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HTC Desire 816 — Review

HTC Desire 816 — Review

There’s long been a split in the market between the “flagship” phones manufacturers launch with much pomp and circumstance like the Galaxy S5 or One (M8) and the second-tier devices like the Galaxy Ace or F Series. While expensive high-end phones allow manufacturers to show off their latest and greatest technology, many of them are keenly aware that the real money in the market is in the midrange. Devices with “good enough” specs have become the new battleground, and midrange phones have become top-selling products for a number of manufacturers. Motorola‘s Moto G is their best-ever selling devices, while phones[Read More...]

by 2:31 PM on August 7, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews
HTC announces the One M8 in Pink and Red for the UK – most likely not coming to Australia

HTC announces the One M8 in Pink and Red for the UK – most likely not coming to Australia

HTC are well known for releasing various colour variants of their flagships through the year, mainly as a way to keep interest in the devices while only making a very cosmetic change. Overnight they’ve announced that the previously announced for Verizon in the US Red HTC One M8 variant, as well as a new Pink version will be heading to the UK. Both the Red and Pink versions of the HTC One M8 will go on-sale in the UK on August 7th. The Red M8 will be exclusive to UK based carrier O2, with pre-orders starting on August 5th. The[Read More...]

by 10:09 AM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
HTC continues push to Google Play releasing their Clock

HTC continues push to Google Play releasing their Clock

HTC has continued their moves into pushing core apps to Google Play in a bid to make them easier to update, this time moving the HTC Clock to Google Play. The HTC Clock is not terribly exciting in and of itself, but the continued move towards pushing apps to Google Play certainly is. The app gives a basic description and seems to be available for the HTC One M8, though I don’t have any other Sense 6 devices to check. The description for the clock reads : HTC Clock offers better time management functionalities including World Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch and[Read More...]

by 8:23 AM on July 24, 2014 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]

by 7:45 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
HTC moves Sense Keyboard to Google Play – update now available

HTC moves Sense Keyboard to Google Play – update now available

Just prior to the launch of the HTC One M8, HTC began following the lead of both Google and Motorola and moved some of their apps into Google Play. Today they’ve also released the Sense Keyboard – known as HTC Sense Input – to Google Play. The keyboard release is the latest in the trend of moving apps to Google Play, which allows HTC to push updates more quickly than having them built into the system, and therefore requiring an OS update with all the carrier approval rigmorale that goes with it. HTC did announce that they would bring Blinkfeed[Read More...]

by 12:01 PM on July 23, 2014 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer
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 3 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 10 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 15 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