HTC Expects Verizon One (M8) Lollipop Update Approval First Week of March

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…)

HTC Deals: $150 Off One (M8), $50 Off RE, and 50% Off Accessories

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…)

Giveaway: Choose Your Prize – Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9), or G Flex 2

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.

Giveaway Link  (more…)

HTC’s Upcoming Wearable is Reportedly Not Running Android Wear

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…)

HTC One (M9) Artist Concept Renders Give High Quality Look at What Could Be

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…)

Lollipop Update for HTC One (M8) on T-Mobile Rolling Out Now

Owners of the HTC One (M8) through T-Mobile, your Android 5.0.1 “Lollipop” is now available. Originally scheduled for release yesterday, the update was pushed one day to today, which you likely didn’t even realize. On that note – even though HTC technically missed their 90-day HTC Advantage update window, they certainly didn’t miss it by much with some of these carrier variants.   (more…)

Sprint HTC One (M8) Gets Lollipop Update Today

According to Sprint, their variant of the HTC One (M8) is receiving its Android 5.0 “Lollipop” today. Yep, today, not in a week or whatever a handful of leaks suggested, yesterday. The update drops in as build 4.20.651.10, but also removes the Lumen Toolbar. And that’s it!

We mentioned in our tour of Lollipop on the unlocked One (M8) that this update won’t necessarily look unfamiliar to one (M8) owners, because it’s still Sense 6 and it acts and looks like Sense 6. You will find notifications on your the lock screen, though, along with better notification controls, a new quick toggles and notification pulldown, screen pinning, and the new app switcher.

That gives both Sprint One (M7 and M8) models Lollipop before almost any other carrier has had a chance to push it. Nice job, Sprint.  (more…)