Report: HTC to Release “M8_EYE,” Features 13MP Rear-facing Camera

According to two separate Twitter leakers, HTC is set to launch a new variant of the One (M8), internally called the M8_EYE, complete with a 13MP rear-facing shooter and Duo Camera setup.

From what the leakers state, the phone should feature all of the M8’s same specifications, except for its new shooter. In addition, the phone will run Android 4.4+ with Sense 6 out of the box, just like the current M8 offering from HTC.  (more…)

HTC’s GoPro Camera Gets Teased in New Video (Updated)

HTC posted a teaser video this afternoon for a product that will be unveiled on October 8 at a press event in NYC. The video (at least to us) seems to hint over and over at a camera rather than a phone. We say that in part because a report from a couple of weeks ago suggested that HTC was getting into the GoPro market, but also because at one point in the video, two women are seen setting the device down on a tablet to snap a photo, something not easily done with a phone.  (more…)

HTC Scribble Application Now Available on Google Play

For OEMs like HTC, chief among the benefits of hosting apps on Google Play are faster updates. Traversing the lengthy and unpredictable path toward OTA approval is obviously undesirable if the enhancements are minor, which is probably why HTC continues to decouple applications from its firmware. The latest to receive the treatment is HTC Scribble, a digital scrapbook app. (more…)

SunShine Bootloader Unlock Tool Released for Moto X, DROID Family

TeamAndIRC released their SunShine bootloader unlock for the original Moto X and the DROID family from last year (MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini), this afternoon. The unlock tool comes in the form of an .apk that is sideloaded onto your Motorola device of choice. Once installed and paid for ($25 per device), a quick run through of a compatibility check followed by an approval or two is all that it takes before your phone is unlocked.  (more…)

Monday Poll: Interested in the HTC Nexus 9?

Google, in collaboration with HTC and NVIDIA, is about to release the Nexus 9 tablet (“very soon“). This will be the first tablet released by Google in over a year, with the Nexus 7 (2013) being the last.  It should sport close to a 9-inch high-res display, NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, maybe even an all-metal HTC One (M8)-like design, and Android L. If Google’s previous tablet efforts are anything to go by, it will likely be a solid tablet at a reasonable price.

But are you interested? There are countless Android tablets available these days, many at sub $200 price tags. Do you want a high-end all-metal HTC-made Nexus tablet? Do you want a tablet at all? I would venture to guess that many of you already own a tablet, so is a new Nexus tablet something worth considering as a replacement? Do you own an oversized smartphone and not see a need for a tablet?

I can tell you that the DL staff is more interested to see what Google can bring in the form of a new Nexus phone than a tablet. But what about you?

Interested in the HTC Nexus 9?

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HTC Gallery App Updated, New Duo Camera Effects for One (M8)

A new update is available for HTC Gallery users, but if you don’t own a device sporting HTC’s Duo Camera setup (anyone but One M8 owners here in the US), then the update will do you little good.

In the update, HTC adds in new Duo Effects for Seasons and Foregrounder in the application, as well as a new Typography setting in the Seasons edit mode.  (more…)