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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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    Many of us here at Pocketnow have been quite disappointed with the lack of love for "mini" phones – they're generally crammed with mid-range specs, don't get wide carrier adoption, and lag behind in terms of support and updates. The HTC One Mini update to Sense 6 is long overdue according to many, but it's finally here for AT&T users. The update, which weighs in at a hefty 550MB, brings quite a few changes to the aging device. Apart from the base Sense 6 features, there are updates to the Gallery and Camera app, the addition of Extreme Power Saving Mode, and other miscellaneous ...

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    HTC makes some great high-end devices, and we gave the One M8 one of the highest scores that we've ever given a device. But that's a "flagship" phone, what about the mid-tier? Luckily HTC has you covered there as well, in more ways that one! When diving to the middle, HTC had a couple ways it could go to keep the price of the device down. One option was to make the device smaller, the other was to drop the specifications - or both. We've already told you what we think of the HTC Desire 816 in our full review: a mid-tier phone with flagship DNA. Similarly, we've given the HTC One mini 2 ...

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    HTC already offers a beautifully crafted Android smartphone with the One M8 – but for all its beauty, it sure is big. So for those who put a premium on pocket space (or pocket change) comes a smaller, cheaper alternative. The new HTC One mini 2 hits shelves this summer with a mission to bring the One M8’s high-end user experience to the midsize category. But the landscape of mini smartphones is a pockmarked one, cratered with cut corners and dotted with disappointment. Is the One mini 2 truly something different, or just another compromise in disguise? Let's find out. • Video ...

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    If last year is any indication, the HTC One (M8) should be followed by a HTC One Mini (M5?), just as the One (M7) was followed by the One Mini (M4). It will likely compete against Samsung's Galaxy S5 Mini, whose tentative specs have been recently leaked. We've already heard mentions of the 2014 HTC One Mini, and a carrier even referenced it last week. According to unverified UK retailer inside sources, the 2014 HTC One Mini will be available next month, in May. It will be no surprise that it will inherit most of the looks of the One (M8) -- just like last year's model -- and the screen ...

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    Even in the absence of any specific rumors to its existence, we'd still be expecting HTC to be working on a new Mini version of this year's One M8, just as we got the first One Mini several months following the launch of its own parent phone. But luckily for us, we're not working on pure guesswork, and a couple leaks have already gotten quite specific about this new Mini hardware. Late last week, we caught the latest reference to the smartphone, leaving us wondering just how soon it might launch. We still don't have a firm date available, but some new rumors sure narrow-down the window ...

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    HTC introduced its first One back in February of last year; five months later, the One Mini (above) joined it. So, unsurprisingly, for much of the time we've been talking about the M8 arriving as this year's One, the notion of an M8 Mini has been bouncing around alongside it. Earlier this year, those rumors started getting quite specific, identifying part of a model number and later delivering detailed hardware info, including a 4.5-inch 720p display. Tonight this all new HTC One Mini is back in our thoughts, as a carrier seems to have inadvertently listed the phone on its website. Swedish ...

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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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    HTC is in an interesting spot. Last year, it launched a flagship, which bore its all new, consolidated branding: One. The phone was the recipient of tons of praise and some of the most positive reviews of a smartphone … potentially ever. It raised the bar in build quality and design in the Android space, and to this day, it's still winning awards. Yet the Taiwan-based company is continuing to hemorrhage more money each quarter. Our own Stephen Schenck spilled the beans on HTC's latest earnings report earlier this week. Essentially, revenue is down 37.2 percent for January and February ...

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    In a nutshell, the all new HTC One is no longer a mystery, so long as the controversial leak from earlier this week is to be believed. A preproduction model found its way into the hands of 14-year-old Roshan Jamkatel, who created a lengthy (and rather shaky) walkthrough video of the M8. While Jamkatel didn't necessarily talk specs, he did confirm quite a few of the most recent rumors, such as the introduction of on-screen navigation buttons, the dual-camera setup, and a new face for BlinkFeed. The video also unveiled unexpected details, like a microSD card slot. What we didn’t need the ...

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    There are plenty of miniature things in this world that are great. Love or hate it, the Mini Cooper S is an incredibly fun car to drive. The iPad mini is a smaller, more affordable version of the iPad Air with just as much power and prowess. Even mini golf is one of my favorite time wasters to partake in when I'm on vacation. If my opinion on "mini" were instead based on the mobile industry's meaning of the word, I would hate practically everything with the mini tag. We all would. Samsung has been doing it for a few years now – throwing the mini tag on the end of its popular Galaxy S ...

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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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    Didn't get enough of that sweet mid-range-on-mid-range action from our Sony Xperia M2 vs HTC One Mini comparison video? Fear not, smartphone fan, for the Mobile World Congress is a big, big event, and its walls are home to more smartphones than most of us would know what to do with. Satisfied we saw everything we needed to from the M2, we went looking for other mid-rangers to share with you, and came across one of LG's many new additions, the G2 Mini. The G2 Mini may play fast and loose with that word "mini," but we're going to do our best comparing it against the One Mini. Really, it's an ...

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    Sony's new Xperia M2 is the more compact of the models it introduced at the MWC this morning. With a qHD display and Snapdragon 400 SoC, it's a few steps removed from a top-shelf smartphone, but certain specs like its eight-megapixel camera help elevate it a little above the chaff. We've already shown you how the M2 compares to the Z2, as well as given you a hands-on of the phone itself, and now we switch gears and see how it measures-up to some of its competition, putting it against HTC's One Mini. Sure, the One Mini has a much smaller and higher-res display than the M2 (really, the ...

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    Now that we looked at the Huawei Ascend G6, we're comparing it to a phone that is (somewhat) similar in specs and utility: HTC's One Mini, a mid-range device which has a lot of things in common (and a lot of other things unique) with the Ascend G6. Both of these phones have an aluminum back, but, while the One Mini has a four megapixel "UltraPixel" camera at its back, the Ascend G6's front-facer has a five-megapixel webcam. If that's not enough (or you don't care about taking pictures), it's 720p (One Mini) vs qHD (Ascend G6), and a lot of other discrepancies. Check out the on-site ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    If 2013 is of any indication, HTC should play the same card in 2014 too. On February 19 (note, before MWC 2013) HTC announced the One flagship and on July 18 the company unveiled its smaller sibling, the HTC One Mini. This year, the HTC M8 (the One+, One 2, or another name) is expected to be unveiled sometime during the first quarter of the year, bearing the model number 0P6B120 which we initially heard about back in November. According to @evleaks, the 0P6B (only first part of the model number for the M8) will be followed to the market by a certain 0P8B (our note, we're likely looking ...

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    Every so often, we get to talking about how much storage is available on our phones out of the box – and not the 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB on the spec flyer, but how much is actually free for us to use, after system software, OEM add-ons, and all that pre-installed bloat is accounted for. The thing is, we only pay a lot of attention to it after we first notice it's a problem – like how Microsoft found itself in hot water when Surface RT owners noticed their “32GB” tablets only having 16GB free. What we don't usually see is a nice breakdown, comparing the situation on a whole lot of ...

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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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    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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    October 24 was the date on which the official Android 4.3 update started to roll out to the HTC One flagship, complete with Sense 5.5. Now the HTC One Mini, the miniature version of the flagship, is getting the same treatment, though the download might be rolled out in stages and you'll have to wait a little to grab your own. That said, our own HTC One Mini has just received its notification. Aside from Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5 (which now allows you to disable BlinkFeed altogether, in case you don't like/use it), there are additional improvements in the Video Highlights department, ...

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    Sometimes there's so much news you need to call in the Reserves just to handle it all, and that's just what we've done this week. Between Google's surprise announcement of an unlikely pair of additions to the Google Play Store; Microsoft's rumored offer to pay Samsung to keep making Windows Phones; and a boatload of reviews, we're in over our heads this week - so we've brought in four team members to do the news justice. Sorry, no listener mail this week - but in its place you get a consolation prize: you get to know what curious fate befell that Lumia 2520 we were tinkering with a while ...

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    Last week, we learned about some legal problems HTC was facing, in the light of a patent suit brought on by Nokia. A court in the UK found a couple HTC phones to be infringing on Nokia patents, which would be bad enough on its own, but HTC also faced an injunction preventing it from continuing to sell certain models while it attempted to appeal the ruling. It was able to postpone the injunction on its flagship One, but another the One Mini didn't fare quite so well, and sales of that model were ordered to cease. This week, HTC has managed to find itself a bit of luck, and the court has ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's financial improvements, which are great news, even though there is a ban on the HTC One mini in the UK. Apple is next as we go through the company's plans to bring us a 12.9-inch 4K iPad in the next couple of months. Android 4.4.1 follows the news as it is in advanced testing as well. We then cover the news of Motorola's CEO apologizing over their Cyber Monday disaster in trying to sell the Moto X. We end today's show talking about the company that sold most on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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