Posts tagged with: One M8
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Don't lie, HTC One M8 owners: you were jealous when the Desire EYE went official, complete with its 13MP front and rear-facing cameras, along with a suite of nifty camera tricks. While (unfortunately) HTC won't be sending swappable camera modules to all One M8 owners, it will be beefing up the software abilities of the device, with the HTC One M8 EYE Experience update scheduled to be available for unlocked models tomorrow. The software will bring a multitude of the Desire EYE's camera features – many of which we explored extensively in our in-depth hands-on with that phone – including ...

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    In terms of size alone, it would stand to reason the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is a better match for HTC's One mini 2 and the full-sized Xperia Z3 is better suited for a comparison with the One M8. The latter may still be true, but the Xperia Z3 Compact is actually strikingly similar to the One M8, at least on the inside. Both phones have front-firing audio, similar chipsets, the same RAM, similar storage options, the same battery capacity, and most of the same connectivity options. The One M8 does have infrared and the Z3 Compact has water resistance not found on the One M8. Otherwise, it's ...

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    Weirdly enough, HTC's Desire EYE isn't your average Desire family member in the same way a device like the Desire 610 or Desire 816 is: it also brings along with it pretty premium specs. Just how good are those specs, though, when compared to HTC's metal-clad flagship, the One M8? We're here to find out, in our full HTC Desire EYE vs HTC One M8 specs comparison. It isn't an all-out win for either side, but it is clear which is the flagship here. The One M8 scoops up four wins total in our spec categories below, while the Desire EYE pics up a mere two – both being because of the ...

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    Apple’s launch of the iPhone 6 has definitely made a ton of headlines. From the acclaimed “bendgate” issues of the iPhone 6 Plus, to this being Apple’s best selling iPhone lineup in history, a lot is to be expected from Apple’s latest and greates smartphone. Is this iPhone really worth your money, or should you consider other Android options in the market? My Twitter account has been on fire lately, and that’s mainly because I was the guy that ditched the iPhone 5s for an HTC One M8 a few months ago. Now that everyone has learned that I’m back to using an iPhone 6, it’s ...

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    The "Eye"-codenamed upcoming HTC device is still a mystery. Depending on who you tend to believe, it's all about either the front-facing camera -- for a brand new "selfie" phone, like we didn't have enough of those already -- or, like this most recent report claims, about the main camera. In any case, the consensus is that the "Eye" tentative moniker describes some sort of camera functionality. Today's HTC One M8 Eye rumors try to predict several things: first off, we're seeing the phone being "placed" in the One M8 family, where the original One M8, and the newcomer, the One M8 running ...

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    One of the best things HTC's doing with the software on its Android models lately has been the way it's distributing even HTC-exclusive apps on the Play Store. By doing so, it's able to deliver app updates to users far more easily than it would through monolithic system software updates. We've already seen it go down that path with its Gallery app, and today learn about a new release that's incoming, bringing some additional features to the One M8 and Butterfly 2. The fact that we're talking about those two models should clue you in to the focus here: new Duo Camera stuff. Specifically, we ...

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    Two of the hottest phones this year are Sony's Xperia Z3 and HTC's One M8. We've had a chance to give the latter the full Pocketnow review treatment, but the second one has just been announced – we'd still like to compare them though, so what better way to set up a Sony Xperia Z3 vs HTC One M8 throwdown than a specs comparison? It turns out, there are a good amount of differences between the two phones. The One M8 has a more pixel-dense screen, though it loses out in the processor department in the same way that the Xperia Z2 did. The Z3 also has more RAM than the One M8, and a ...

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    I remember how free I felt the first time I dabbled in alternative operating systems on my old family PC. After growing tired of using Windows Vista, I started looking around and asking friends what I should do. One suggested trying Windows XP Black Edition, a hacked version of XP, and another suggested trying various builds of Linux. Ultimately, I gave Ubuntu a try. I never looked back. From that day, I stopped using Windows. It felt incredible to load whatever software I wanted onto my hardware. This instilled a certain mentality in me that carried over to smartphones, which were ...

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    After the HTC One M8 for Windows went official earlier this week, one comparison was instantly called for: what's the difference between it, and the regular ole One M8? Well, first of all, there's the operating system ... but the truth is that the difference extends beyond that. We go over all that in our HTC One M8 for Windows vs HTC One M8 video comparison right down below. In terms of hardware, there's nothing different – on the inside. There's the Windows Phone branding right under the HTC logo, and the phone only is available in a Gunmetal Grey variant for now. You can also only ...

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    Whenever we see spec wars between smartphones, a lot of people forget to note that each operating system handles its respective hardware differently. It would be unfair to compare a Windows Phone to an Android phone on a spec sheet, as we do know that Windows Phone requires much less power to perform just as well as Android, and which is something that doesn't speak highly of Android. If you're wondering just how power efficient a Windows Phone can be when running on the same specs as Android, just have a look at the HTC One M8 for Windows, and see for yourself. The spec sheet of both ...

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    HTC recently announced a new version of its flagship HTC One M8 smartphone and the only difference is that it's running Windows Phone 8.1.1. This instantly made many of us remember the old days when HTC was king of smartphones in part because it allowed the hacking community to have free reign over their phones. The comments on our first impressions of the device lit up with wishes and hopes for dual-boot capabilities. Back in 2002, HTC released a touch screen smartphone codenamed the "Wallaby" and it was originally released by O2 as the O2 XDA. That's how the XDA-Developers site came ...

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    HTC, Microsoft, and Verizon came together this morning to announce one of the most high-profile Windows Phone handsets we've heard about in a while, the One M8 for Windows. We've already taken an in-depth look at this release, comparing its hardware against the cream of the WP crop, talked about what the phone means for the companies involved, and shared with you some pics of the hardware in action. Now we're taking our experience with the One M8 for Windows to the next logical level, bringing you a video hands-on with the new smartphone. We've seen the base M8 hardware before, so instead ...

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    The HTC One M8 for Windows is official as of this morning, and we're right this very minute getting some video coverage of the device for those of you who value sweaty, jittery hands-on phone footage above all else. But we also managed to snag a few minutes with the device formerly known as the HTC One W8 prior to this morning's festivities, and we've prepared some first impressions for those who prefer the written word to the spoken one. First the basics, in case you missed the official news post in this morning's flurry of releases. The HTC One M8 for Windows is a carbon copy of the ...

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    Less than a month ago, some old rumors popped back up: HTC would supposedly release a version of its One M8 running Windows Phone. We heard the same thing about the One M7, and that never happened, and here we were four months removed from the One M8's launch, with talk that this cross-platform push could still be happening. But over the following days the “well wouldn't that be neat” idea quickly picked up momentum, and between the announcement of an August 19 HTC event and the discovery of evidence pointing to just such a WP One M8 getting ready for Verizon, this really looked like ...

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    The HTC One M8 on Verizon still hasn't pushed past Android 4.4.2, but if tweets from HTC Americas President Jason Mackenzie and Product Management VP Mo Versi are to be believed, that Verizon HTC One M8 Android 4.4.3 update may be happening very soon. As Mackenzie describes it, the update will be pushed out "by mid-Sept," which doesn't exactly leave us happy at all, considering that Android 4.4.4 is already out (and we're expecting Android L in just a few short months), but hey, it's something. Versi adds to Mackenzie's information by stating that the release is on track for a release in ...

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    Tomorrow is August 19, which means that HTC's next press event is nearly upon us. While the company hasn't out and confirmed what it will be announcing, nor does the event invitation itself hint at the product to expect, a number of signs have been pointing to the company revealing a Windows Phone-running version of its Android One M8. The latest bit of circumstantial evidence turns up at this late hour, with the release of an image showing off some in-store Verizon promotional material for a WP8 One M8. We spot a couple things of interest here. First is that name, and there's no HTC One ...

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    When we reviewed the HTC One M8, we were discovered it was one of the best looking and feeling Android handsets around. In fact, very few other Android smartphones even come close in build quality and design. Not only is its hardware impressive, though, it's a great smartphone through and through. It's camera isn't mind-blowing, but it's far from the worst; the Sense 6 software is actually very nice; the BoomSound speakers provide a one-of-a-kind, pocket-sized multimedia experience; and things like battery life and network performance are great. Xiaomi, being a company based on many of ...

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    Odds are looking very good that we're just about to see HTC introduce a new version of its Android-running One M8, only this time reconfigured as a Windows Phone 8.1 handset. An HTC event scheduled for next week is likely to formally introduce us to the smartphone, and if what we've heard about its hardware is correct, it really will be the One M8 we know and love, just with a software swap. If we've got two versions of the same phone, each running a different platform, does that mean it will only be a matter of time before custom ROM enthusiasts find a way to convert a handset back and ...

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    At this point, there's little denying that HTC is working on a new Windows Phone model, one that uses the company's Android-powered One M8 as its base. We've seen official imagery of just such a handset getting ready for Verizon, and unless we're misreading things here, the upcoming August 19 HTC event could well be the vehicle by which we're formally introduced to this smartphone. But will it really be a full-fledged One M8, just running Windows Phone? Might HTC change some portion of the hardware? Maybe the controversial UltraPixel camera? Not if this latest rumor has anything to say ...

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    One of the benefits of taking apps that otherwise would only be available stock on a device, and bringing them into the Play Store, is that updates can be provided in a quick and easy manner, and that's exactly what HTC has demonstrated with its latest HTC Gallery update. The update is actually quite substantial, as it lets One M8 owners share their Duo Camera-captured images on the internet. People who view images shared through this method will be able to not only view, but interact with UFocus, Dimension Plus, and Foregrounder images through a browser window -- it works similarly to how ...

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