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    The feeling of change coming to Google's lineup of Play edition devices has been almost palpable these past couple months. There was that brief hint of a GPe Galaxy S5 back in April, and then last month we noticed half of the six devices making up the series going out of stock, no longer up for purchase. Were new models just about to arrive? Was Google ready to kill-off Play editions entirely in favor of Android Silver or some other new effort? We're still not sure just where this is all headed, but this evening we've witnessed a pretty big shift occurring, as those three out-of-stock ...

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    HTC historically has not been good with software updates, neglecting updates for many phones and not meeting update deadlines, but it's mostly changed its tune since the launch of the One M7. It has even committed to update the One M7 and One M8 to Android L promptly, and its Google Play edition models will also get the same love. A new leaked HTC software roadmap shows us that those devices aren't the only ones rapidly getting the updates though, as others such as the Butterfly S and Desire 610 could also possibly get it as early as this year. Before we hop on into Android L plans, let's ...

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    Google just shared a pretty comprehensive overview of what changes and new features it's bringing to its mobile platform with the release of Android L later this year. Developers are about to get an early start with the update as the preview release becomes available tomorrow, but what about the rest of us? When can we hope to see updates for our existing Android models bring all this Android L goodness to them? Expect various OEMs to start chiming-in with their respective update plans over the next few months, but today HTC is ready to get us started, filling us in on its intentions for ...

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    Probably one of the biggest disappointments of owning any smartphone from a carrier, is how long it'll take all of us to enjoy software updates. The fact that there is an additional middleman between you and your latest and greatest Android experience can be frustrating, and still, we have seen some dramatic improvements this year. HTC is one of the companies that's done significant improvements in this manner, and today we get more good news. If you're currently rocking the HTC One M7, which is one of the smartphones that we most praised last year, you'll love the fact that HTC is giving ...

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    Google may have taken its sweet time in getting around to the release of Android 4.4.3 – evidence of the build had been hanging just out of reach for months before Google finally went ahead with distribution this week – but now that it's here we're seeing updates waste no time at all in becoming available. Unsurprisingly, Nexus models led the pack, though Motorola wasn't too far behind with news of updates for its own recent Androids. But before we let Motorola distract us and start checking-in with every OEM under the sun to see where they stand with update availability, what about ...

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    If nothing else, HTC has always been renowned for its keen sense of design. Its software may have taken a detour down a treacherous path, but the hardware has rarely ever let us down. The Nexus One, One X, One M7, One M8, One S, DROID DNA, DROID Incredible, and many of the in-between devices were all rather pretty and built exceptionally well. (We'll go ahead and forget the ThunderBolt, Rezound, and Inspire 4G existed, Deal? Deal.) In particular, though, HTC has been on a hot streak for the last year and a half. The One M7 was – and still is by many – considered to be one of the most ...

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    One of the commitments HTC made with its 2013 flagship, the One M7, was that it would provide timely updates for the device, even carrier-bloated versions. It seems to be delivering fairly well, and though it has been about two months since the debut of Sense 6, we are now starting to see it trickle out to different One M7 variants (the first were the developer and unlocked versions, then the T-Mobile one). The latest one to grab the update is the Verizon variant, which is a bit of a shocker. Verizon typically has been one of the slowest carriers out there in terms of updating their ...

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    Sense 5 was a breath of fresh air on last year's HTC flagship and in 2014, the Taiwanese phone-maker further improved in its own custom user interface, bringing Sense 6 to the HTC One (M8). Some HTC One (M7) users have already received their Sense 6 update in different regions, but according to reports, it should be available in more markets now. The Sense 6 update has been reported as available in countries of Europe. Owners of unlocked HTC One (M7) devices in Albania, Croatia, Finland, France, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and UK are getting most of the goodies found on the One (M8), ...

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    The last thing we could ever call the OnePlus One is cheap. This is a smartphone that's so affordable, that many of us have dubbed it as "too good to be true" because of its specifications, and also because it is very well designed. You'd assume that there is a special secret behind how this company is able to sell you this smartphone with some flagship specs and at a significantly smaller price that its competitors, and we get official information as to why. OnePlus CEO Peter Lau was recently interviewed and used this to confess the reasons why the company has managed to price its One ...

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    If you've had your eyes on the OnePlus One, we do not blame you. The "2014 flagship killer" smartphone continues to come closer, as it has cleared FCC certification to be sold in the United States. Also, OnePlus has cleared up lots of confusion in regard to the invite system it is using to sell the One, as it gears up to start letting the device loose to the masses. To get invites, you will generally have to go through someone else who already has the phone. The initial spread of invites will be through contests and raffles, as well. Invites will start going out to users, both through ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Maps update, the services included and the new lane guidance system. OnePlus is next as the company's One now seems to hit a change in plans on launch dates, but actually good ones this time. HTC follows the news as we go through the rumored specs of the One M8 Prime. Siri and Apple follow as there is this new security bug that could expose your address book to anyone. We end today's show talking about how Swatch plans to fight Apple in the iWatch trademark. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google Maps update ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Motorola's event, and what we can expect from it in the next few weeks. LG follows the news with its event of the G3, and possibly even the G Watch. HTC then surprises us with an M8 Prime device in the works, aside from the leaked renders of the HTC One M8 mini as well. Then we go through the rumors of what to expect from the future Nexus 6 smartphone features. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One, and its disappointing launch plans. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola schedules smartphone launch event, hardware ...

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    HTC can't win for losing, it seems. Despite creating some of the most gorgeous smartphones the market has seen in the last several years, its revenues, market share, and mind share have been uncontrollably slipping, while competitors like Apple and Samsung only seem to rake in the collective losses of all the struggling companies. This year, things could be looking up. The One M8 has received stellar reviews across the board, despite the mediocre camera. And at least so far, it appears to be selling well, despite the Galaxy S 5. No less, the company can't manage to dig itself out of this ...

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    After I wrapped-up my review of the Verizon model of the One M8, I popped my personal SIM back in the Nexus 5. I used it for about a week and was mostly satisfied, but it didn't take long for me to start missing the One M8. I thought switching back to what has been my favorite smartphone for the better part of the last eight months, the Moto X, might subdue my need for HTC's shiny, new phone. And it did – again, only for a few days. I had missed the Moto X and the way it perfectly glides into the palm of your hand, the tiny dimple on the back, and especially Touchless Control. But it ...

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    The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating that's been with us from the start of the Weekly, trading it in for Apple's ominous "Explicit" ...

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    With last year's HTC One, and now with the new One M8, we've found plenty of reasons to enjoy these devices, but head-and-shoulders above the rest has got to be HTC's stellar hand at design. Because unlike some of HTC's competition, these One phones didn't just perform well, but they also looked great doing it. With premium materials and legitimately useful features like stereo front-facing speakers, these handsets aren't just iconic smartphones, they're great-looking products in general. But will the next wave of HTC phones continue to impress in quite the same way? We're all wondering ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's roll in the Apple vs. Samsung trial, at least monetarily in favor of Samsung. Samsung follows as we get the first leaked photos of the Galaxy K. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the user complaints on the camera software. Apple follows the news as we talk about how the iWatch could replace the iPod, and how Nike+ could be elemental to the iWatch. We end today's show talking about the OnePlus One launch, and our thoughts on the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google will pay for some of Samsung’s ...

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    We've heard a lot about OnePlus, and their first smartphone, the One, or, the "2014 Flagship Killer", as the company has been slowly building up the buzz and anticipation around the device. The phone has been finally made public today as the company announced its first, Cyanogen-powered device. "Never settle" is the motto behind it, and, as we've recently seen, our readers prefer more bang for their buck, opposed to cheaper options. What if there was a phone that could bring the best of both worlds? We're talking about a phone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a quad-core ...

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    Sense 6.0 is gracing the HTC One (M8), as you've probably heard and seen in our exhaustive full review of the Taiwanese 2014 flagship. However, HTC committed to bringing Sense 6.0 to last year's flagship, the HTC One (M7), and a timeframe for that is, according to HTC America's Jason Mackenzie, "by end of May". In order to keep things transparent, and customers up to date with its efforts, HTC has made the page sourced below available; you can track the status of the Sense 6.0 update for your 2013 HTC One (M7), and, as you can see, in the US, all version have an "integration" status, ...

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    Skipping listener mail for two weeks in a row? We know, we know ... unconscionable. But we also know you'll forgive us in exchange for two things: a packed review schedule, and an awesome podcast guest. We're bringing you both of those as the week winds down to a close. In addition to the usual news segment narrated by the soothing voice of Chief News Editor Stephen Schenck, we've got additional insights on Samsung's new Galaxy S5: how it compares to its forebears, how well it fares against competition like the HTC One M8, and a debate on the merits of standout features like the ...

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    The new HTC One M8 introduced us to Sense 6, and new owners of the smartphone are already getting a chance to enjoy the software. What about those who have older HTC, devices, though? When will they get their own shot? Right before the M8 debuted, we heard a rumor attempting to outline HTC's strategy for updating current phones with Sense 6. According to that document, the original One M7 might see its update land in either May or June. Then at the One M8 launch itself, HTC confirmed plans for these Sense 6 updates, but without nailing down a precise timetable. Well, today we've finally ...

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    The HTC One (M8) has received positive overall feedback -- and there's a reason why it scored so high in our full review -- but at the same time there were voices on the internet -- cause that's what HTC is telling you, to "ask the internet" -- that were not satisfied at all with the black space below the screen, where the HTC logo resides (and where the capacitive buttons were placed on the previous iteration of the phone). According to HTC's own Jeff Gordon, the "black area with the HTC logo" "not "empty" by any means". Apparently, as the HTC exec explains, "underneath is a huge amount ...

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    One of my favorite shows of all time is Joss Whedon's Firefly. Like most of Whedon's shows, a passionate fan base quickly emerged. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after just one season, and none of the networks wanted to pick it up for a second. Why? The numbers weren't that great. The characters, the sets, and the story were all fantastic. So why did it do so poorly? Even Serenity, the major motion picture that followed the series, didn't break any box office records. Why? In both cases, it came down to marketing -- or the lack thereof. We're seeing the same thing play out again, only ...

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    If you're looking to buy a phone and the one at the top of your list has been around for a while (the Nexus 5, for example) you could easily take it for a spin. For devices that have just been released (or are still awaiting release from certain carriers), or if you'll be ordering your phone online, going "hands on" before pulling out your wallet may be a luxury that you cannot afford, or may be impossible depending the part of the world you call home. In those situations, sites likes Pocketnow try and take the guess work out of your decision process by providing in-depth reviews and ...

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    Our apology for the late upload due to some technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia event that just got announced, where we expect the company's future Lumia line-up. We then talk about Microsoft and how a lot of customers are complaining about their purchase of the Surface Pro 2. Apple follows the news as new patents have the company exploring dual cameras for thinner iPhones. Samsung is next as rumors continue about manufacturing delays with the Galaxy S5. We end today's show with HTC, as we get the company's official launch of the HTC One M8, ...

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