A long time ago - before HTC got themselves into all sorts of financial problems, before UltraPixels, before Nokia and Microsoft got into bed together - HTC was a key partner in Microsoft's mobile strategy. The Taiwanese manufacturer once made a lot of money manufacturing Windows Mobiles for other companies before they started trying to establish a brand with iconic handsets like the HD2, which to this day refuses to die. But when the iPhone happened, people lost interest in Windows Mobile. So HTC teamed up with Google to build... Continue reading
Despite the popularity of the HTC One, it seems HTC are having a hard time saving their sinking ship. For the first time in the company's history, HTC's unaudited consolidated financial statements for Q3 2013 are showing an operating loss of NT$2.97 billion after tax, which works out to be about US$101 million. I don't know a lot about accounting, but this doesn't seem like good news for the struggling Taiwanese company. Breaking the announcement down: Total revenues were NT$47.05 billion (US$1.6 billion) Operating loss before tax was NT$3.5 billion (US$119.4 million) Net loss after tax was NT$2.97 billion (US$101.3 million) Unaudited earnings... Continue reading
Beats Electronics purchasing the last remaining shares HTC had in its company back, many of us were left wondering if this move meant the end to the two companies still agreeing to input Beats Audio software into future HTC devices and gladly it seems for the moment that yes, HTC phones will still get Beats Audio software in their devices. President and the chief operating officer at Beats Electronics, Luke Wood, says that the company still has 25% investments in HTC along with a commercial deal with the Taiwanese manufacturer. Luke also stated confirmed that HTC do in... Continue readingWith
HTC One Mini as I have very much liked what I have seen from the HTC One and was curious to see if HTC could deliver a similar experience with its smaller cousin. If you need a catch up on Ausdroid's thoughts on the HTC One, check out our review from earlier this year. Being a Nexus fan, the one thing that I wasn't too sure about was using a... Continue readingCan the HTC One Mini stand up to it's bigger cousin? I was actually rather excited to be given the opportunity to review the
HTC think so as well! Ausdroid has been approached by HTC to join the select group of news outlets featured in their BlinkFeed product, and I'm proud to announce that we've accepted, and we're on board! Amongst other respected Australian technology outlets like Gizmodo and Tech Radar, Ausdroid now has its place. We'd like to welcome you to join us. If you have an HTC One with... Continue readingWe've always believed Ausdroid was, and is, a great news source for all things Android in Australia, and we know that our readers agree. Well, it seems it's not just our readers.
Telstra Crowd Support forum has advised that the Xperia Z began seeing the Android 4.2.2 update beginning its rollout on the 30th of August while the HTC One XL began on Monday. The Xperia Z 4.2.2 update has been listed as including the following updates : General stability and performance improvements New settings available: "Increasing Ringtone" and "Pulse Notification" Application security improvements Lockscreen widgets Customisable "Quick Settings" in the notification bar (max 10) Transparent notification and... Continue readingHTC One XL and Xperia Z owners will have been seeing an update to Android 4.2.2 on their phone over the last couple of weeks. Craig on the
Phil and Dan joined Jason to discuss the week's local and overseas Android news. We spent a while discussing the looming slew of Samsung devices due to be revealed at IFA, along with recent Google developments and other recent updates from Sony and HTC. Featuring: Jason Murray and Phil Tann and Dan Tyson. Topics: Samsung @ IFA - Note 3, Galaxy Gear, and more Google updates - Hugo Barra, Nexus 7, Gift Cards HTC announcements - Desire, BoomBass Sony Lens Cameras Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe to... Continue readingWelcome to the 85th pisode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week