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    Mere hours ago we told you about the unexpected availability of HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat updates in Canada, despite HTC's apology earlier this week that it wouldn't be able to deliver the software in the US and Canada within the 90 day window it had set out to. The company won points for being open about its failings, and it's not like the update was supposed to take that much longer to arrive. Earlier this evening, when we got word of that Canadian release, we wondered if any of the US carriers might follow suit with some unexpectedly early availability of their own. As if it was ...

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    No, we're not having Canada Fridays here at Pocketnow (is that a thing? That should be a thing), but we've got a little follow-up to a story from earlier this week that hails to us from the Great White North, as we check out HTC's ongoing progress to make Android 4.4 KitKat updates available for its 2013 flagship, the HTC One. As we told you on Wednesday, HTC announced that it wouldn't be able to quite hit its goal of having HTC One KitKat updates out everywhere by the end of January. It made a good effort, but as things came down to the wire, it became clear to HTC leadership that the ...

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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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    Back at the start of November, immediately following the launch of the Nexus 5 and introduction of Android 4.4 KitKat, HTC announced its own plans for KitKat update distribution. For the flagship HTC One, the company laid out the order the update would hit certain variants: GPe first, then developer edition, then unlocked, and finally hitting the phones in the hands of US carrier-affiliated users within 90 days... which we're coming right up against. Unfortunately, HTC isn't quite going to make that deadline, as it explains in a statement today. Don't get us wrong; HTC has done pretty well ...

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    While Android 4.4.2 is already powering the Google Play Edition HTC One, and French carrier SFR estimated that its own One -- hence some carrier variants -- will most likely get the refresh by mid-February, American carrier variants are still waiting for the operators' approval as far as the software update is concerned. Unlocked HTC One devices in Europe are getting the Android 4.4.2 refresh as we speak. The software version you should expect is 4.19.401.8 and the update weighs about 310MB. It should bump your OS version number all the way up to 4.2.2 while bringing some security ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new OneDrive, and what this means for SkyDrive customers. We later talk about the additional leaks of a red Google Nexus 5. HTC is next as rumors point to the M8 lacking hardware buttons. We then talk about the Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and the rumors of a new type of display being included. We end today's show talking about Apple's iPhone 6, sapphire glass, solar panel charging, and how all three will mix together. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft announces OneDrive, its SkyDrive replacement - This red Nexus 5 ...

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    You all remember the fan-made render of the HTC M8 we've seen not so long ago. It featured, among some other slight changes, on-screen buttons. HTC went with a physical button layout for the One line-up (including the One, One Mini, and One Max), but apparently, according to @evleaks, the M8 will have its buttons on the screen, pretty much like the fan-concept we've seen earlier. The HTC M8 will be the successor of the HTC One (M7) from 2013, and it is for the moment tentatively called the One+. While some reports claim HTC will show it off on the MWC show floor in Barcelona, others ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's confirmation that there are no plans to merge OS X with iOS in the near future. Motorola follows the news as the Moto X is going to be on Sale this Monday, January 27th, and the deal is very good. HTC is next as those of you expecting Android 4.4 KitKat on your US variants may see the update in the next coming days. The Google Nexus 5 follows as we get new leaks of the phone in red. We end today's show talking about Qualcomm and how it just acquired Palm's patents from HP. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple puts the ...

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    Mid-February is what some European carriers, like SFR from France, predict when it comes to the official Android 4.4 KitKat update for the HTC One. While unlocked versions might receive the refresh earlier --and there are already reports of it being sent out-- American carrier flavors will not lag that much behind. According to the latest official information from HTC, the 4.4 update has been sent to carriers and is currently undergoing testing and certification stages. Those rocking an HTC One on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, should expect, according to the manufacturer, ...

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    Those of you rocking the 2013 HTC flagship are still waiting for the official Android 4.4 KitKat update to grace their Android 4.3-powered phones. Back mid-December we've seen Android 4.4.2 roll out to the Google Play Edition HTC One, but there is no specific word on the update for "regular" versions of the phone. An interesting bit of information comes from French carrier SFR. According to their blog post, the 4.4.2 refresh has been received on January 20 by the carrier for testing purposes. If all goes according to plan, SFR estimates the roll-out for the first half of February. While ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, and its recent processor upgrade. ZTE is next as the company has already laid out their plans for CES 2014. LG follows the news as their G Flex now appears in renders for AT&T and T-Mobile. Samsung follows the news as we've got some odd rumors of the Google Nexus 10 update to land at CES 2014. We end today's show talking about the HTC M8, which is the successor to the HTC One, and the rumors of interchangeable lenses coming with the phone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Surface Pro 2 receives ...

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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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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent rumors of a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, which should launch at CES 2014. We continue with Samsung as we get some reports that the company is building a fitness band, aside from their current fitness gear. Yes, Samsung continues, this time with Tizen and some leaked specs of their first device running the OS. Sony then follows as we hear that the Smartwatch 3 has just reached the FCC for review. We end today's show talking about the 3D printed 2014 HTC One that just got leaked. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Rumors ...

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    The 2014 HTC One model, which we'll call HTC One Two, has been rumored for quite some time with the codename HTC M8. The image you see above, and below, is allegedly a 3D mock-up printed in resin of the upcoming phone, and the makers of the print claim the details were received from an insider with knowledge of the phone-maker's plans for the One refresh. The phone is more or less the same, though with rounder corners. The screen is rumored to be a tad larger than on the 2013 model, coming in at five-inches. The top and bottom still appear to hold the dual-front-facing speakers -- probably ...

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    Six weeks ago, we came to you with a simple request: tell us what you think were the best smartphones and best tablets of 2013. In the time that's followed we've seen you vote... and vote, and vote, and vote. This past Friday, we finally closed the polls and got to the business of declaring some winners. With no further ado, let's start checking out what you chose, beginning with smartphones: With twenty-three choices, voters had a lot of options to consider. Everybody got some votes (though we have to tip a special last-place hat to the BlackBerry Q10, which managed to get an embarrassing ...

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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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    Android 4.4 KitKat was rolled out to GPE editions of the GS4 and HTC One on November 26, but this time the Taiwanese phone is getting the latest point-update faster than the Samsung-phone. The HTC One Google Play Edition Android 4.4.2 update is available for those rocking the pure-android HTC flagship, and this happens shortly after Google's (and LG's) own Nexus devices got the treat. The refresh is reportedly hitting devices as we speak -- so make sure to check for that notification, or to manually trigger it -- while HTC has posted the files to its HTCDev website, including Framework ...

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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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    Earlier today, while we were busy hanging with some of you fine folks on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live, a lot was going down elsewhere. Our LG G Flex review was in the final polishing stages; our own Taylor Martin was kicking out some coverage on Motorola's mold-breaking budget wonder, the Moto G; and friend of the show Marques Brownlee was interviewing Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility. All that activity demands a followup, of course, and what better venue for an end-of-week wrapup than the Pocketnow Weekly podcast? We can't think of any, either. So whether you're here ...

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    The way smartphone users buy their handsets is still pretty messed up in a whole lot of cases – would you ever buy a car from a gas station which then forced you to buy only its gas for the next two years? Makes about as much sense as subsidized phone hardware. But this year we've seen lots of progress towards the introduction of a more sensible system, thanks to carriers like T-Mobile. Heck, even AT&T has started showing some signs of improvement, like with that $15 monthly discount for off-subsidy phones we learned about earlier today. Now we've got some more progress to share with ...

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    The year is quickly coming to a close, and looking back, it's safe to say this has been the year of smartphone cameras. HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Sony, and several others have tried their hand at innovating the next breakthrough in camera technology, creating the perfect balance of mobility, pocketability, and image quality. Some, obviously, did better than others. HTC, for one, proved that while the image sensor on the One wasn't the best in the industry, it's meager 4-megapixel sensor packed a serious punch. LG managed to create one of the most balanced mobile cameras to date ...

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    A british judge ruled this morning in favor of Nokia, finding that HTC infringes several patents owned by the Finnish company. As a direct effect, HTC will not be able to sell its One mini phone in the UK starting December 6, this Friday. While the judge also found the One to be infringing, he did not immediately impose a ban on the flagship; such a measure would have caused “considerable” damage to HTC, he opined. However, the injunction against the One is just postponed, giving HTC enough time to appeal the ruling. The One mini ban is immediate, though, as of December 6. "Nokia is ...

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    We at Pocketnow have a lot to be thankful for this week. We're busier than ever, our YouTube channel just passed 500,000 subscribers and we're deep in the planning stages for the new year's big tech expos. But most importantly, we're all still in the business of reporting on mobile gadgets, and that's something we all feel pretty lucky about. On today's late-Friday edition of the Weekly, we'll fill you in on some of the fun stuff coming down the pipe: from our forthcoming LG G Flex review, to wooden Moto X devices hitting shelves, to the future union of Windows RT and Windows Phone. We'll ...

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