Time for that video portion of the Android news my friends. More All New HTC One photos have leaked out, and I think you can all agree it is getting pretty old. We are pretty much going to know everything about this phone before HTC’s unveiling event. Kind of sad, but we can you do. The Oppo Find 7 is looking mighty sexy, making get all excited just because it has a glow underneath it. It’s the little things. Enjoy the show!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Over the past few years, Blackberry endured lackluster product launches, management shake-ups and repeatedly unpleasant earnings reports. So, how can the once-mighty smartphone manufacturer arise from its proverbial pit of despair? We managed to sit down with longtime employee Gary Klassen during SXSW to discuss just that.
Game developers aren’t the only ones teasing our senses with the Oculus Rift. Companies like HBO, Ogeeku and Chaotic Moon have capitalized on the VR headset’s use as a completely immersive marketing experience. Read on as Engadget’s Terrence O’Brien takes a virtual journey into the world of Game of Thrones.
Everyone’s favorite microcomputer just got a little bit better. The Raspberry Pi’s maker, element14, announced the $33 Wolfson Audio Card add-on this morning, which supports high-res audio and includes 3.5mm and S/PDIF output jacks. What’s more, it’s available starting today.
GSM Arena is reporting that it received a leaked ad that sheds some light on the mystery behind HTC’s next One and its dual backside cameras. Should the information prove true, the handset will feature a larger 5-inch display and its shooters will allow for improved low-light capabilities and after-shot focus adjustments.
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Ever since a leaked image showed off dual cameras on HTC’s next One (aka the M8), the rumor mill has been trying to figure out what they’re for, exactly. Now, an ad from Australian carrier Telstra leaked to GSM Arena appears to have removed all mystery. First off, the phone is referred to as the “All New HTC One (M8),” in the copy, likely to distinguish it from the last model. As for the “Duo Camera,” it’ll bring improved low-light capabilities and let you select the focus of a shot after it’s been taken — as predicted. You’ll also be able to highlight significant areas of a shot, soften the background and add 3D effects. Another big reveal is the 5-inch, full HD, scratch-resistant screen (a step up from the last One’s 4.7-inch display), along with dual “BoomSound” speakers. Finally, the latest Sense 6.0 version will let you double tap the screen to turn on the phone and swipe to access apps and social info. The ad looks like the real McCoy, but if you’re still capable of any skepticism, all will be revealed in exactly two weeks.
Source: GSM Arena
Australia is known for many things: kangaroos, koalas, being amazing at cricket and being home to Crocodile Dundee. On this particular occasion though, we might have done the Android community a favour by leaking the official name of the All New HTC One‘s dual-sensor camera in a magazine ad. In the ad, Telstra refers to the camera as the ‘HTC Duo Camera‘, which isn’t quite on the same level as ‘BoomSound’ or ‘UltraPixel’, but it’ll do. As we’ve suspected all along, the Duo Camera will have Lytro Camera-like abilities (read more about the tech behind it here) and will be able to:
“Create vivid images even in low light and professionally edit memories after you’ve taken the shot. Choose where to focus, highlight what you love, soften backgrounds and add 3D effects.”
As well as possibly leaking the camera’s name, rough pricing for the device was also provided. Off-contract from Telstra, the All New HTC One is going to run you $840 AUD, which equates to about $760 USD; it must be noted that Australian prices tend to be a bit higher than the norm, but expect the phone to still be in that ballpark. The ad also makes reference to Sense 6.0 and introduces some of the abilities it has, like double tapping the screen to rotate the orientation of the screen.
What do you think about the naming of the camera as the HTC Duo Camera? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The All New HTC One will be announced in just two weeks on March 25, but that isn’t stopping leakers from spreading some love online with wallpapers and sounds from the unreleased device.
If you want to give your device the same sounds as the new HTC One, make sure you have root access on your device then:
• Unzip M8sounds.zip and copy the files/folders into system/media/audio
That’s it! Enjoy these until you can get your hands on the actual device!
via XDA Developers
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By now, most of you will have already seen a substantial number of photos of what is going to be the All New HTC One, HTC‘s next flagship device, which is expected to be announced at a March 25th event. In fact, some might say that we’ve probably seen too many leaked photos of the device already (Seriously, does everybody have one or something?). But for those who don’t think they have, or haven’t seen any, you’re in luck as today we have many more photos of the All New HTC One for you to look at.
There’s nothing terribly new in the photos (12 in total), or at least, nothing that we haven’t seen before from the formerly codenamed, HTC M8. Confirmed yet again is the dual-sensor rear camera, as well as the general design of the device. Probably of most note is one of the photographed devices is a China Mobile device, which is good news for those of you who are customers there, but a close second would be the photos that show the All New One posing with its much bigger brother, the HTC One Max. The 5.9-inch Max positively dwarfs the All New One, which is expected to come out a 5-inch device. Check out all the photos below:
What do you think about this collection of leaked photos; see something that we’ve missed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
HTC’s upcoming successor to the One, codenamed M8, has been a leaky ship while sailing to its March 25th launch. But the latest set of photos from a Chinese Weibo site leave nothing to the imagination, showing a possible China Mobile retail model from nearly all angles. Of interest are the speaker grills, which seem to be coated with a clear layer of material, possibly for protection. The leaker also said that the M8 used a lot of new CNC process tech, resulting in a very tight build on the handset. Otherwise, the gallery confirms details we’ve already seen and several pics with an HTC One Max show the relative size. To cap it off, @evleaks has has shown a possible LED smart cover for the M8, which mimics one we saw for the Alcatel One OneTouch by showing the weather, time and other info. Head after the break to see the smart cover, or for an all-around view of the (alleged) M8, check the gallery below.
[Image credit: TD Beta]
[Image credit: @evleaks]
Via: GSM Arena
It seems like forever ago that HTC was making Windows Phone devices, but it’s not even been a year. HTC’s 8X earned plenty of praise for the fantastic performance, build and battery life – not to mention the display and camera. The downside, of course, was Windows Phone 8, which, at the time, was still too young to hit the spot for our tame phone reviewers. But what about you? We guess that plenty of you would have picked up this phone, so share with us your experiences and what, if anything, you would have changed.
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HTC is at it again with their new technical translation campaign. First, we got to know HTC’s most brilliant feature from the HTC One, BoomSound. Then they talked about the metal body of the One, which we can all agree on was a sexy about the One. Now we get a technical translation of HTC’s ultrapixel camera technology, and just like the other videos, the hilarity arises.
When HTC announced the ultrapixel technology, many of us scratched our heads. When you hear megapixel, its familiar and the more the merrier. HTC felt like changing the game by lowering the megapixels, but assured us that ultrapixels will all but make up for it, especially when it comes to low light. Anyways, check out the video below and let us know what you think of it.
[LEAK] Flip cover case for the All New HTC One leaks out, as well as suggestion of a Google Play Edition
We’ve all seen the Samsung S-View cover and everybody’s attempts to recreate this flip cover case in one way or another. While this kind of case is tried and true, we’ve been waiting to see if someone can do something original and thankfully, it looks like HTC has. Evleaks leaked earlier today the above image which appears to show a flip cover case for the All New HTC One, but instead of having a window to show notifications, this particular flip cover case looks like it uses holes in the cover to give a dot matrix-like read out. It’s a very intriguing idea and there’s a lot that can be shown on such a read out; it’s obviously not as precise as having a window to your screen, but it can be very useful for just getting general notifications or the time.
A few hours later, evleaks also posted this picture, which appears to show the previously mentioned flip cover case but in different colours. The original tweet that these cases were leaked in also had the following comments: “look for M8 to arrive as a Google Play Edition“. That’s not so much a surprise as the HTC One was also made into a Google Play Edition, but for those of you who like your devices with stock Android, you’ll be happy to know you can go that route with the All New HTC One.
What are your thoughts on this type of flip cover case? And would you get the All New HTC One Google Play Edition? (that’s quite a mouthful) Let us know what you think in the comments below.