HTC told us earlier in the day that they had received “technical approval” on the Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” update for both the T-Mobile and AT&T variants of their 2013 flagship, One. Within the last hour, the T-Mobile variant began receiving that update.
If you own the HTC One on T-Mobile, head into Settings>System updates to try and pull it.
The build number appears to be 4.19.531.10 and is 563MB in size, according to the screenshot above.
Cheers ba11sy and @BigBlueBrock!
HTC might have missed the 90 day mark they set for themselves back in October of 2013, but the One update to Kit Kat and Sense 5.5 has received technical approval from both AT&T and T-Mobile. According to HTC, the OTA updates should begin rolling out shortly to all users, so be on the lookout. (more…)
The FCC briefly posted documents for the “All New HTC One” this afternoon before pulling them for whatever reason. That’s unfortunate, as we can almost always find dirty little secrets hidden in these documents about that device that have yet to surface. For now, we’ll have to go with what Engadget found, as they were the ones to uncover them.
According to their findings, this particular model of the HTC One (2014) or “M8,” is headed to AT&T with LTE bands of 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17. If HTC plans to live to see another day, they will undoubtedly bring the phone to all other carriers at the same time, so don’t take this as a sign that AT&T will have some sort of exclusive first dibs. The FCC listing also showed that there is NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi on board. Again, there is probably more info in there, but with the docs now gone, we can’t dig for more. (more…)
According to sources of Bloomberg, HTC plans to preview its smartwatch(es) at MWC to carriers next week. It was reported earlier in the month that HTC hopes to have wearable devices hit the market by Christmas, which was stated by the company’s CFO in an interview.
Details are popping up from the same source of Bloomberg, stating that the first smartwatch HTC plans to preview next week will feature a Qualcomm Mirasol display, which is built into the company’s Toq smartwatch. If you ask anyone that uses the Toq, they will immediately say that the display is one of the best features, so HTC might be making a good move on this one. (more…)
Weren’t exactly digging the all-gold HTC One (2014) that first appeared yesterday courtesy of @evleaks? That’s OK, neither were we. Would you consider a dark grey or silver, though? Thanks once again to Evan, we have press renders of both additional colors looking quite pretty in their unofficially official skins.
The silver is above, while the grey can be found below. Why we need two incredibly similar silverish, greyish colors is beyond me, but hey, choices are choices. I’m especially fond of the dark grey color found below, let’s just hope that it doesn’t have paint chipping or scratching issues.
And that’s all there is to report. We still do not have a firm grip on specs or how HTC plans to use that second camera on the back, but in terms of hardware design and color palette, you now know. (more…)
After seeing the press render of a gold HTC One (2014) that was leaked this morning – we have no reason to believe this isn’t the real deal – we thought, why not see how similar this device really is to its predecessor from 2013. Our initial reaction, after taking a quick look at the device was, “Wow, not much different here in terms of appearance.” Seriously, it really is tough to tell what’s different outside of some rounder corners, that secondary camera on the back, a slightly slimmer profile, and the move from capacitive navigation buttons to on-screen.
I’m not saying that simple minor changes in appearance are a bad thing, because Samsung and Apple have been doing this for years. And remember, the design of the original One was universally praised by almost every single person whoever touched it. It was about as premium as it gets in terms of build quality. We’re just wondering if a device this similar to last year’s is enough to make HTC start the slow crawl back towards tech relevance.
To give a better representation of the transformation from 2013 HTC One to the new 2014 model, take a look at the GIF we quickly put together below. (more…)
Last night, @evleaks told the world to expect HTC’s 2014 flagship to be called a familiar name – One. Well, for marketing purposes, the “All New One,” because you know, it is the new version after all. So that we don’t have to type out “All New One” each time we refer to it, we will simply be calling it the HTC One (2014). But why call the phone the same thing two years in a row? Because it looks identical to its predecessor, that’s why. (more…)
According to leak maestro @evleaks, the successor to the HTC One is to be referred to as The All New One. Going by its codename M8 for the past few months, we can’t help but be a little disappointed in this new “name.” (more…)