Yesterday, this really terrible render of a supposed upcoming HTC device surfaced that we almost instantly ignored. Why? Because it looked like a terrible Photoshop job of an iPhone 6, with an HTC logo in place of the Apple logo and the camera and flash centered. Otherwise, it was an iPhone 6. It was bad. So bad, that we laughed at how bad it was, then laughed again before dismissing it forever.
And then these photos arrived a couple of hours later. (more…)
Available exclusively through HTC’s website, if you purchase a One M9, you will receive $100 worth of Google Play credit, usable however you see fit. HTC’s website states that this offer is running through the end of August, with the final date listed as August 31, 2015, but the fine print claims that the device needs to be purchased between “8/24/15 and 11/30/15.” (more…)
HTC’s Mo Versi took to Twitter this afternoon, confirming that the One M9 on Verizon will begin to receive its Android 5.1 OTA update starting tomorrow.
Included in the update is a patch for Stagefright, as well as the enabling of bands 3 and 7 for roaming. (more…)
Verizon added two new low-end HTC devices to its line-up today in the Desire 626 and Desire 526. Actually, they have had the Desire 526 for over a month, but are just now publicly talking about it. The Desire 626 is new, though, and will arrive “in the coming weeks. (more…)
Over the weekend, owners of the One M8 learned some frustrating news, as HTC’s Mo Versi tweeted that the Sense 7 update will be tied directly to the release of Android M. Back in April, HTC UK declared on Twitter that Sense 7 would roll out in August. (more…)
HTC is looking to rebound after a rough first half in 2015. Told to reporters by the company’s Chief Financial Officer Chialin Chang, HTC is soon to cut its workforce and scale back on products, focusing more heavily on high-end devices to compete with Samsung and Apple. “The cuts will be across the board,” she states. “They will be significant.” (more…)
Note: Every year, OpenSignal publishes an Android Fragmentation Report, detailing a few conceptions about the relationship between how many different devices there are on the market to how this makes developing for Android more difficult. Everything from OS fragmentation to screen size fragmentation is measured, but in actuality, Google has released countless tools for developers to minimize any hardship there is to get an app working on any and all supported Android devices. Long story short, we enjoy these reports for the pretty graphs detailing all of the phones, not the misleading talk on how Android is a fragmented mess and is scaring developers away. Enjoy.
Fragmentation is an interesting word to Android users. It used to represent how bad Android was with regard to OS updates and app development, but it’s really just the nature of having a free OS available to any OEM that wants to use it. Yes, Google does its best at making updates readily available for OEMs who want to implement them, and powering developers with tools to create the best apps they can regardless of a device’s screen size, but according to the latest Android Fragmentation Report posted by OpenSignal, there is still a long ways to go. (more…)
We tweeted about this yesterday, but thanks to the latest promotion from HTC’s Theme app, displayed in the notification bar via a push notification, most One device owners should know exactly when Fantastic Four will hit theaters. The promoted theme will deck your phone out in a Fantastic Four wallpaper and icons, but apparently, a few owners are not very appreciative of the thinly-veiled advertisement. (more…)