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26
Apr

HTC gets satirical: Choose a HTC One M9 to get rid of “Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder”






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HTC‘s Technical Description ads for the HTC One M8 were pretty hilarious, but their latest ad for the HTC One M9 is downright devious. Asking watchers if they have “Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder”, HTC suggests some alternative treatments such as taking Cellami, an imaginary drug which results in numerous side-effects, like “oily plastic dischargers”, or just to get a HTC One M9 to avoid all of this altogether. Check out the ad below:

It’s pretty obvious that the primary target of this ad are Samsung and Apple users, claiming that these consumers will suffer from SAD (“Samsung Affective Disorder”) and iOS (“Irritable Operating System”) due to their likely miserable smartphone experience. Whether this strategy will actually work with these users is questionable, but we sure appreciate HTC’s effort on the entertainment front and we can’t wait to see more of this in the future.


What do you think about HTC’s latest Cellami advertising effort? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: YouTube via TalkAndroid

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25
Apr

Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right


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A few days ago, my HTC One (M8) purchased through Verizon started experiencing difficulties opening an app or two. Select apps crash immediately after launching and other force close when hitting the back button. I had initially thought it was an issue for those apps and didn’t think much of it. Then, as we progressed into this weekend, it became more prevalent.

Another member of the Talk Android team with Verizon’s One (M8) as well as multiple cases spotted on the web prove that I am not alone. Here are some links:

The device’s own HTC Service Pack app was updated earlier in the week and had no effect; however, the issue started late on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The app that was updated around then, and is believed to be the culprit of this bug, is apparently Google’s Android System WebView. This is the app that allows other apps to display web content.

Device owners, including myself, have performed factory resets and the usual ‘start over’ processes. That has returned nothing and the issue remains. We have no idea what the exact issue here is, but some are saying that uninstalling the Android System WebView app provides a fix. Understand that uninstalling the Android System WebView app may have security implications and put your device at risk for other bugs.

Come comment on this article: Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right

25
Apr

Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right


HTC_One_M8_Back_Slanted_HTC_Logo_TA_02

A few days ago, my HTC One (M8) purchased through Verizon started experiencing difficulties opening an app or two. Select apps crash immediately after launching and other force close when hitting the back button. I had initially thought it was an issue for those apps and didn’t think much of it. Then, as we progressed into this weekend, it became more prevalent.

Another member of the Talk Android team with Verizon’s One (M8) as well as multiple cases spotted on the web prove that I am not alone. Here are some links:

The device’s own HTC Service Pack app was updated earlier in the week and had no effect; however, the issue started late on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The app that was updated around then, and is believed to be the culprit of this bug, is apparently Google’s Android System WebView. This is the app that allows other apps to display web content.

Device owners, including myself, have performed factory resets and the usual ‘start over’ processes. That has returned nothing and the issue remains. We have no idea what the exact issue here is, but some are saying that uninstalling the Android System WebView app provides a fix. Understand that uninstalling the Android System WebView app may have security implications and put your device at risk for other bugs.

Come comment on this article: Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right

25
Apr

Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right


HTC_One_M8_Back_Slanted_HTC_Logo_TA_02

A few days ago, my HTC One (M8) purchased through Verizon started experiencing difficulties opening an app or two. Select apps crash immediately after launching and other force close when hitting the back button. I had initially thought it was an issue for those apps and didn’t think much of it. Then, as we progressed into this weekend, it became more prevalent.

Another member of the Talk Android team with Verizon’s One (M8) as well as multiple cases spotted on the web prove that I am not alone. Here are some links:

The device’s own HTC Service Pack app was updated earlier in the week and had no effect; however, the issue started late on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. The app that was updated around then, and is believed to be the culprit of this bug, is apparently Google’s Android System WebView. This is the app that allows other apps to display web content.

Device owners, including myself, have performed factory resets and the usual ‘start over’ processes. That has returned nothing and the issue remains. We have no idea what the exact issue here is, but some are saying that uninstalling the Android System WebView app provides a fix. Understand that uninstalling the Android System WebView app may have security implications and put your device at risk for other bugs.

Come comment on this article: Verizon’s HTC One (M8) bug crashing apps left and right

25
Apr

HTC tries to get creative with Cellami


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HTC has released a new video that takes aim at Samsung, Apple, and really all other smartphone manufacturers through a spoof of pharmaceutical ads. The ad is for a fictional drug called Cellami which is supposed to help someone suffering from Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder.

In the ad, HTC takes shots at Samsung by claiming Cellami can also treat SAD, or Samsung Affective Disorder, and at Apple which produces iOS, or Irritable Operating System. Cellami is described as causing a variety of side effects like blue teeth, thumb loss and “oily plastic discharges.” The video is littered with a variety of disclaimers along the bottom of the screen warning against taking it at night, before consuming citrus drinks, or when in the nude amongst others.

To avoid all these bad side effects, HTC says users can just get an HTC One M9. Their device will not only cure all the issues related to Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder or other maladies, it does so in a safe manner.

Share your thoughts below regarding HTC’s attempt at a spoof video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Come comment on this article: HTC tries to get creative with Cellami

25
Apr

HTC tries to get creative with Cellami


htc_cellami

HTC has released a new video that takes aim at Samsung, Apple, and really all other smartphone manufacturers through a spoof of pharmaceutical ads. The ad is for a fictional drug called Cellami which is supposed to help someone suffering from Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder.

In the ad, HTC takes shots at Samsung by claiming Cellami can also treat SAD, or Samsung Affective Disorder, and at Apple which produces iOS, or Irritable Operating System. Cellami is described as causing a variety of side effects like blue teeth, thumb loss and “oily plastic discharges.” The video is littered with a variety of disclaimers along the bottom of the screen warning against taking it at night, before consuming citrus drinks, or when in the nude amongst others.

To avoid all these bad side effects, HTC says users can just get an HTC One M9. Their device will not only cure all the issues related to Bi-phonal Displeasure Disorder or other maladies, it does so in a safe manner.

Share your thoughts below regarding HTC’s attempt at a spoof video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Come comment on this article: HTC tries to get creative with Cellami

24
Apr

Alleged HTC Butterfly 3 specs claim QHD display and Snapdragon 810 processor


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The specifications of the HTC One M9 come across as underwhelming for some consumers. While the aluminum design is beautiful, the display and camera just miss the mark compared to its competition. The upcoming Butterfly 3 could be worth a look many consumers (in the event it leaves Asia). On CompuBench, specifications for an HTC device that is allegedly the Butterfly 3 surfaced. It shows a 5.1-inch display with 2560×1440 resolution and a Snapdragon 810 processor. The rear camera is 19MP and the front camera is 12MP. Certainly not underwhelming, right?

Source: CompuBench
Via: G for Games

Come comment on this article: Alleged HTC Butterfly 3 specs claim QHD display and Snapdragon 810 processor

24
Apr

Purported HTC Butterfly 3 specs revealed in new benchmark test


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So far this year, we haven’t heard too much regarding HTC’s new Butterfly 3 flagship. We’ve heard whispers that the Asia-centric handset will tote a 5.2-inch Quad HD display (just like the One M9+), but that’s the extent of it. Now we’re getting a few more hints at what the device will bring to the table, thanks to a recent benchmark test over at CompuBench.

The benchmark test reveals that the HTC Butterfly 3 (J Butterfly HTV31) will have a slightly smaller 5.1-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor backed by 3GB of RAM, and an Adreno 430 GPU. The benchmark reveals it also has 32GB of on-board storage, a 20MP rear-facing camera and a high-res 13MP front-facing camera. It’s also running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

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Traditionally, HTC has only launched the Butterfly series in Asian markets, so folks in North America probably won’t get a chance to see this device. We should try to remember that, no matter how probable the clues are, nothing has yet been confirmed by the company. But if these specs are correct, the Butterfly 3 is turning out to be one heck of a flagship.



22
Apr

HTC and Valve to give Vive VR headsets to select developers for free


With tepid reviews of the HTC One M9 abound, and the HTC GRIP, the new wearable created with Under Armor, the HTC VIVE, the company’s new VR headset could be HTC’s ace in the hole it’s using in order to branch out from the smartphone industry. The HTC VIVE operates like the GEAR VR from Samsung, however, unlike Samsung’s unit, this headset does not require the user to strap their phone into the headset for it to work. This device is an all-inclusive virtual reality experience, like the Oculus Rift. The VIVE sports what some people have described as “a more immersive experience”.

The smartphone manufacturer’s VR headset is available to select developers through an application process. To be eligible for the headset, you must have a registered account with Valve. Valve has announced on its website that the developer program for the VIVE is now open. Oculus currently sells the developer versions of its Rift headset to the public for a price of $350. However, in this case, Valve and HTC will choose the developers who will receive early access to the VIVE, free of charge. After all the time and attention this product got at MWC this year with it’s enclosed system and great performance, this could be HTC’s key to success by generating much-needed revenue for the struggling company.

So, if you’ve got a great idea for an application to use the VIVE headset that could be innovative and interesting to Valve and HTC, apply over at the Steam Community website.

Source: Valve

 

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22
Apr

AT&T’s HTC One M9 receiving a minor camera improving update


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HTC’s new One M9 flagship could certainly use some work in the camera department, and it looks like the company is trying its best to fix that problem. HTC began rolling out an update to the One M9 on Sprint and T-Mobile a few days ago, which brought both camera and thermal improvements to the handset. And now the update, which will bring the version number up to 1.32.502.31, is beginning to roll out to the AT&T One M9.

Read more: HTC One M9 review

The update is rolling out to all U.S. models to match the software on the global variants of the handset. Among a few camera improvements, HTC says the update will add some thermal improvements and various bug fixes. The One M9 hasn’t had the best reputation when it comes to thermal issues, and it looks like HTC is trying to address that in this new update.

More on the One M9

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The update is rolling out as we speak, and you can check for it by heading to Settings>About>Software Information. If you have yet to get the update and would like to sideload it, check out the source link below for instructions on how to do so. Anybody with this new update – have you noticed a big difference in the camera’s performance?



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