Android 4.4.3 Update With Extreme Power Saving Rolling Out to HTC One (M8) on Verizon

The Android 4.4.3 update for Verizon’s HTC One (M8) is finally rolling out to users, with Extreme Power Saving Mode in tow. The update was originally supposed to start showing up on phones yesterday, but a slight delay pushed it until today. You all survived, right?

The update weighs in at 673.5MB, according to at least one reader who has already seen it.  (more…)

HTC Hosting “Double Exposure” Event on October 8

HTC just invited press to a special event titled “Double Exposure” that is taking place on October 8 in New York City. Dirty details of the topic at hand were not included, so we are left to speculate.

The press invite shows two women holding an HTC One (M8), potentially taking a selfie, along with a couple of green boxes. Of course, that phone has been out for months and is unlikely to be featured again. Are we getting a new phone or the new HTC Nexus 9 that NVIDIA confirmed in legal documents? Tough to tell, but it is about time for HTC to give us something for the holidays.

Thoughts?

NVIDIA Confirms Existence of HTC Nexus 9 in Own Legal Documents, Launch Expected in Q3

Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus device have been floating around for a little while, but thanks to the keen eyes over at Bright Side of News, the existence of the Nexus 9 and its release timeframe is basically now confirmed.

Stated within NVIDIA’s own legal filings, documents which pertain to the company’s upcoming legal battle with Qualcomm and Samsung over GPU technology patents, the company specifically names the new Nexus device, claiming it will be powered by a Tegra K1 processor, expected to see release in Q3 of this year.  (more…)

Comparison: iPhone 6 and Plus vs. Galaxy S5 vs. Galaxy Note 4 vs. Moto X vs. G3 vs. One (M8)

Apple is done showing off the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (official names), so we slapped their available specs into a chart below to show how they stack up against Android’s current flagship devices. The new Moto X and Galaxy Note 4 are as new as these new Apple devices, but the Galaxy S5, LG G3, and One (M8) are veterans at this point. Still, Android devices have pushed the limits of specs for years now, often upgrading specs here and there throughout the year with new models.  Apple still only gives us one (now two) phone(s) per year, but every so often, comes out swinging with a major upgrade, like they did last year with their 64-bit processor.

In the chart below, you will see Apple’s new storage scheme (they are skipping 32GB), the new bigger displays and their resolutions, inclusion of new chips like NFC, and the weight and size measurements of devices that are now on the same level as you favorite Android phones. You have to admit that it feels a little odd to have Apple in our oversized phone neighborhood, but the move shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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