Shoppers perusing AT&T’s website in search of a smartphone will find a slew of options, numbering 36 devices in all. Of these, a surprising 21 are Android phones. I say “surprising” because AT&T has never been known for their compelling Android lineup. Maybe it’s a side effect of years of iPhone exclusivity; maybe it’s the lack of a unified brand image like Verizon’s DROID campaign. Or maybe it’s because, with a few exceptions like the Galaxy Note, AT&T’s never had a truly unique Android phone to showcase.
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HTC is preparing a new, Ice Cream Sandwich-powered entry level phone codenamed HTC Golf; we recently saw an unmemorable test photo from this handset’s five-megapixel main camera. Reportedly set to hit the market sometime before the end of the quarter as the Wildfire C (following the original Wildfire and Wildfire S), Golf slots into HTC’s current lineup below the three members of the One series — although it takes a few design cues from those devices as well.
Tipped to run on a single-core, sub-gigahertz processor, the Sense 4.0-skinned Golf should offer up a [...]
HTC lost its magic in 2011. It released too many phones, many of which were uninspired, plus it got overshadowed by Samsung with the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note. But this year, HTC plans to reverse its misfortunes, starting with the One line of devices. The HTC One series brings forth an improved Sense UI experience, an “amazing” camera, and a redoubled attention to detail in hardware design. The HTC One X, powered by the mighty quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, is the highest-end device in the One series, and the most impressively-spec’ed Android phone to date. Is it good [...]
This is the HTC EVO ONE (codename:Jewel) that Sprint will reportedly launch on Wednesday, pictured between the HTC One X for AT&T and the T-Mobile-bound HTC One S. As one of the Now Network’s premiere LTE handsets, the EVO ONE promises to usher in a new cellular broadband technology in much the same manner as the HTC EVO 4G heralded the company’s ill-fated WiMax rollout.
Rumored by Android Central to sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm along with a 4.7-inch, 720p display and 16GB of internal memory, the EVO ONE should make a worthy [...]
Now that the HTC Vivid has been updated with Sense 3.6 and Ice Cream Sandwich, we are returning with a new video to take a closer look at the changes therein.
Overall, the device seems to be snappier and the slight changes to Sense are for the better on all fronts. We would have liked to see a more unified ICS interface or even Sense 4.0, but HTC has made it very clear they do not want to confuse or alienate their existing customer base.
Unfortunately, a software update cannot change hardware issues, and our review score still stands.
Today’s topic goes way back to the PC days where OEMs would load them up with software that you didn’t need, and most users didn’t want. The term for this software? “Bloatware”.
Pocketnow reader Laurentiu sent in the following question:
What do you think about built in Apps in Android devices, starting with launchers (Touchwiz, Sense, etc), daily apps like memo takers, voice recorders, email clients, Kies air and the corresponding widgets for these applications.
Many refer to them as bloatware, while I find them useful and better [...]
We just brought you a collection of some of the first test photos found for a handful of unreleased HTC Androids, but that’s far from all the hardware that the manufacturer has been working on. Some images of an unknown HTC handset were published earlier this morning, showing-off some very Droid Incredible-like styling and featuring support for Verizon LTE; just what could it be?
There’s been some speculation that this phone might be the Droid Incredible 3, but our money’s on a different name; we’ve spotted mention of a Droid Incredible 4G used by [...]
Originally codenamed Holiday, the HTC Vivid is one of the newest 4G (LTE) devices from ATT, but not the first LTE phone from HTC. Based on specs alone, this device seems to have a lot going for it, but as we’ve discovered in the past, sometimes specs aren’t enough. And these days, it takes a lot more than blazing download speeds to impress anyone. How does the HTC Vivid stand up to the heavy (but lighter in weight) competition on the market today? Read on to find out.
BOX CONTENTSAs with most devices these days, there isn’t much to be said about the box or [...]
In this video we’ll be taking a closer look at the software on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer.
Running Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) with HTC Sense 1.0 for Tablets, the device is very snappy, suffering from only a few Sense crashes here and there. Hopefully an upgrade to Honeycomb, or more likely, Ice Cream Sandwich will allow for additional pen functionality (which is currently very limited).
HTC has included its own book and video content apps in Reader and Watch along with a handful of other interesting programs such as Press Reader, Snapbooth, Dock Mode, and Car [...]
In this video we’ll be unboxing the T-Mobile HTC Flyer.
The HTC Flyer is well known in the market today (having been originally released in May), T-Mobile has recently released their version of the tablet to the world at large.
In hand, the device feels hefty but well put together, and with a Qualcomm 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor, the initial impressions are favorable. But as we put this newest version of the HTC Flyer into daily use, will it be able to meet expectations compared to other tablets available today?
The 32GB HTC Flyer is available from [...]
HTC may be getting into the Android tablet scene with its new 7-inch Flyer, but a larger variant is also in the works. The HTC Puccini may be one of the two additional tablets HTC is rumored to be releasing this year. We’re expecting it to be a 10-inch model, which could be released as early as later this month. While most details about the Puccini so far come from analysis of leaked ROMs, now we have some new evidence of the Android’s existence, with the discovery of some test photos shot with the Puccini’s camera.
The Android tablet is rumored to be running a [...]
CEO Peter Chou revealed its existence just days ago, and now the quad-core HTC Quattro tablet has supposedly been fully detailed. This 10.1-inch Android-powered slate reportedly has a 1280 x 768 resolution (iPad: 9.7 inches at 1024 x 768), while packing the same AP30 Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip from Nvidia as the rumored HTC Edge smartphone.
RAM has been pegged at 1GB, while storage should consist of 16GB internal plus microSD expansion; Bluetooth 4.0, 5GHz Wi-Fi, as well as a full complement of sensors, are also expected. The sub-nine-millimeter thick Quattro — a codename, [...]
In this video, we are taking a close look at the software on the one of the newest 4G LTE devices from AT&T, the HTC Vivid.
Even with the usual HTC Sense 3.0 overlaid on Gingerbread Android, the HTC Vivid is still an admirable performer. If not for it’s bulky exterior and hardware design, one would be very pleased with the results. Even the data speeds without the 4G LTE service (not available in my primary service area) are outstanding, especially compared to my daily driver from Sprint. There is the typical bloatware installed on the device, some of which can be [...]
Along with the recent update that HTC brought to the European version of their Incredible S, they’ just launched updates for more devices on their line-up. If you’re currently rocking an HTC Desire HD, your device will be updated to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, which includes a couple of bug fixes. The only cool thing about the update is the fact that HTC upgrades your device to their latest HTC Sense 3.0.
If your device is an HTC Wildfire S, you’ll also get bumped to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, though sadly you’ll only go as far as HTC Sense 2.1 for now. [...]
Lately we’ve gotten accustomed to high-end, expensive smartphones. The low-end is still primarily populated with the “dumb” flip-style phones. Apple has opted for selling older versions of its iPhone as “entry level”. HTC, on the other hand, has decided to offer slower, less feature-rich phones as their entry-level models.
Such is the case with the modestly spec’d HTC Wildfire S, a very compact, reasonably priced smartphone, powered by Android and HTC’s own Sense UI. Originally released in May 2011, the Wildfire S is a relative new-comer [...]
We’ve all been waiting for HTC to finally release their new gem, which in the past was known as the Ruby, but which we later learned will be called the Amaze 4G at least for T-Mobile. New leaks bring even better news to the block, as it seems that the HTC Ruby will not be exclusive to T-Mobile. This new blurry cam shot shows the gem in full glory, this time black instead of white, and with no T-Mobile branding.
According to the source, HTC is testing the new device in Thailand’s DC-HSPA+ network speeds, and everything seems to point to its ability to reach up to [...]
When HTC’s Bliss arrives, it will do so with a fresh new version of the company’s Sense UI installed. We’ve told you some of what you can expect from Sense 3.5, but plenty of you are likely anxious to get your hands on the software and give it a try yourself. If you don’t feel like waiting, don’t want new hardware, and would just like to see Sense 3.5 on your smartphone right now, you may be in luck, thanks to a developer’s work getting the UI running on a Desire HD.
The release isn’t quite perfect, suffering from some bugs related to [...]
Recently we reported on HTC’s apparent “spying” on users with a recent update to the EVO 3D and Sensation.
According to a report, HTC has responded to these charges:
These are the leaks that every T-Mobile customer has been waiting for. The Samsung Hercules, which is the Galaxy S II Variant for T-Mobile, and the HTC Ruby are probably the two hottest devices being offered by the carrier this fall. They’ve both been leaked to fit the bill as the most powerful devices on T-Mobile once released, so there are tons of reasons why you should be interested. If you’re on the list of people that are holding back for any of both, set October 26th on your calendar, as a recent Back To School marketing roadmap just got leaked, and these are the [...]
After hearing only rumors of HTC’s Wildfire S landing on T-Mobile in the US, we finally saw the smartphone in a render with T-Mobile branding back near the end of last month. Just a day later, the official announcement was upon us, setting the handset up for an August 3 release. Sure as sugar, the Wildfire S is now available at T-Mobile for just $80, after rebate, on-contract.
Make no mistake: the Wildfire S is far from the top of HTC’s lineup, but it’s not exactly aimed at the smartphone elite, either. Though the feature set is a bit limited, this Android is [...]
When we reviewed the HTC Thunderbolt we told you that this superphone was coming with HTC’s Sense UI 2.0 — which was starting to show its age at the time. The EVO 3D, announced at CTIA, was shown running an “updated” version of Sense UI, which we later would learn to be version 3.
Owners were hopeful their Sense would be updated, but HTC offered no help and later announced the Sense 3 wouldn’t be coming to the Thunderbolt. Nothing gets developers more motivated than saying something won’t be done — or can’t be.
The latest [...]
The arrival of HTC’s ChaCha, its first smartphone with Facebook integration via a dedicated button, has snuck up on us. First we thought it would be here in late June, then on June 6, and now it’s upon us already, showing up as in-stock with several UK-based smartphone retailers.
Available for the equivalent of about $375 off-contract, the ChaCha lacks the huge screen and powerhouse processor you’d find in many of the other Androids premiering this summer. Instead, HTC is trying to sell this smartphone based on the experience it offers, encompassing changes [...]
Back at MWC, a source inside HTC hinted that Android Gingerbread 2.3.x should be coming to the Desire HD “around April”. Since then we’ve heard of one “official” update leaked earlier this month, but it turns out that was just an internal test build.
Today, thanks to a pocketnow tipster, we’ve learned that another Gingerbread build has leaked. This time it’s reportedly much more complete, and could likely be the final release. Dubbed “build 187331” the ROM is the World-Wide English version 2.36.405.8 and includes an updated [...]