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HTC will no longer update the One X and One X+

HTC will no longer update the One X and One X+

Bad news today if you own HTC‘s 2012 flagship phone, the One X — HTC have confirmed that they will not be updating this device beyond its current OS version of Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5.0. The news first broke when they replied to a question via Twitter, and was then confirmed when they released the following statement: We can confirm that the HTC One X and One X+ will not receive further Android OS updates beyond Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on January 14, 2014 26 comments Manufacturer, News
Retailer Round-up: In-store Weekly Specials

Retailer Round-up: In-store Weekly Specials

Well the silly season is officially over, and retailers are now gearing themselves back up once again for the back to school (and work) specials, so here is whats on offer this week from our various retailers around this great country of ours: Big W Mobiles Boost Sony Xperia E – $59 – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Vodafone Huawei G300+ – $99 with bonus $30 recharge voucher added – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Telstra Huawei Y300 – $79 – starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Samsung Galaxy Trend unlocked smartphone – $228 – starts Jan 9[Read More...]

by 10:22 AM on January 9, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
A new set of rumoured specs for the HTC M8 and a new name

A new set of rumoured specs for the HTC M8 and a new name

After Twitter leaker @evleaks yesterday teased with what was described as ‘Preliminary specs’ for the HTC M8, the follow up to the HTC One, it seems they may have moved on from those decidedly ‘meh’ specs and included some more grunt, at least according to HTC ROM developer mike1986 from Android Revolution. mike1986 has previously been able to source some pretty good information regarding HTC devices and software in the past and has shot down the Snapdragon 800 SoC rumour from yesterday instead advising that HTC will be going for the top-shelf Snapdragon processor which is due in the first[Read More...]

by 10:03 AM on January 4, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumoured HTC M8 specs start leaking – 5″ 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 SoC

Rumoured HTC M8 specs start leaking – 5″ 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 SoC

HTC had quite the niche hit on their hands last year with the very well designed HTC One, although the popular opinion of the tech industry didn’t save them from some less than favourable quarterly earnings announcements for their 2013 fiscal year, but they’re apparently hard at work behind the scenes on the successor to the HTC One(known while in development as the M7) with a device they’ve creatively named the M8. According to internet leak superstar @evleaks, the HTC M8 will be coming with some pretty big specs : https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/418804925548613632 HTC seem to have gone up in size on[Read More...]

by 12:35 PM on January 3, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC releases infographic defining the ‘Anatomy of an Android OS Update’

HTC releases infographic defining the ‘Anatomy of an Android OS Update’

The HTC US site has just posted an interesting update which explains a little of the process of what happens with the update process from the viewpoint of a major manufacturer. The infographic is fairly large – click on the image below to have it expand fully – but lists the step by step process from a US standpoint – but the concepts are still valid – from the release of the framework through the Partner Development Kit(PDK) through to the implementation of the HTC Sense framework and certification process. It’s a fairly long read, and pretty much explains why[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on December 27, 2013 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
HTC One Unlocked and Developer editions getting KitKat today in the US

HTC One Unlocked and Developer editions getting KitKat today in the US

We reported recently that the Google Play edition of the HTC One would be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat update soon. Now HTC has announced that the Developer Edition and the HTC Unlocked version will be getting KitKat starting from today. With all of the US special edition One’s receiving Android 4.4, surely it won’t be long until the international HTC One gets to taste some KitKat soon.  @HTCUSA recently tweeted: It’s expected that the latest update will also bring Sense 5.5 to the international One. We’ll keep you updated on when the roll out will start for our versions of[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on November 30, 2013 6 comments News, OS Update, Phones
HTC launches the Desire 700 and 501

HTC launches the Desire 700 and 501

On top of the UK released HTC One DUAL SIM, HTC in Taiwan launched the Desire 700 and Desire 501 (pictured above). The Desire 700 is a doppelgänger for the HTC One, except it’s plastic, not the aluminium of the One: The HTC Desire 700 runs on the old Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features: 5″ 540 x 960 display 1.2GHz quad-core processor 1GB RAM 8GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB Dual SIM 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS 2100mAh battery The Desire 501 comes in three colours – Black, White and Pink –[Read More...]

by 12:48 AM on November 29, 2013 2 comments News, Phones
HTC One Dual SIM with expandable storage released

HTC One Dual SIM with expandable storage released

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...]

by 11:32 PM on November 28, 2013 5 comments News, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 95 – The needy tablet

Ausdroid Podcast 95 – The needy tablet

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...]

by 10:36 PM on November 28, 2013 0 comments Accessories, Podcast
HTC One Max now available from Telstra

HTC One Max now available from Telstra

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...]

by 9:33 PM on November 26, 2013 1 comment News, Phones
Rumour: Specs revealed for HTC’s 2014 flagship

Rumour: Specs revealed for HTC’s 2014 flagship

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...]

by 11:02 AM on November 26, 2013 18 comments News, Rumours
Telstra bring some early pressies for Galaxy SIII & HTC One Users, but Galaxy Note 2 users still have to wait

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...]

by 11:38 AM on November 22, 2013 12 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Vodafone begins Android 4.3 rollout to HTC One

Vodafone begins Android 4.3 rollout to HTC One

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...]

by 8:09 AM on November 22, 2013 7 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones