Other than the official Android “L” Developer Preview which is available for LG Nexus 5 and Asus Nexus 7 (2013) devices by Google, we’ve seen it ported to the Nexus 4 recently. We knew that this is not the end of it though, of course.
HTC One (M7) unexpectedly gets its own Android “L” Developer Preview port thanks XDA Senior Member ssrij and a team of developers. Nexus 4 port was kind of expected, but not this one. The port is still in alpha though, so keep this in mind if you intend on flashing it. The port was made possible thanks to ramdisk and kernel modifications which ssrij had to do. We say it once again, this is an alpha version of the port and some things will simply not work, at all.
Keeping all this in mind, if you’re interested in it follow this link.
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For many of us with Nexus devices, the Android L preview has only been a pipe dream that we can, for now, only gawk at from a distance. Well, thanks to the boffins at XDA, there is another device to gawk at now, and that device is the HTC One M7. The Android L preview has been ported to the HTC One M7, a photo of which is shown above, and although the ROm is currently in alpha, it’s undoubtedly better than nothing.
This alpha build comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member, ssrij, and his team, achieved the feat by making changes to ramdisk and the kernel; for those in the know (which doesn’t include me), this has had some side-effects on the device’s performance and stability. As it stands, there are outstanding issues with the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data, sensors, camera and sound, and predictably there is a lot of work to do before it is stable. But the fact they achieved it at all is extremely impressive, and if you’re interested in trying out their work so far, be sure to visit the forum page here for instructions on how to do so.
Are you pining for a chance to try Android L on your device? Which device would you like to see it on next? Let us know in the comments.
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Last week, Google announced the aptly named Android One, a plan to unite the myriad budget devices running its mobile operating system. But Sundar Pichai and crew aren’t alone in banking on the singular power of one. No, Google’s One is just one of many in the industry’s recent past. It turns out, everyone wants to be the one.
Just a day or two after Android 4.4.4 update rollout started for Motorola Moto G Google Play Edition, same thing is happening for HTC’s One Google Play Edition smartphones, both M7 and M8.
As you might already know Android 4.4.4 isn’t exactly what we’d call a big update, it came knockin’ not even a month after the 4.4.3 update. Though it is highly recommended you update your device as soon as possible. According to Google it improves performance, security, stability and squashes some bugs.
Do you own either of these devices? DId you get the update yet?
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OK, call me boring but I like my smartphones to look understated and elegant. So when it comes to choosing what colour I want my hardware to be I will always go for the black option, but lately we are seeing many manufactures turning towards bold or fancy colour schemes for their devices.
@eveleaks has uncovered some pic’s of a what could be a black HTC One M8 lurking out there, although no details of a black M8 have been leaked as yet. The photo shows the back of the One M8 with what looks like a metallic black finish which really works well with the silver HTC logo.
Following on from the release of a very Red Nexus 5 handset, Google may have let slip that their flagship Nexus phone could be making an appearance in yellow soon. Google already have a yellow bumper case so this could be the same colour yellow that we see the Nexus 5 sporting, as we saw with the red Nexus.
Could a yellow Nexus 5 be related to the possible name of “Lemon Pie” for the next version of Android, or am I just thinking too much into this !
Anyway, what’s your thoughts on the colours of these two phones ? let know us know in the comments below.
This year Google I/O was probably the best so far, and also a lot happened this year. Google introduced their latest version of Android, known as the Android L. The new OS is coming this fall, and HTC is making sure that their customers are not having second thoughts about it. They said on their official blog that:
We are committed to updating our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible and will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) in regions worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly by other select HTC devices.
HTC is trying their best to be the first one to release Android L update for the One series. That’s definitely a good news for all HTC One (M7) users because they might have thought that HTC is only focusing on the flagship smartphone right now.
Android L is still the codename, and it might be known as Lemoncake when it is officially released. Though we personally like Lemonheads as well, you should share your thoughts with us too.
Are you happy to hear this One-users?
HTC’s betting big on its recently unveiled E8 by pricing it almost half as much as the similarly-specced M8 in China, so naturally, we had to check it out for the sake of curiosity. To our surprise, the plastic body was quite solid — more so than the Desire 816 — and felt good thanks to the ergonomic curves on the back. The design also looked better in real life than in the official renders, though only time will tell how scratch-proof that glossy body is. Slower camera and lack of TV remote feature aside, the E8 is easily a steal given the near-identical guts as the M8 (Snapdragon 801, 5-inch 1080p screen, microSD expansion and more) plus the reassuring build quality; and there’s even a hilariously large limited edition packaging that doubles as a mood light — check it out in our video after the break.
It seems that Verizon is gearing up to release the HTC One Remix. Folks over at @evleaks leaked an image of a HTC smartphone with Verizon branding on it. The phone is said to be the Verizon’s version of the HTC One Mini 2, and the only difference is that the Remix comes with a smooth metal back. It’s a beautiful device and we will hopefully see it at Verizon soon.
The device will come with 4.5″ 720p LCD display, Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 16GB of storage (plus microSD slot), a 13MP rear non-UltraPixel camera, 2100mAh battery, and Android 4.4 atop which sits HTC’s Sense 6 UI layer.
Are you planning to grab one? Let us know in the comment box below.
Verizon will soon offer a Glamour Red and Amber Gold version of the HTC One M8 later this week. Arriving on June 5, the new colors will be exclusive to Verizon and sold online and in retail stores. Pricing should be the same as the standard colors.
To help jump start sales, Verizon will shave $100 off any smartphone that normally runs $199.99 or higher (with a two year service agreement). Indeed, all colors of the HTC One M8 qualify for the savings. It’s unclear how long the promotion will run so be sure to hop on it if you’re weighing a purchase.
Following the launch of their flagship M8 smartphone, and some recent rumors, HTC has announced their new HTC One (E8) smartphone.
This follows a now-popular trend of ‘lower-end’ phones being built with a hefty set of features and/or specs and being both marketed and priced very aggressively to reach the masses.
This device is quite similar to the M8, with a few design revisions to keep it more accessible (read: affordable) than its flagship cousin. The body of the phone is polycarbonate in lieu of aluminum (but still is uni-body). The E8 loses the HTC “Duo Camera” (which included the “UltraPixel” camera and a 2nd lens, used for an increase in autofocus speed and accuracy), but does retain a more traditional 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras. Also still included is the HTC “BoomSound” speaker arrangement, MicroSD card slot, Android KitKat 4.4, Sense 6, LTE, 5″ screen, and “MotionLaunch” (gesture-based controls without having to wake up the device).
Also a now-popular move, HTC is offering the E8 in a variety of stylish colors, including Polar White, Electric Crimson, Maldives Blue, and Misty Gray.
The questions that remain are availability and price. It’s known that the E8 will initially launch in China, but we are unaware of HTC’s plans to extend the E8′s availability to further regions. Regarding price, that is still up in the air, but if this device is to follow the aforementioned trends, expect it to be much more appealing to the more every-man customer.
As more details and information emerge, we will keep you in the loop!