After news broke earlier this week that HTC had no intentions to update carrier variants of the One M7, but did plan to update the Google Play Edition of the device, One M7 owners took to the Interwebz to show their disappointment in the news.
Now, HTC may be rethinking its plan, with the company’s product overlord Mo Versi stating on Twitter, “Many of the fixes are already in our current SW (software), but understand your concerns. Stay tuned.” (more…)
HTC announced a big change this morning, as its Board of Directors has named Cher Wang, Chairman and co-founder of the company, as its new CEO, effective immediately. (more…)
HTC’s RE camera, a GoPro-like action cam that is the first of many of HTC’s new product lines, is on-sale at Best Buy in a daily deal for just $99. The RE normally carries a $199 price, so we are talking about a 50% discount for today only.
As a recap, the RE is HTC’s action camera that shoots 1080p video, uses a 146-degree wide-angle lens, 16MP Sony sensor for stills with digital image stabilization, and is waterproof. It might be shaped like a periscope, but the design allows you to hold it comfortably while snapping photos at will. It doesn’t have many buttons or a viewfinder, so you have to use an Android companion app to see the photos and videos you are capturing. That’s OK, though, because it allows for quick sharing.
I don’t think anyone would consider the RE to be an award-winning product, but I can tell you that in my time with it, it has become a great party, child-chasing, and travel camera for all of those spur of the moment shots. It’s probably worth about $100.
The deal includes white, blue, and orange models.
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Robert Downey Jr. is back, this time to help promote the upcoming One M9 from HTC. In a series of color-themed shorts, RDJ and Brian Schaeffer navigate through various genres of film, all somehow relating to HTC’s latest flagship smartphone. (more…)
According to HTC’s Mo Versi, the company will not be updating the regular One M7 to Android 5.1, but the Google Play Edition will see the update.
While that may be a bit of a bummer to owners of the One M7, HTC likely does not want to spend many resources updating the device that features a full run of Sense software, and will instead opt to keep the variant running stock Android up to date. However, this is likely the last update the One M7 GPE will see. (more…)
An update is available for users of the Dot View case from HTC. Made specifically for the One M8 and One M9, this case displays dots as a screensaver of sorts, which is also customizable by the user. However, in an update pushed out this week, live themes have been added to choose from, as well as a playable Dot Breaker game. (more…)
During this morning’s “Uh-Oh” event from HTC, availability for the One M9 was somewhat disclosed for US customers. According to HTC’s Jason Mackenzie, the device will start becoming available on April 10, but specific carrier release dates are still unknown. (more…)
Unfortunately, HTC didn’t announce US availability of the their new flagship One M9, this morning, like we were hoping. But, they did announce a new protection plan that comes with the device for free and will likely come in handy during your time of ownership. It’s call HTC Uh Oh Protection.
What is HTC Uh Oh Protection? It’s similar to the cracked screen deal from HTC Advantage that came with the One M8, except along with the one-time screen replacement that Advantage offers, Uh Oh Protection also protects against water damage or if you decide to switch carriers. Plus, if you don’t need use the Protection within the first 12 months of ownership, HTC will give you $100 to spend towards a future HTC One. (more…)