Posts tagged with: One S

[Full One S Review] Part of HTC's new "One" series of smartphones, the One S was announced at CES 2012. Like the other "One" series devices, the One S ships with HTC's latest Sense 4.0 UI built on top of Android 4.0 ICS. Packed inside is a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260A processor couple with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. On front is a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a qHD (540 x 960) resolution. The One S smartphone features two cameras, one front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat and a rear facing eight-megapixel camera with LED flash. Read on for the latest HTC One S news, reviews and videos:

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Android 4.3, and a unique feature that's being leaked and that could make your experience with notifications much better. HTC disappoints us next as the HTC One S has just loss all promises for Sense 5 or any other software update. The Budget iPhone makes headlines next as we've got the first leaked photos of the color options you might get. Verizon and Motorola take the spotlight next as the Droid Ultra smartphone line-up just got teased. We end today's show talking about Motorola again, this time because the Moto X gets its first ad, and ...

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    In this industry, it's an inevitability: sooner or later (and all too often, sooner) a manufacturer throws in the towel for an aging handset, deciding to no longer devote resources towards bringing it updates packed with the newest software. The latest casualty comes from HTC's 2012 lineup, as the company confirms that the One S will not receive future Android nor Sense updates. This tale got started over on HTC France's Facebook page, but it's since been confirmed as the official company line: no more One S updates. Back in February, HTC specifically named the One S as one of the Androids ...

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    Earlier this month we got to see HTC launch its new One flagship, the phone that will usher in Sense 5. It's quite the departure from earlier iterations of Sense, and love it or hate it, existing HTC users have probably been wondering whether or not there were plans to make it available for current devices. HTC recently took to Facebook to address these questions, and let us know a little about how Sense 5 updates will arrive. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of phones that will see Sense 5, but HTC specifically says that the global versions of the One X, One X+, One S, and the ...

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    It was not "by the end of October", as previously stated, but it surely was a great surprise for those who have an HTC One S. Looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer teamed up with Santa and WWE (worldwide English) flavors of the phone are getting the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean refresh. There are a lot of CID numbers that appear to be eligible and reportedly getting the update and there's also a direct link to the firmware but we advise you to wait for the over-the-air update notification, just to be on the safe side. The version number is 3.16.401.8 and it also brings Sense 4+ so you've got ...

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    HTC and its One series of Androids have been all over the news this morning, upon the official announcement of the One X+, as well as the surprise reveal of the One VX. If you already jumped at the chance to pick up an earlier One model, we've got some news for you, too, upon HTC spilling the beans (no pun intended) on Jelly Bean for a couple of those handsets. HTC has made it clear for months that Jelly Bean was on the agenda for most of its existing One-series Androids, but the lingering question has always been just when would it get around to delivering those updates. Today HTC gave ...

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    We're sure owners of the HTC One S on T-Mobile would much rather be seeing their phones updated to Jelly Bean, but as they continue to wait for that release, a new update to Android 4.0.4 just dropped, bringing with it a bunch of fixes and an upgrade to HTC's Sense 4.1. So, what's on tap? There are a whole mess of connectivity improvements, with a lot of focus on improved WiFi functionality. That means fixes for issues with dropped connections and those occurring on the fringe of WiFi coverage areas. You'll also see reduced lag, fewer app crashes or spontaneous device resets, and ...

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    News broke yesterday that Australian carrier Telstra is expecting HTC to prepare Jelly Bean updates for its One S and One XL models. Obviously, we're going to start seeing Android 4.1 updates coming out for plenty of recently-released handsets, but outside of Google devices, there hasn't been much news along those lines to date. Now that the subject of these JB updates for HTC's phones had been raised, the company decided to release a short statement, verifying the news and mentioning that JB is on the way for another of its models, as well. It's hardly a shocker, but along with the One XL ...

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    Right now, if you want to pick up an HTC One S in the States on T-Mobile, you're stuck with only the gray-ish "blue" color option. If that was the only one around, we'd be fine with it, but international One S users have the choice to also go with a sleek, black design; we bet more than a few you with T-Mobile One S handsets wish you had that same option when purchasing your phone. If the current situation wasn't frustrating enough, now we're learning that T-Mobile does, indeed, have some of these black models, but it won't be selling them to you anytime soon. Much like the customized ...

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    With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out, everyone with a rather recent smartphone is wondering when will their OEM of choice release Google's latest and greatest to grace us with Project Butter for our phones. Telstra in Australia confirmed that HTC is working on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates. While there is no ETA on when HTC will release the refresh to Telstra for testing, the carrier confirmed that the HTC One S and the HTC One XL (which is basically the American HTC One X, with the dual-core processor) should be getting it soon. How soon is anyone's guess but according to the carrier "HTC is ...

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    I've turned an HTC One X into one of my two daily drivers for the last two or three weeks. Not that I didn't enjoy the company of my old Galaxy Nexus, but I'm on the list of people that really do enjoy HTC Sense. I know it's either a love-or-hate relationship for many of you, but Sense is the best of many worlds for me. It has all the social integration I love about Windows Phone 7, all the polish that attracts me about iOS, and it’s running on the fluidity and openness that I've come to enjoy about Android. Sadly, the year is 2012. For many of you that are using Windows Phone devices or ...

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    Lately, HTC has been talking about focusing its efforts on a limited number of higher-end smartphones, distancing itself from the kind of lower-tier models that have been part of its lineup in the past. In a recent interview, CEO Peter Chou reiterated this sentiment, discussing the company's desire to use "better materials to make better products that offer premium experience". Is that what it's doing, though? There's nothing wrong with concentrating your efforts on a small number of top-tier devices, just like Apple does. For that to be successful, though, those few models really need to ...

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    Last month, we learned about an HTC Android that sounded a whole lot like the One S, but with a different processor option. Referred to as the Ville C (the original One S went by codename Ville), the phone looked like a carbon copy of the One S, save for swapping out the 1.5GHz S4 for a 1.7GHz S3. Except, the source who provided the leak claimed that the 1.7GHz figure was a typo, and it should have read 1.2GHz instead; will all this confusion over the find, we weren't quite sure what to think. Thankfully, HTC has just confirmed a new version of the One S for some markets that appears to ...

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    Four months ago, we heard some rumors that HTC might be the first manufacturer to join Sony's phones as PlayStation Certified Androids, granting them access to Sony's curated app store. This week, we see those claims come true, with Sony officially announcing the phones of HTC's One series as the first of that manufacturer's devices to enter the program. Is this a boon for Android gamers, though, or just another example of Android fragmentation? When we heard those old rumors, we wondered if HTC might be developing some Xperia Play-like hardware, and this one new model would be its ...

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    Just about a month ago, we learned of an annoying problem that was affecting some owners of the HTC One S on T-Mobile, where trying to take advantage of the carrier's WiFi calling option was tearing through the phone's battery capacity at an accelerated rate. The solution T-Mobile offered at the time, of just leaving your phone plugged-in, wasn't very satisfying, so we were hoping to see it make good on its promise to later address the issue via software update. That update is now finally about to land, with the carrier advising One S owners to expect it to start arriving on June 4. The ...

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    Back before we learned about HTC's new One-series of Androids, we knew the One S by its codename, the HTC Ville. A new leak draws us back to that name, suggesting we could be seeing the manufacturer release a closely-related device now going by codename Ville C. Just as we'd expect from the connection between their names, the Ville C's supposed specs have a lot in common with One S hardware (above). It sticks with the same 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display, gigabyte of RAM, eight-megapixel main camera, and 16GB of internal storage that we have on the One S. We're even supposed to be dealing with ...

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    WiFi calling is a great resource for T-Mobile subscribers, not only letting them save on plan minutes when completing their calls using a WiFi connection instead of a cellular signal, but also letting calls penetrate deep into buildings where cell reception could otherwise be spotty at best. That feature's present on HTC's latest Android for the carrier, its One S. Problem is, there's apparently a power management bug tied to WiFi calls on the One S, and it's threatening to drain users' batteries. The exact details of this problem haven't been revealed, but a support page up on T-Mobile's ...

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    HTC's One S is now available on T-Mobile, rocking its Snapdragon S4 processor. You could always pick one up from the carrier for about $200 on-contract, but why spend money you don't have to? To welcome the One S to its stable, T-Mobile has a contest going during which it will give away eighty-two HTC One S smartphones. In addition to the brand-new hardware, T-Mobile will hook winners up with some free cellular service, which makes the contest all the more appealing. Most winners will just get a free month, but one or two lucky winners will receive a year's worth of service. Other prizes ...

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    We knew the details thanks to T-Mobile who told the world proudly that the HTC One S will be available starting today. If you've seen our review of the international HTC One S and our hands-on with the Magenta variant and you liked what you saw, you can now grab your unit from T-Mobile. It goes for $199.99 after a $50.00 mail-in rebate card and upon signing a two-year contract on qualifying Classic Plan. Don't let the image mislead you: the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are sold separately. However, you get a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5GHz ...

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    HTC and T-Mobile finally revealed the retail launch plans for the One S last week, looking to kick-off sales this Wednesday, April 25. Just like AT&T stores with the Nokia Lumia 900 last week, it looks like some retailers may similarly be jumping the gun on the HTC One S, with reports of the phone already showing up in some stores. Apparently Walmart couldn't resist the allure of the One S for another few days, and at least some of its locations have been adding the phone to their display lines already. Now, the important question is whether or not the store has actually started selling ...

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    You might recall that we're not particularly fond of HTC Sense 4.0, because in a lot of places, it holds back Ice Cream Sandwich, which is already elegant, functional, and fast. With Android's fantastic ability to change the launcher (meaning: the entire homescreen/app drawer experience), those running Sense 4.0 (or any undesireable stock launcher) can opt for something better. We've shown you options in the past such as Laucher Pro, ADW Launcher EX, Go Launcher EX, and others. Today, we're going to add a new one to the list: Apex Launcher, which is free in Google Play. What's great about ...

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    We got to take a quick look at the new T-Mobile HTC One S tonight at a fun T-Mobile launch event. The One S comes to T-Mobile on April 25 for $199 on contract with a $50 rebate. It features HTC Sense 4.0, which is a lot more lightweight than previous versions of Sense, as well as the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android. The One S also features Beats audio technology and a great camera with some cool features like a 5 frames per second high speed shutter mode that's accessible by just holding down the shutter button. Plus both movie recording in photo shutter buttons are always on the ...

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    It's been looking increasingly likely in recent weeks that T-Mobile would eventually announce the HTC One S coming to its network on April 25. With a press event scheduled for today, and one unabashedly featuring the One S, at that, we were hoping that we'd get to hear the carrier formally reveal its launch plans for the ICS Android. With the off-contract version of the phone appearing on T-Mobile's website overnight, the announcement seemed all but certain. It's still a few minutes until T-Mobile's One S event kicks-off, but the carrier has jumped the gun with its press release, finally ...

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    The HTC One S, part of the One series of HTC's Android line-up with the One X and the One V, is expected to land on T-Mobile's network by this time next week. Following the source link you'll land on the official T-Mobile page for the phone where it is listed with a coming soon label and a price tag of $599.99 (which is a full retail price). Unfortunately this doesn't give out any information about pricing when the phone is purchased with a two-year contract. However, if you have your sights on the One S, check out our full review of the international version to know everything about the ...

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    HTC lost a lot of ground to Samsung and other companies over the past year or so, and is trying to make up the difference with its One series. The One series includes the One V (the "value" model with the "chin"), the One S (for the "mid-range"), and the flagship One X. HTC's One line represents a refreshed focus on the software experience and build quality. Like we mentioned in our HTC One V review,, choice is good. For a higher-end smartphone, is the HTC One S a good choice? Read on to find out! VIDEO REVIEW HARDWARE The HTC One S ships with Android 4.0.3 and a 1.5GHz, dual-core Qualcomm ...

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    We know that plenty of you have been anticipating the retail launches of the HTC One X and One S in the States. Sure, you could import an international version of the One X (and the quad-core version, at that), but then you'd miss out on support for AT&T's LTE bands. We've heard a lot of rumors about both these phones, and with their expected launches approaching, some additional rumors and evidence have come to our attention with the hopes of confirming some launch details. April 25 is one date that's been tied to release of the One S, but we've yet to hear it confirmed. We should get ...

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