Posts tagged with: One Max
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    A leaked document, back on January, disclosed HTC's plans for updating some of its devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop. While the One Mini 2 (aka One M8 Mini) was on the list, the company decided to cancel its Lollipop plans in order to maintain the required user experience. However, the HTC One Max was thankfully not removed because of the same reasons, as the phablet is starting to get its refresh. Despite being listed for T3 (third trimester, Q3), some users are getting the HTC One Max Lollipop update as we speak. So far, devices in some Asian and European markets should expect to receive ...

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    Now that we've got the One M8 update out of the way – at least for unlocked models, that is – it's time to look over the rest of HTC's smartphone portfolio and check out when the juicy goodness of Android 5.0 will grace the models in question. A source out of Vietnam has posted what looks to be a legitimate look at the various HTC Lollipop update plans for a variety of the company's models, including the recently-launched Desire EYE and Desire 816, so let's have a look at when to expect your update. Naturally, the 2014 flagship One M8 is first up in the first quarter, followed ...

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    The last few years have not been the best for HTC. Its market share, revenues, and profits have all been sliding while its largest competitor, Samsung, has been raking in more sales, profits, and the like. Such has been the case for most smartphone manufacturers (who are not Apple and Samsung, of course), but HTC's journey, in particular, makes for an interesting story. Despite its several fumbles and missteps since 2011, it still has a massive, die-hard following around its smartphones. Whether it's due to the elegant hardware and design, ultra high standards in build quality, or simply ...

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    Tomorrow, we're looking forward to Sense 6.0 debuting on the all new HTC One; for something that's not yet official, that news is all but certain. OK, but what does Sense 6.0's arrival mean for all the other HTC hardware? What existing devices might be getting Sense 6.0 by means of future updates – and then, when might we hope to see those updates arrive? Well, apparently HTC's current problem with leaks extends far beyond the new One itself, and the latest identifies its plans for bringing Sense 6.0 to last year's One, One Max, and One Mini. The first device to get a Sense 6.0 update ...

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    All done getting introduced to HTC's new Desire 816 thanks to our hands-on video? All right, then: you're all set to see how the 816 measures-up to HTC's flagship One series, and we laid them all out at MWC 2014 to give you a proper sense of scale. Make no mistake: just because the Desires may be more budget-focused devices doesn't mean that the Ones will dwarf the 816. This guy is still a phablet, after all. And while it may not have the sleek metal design of the Ones, its straightforward, sharp look makes the 816 attractive in its own right. Take a step back, and you might just mistake ...

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    A German court sided with Nokia on Friday, in a patent-related lawsuit against HTC, and has found eight-out-of-nine of the Taiwan-made Android phones to be infringing. The patent in case is EP1246071, which refers to a "method of configuring electronic devices" (specifically helping computers decide which drivers to use upon USB-plugging-in the device). Nokia has scored a recent win in the UK too against HTC, when the One mini could have been banned, alongside the One flagship, but HTC somehow managed to overturn that decision temporarily. In Germany, HTC claims that the One family of ...

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    After you've made your decision and have picked up your very own smartphone, phablet, or tablet, you're going to want to pick up a couple accessories. First off you'll want a case, next you'll want some way to charge it while you're on the go. Cases come in all shapes and sizes, but your recharging options usually require a power outlet of some sort, whether it's in the wall or in your car. What if you could combine the two? That's the idea behind HTC's extended battery case, the HTC Power Flip Case for the HTC One max. The complication with integrated batteries is that they're not ...

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    Few will dispute that HTC makes great hardware – or even great devices. In fact, over the last five years, HTC has managed to make some of the most compelling mobile handsets the market has ever seen, with a handful of firsts to boot. It made the first consumer Android smartphone, the first WiMAX and LTE smartphones, the first phone with a 3D camera, the first 4.3-inch smartphone, and even the first ever Google Nexus device, the famed Nexus One. HTC has had its moments over the years, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. While many have defected, there are still hordes of die-hard HTC fans out ...

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    We're slowly leaving another year behind us, and what a year 2013 was! We couldn't have asked for more, yet, we're excitedly looking forward to seeing what 2014 will bring, and we know it's going to be even better. Smartphones, tablets, phablets, curved screens, convertibles, fingerprint readers, acquisitions, companies rising, falling, and I've just realized I could fill the entire page with keywords descriptive for 2013. It's a Pocketnow tradition to look back, every year end, at what happened, good or bad, and, of course, forward, to what we think we can foresee for the year to come. ...

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    Click this link to join the hangout! . Topic This week was pretty busy, and in an unexpected way; we like it! We're seeing new Google Play Edition devices -- LG G Pad 8.3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Nexus 7 in white -- and we've published our reviews of the Motorola Moto G and Nokia Lumia 1520. If that's not enough, Android 4.4.2 is being pushed out to Nexus devices -- some didn't even get the chance to grab the 4.4.1 update -- and HTC is announcing a black version of its One Max phablet, given, for Hong Kong. Spotify started offering free music streaming to mobile devices, and a new, ...

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    We've already seen the Gold HTC One with the occasion of its announcement on November 25, but the Taiwanese phone maker is just now introducing the same model, with the color called Brilliant Gold, for the Hong Kong market. And, the One flagship doesn't come alone, as the press release refers to the second basic color of the HTC One Max too. In Hong Kong, the HTC One Max will be available in black. As a reminder, the black version of the One flagship came shortly after the silver one (available at launch) so we're seeing a similar strategy here. Those residing in Hong Kong are available ...

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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a teamwide consensus. We ...

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    Every time a new version of Android comes out it's only natural that people will want to run it on their Android-powered device -- even if it's not a Nexus. Nexus devices usually get the latest version of Android faster than their OEM counterparts, but there are still some things that you can do to get a KitKat experience on your non-KitKat device today! First of all you'll need a smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 or higher. The phone I'll show you in the video isn't exactly "old" (it's a Sprint HTC One Max), but the same process should work for you, as long as you're running 4.0+. ...

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    When HTC first launched the One, back in the early days of the year, we caught a few glimpses of a red variant of the handset. While HTC was quick to bury that version, leaving us unsure what to think about it, it ultimately popped back up over the summer, going fully official. Since then, we've seen availability for this red version greatly expand, and the HTC One Mini get a red edition of its own. That's left the new One Max as the odd one out, but it won't be for long, by all appearances; Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone has started featuring a red One Max in a new promotional campaign. ...

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    Take a look at Apple's iPhone. Other than incremental updates and improvements, an iPhone is basically just like any other iPhone. Apple has it easy in that it doesn't have to compete with any other manufacturer. Unfortunately, that also limits the options Apple can offer. Many will claim this is a weakness, others will claim it's a strength. Truth be told, it's probably a bit of both. But what of the other players in the game? Windows Phones come in a variety of configurations, but the wildcard is Android. Devices powered by Android can come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, in ...

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    HTC's largest screened smartphone to date debuted last month, and ever since we've had our eye on the One Max's arrival in the States. Last week we were talking about Sprint's plans for the phablet, but today we've got Verizon in our sights, learning of the handset's arrival alongside two much more petite Androids. The One Max itself will run Verizon users just about $300 on-contract. While not exactly surprising, given Verizon's penchant towards pricing phablets in this manner, we're still worried that specs like the Snapdragon 600, versus a beefier 800, might make it hard for shoppers to ...

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    "You will always be a child of two worlds. The question you face is: which path will you choose?" That's Sarek's paternal advice to Spock in an introductory scene from the 2009 Star Trek film, but with a little bleary-headed Thursday-morning thinking, we can apply it to our current situation. Namely, our position on the space-time continuum staring down another holiday season, with retail shelves packed with oversized smartphones that all too easily blur into a featureless haze of giant rectangles. For a first-time phablet shopper, figuring out where to start can be pretty daunting. ...

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    It's been nearly one month by this point since HTC launched the One Max, its stab at a 5.9-inch phablet version of the flagship One. When HTC made its announcement, the company was clear that launch plans included a release in the US, mentioning carriers like Verizon and Sprint. Later, we heard Sprint talking about the One Max itself, in the context of the network's high-speed LTE “Spark” system; there, the One Max's arrival was described as occurring “later this year,” but without greater specificity. While Sprint has yet to go public with an official date for the One Max, it ...

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    Got a few hundred clams burning a hole in your pocket? Do you love absurdly oversized smartphone displays? Do you see no need for mobile devices to include a stylus in 2013? Then you, friend, have come to the right place. The subjects of today's Pocketnow comparison are not alien to us. Each is a positively massive smartphone featuring powerful media consumption capabilities. We’ve already separately reviewed both the HTC One max and the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, and we’ve also subjected them to innumerable comparisons - some worthwhile, some outrageous. But there's nothing quite so ...

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    The spread of LTE has brought higher data speeds than ever before to our smartphones, yet carriers aren't resting on their laurels; we've already been talking about where things can go from here, like with the LTE-Advanced support that's come to phones like the Galaxy S 4. Today we heard about something a little different from Sprint, with news of its own high-speed LTE service, dubbed Spark. The way Sprint describes it, the key to Spark is its tri-band operation, taking full advantage of Sprint's spectrum holdings and seamlessly transitioning the LTE connection between them for optimal ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    There comes a time when you just gotta do what the readers want. Particularly when their demands are awesome. You tweeted, you pleaded, you emailed, you told us in person at trade shows and during mildly creepy public run-ins: "have Marques Brownlee on the Weekly!" you demanded. And after weeks of dancing around schedules, overseas trips, and major product releases, we've finally managed to make it happen. For the first time in recorded history, MKBHD and Pocketnow have collaborated to bring you two full hours of audio-podcast goodness. That sounds a lot more grandiose than three guys ...

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    Honest truth: we'd rather be comparing the One max with the Galaxy Mega. It's a better fit, after all: HTC's latest monster is much less a minimized tablet than it is a maximized smartphone, just like Samsung's preposterous Mega creation. As we mentioned in our full review of the One max, the company's goal with its newest device was to port the experience of the earlier One to a larger form factor. And when, at the press event where HTC distributed review units, someone from another tech site called the One max "more a Mega than a Note," HTC didn't seem particularly put off by the ...

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    You might say this comparison is unnecessary. After all, most people don't need help deciding whether to buy a smartphone or a refrigerator door, right? Given the choice between a standard-sized handheld and a beastly monolith, most folks can tell pretty quickly which they prefer. But it's not that simple. HTC's One is one of the most visible, most well-regarded smartphones of the year -  and so it would follow, in the mind of the mythical average consumer, that something called the "One max" should be even better - maybe much better, right? Well, as our full HTC One max review revealed, ...

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    The HTC One Max is one interesting device, as you can tell from our review. It features a multi-functional fingerprint scanner aside from flagship specs, but we don't really know the future price point of the phablet. However, a recent report tries to anticipate that, placing a RMB 5,088 (around $833) label the device. This is for the unlocked device, as mentioned in the report. When it comes to security, we know that Apple is storing your fingerprint on the iPhone 5S, with no access to it. HTC clarified the situation of the One Max, and, apparently, the same policy applies. "The ...

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