HTC Announces the U Ultra at $749 for the US, Mid-Range U Play for Elsewhere

In the middle of the night, HTC unveiled their two new phones that we are assuming are the new line of devices to take them through the foreseeable future. If that means no HTC 11, prepare yourselves, as this might be it for a while. You ready?

HTC announced the U Ultra and U Play. The Ultra is the bigger, badder of the two with high-end specs for 2016 (not a typo), while the Play is the playful little brother that will likely dance around in global markets for a bit, but never quite reach our US shores. The U Ultra is up for pre-order today at $749 and won’t ship for two months or into mid-March (again, not a typo).  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Which OEM’s H1 Flagship Are You Most Looking Forward to?

It’s a new year, meaning we have new flagship devices for the first half of 2017 to look forward to! If I’m not mistaken, we should be seeing the next big launches from Samsung, LG, and HTC rather soon, so we’d like to gauge which company’s flagship you’re most looking forward to.

For Samsung, the Galaxy S8 will be the first major launch since the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, so if you ask me, they’ve got to bring the heat. The LG G6 is expected to ditch the G5’s modularity, so that has me interested. And, as you may have seen, I recently posted up what I’d like to see from HTC, but it’s looking like they aren’t listening to me (courage aka headphone jack).

We also have devices from Moto (mid-2017), Sony (who knows exactly when), and other OEM (Huawei, Honor, ZTE, etc.) launches to look forward to. It should be a really exciting first half of 2017 for Android fans.

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Verizon is Pushing Updates to These 11 Android Devices

To end 2016, Verizon is sending out a wave of security patches to most of its flagship phones. The batch of updates are available this week for the HTC 10, Moto Z family, Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+.

Again, we aren’t seeing anything new for any of these phones outside of the security business, so if you see an update this week, you should now know exactly what it is.  (more…)