M9 and M8, and HTC’s decision to wait until after MWC to unveil the One M10, aka just 10. But when it comes to software updates, the Taiwanese OEM clearly has the edge over at least one of its Korean arch-rivals so far this year. While Samsung stumbled and fumbled the oft-delayed “global” Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, as well as the S6 Edge+ and Note 5, HTC deployed 6.0 goodies for its unlocked One M8 and M9 way back in December. Despite having multiple priorities ...

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    The survival of Microsoft’s mobile operating system is quite a delicate affair, and it continues to be extremely hard to predict exactly where W10M will head from here. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL aren’t looking like mainstream blockbusters, but they haven’t flopped either. Meanwhile, the low-end Lumia 550 wasn’t marketed aggressively enough to strike gold, and the upcoming 650 might be too lackluster to stand out even if promoted properly. As for Windows 10 Mobile devices manufactured by third-party OEMs, the NuAns Neo and Vaio Phone Biz are unlikely to ever go global, whereas the ...

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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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