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 [...]
The HTC One V is the smallest (cutest, dumbest, budget, etc.) among all One phones. It was introduced alongside the One X and the One S in February at the Mobile World Congress and it is preparing its suitcase to visit the U.S.
The HTC One V will make its first ever appearance on American soil at this year’s CTIA 2012 (at HTC’s booth #3519). Those who are looking forward to grabbing the HTC Legend remake will be happy to find out that it will be available “through a variety of U.S. partners later this summer”. If you missed our review of the International [...]
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 [...]
Choice is good, and HTC is offering three of them for those wanting to take home one of their new One series of devices. HTC’s One line represents a refreshed focus on the software experience and build quality. Essentially, HTC wants to reclaim the ground it lost in 2011 to Samsung and others, and its One series is its strategy for doing so. Its flagship One X is one of the most beautiful pieces of technology to come to market in a long time, but it’s not inexpensive. For the budget-minded, HTC also has the One V, which incorporates the keystone features of the flagship, [...]
HTC christened its new series of HTC One Androids today with the announcements of the One X, One S, and One V. While the X and S are arguably the stars of the show, especially with the One X and its quad-core performance, the One V still managed to make a strong showing as the smaller, budget-targeted alternative.
The One V is crafted from a block of aluminum, just like the classic HTC Legend with which it shares many design cues. We’ve got the same large, angled base, only we’ve lost the Legend’s optical mouse, leaving it looking a bit sparse. HTC’s also [...]
The HTC One V is on the opposite end of the smartphone spectrum compared to the One X. It’s relatively inexpensive (just $350 over at Negri Electronics), it’s small with just a 3.7″ screen, it’s made from aluminum, and it has a single-core CPU. The One V is currently on sale overseas, and it happens to have the right bands to do AT&T 3G.
The One V, beyond its 1GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU (which is more than capable for most tasks), is running on Android 4.0.3 with Sense 4.0 on top. It has a 5MP camera on back capable of 720p video, [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we start by discussing all the release dates and release rumors for the HTC One X, S and V, which are closer to a wallet near you. We later talk about NVIDIA’s recent affirmation that $200 Quad-core Android tablets are possible, and why. We then go through all the Verizon devices that are likely to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the next coming days. We spend some time going through this week’s [...]
HTC came to Mobile World Congress with its brand new One series of smartphones which includes the flagship One X alongside the One S and the One V. The Taiwanese manufacturer announced the availability for the entire series for some regions in Europe.
If you are living in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, you’ll gladly find out that the One X, One S and One V will be available starting April 2, which is next Monday. If you’re interested in more details (such as technical specifications), make sure to check out our related posts for each phone and don’t miss our [...]
A new HTC device just saw its certification documents published by the FCC. The paperwork makes it clear that it’s a smartphone, but offers us precious little insight into the phone’s true identity. Just what HTC handset might we be looking at here?
The model in question is the HTC PK76110. That number doesn’t look like it’s been tied to any known upcoming HTC phone; the only real hits on it trace back to a WiFi Alliance certification from last month.
Delving into the FCC docs, we get a basic look at the phone’s dimensions from its antenna [...]
Virgin Mobile will carry the HTC One V later this year, we’ve learned. One of three handsets introduced by HTC at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress late last month, the One V is a 1GHz-powered, Android 4.0-based handset sporting a 3.7-inch, WVGA display, 512MB/4GB of RAM/ROM, and skinned with Sense 4.0. The One V will join other Androids on Virgin such as the recently-announced Venture and upcoming Chaser and LG Optimus Elite (also headed to Sprint).
Virgin is expected to offer the five-megapixel, Beats Audio-infused One V for under $200 when it arrives in late [...]
It’s that time of the year again, when we’re both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year’s Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year’s show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it.
It’s safe to assume that everyone who was there — or following our MWC coverage — understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform [...]
As we got into the Mobile World Congress late last month, HTC announced its new One-series Androids, including the One V. Carved out of a solid slab of aluminum, the One V borrows much of its looks from 2010’s HTC Legend. The handset as we got to look at it was just a plain shade of gray, but the discovery of some images showing alternate facades for the One V now suggests we’ll see the handset available in a variety of colors.
Besides the gray option with which we were familiar, it now appears that HTC will also offer the One V in both black and purple. [...]
We’ve heard about HTC’s upcoming Sense 4.0 (to run on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) on the new “One” line-up since the end of January but it was only now that we managed to take a good look at what the Taiwanese company was preparing.
HTC Sense 4.0 is trying to make Android a little nicer and more intuitive on the HTC One X, HTC One S (and One V, whenever that will be ready) but the phone we tested it on (One S) was a little slow for the needs of Sense 4.0 (maybe because of the slower, dual-core processor, opposed to the quad-core on a variant of [...]
There’s also a new HTC One V in HTC’s new “One” line-up, from which we’ve already seen the HTC One X and the HTC One S. However, despite HTC going public and announcing the One V, this new phone has been a real rara avis in Barcelona.
We’ve finally managed to find a prototype which we were allowed to capture on camera, though with the mention that the phone can’t be turned on. When it will reach the market it will deliver “the same experience as the One X and the One S” but until then we’re left with looking at its HTC [...]