Vodafone customers with carrier-branded HTC One phones should get an update to Android 4.3. As well as updating the base operating system to Android 4.3, new Features and enhancements within the update include: HTC Sense 5.5 Signal bar indicator improvement HTC Blinkfeed update Photo & Video Highlights Enhancement to Quick Settings General performance and stability improvements The update details: Android version: 4.3 HTC sense version: 5.5 Kernel version: 3.4.10-gfbedc47 root@abm012 # 1 SMP PREEMPT Baseband version: 4A.21.3263.04_10.38m.1157.04L Build number: 3.63.980.2 CL265048 release-keys Vodafone says the update is available over the air (OTA) or through the HTC Hub Program on your[Read More...]
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HTC this morning announced that its forthcoming One Max phone will be available exclusively from Telstra from November 26. Garry McGregor, HTC’s AU/NZ Sales Director, was quoted: We’re excited to announce that the latest addition to the HTC One family in the form of HTC One max is now available in Australia. We now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The One Max is the giant-sized version of HTC’s popular 2013 flagship device, the HTC One. It sports similar internals with a 5.9-inch 1080p screen and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. It’s also loaded up[Read More...]
Image courtesy of androidspin.com The next flagship device from embattled HTC – codenamed M8 – that we first reported on back in July, has had its purported specs leak. Serial news breaker @evleaks is claiming to have the low down on the main specifications, and they are unsurprisingly high-end, though nothing that we haven’t seen in other flagship devices. @evleaks tweeted: In previously seen photos, the M8 looks very similar to the current HTC One, though the current leaks suggest a screen bump to 5″ from the 4.7″ on the One. Could the M8 be the HTC One 2? Do have[Read More...]
The HTC One, launched early this year was known quite early on by it’s internal codename ‘M7′. At an end of year party last year, video was taken of HTC CEO Peter Chou on-stage at an event holding up the phone while scores of HTC staff yelled and chanted ‘M7, M7, M7′ and now it seems HTC have continued the naming convention with the M8 now on track for release next year as the successor to the well designed handset, and the fingerprint sensor from the One max may be showing up here too. The back plate for the ‘M8′[Read More...]
In a ruling handed down by the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission, Samsung has been fined around $355,000 (AUD) for organising an internet campaign to badmouth HTC whilst praising Samsung’s own devices. From the outside, it doesn’t seem like a move worth making for Samsung, the dominator in the Android market, however, HTC has great market share in the home country of Taiwan. Two other companies were also fined for their part in the smear campaign against HTC. The $355,000 fine is hardly going to leave a mark on Samsung’s latest record breaking profits of $9.96 billion for Q3 2013.
It hasn’t been the best of years for HTC, announcing their first ever operating loss earlier this month, after first announcing some issues sourcing parts and it appears that sales may not have improved yet according to a Reuters report that’s just been released. According to Reuters who claim that they have seen at least one of four factories operated by HTC closed during a visit to the former headquarters of the company in Taoyuan, outside of the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. The reporter from Reuters found the loading docks closed and a sign on the lobby door which said[Read More...]
Recently rumours have come to light that HTC are in negotiation with Amazon to manufacture a smartphone for the distribution giant, perhaps as part of their hail Mary strategy to get out of their seemingly perpetual slide into obscurity they’re clutching at any available opportunity to inject some cash flow into the company. While the official decision is yet to be made and Amazon are yet to confirm that they have made a deal and are in fact working on a smartphone with HTC, the rumours are now changing shape slightly to suggest the rumoured device will be offered to[Read More...]
With the modern day spectre of PRSIM and the potential for NSA spying, the potential to have your fingerprints mis-appropriated albeit even accidentally is something that the every day person must think about and the same goes for HTC with the launch of their fingerprint scanner enabled HTC One Max. When Apple launched their iPhone 5s, they went to lengths to ensure that customers were aware that their fingerprints were not being stored online where a potential NSA collection could be on the cards and HTC appears to be doing the same thing with the HTC One Max. PhoneArena spoke[Read More...]
As HTC spirals closer to its doom, we’re seeing the company taking more and more drastic steps to stay afloat, such as the sale of its share in Beats and the rumoured talks with Lenovo about a potential buy-out of the beleaguered Taiwanese company. The latest rumour suggests a return to the HTC of yore – building phones for other companies. Particularly, Amazon. Amazon have long been rumoured to be building an Android-powered smartphone, but they obviously don’t have the ability to manufacture the device themselves, and so enter HTC – a company with a reputation for building solid mobile[Read More...]
HTC launched the One‘s big brother – the One Max – today. We’ve been lucky enough to spend a bit of hands-on time with the device this afternoon. Physically, the One Max is an imposing device. Owing to its 5.9 inch screen with physical buttons and BoomSound speakers above/below, it’s about one and a half wallets tall and has quite a heft to it. The added weight is perhaps the price of using the metal parts for which HTC’s range has been so well known this year. The One Max borrows more from the One Mini than the One in[Read More...]
The recently launched HTC One Max looks like it will be coming to Optus, if their Google+ page is a good indicator. Optus has just posted a mini review of the One Max, indicating that an announcement for stocking the phone is looming. Optus linked on their Google+ page to a US site for the mini review, and not an Australian android news site, that had the information about the HTC One Max hours before. The main specs for the One Max are: 5.9″ Full HD display Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 at 1.7GHz Android 4.3 with HTC Sense 5.5 16 or 32GB[Read More...]