HTC Sense Home Replaces Blinkfeed on Google Play, Brings Themes to One M8 (Updated)

This morning, HTC pushed an update to its Blinkfeed app on Google Play that introduces a new name to the product (it’s now called Sense Home), along with a couple of features that were supposed to be big selling points for the yet-to-be-released HTC One M9. We are talking themes, a theme store, and HTC’s Sense Home widget, all in the update.  (more…)

Verizon Pre-Orders for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 are Now Live

While the world was opening up pre-orders for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and HTC One M9 on March 27, Verizon held back because they are a “leader, not a follower.” Thankfully, today is April 1, the super serious, perfect day to do anything on the internet. Yep, Verizon pre-orders are now live for the three Android flagships that will dominate headlines for the foreseeable future.

The Galaxy S6 comes in black, gold, or white, and starts at $24.99 per month on Edge, $199 with a 2-year contract, or $599 at full retail. The Galaxy S6 Edge comes in the same colors, but starts slightly higher at $29.16 per month on Edge, $299 with a 2-year contract, or $699 at full retail. The HTC One M9 is the same price as the Galaxy S6 and comes in either silver or gunmetal grey.

Verizon Links:  Galaxy S6 | Galaxy S6 Edge | HTC One M9

Verizon Pre-Orders for the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 Start at 3AM ET

Just a quick heads-up, but if you were planning to pre-order the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, or HTC One M9 from Verizon tomorrow (April 1), know that the listings will go live at 3AM ET (12:00AM PDT). In other words, east coasters, you won’t be able to buy these phones right at midnight, you will instead have to wait a couple of hours. As for you west coasters, well, you do get to click “buy” at midnight. (more…)

AT&T HTC One M7 Should Get Lollipop Today (Updated)

According to HTC’s Mo Versi, the One M7 on AT&T should see its Lollipop as early as today. In a Tweet sent yesterday afternoon, Versi noted that they had received “technical approval” on the update and that it would start March 31.

We are still waiting for AT&T to post details of the update, but once that happens, we will update this post.

Let us know if you see it!  (more…)

HTC Intros One E9+ for Overseas, 5.5″ 2K Display and Octa-Core MediaTek Processor

Having been leaked over the course of the past couple of weeks, the One E9+ from HTC is now official for overseas markets. The device features a 5.5″ ultra-HD “2K” display (534ppi), 20MP rear-facing camera, MediaTek-made octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot, BoomSound speakers, dual SIM slots, and 4G LTE connectivity.  (more…)

AT&T HTC One M9 Unboxing

Hey, look, the HTC One M9! Not only that, but it’s the HTC One M9 for AT&T in Gunmetal Gray!

With one now in our possession ahead of the April 10 launch date, we thought we would take it for a spin in an unboxing video to share some initial thoughts before we get to fully testing this bad boy. How different is it than the One M8 at first look? Does it feel better, worse, the same when first held? How odd does that squared-off camera look in person? Is anyone really going to be able to tell the difference between the volume and power buttons without looking? We will hopefully answer all of that in this quick preview.  (more…)

HTC’s Lead Designer Departs, Company Announces Daniel Hundt to Take Over

After not even a full year in his new role, HTC’s VP of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, is departing the company. For a bit of context, in late 2008, HTC acquired One & Co, which was led by Scott Croyle, Jonah Becker, and Daniel Hundt.

Scott Croyle left HTC in April of 2014, and at that time, Jonah Becker took over his role. Now with Croyle and Becker gone, HTC announced that Hundt, the last remaining piece of One & Co, will succeed the position. (more…)