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HTC may have pulled a Google and outed their upcoming smartwatch

HTC may have pulled a Google and outed their upcoming smartwatch

When Google announced back in March that they would be entering the Wearables space, they named a slew of partners from the Open Handset Alliance who had signed onto being hardware partners for the nascent Android Wear platfomrm. We’ve seen the launch of the LG G Watch, and Samsung Gear Live at Google I/O and seen Motorola’s offering the Moto 360, which is expected to be launched later this summer (Winter Southern Hemisphere). What we haven’t seen yet is the HTC offering…or have we? A recent video from HTC titled – HTC Design – Behind the Scenes – which talks[Read More...]

by 11:09 AM on July 22, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
HTC finally turns the tide – reports an $80 Million profit for Quarter 2

HTC finally turns the tide – reports an $80 Million profit for Quarter 2

The financial road for HTC has not been smooth for the last few quarters, it’s been a fairly depressing view from the outside for long-time fans of the company who launched the first round of Android smart phones. But the view is looking rosier this morning with the Taiwanese based company reporting a profit on their 2nd Quarter earnings report. HTC reported that they had earned a net profit of 2.26 billion New Taiwan dollars or around $80 million Australian dollars, no small drop in the ocean. This profit is up 80% on their Q2 2013 earnings and is by[Read More...]

by 9:14 AM on July 4, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, News
HTC update roadmap leaked – HTC One M7 and M8 to receive 4.4.4 soon

HTC update roadmap leaked – HTC One M7 and M8 to receive 4.4.4 soon

With the announcement of Android L, there’s already excitement building for the next version of Android, but OEMs are still rolling out updates from previous versions. Infamous HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR has come through again, with a roadmap of which devices will see which update when. While he has confirmed that the original HTC Butterfly and the HTC One X won’t receive any further updates, the news is better for current and former flagships – the HTC One M7 and M8. Both the M7 and M8 will begin receiving their update to 4.4.4 in July/August, with HTC also looking to an[Read More...]

by 5:08 AM on July 2, 2014 9 comments OS Update
HTC promises to bring Android L to M7 and M8 within 90 days of release

HTC promises to bring Android L to M7 and M8 within 90 days of release

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Android L at Google I/O 2014, HTC has jumped on their blog to announce something wonderful for owners of the HTC One (M7) from last year, and this year’s HTC One (M8). Once Android L’s final code is received from Google, HTC have undertaken to bring Android L to the One M7 and One M8 within 90 days. Yes. That’s right, just three months. This isn’t a promise just for the US market either; HTC Ones around the world will receive this update within 90 days of the code release. Of course, HTC will[Read More...]

by 6:09 AM on June 26, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, OS Update
Rumour: Is this the next Nexus tablet?

Rumour: Is this the next Nexus tablet?

According to Android Police, this is HTC’s Nine inch Nexus tablet, the Volantis. With talk of Android Silver rumors and LG’s Ken Hong stating that the manufacturer doesn’t have a Nexus phone in the cards, the future of the Nexus line is uncertain. There’s no confirmation yet on whether a new Nexus phone exists, but there is information on HTC’s Volantis (or Flounder), an 8.9″ Nexus tablet. The information indicates the possible  specifications, features, and pricing, as well as an early look at the form factor, although the images may not be final renderings of the device. The tablet is internally referred to as the Nexus 9, though this[Read More...]

by 8:50 AM on June 22, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours, Tablets
Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

One of the hard things to find with a Smartphone is a nice wallpaper. Happily, device manufacturers, Google and ROM makers make a variety of wallpapers which are pretty much available to find on the Internet. What developer Donnatus has done, with a new app called Droidpack Wallpapers, is give you a central point to find, download and set them as the wallpaper on your Android device. Droidpack Wallpapers contains over 500 wallpapers for you to choose from, and there’s a selection from Google, including wallpapers from stock Android 4.4, 4.3 and Android 3.x. You will also find wallpapers from[Read More...]

by 7:14 PM on June 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
Vodafone beginning rollout of Sense 6 to HTC One (M7) owners

Vodafone beginning rollout of Sense 6 to HTC One (M7) owners

The HTC One (M7) will be receiving an OTA update to HTC Sense 6 today, at least Vodafone handsets will, according to the latest Vodafone Software update blog posted this morning. Vodafone advises that the update will arrive after 12 o’clock today, but as usual, we assume that Vodafone or HTC will be staggering this update to handsets over the next couple of weeks. The 680MB release brings about a number of changes including : HTC Sense 6 Power efficiencies including addition of Extreme Power Saving mode App improvements including Mail, Message, Calendar and Phone General performance and stability improvements[Read More...]

by 1:30 PM on June 12, 2014 13 comments OS Update
HTC Desire 816 now available from Optus

HTC Desire 816 now available from Optus

Optus has just announced the HTC Desire 816 is available for purchase on their network. The Desire 816 is a large screened phone, with a 13MP camera included on the rear, it also comes with the HTC BoomSound built into the plastic shell. It also includes HTC Sense built over Android 4.4 and includes software features such as HTC Zoe and Blinkfeed. Hardware wise, the Desire 816 is a decent mid-range phone, including a Qualcomm snapdragon processor, but a relatively small 8GB of on-board storage, which you will want to increase with a microSD card to make full use of[Read More...]

by 2:50 PM on June 2, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
HTC announces the HTC One (M8) Ace as the HTC One E8 for China

HTC announces the HTC One (M8) Ace as the HTC One E8 for China

The HTC One (M8) Ace has been made official for the Chinese market, and it’s had a slight name change, with HTC announcing the model officially as the HTC One E8 (because that’s much better). Hardware wise, the phone has a plastic shell as promised in the leaks and will apparently have similar specs to the HTC One M8. The phone is powered by a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor, but specs are pretty thin from the Chinese HTC site. There does appear to be the same power-saving features that the HTC One M8 had included. The Duo-Camera is gone,[Read More...]

by 8:54 PM on May 30, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
HTC One Wear to Rival the Moto 360

HTC One Wear to Rival the Moto 360

It was just last night that I was reporting on Android Wear and mentioning the LG G Watch and the Moto 360. I talked about how the Moto 360 appeared to be a superbly crafted piece of wrist bling. Rumour now has it that HTC will be releasing a smartwatch running Android Wear. What makes this interesting is that we know how impressive HTC have been lately with the design and construction of their devices so it is exciting to think of what they may do with a smartwatch. The rumour comes courtesy of tktechnews has runs on the board[Read More...]

by 8:38 PM on May 30, 2014 1 comment News
HTC planning not one, but two higher specced phones for release later this year.

HTC planning not one, but two higher specced phones for release later this year.

The appearance of a render of the HTC M8 ‘Prime’ certainly lit a fire under rumours that HTC were working on a more premium version of their already quite high-end 2014 flagship, the HTC One M8. A new rumour that has surfaced today originating from 9to5Google says that HTC is working on not a single premium ‘Prime’ phone, but two, a ‘Plus’ and an ‘Advance. The existence of two phone models from rival manufacturers with premium features and a ‘Prime’ model name, was always suspicious, so a ‘Plus’ and ‘Advance’ seems more in-line with reality. The ‘Plus’ model will be[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on May 29, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
HTC One Ace leaks again – June 3rd launch with 13MP camera

HTC One Ace leaks again – June 3rd launch with 13MP camera

A cheaper, plastic HTC One M8? That’s the story of the HTC One Ace, which is running the rounds at the moment as the next big thing to come out of HTC. The HTC One M8, has a lovely design, but with a premium aluminium unibody, the price does tend to start climbing so the rumoured announcement of a cheaper and slightly less premium model appeals to a lot of people. Chinese site ifanr has come through with the latest leak and render of the phone, which they say will be announced on the 3rd of June. Specs of the[Read More...]

by 10:04 AM on May 27, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Plastic HTC M8 Ace render and specs start to show up

Plastic HTC M8 Ace render and specs start to show up

With all the talk recently of a HTC M8 Prime floating around, it seems HTC isn’t willing to sink all their eggs into one basket, with speculation surrounding an all plastic version of the HTC One M8, called the M8 Ace starting to circulate. The above render appeared on Chinese site ifanr, and shows off a much clearer version of the phone, which was first hinted at by @EvLeaks back in April. Alongside the red render, @EvLeaks has proven yet again why he’s considered the best in the leaking business, by showing off another render of the M8 Ace this[Read More...]

by 8:36 AM on May 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours