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28
Jan

HTC One M10 will reportedly pull all stops, with a QHD display and 12 UltraPixel camera


The soon to come HTC One M10 is shaping up to be quite the beast. I, for one, hope this is the flagship that us HTC fans have been waiting for.

As the launch approaches, we’ve been getting little tidbits of information. But the M10’s specs have been kept quiet. Until now, that is. Courtesy of Evan Blass (via VentureBeat), we’ve gotten our first peak into the what the M10 (codenamed “Perfume”) will deliver, and it’s sounding really good.

Firstly, HTC will finally join the rest of the flagship crowd with a QHD (2560×1440 pixel) display. It is said to continue the AMOLED panel trend revitalized with the One A9. And the screen size will be slightly bumped to 5.1″ (from 5″ on the One M9). No word if there will be a larger variant (I sure hope so).

I know a lot of us are wondering what the M10 will look like. There was no word in this report about the appearance, but it’s safe to assume that it will look a lot like the A9. Evan Blass previously said in a tweet, “If you like the A9, you’ll love the M10.”

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HTC One A9

The chipset was reported as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (Adreno 530 graphics) and 4GB of RAM. This is pretty much expected, but what wasn’t is the return of the UltraPixel camera. Yes, it is said to make a full force comeback, tripling the capture resolution of the original to 12 UltraPixels.

The advantage of UltraPixels is larger sized pixels, to capture way more light than the traditional megapixel. It helps tremendously with those tricky low-light situations. It’s low-light performance was proven on the One M7 and M8, but the original’s low 4 UltraPixel resolution didn’t jive with many folks. Things should get interesting now that we’ll have a more competitive 12 UltraPixel sensor.

Additionally, the camera’s focusing will be assisted by a laser auto-focus. Both the front and rear cameras will generously pack optical image stabilization (OIS).

The One A9 got rid of HTC’s signature BoomSound speakers (dual front-facing stereo speakers, used in HTC flagships since the One M7). Unfortunately, this report says that HTC is dropping it from the M10 as well. We can speculate that the speakers added too much bezel; it’s a common complaint that HTC phones are tall for their display size.

As far as timing, the M10 is said to miss a Mobile World Congress unveiling. That’s all we know. No pricing or estimated launch date. Does the One M10 so far sound like a winner to you? All we know is that the company really could use a big hitter right now.

Source: VentureBeat

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2
Dec

Android 6.0 update headed to the unlocked HTC One M8 soon


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Unlocked HTC One M8 owners will be happy to hear that Marshmallow is on its way! Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management, took to Twitter today to reveal that testing for Android 6.0 had been completed successfully. That said, the update to Marshmallow will be pushed out to unlocked One M8 owners within 24 hours.

Here’s the official statement from Versi:

While HTC hasn’t always been the fastest company to bring the latest and greatest of Android to its devices, it seems to be stepping up its game on timeliness since the One A9 debuted.

If you’re an unlocked One M8 owner, be sure to keep an eye out for the update, as it should be coming your way fairly soon. As per the norm, you can check for the latest updates manually by heading into Settings > About Phone and tapping that check for update button.

Be sure to sound off in the comments when you begin receiving it!

source: Mo Versi (Twitter)

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27
Oct

Jump on the HTC One A9 Hype train with these 6 wallpapers


Last week, HTC introduced the HTC One A9, and now we can get our hands on the official wallpapers. Everyone loves some good wallpapers, and these definitely fit the bill. Since the HTC One A9 isn’t officially available yet, we need to be able to get our fix in ahead of time. Without further adieu, here’s the stock wallpapers that can be found on HTC’s saving grace, the One A9.

Speaking of saving grace, keep your eyes peeled for the official AndroidGuys review, and in the mean time, drop us a line and let us know whether the One A9 will help, or hurt HTC’s chances. There are a lot of questions about whether the A9 will help turn the tide for the folks over at HTC, but only time will tell.

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26
Oct

HTC One A9 fails to impress financial analysts


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The HTC One A9 is prepared to hit the market in the coming weeks and with a price point significantly lower than flagship devices. HTC is hoping the combination of a “good enough” device from a hardware standpoint combined with affordability in a package designed to emulate another market winner will be a win for them. Unfortunately, it does not look like any positives the new HTC device brings to the market is going to be enough to reverse the pessimistic view of the company that financial analysts have.

A U.S.-based brokerage, named withheld per Taiwan trading regulations, has commented that,

“We tend to believe a decent device is not enough to reverse a company’s fortune given the trend of commoditization for Android-based smartphones, industry growth deceleration and severe competition.”

While the brokerage sees the HTC One A9 as a decent device that is “competitively priced,” they do not see sufficient differentiation for the HTC One A9 to help HTC regain market share or lift profits. The firm notes that the device is positioned in a difficult spot. On the lower end, buyers have access to devices from Xiaomi and Huawei that can provide good performance for a smaller price tag. This challenge will be deepened by HTC’s scaling back on their company and the lack of a strong online sales channel. At the top end, the device is not able to compete with flagship type devices.

The firm also noted the impact of Apple’s new upgrade plans for iPhones. Those plans will likely shrink the product replacement cycle while at the same time increasing pressure on consumers to stay with a platform. Other large manufacturers will likely pursue a similar strategy, especially for higher end devices, a market where HTC has given up significant ground compared to several years ago.

source: Focus Taiwan
via: GSMDome

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13
Oct

HTC One A9 photos leak


htconea9attleaksideIt’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard anything about HTC’s upcoming One A9 (a.k.a. the HTC Aero), which is expected to be unveiled at an event on October 20th. After seeing rumors that the A9 would be the next flagship, packing killer specs like a 10-core processor and 4GB of RAM, further leaks indicated that it would be more of a budget phone. This week, we finally got a first glance at what the device itself could look like, courtesy of some photos released by @OnLeaks.

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From what we can see, the One A9 will sport the familiar button layout that we saw on the HTC One M9, with the power and volume buttons flanking the right side of the device. The left side looks to be housing a SIM slot and a MicroSD slot, and there appears to be an IR blaster at the top of the phone. The bottom houses a speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB charging port. The photos indicate that the device is running on AT&T’s network, although the device will likely be released on multiple carriers.

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As a reminder, the latest rumored specs for the One A9 include a Snapdragon 617 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 16Gb of internal storage, and a 2150 mAh battery. Obviously if these specs hold true, the A9 won’t be blowing anyone away, but HTC could have a solid budget device just in time for the holidays. We’ll be covering HTC’s event on October 20th, so we will see how accurate the leaks so far have been.

Source Android And Me

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29
Sep

HTC will unveil its newest One smartphone on October 20


HTC on Tuesday confirmed it will announce its next One smartphone at a virtual event later this month. Scheduled for October 20, it will be revealed at a “virtual event” online, rather than in person.

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As to what we will see revealed, it looks like we’re in for HTC’s first Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone. Rumors as of late suggest the One A9 (Aero) could be the new “hero” device. And, considering the recent report that it might launch with the latest in Android, we’re inclined to believe it even more.

Early leaked specs were initially suggesting a rather high-end experience but we later learned it may be a much more modest experience. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing as today’s mid-range smartphones have proven to be quite adept.

You can bookmark htc.com/launch and return to it in a few weeks time, but we’ll also shoot out some reminders.

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29
Sep

List of HTC models expected to see Android 6.0 updates surfaces


When a new Android version gets announced, it can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Not everyone has the cash to upgrade phones frequently, so we can be left holding our breathe to know if we’ll be able to taste the sweetest treat from Google.

Fortunately for a multitude of HTC users, you can let out a sigh of relief. That is, if this recent leak is accurate. Thanks to the frequent HTC leaker LlabTooFer (via Twitter), we now have a list of HTC devices that will be brought up to speed with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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Note that although the Android version will be updated, the Sense UI version will still be 7.0. That isn’t to say there can’t be new features.

Have you been satisfied with HTC’s software support?

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29
Sep

List of HTC models expected to see Android 6.0 updates surfaces


When a new Android version gets announced, it can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Not everyone has the cash to upgrade phones frequently, so we can be left holding our breathe to know if we’ll be able to taste the sweetest treat from Google.

Fortunately for a multitude of HTC users, you can let out a sigh of relief. That is, if this recent leak is accurate. Thanks to the frequent HTC leaker LlabTooFer (via Twitter), we now have a list of HTC devices that will be brought up to speed with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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Note that although the Android version will be updated, the Sense UI version will still be 7.0. That isn’t to say there can’t be new features.

Have you been satisfied with HTC’s software support?

The post List of HTC models expected to see Android 6.0 updates surfaces appeared first on AndroidGuys.

29
Sep

List of HTC models expected to see Android 6.0 updates surfaces


When a new Android version gets announced, it can be both an exciting and frustrating time. Not everyone has the cash to upgrade phones frequently, so we can be left holding our breathe to know if we’ll be able to taste the sweetest treat from Google.

Fortunately for a multitude of HTC users, you can let out a sigh of relief. That is, if this recent leak is accurate. Thanks to the frequent HTC leaker LlabTooFer (via Twitter), we now have a list of HTC devices that will be brought up to speed with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

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Note that although the Android version will be updated, the Sense UI version will still be 7.0. That isn’t to say there can’t be new features.

Have you been satisfied with HTC’s software support?

The post List of HTC models expected to see Android 6.0 updates surfaces appeared first on AndroidGuys.

27
Sep

HTC devices to get Android Marshmallow leaks out, HTC One M7 is absent



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HTC has had a relatively decent track record with getting software updates to their devices, and their HTC Advantage program has helped with ensuring that its most recent devices continue to get updates for at least two years. HTC owners will no doubt be nervously awaiting news of upcoming updates given the turmoil that has been constantly going on at HTC, but thankfully a leak of the HTC devices to get Android Marshmallow has come out today, hopefully putting some of those fears to bed. The leak was made public courtesy of HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR, and gives a list of 15 devices that could get the latest update, including:

  • HTC Desire EYE
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M8s
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC E9+
  • HTC Butterfly 2
  • HTC Butterfly 3

Keen eyed readers will notice that there is one notable omission from this list – the HTC One M7. Although it received an update to Android Lollipop, it’s well over two years from the One M7’s release date and we aren’t surprised by this at all. Note that @LlabTooFeR points out that the list is still tentative and that HTC could still cut down the list further so unless you’re rocking a HTC One M8 or HTC One M9, you shouldn’t get too comfortable.


What do you think about the list of HTC devices to get Android Marshmallow? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Twitter via TalkAndroid

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