HTC Would Rather be “Cool” Than Compete With Xiaomi, Predicts 29% Revenue Decline for Q2

HTC reported modest profit of $11 million for the quarter that just ended, with revenues also growing year-over-year, giving them a couple of quarters in a row of actual growth. Unfortunately, those positive signs aren’t going to hang around long, as the company’s Q2 target isn’t exactly strong. HTC expects revenues to drop by up to 29% year-over-year, which is surprising since they just announced their new flagship phone (HTC One M9) for the year that should have been a driving force for the next three months. Should we take that as HTC already expecting it to be a flop?  (more…)

Apps Crashing Like Crazy on Your Android Phone? Could be Latest Android System Webview Update

At the end of last week, Google pushed an update to its Android System Webview service through Google Play that seems to be causing some pretty major issues on a number of handsets. At least, that’s the general consensus on why phones over the weekend began to notice all sorts of app crashes. If you jump into the Play listing for Android System Webview, you will see dozens of 1-star reviews for the service, many of which mention it specifically as the cause for recent problems.  (more…)

HTC One M9 Review

After using the HTC One M9 on and off for the last month, I think it’s probably time that we talk about some thoughts on it in an official review-like capacity. With our Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge reviews out of the way, I have had some more time to get the One M9 back in my hand and jot those down.

But before we get into the nitty gritty, let us first recap HTC’s newest flagship. The One M9 is HTC’s third attempt at this whole all-metal design thing that they think is a major selling point. It’s also their third attempt at getting a camera right, selling us on why we need BoomSound in our lives, and why you should actually buy into this phone and HTC’s ecosystem, since most of you haven’t been. They played it safe with the One M9 for the most part, tweaked some things here and there as they saw fit, and now get to see if it all can compete with a revived Samsung.

Here we go, this is our HTC One M9 review.  (more…)

Question of the Day: What Do You Love About Your New Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9?

You are a full weekend in. You have had time to familiarize yourself. You watched our tips and tricks videos. You are becoming one with your new smartphone, that being an HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6, or Galaxy S6 Edge. What do you love about it?

I know it seems early in the relationship to be asking such personal questions, but come on, everyone has first impressions after a first date. We want to know yours. After all, there has to be something you love or else you probably already returned it and re-activated your PhoneMatch.com profile.

Are you loving the display in the Galaxy S6? Maybe it’s the camera? How is the Edge treating your hand? Band-aids on it yet? Do you love the 2013 design of your HTC One M7 M8 M9? I kid, I kid. Seriously, though, we would love to hear those first impressions.

Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 are All Available Today!

April 10 is here! Did you order your Apple Watch yet? Errr, that’s not what we care about. What is happening today….oh yeah! Star Wars is now available digitally! No…well, that’s awesome news, but that’s not what we care about either at this moment. Ahh yes, it’s Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 day! Did you get/order yours?

Below, we have links for all and to each carrier, in case you can’t figure out how to use Google Search.

If you need more info, well, we have that too. Our Galaxy S6 Review is out. That’s probably a must read. Our One M9 review will be here next week. We also have who knows how many videos of each phone over at our YouTube channel. Go watch them. Here is a pricing breakdown of the Galaxy S6s. Fun stuff.  (more…)