The HTC One is one of the best designed phones available at the moment, and now it gets another variant, a dual-SIM model with expandable storage via microSD card of up to 64GBs. The extra storage capacity is on top of the already included 32GB of internal storage. To access the dual-SIMs and microSD card the back plate is removable. HTC describes the dual-SIM functions as: Receive calls from either SIM card at any time Switch seamlessly between both sim cards while you talk HTC Sense helps you manage calls, texts and data between sim cards effortlessly On-board Dual Network[Read More...]
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Welcome to the 95th episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Jason and Phil discussed the week’s Android news with TechGeek’s Terence Huynh. Topics: Nexus 5 Bumpers on Google Play Google Official Qi Charger on Amazon Nexus 4, 7 and 10 get KitKat updates in Australia Is Google Play Services causing battery drain? Chromecast World Tour Chromecast SDK coming soon? Google Newsstand Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition comes to Australia Samsung’s troubled Android 4.3 rollout HTC One Max now available from Telstra HTC ‘M8′ specs revealed? HTC One – Gold Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to[Read More...]
The HTC One Max is now available on plan from Telstra. The One Max has an impressive 5.9″ screen, 4G capabilities and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The HTC One Max is available on the Small to Extra Large Plan, from $74 per month to $130 per month. With the Small Plan, the One Max costs an extra $14 per month, the Medium Plan an extra $4 per month, the Large an extra $3 per month, and free on the Extra Large Plan. The specifications of the One Max are: Boom Sound Stereo Speakers Super LCD3 display with Full HD[Read More...]
HTC‘s One was one of the Ausdroid team’s favourite handsets of 2013 with its sharp full HD screen, “BoomSound” front-facing speakers and the “Ultrapixel” camera that finally delivered a camera that performed well in low-light situations, albeit 4 MP at a time. As we approach the end of the year, we’re starting to see information released (or “leaked”, if you prefer) for its successor. AnTuTu is reporting that a device identified as htc_m8-userdebug|4.4|KRT16O has shown up in the AnTuTu database. The device in question seems to have been turning in some impressive results: The device specifications, from AnTuTu’s report: Snapdragon[Read More...]
Telstra bring some early pressies for Galaxy SIII & HTC One Users, but Galaxy Note 2 users still have to wait
Good news for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S III owners as it seems the telco has approved the Android 4.2.2 ‘Jelly Bean Plus’ update. The update, which is schedule to start hitting devices on a ‘progressive’ rolling out phase is scheduled to start from December 2nd. HTC One users also have an update which has been approved for a roll out to your device expected to begin November 25th for Android 4.3 which appears to be updating devices to Android 4.3 JellyBean, with the update commencing for some users as early as today. The update too will be a phased rolling[Read More...]
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...]
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...]