Back in January, I expressed my love for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology that allows you to charge your phone at pretty insane speeds when compared to your typical USB charger. The technology has been made famous by Motorola within the last year, thanks to their use of it as a selling feature in the new Moto X, DROID Turbo, and Nexus 6. They are also selling a $35 Turbo Charger that can give your phone hours of use in just a few minutes time. But Quick Charge 2.0 is in more than Motorola devices. In fact, the HTC One (M8) from early last year has it, as does the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, and Galaxy Note 4. That’s right, most of the popular phones released within the last year have the technology built in.
Unfortunately, most official OEM Quick Charge 2.0 chargers aren’t cheap, so many of you have avoided buying any. Like I mentioned, Motorola sells their Turbo Charger for a whopping $35, but HTC also has a quick charge adapter that runs $35 too.
If you want a lower cost charger, you currently have to turn to places like Amazon. There are a handful of third party accessory makers now making Quick Charge 2.0 adapters, one of which is Tenergy, who just so happens to be hosting a Lightning deal over at Amazon at the moment. For just $12.99, you can grab yourself a Quick/Turbo charger and realize why I think it’s the future of charging.
As of right now, the deal is 41% claimed, so you may want to hurry.
According to HTC’s Mo Versi, the next maintenance release (MR) for Android is coming in March. He didn’t specify the version number, but with Android 5.1 already running on Android One devices, I would be surprised he he wasn’t talking about 5.1. Then again, Android 5.2 showed up on a Nexus 5 over at Geekbench today. (more…)
In case you had any doubts at all, the latest tweet from HTC UK’s account should make the entire situation pretty clear. The ‘New HTC One‘ is coming on March 1.
Being unveiled during MWC in Barcelona, we still are not clear if it will actually be referred to as the One (M9), One M9 sans parenthesis, or simply just HTC One. The first One from HTC was just One (aka One M7), then last year’s was One (M8). While all of them are technically the One, HTC tried quite hard to differentiate the two One devices with the added model number in parenthesis whenever mentioned. It is definitely a clustered naming situation. (more…)
While HTC is doing good things, updating phones to Lollipop on various carriers, the One (M8) on Verizon won’t be receiving any love until March, according to the company’s VP of Product Management.
On Twitter, Mo Versi states that the update to Lollipop on the Verizon variant of the One (M8) is “in the lab,” possibly meaning that even after they are done building it, Verizon still needs to go through its certification process. This process, as we all know, takes a bit of time for Verizon. (more…)
Who knew that the Valentine’s Day weekend was such a big one for deals on tech? Not only has Motorola extended their newest $100 off promo, but HTC is getting in on the fun as well. For this weekend only, you can buy an HTC One (M8) directly from HTC for $499, which is $150 off. If you don’t want their year-old phone that is about to be replaced, you can also pickup their RE Camera for $50, which brings the price down to $149. And if submarine parts aren’t your thing either, then maybe their 50%-off accessory deal will grab your attention.
To see all of the discounted products from HTC, hit up the link below. (more…)
The next wave of Android flagship phones will be here before you know it. New phones from Samsung, HTC, and LG are all on the horizon, including names you have heard quite often, like the Galaxy S6, One (M9), and G Flex 2. Thanks to a new giveaway running through the DL Deals shop, you will have a chance to win one of three. In fact, you get to choose from those three phones should you win.
The giveaway is incredibly simple to enter into. All you need to do is jump through to the link below, quickly sign-up for an account in the Deals shop if you haven’t already, then press “Enter to Win.” You can stop there or attempt to increase your chances by completing additional social media-related tasks.
Talk about a simple way to win one of the hottest phones of the year.
The giveaway ends at 11:59pm (PST) on 3/20/15.
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According to leakster Upleaks, HTC’s upcoming wearable device just became slightly less exciting. As stated in leaked specs, the company’s wearable will not run Android Wear, instead opting for an RTOS (real-time operating system) made by HTC.
Furthermore, the specs paint the picture of a smartband more so than a smartwatch. Coming in S/M/L sizes, the wearable features a ST Micro STM32L151 processor, 1.8″ display (32×160 PMOLED), Bluetooth and GPS, and 3+ day battery life. (more…)
We are still a couple weeks away from the unveiling of the One (M9) aka Hima, and with no official look quite yet at what HTC is cooking up, artists are having to take leaked images from around the web, then do their best at delivering what they think the final product will look like.
We have seen this scenario already play out with the upcoming Galaxy S6, and while the final product may look different than what we see here, high quality artist depictions of new flagships are just fun to look at. (more…)