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Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

HTC has begun seeding their Android 4.4.3 update to HTC One (M7) handsets within Australia and the first carrier off the rank is Telstra. The firmware version being seeded is 6.11.841.7 at a total size of 551.45MB, so probably best downloading the update via WiFi. The firmware update, which is Android 4.4.3 brings along a few updates including: Android 4.4.3 Firmware OpenSSL Security improvements Application updates for the Camera, Gallery & Sync Manager If you haven’t received a notification advising you of this new update, you can go to Settings > About Device > Software update > Check for updates.[Read More...]

by 2:26 PM on August 24, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
HTC Nexus tablet certified by the WiFi Alliance

HTC Nexus tablet certified by the WiFi Alliance

The much rumoured HTC Nexus tablet – codenamed ‘Volantis’ or ‘Flounder’ – is very much anticipated after Google let the 1-year release window for their Nexus 7 line slide without any new announcements. The tablet has apparently quietly slipped through the WiFi Alliance – the certification body for WiFi capable devices – earlier this month. It’s an AOSP, Android L device, which is a great sign that this is indeed a Nexus device, with Google traditionally releasing a reference device for each new software platform. The listing, as you can see, also uses the fishy ‘Flounder’ code-name which Google traditionally[Read More...]

by 7:36 AM on August 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
HTC launches Zoe beta to Google Play for a range of devices

HTC launches Zoe beta to Google Play for a range of devices

. Over the last few months, HTC has been hinting at releasing their Sense based services like Blinkfeed to more users, this has also been followed by the company releasing their software services to Google Play. Today, HTC has announced that their first software service released through Google Play for devices other than HTC will be Zoe. So, what is Zoe? The wider launch of Zoe to Google Play, is not what most HTC owners will recognise as the Zoe from their phones, but more the Video Highlights part of Zoe. With Zoe you can create, edit, remix and more[Read More...]

by 10:58 AM on August 15, 2014 3 comments Apps
Beta version of HTC’s Zoe expected for all Android phones this week

Beta version of HTC’s Zoe expected for all Android phones this week

We’ve been waiting a while for HTC to make good on its promise – made at the time the One M8 launched – to bring BlinkFeed to all Android phones, but in the meantime The Verge reports that we’ll see a beta of Zoe this week. Zoe in its current form – seen on last year’s One and this year’s One M8 – makes short highlight videos from your photos and sets them to music. You can also apply a number of effects and transitions and share the results, although the sharing has been a somewhat controversial aspect of the[Read More...]

by 12:30 PM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps
HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC has been putting much effort into producing their lower-cost Desire range of phones, with an eye to staunching the financial down turn of previous years where they concentrated on the more premium end of the market. But the Desire range could be the first series of phones in which HTC introduce the latest Qualcomm 64-bit processor, with leaker @upleaks advising a new HTC phone will be coming soon with a Snapdragon 410 processor. The phone, pictured above, will be going to Sprint in the US, but that’s just one variant, it’s always possible, indeed likely, that it could see[Read More...]

by 3:15 AM on August 12, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC to release a tablet called the T1 – possibly the Volantis/Flounder

HTC to release a tablet called the T1 – possibly the Volantis/Flounder

It never rains, but it pours, with no real news of the Nexus 9 (Volantis/Flounder) tablet for weeks and now two pieces of information in a day. Contender for the internet leaking crown, @upleaks, has released a few updates on a HTC T1 – which he believes to be the Nexus 9 – codenamed: Volantis/Flounder. @upleaks has released a number of tweets over the last couple of days, listing specs as well as proffering a release date of this month. The spec list reads very similar to what Android Police advised when they initially advised of the existence of the[Read More...]

by 9:48 PM on August 9, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Midrange HTC Desire 510 to launch in Australia soon

Midrange HTC Desire 510 to launch in Australia soon

HTC has been slowly introducing their Desire line back to Australia, and it seems to be going quite well, with all three major carriers currently offering a phone carrying the HTC Desire branding, it looks like we could see one more very soon, with the Desire 510 about to hit our shores. The same leak we received regarding the Motorola Moto G2 launching soon also contained another nugget, this time regarding the HTC Desire 510. While there doesn’t seem to be any information about a HTC Desire 510 out there, but from the specs listed here it appears to be[Read More...]

by 1:31 PM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones
HTC Built Nexus 9 ‘Volantis/Flounder’ apparently certified in Korea

HTC Built Nexus 9 ‘Volantis/Flounder’ apparently certified in Korea

Since Google appears to have foregone releasing an update to the Nexus 7 line-up and rumours began to emerge of a HTC built Nexus 9 – codenamed Volantis/Flounder, the Android world has been waiting for more information. Since the rumoured release date for the tablet was around October/November, the expectations for more information has been low, but maybe, just maybe the Nexus 9 may have just surfaced briefly in Korea. The Korean equivalant to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Radio Research Agency (RRA), has just certified a tablet made by HTC, which also carries a model # associated[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on August 9, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
HTC announces the Desire 610 for Australia

HTC announces the Desire 610 for Australia

HTC has announced a new low-end phone for the Australian market, and better yet, it’s designed to take maximum advantage of the newly emerging 700MHz 4G LTE networks, especially Telstra’s which is being touted as a launch partner. The HTC Desire 610 doesn’t appear to be a lightweight though; it incorporates features such as a bright 4.7″ screen, Blinkfeed, and HTC’s BoomSound as well. HTC’s Country Manager, Ben Hodgson, told Ausdroid: Our Desire range presents unparalleled value for customers who want a best in class 4G smartphone, with no compromise on quality, at an affordable price. We have worked closely[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on August 8, 2014 4 comments News, Phones
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