HTC announced the Vive Business Edition (Vive BE) this morning, designed specifically for the enterprise sector. Allowing for the capture of big demand in certain industries (automotive, real estate) to implement virtual reality in commercial applications, businesses interested in getting dirty with VR can do so beginning this month when the Business Edition is made available. (more…)
VR, whether you are ready for it or not, is about to be everywhere. What’s that? You thought it already was? Honestly, I don’t think the big VR push has really even begun yet. Sure, we talk a lot about it because a bunch of big name companies are talking about it and it seems to be the next big focus, but a world filled with VR is really only in its infancy, if not pre-infancy.
I say that because the biggest player right now, is Samsung, with its mobile-powered Gear VR headset. Companies with big, stand-alone, PC-powered units, like HTC and Oculus, are just now entering with their more powerful options. Plus, Google has barely finished off announcing its VR platform for Android and Apple hasn’t said a word yet. Samsung should be given lots of credit for being one of the first out of the gate, but when you talk about all of these other players on the verge of entering the game, this really is only the early stages of the beginning.
Still, that doesn’t mean many of you haven’t already jumped into VR. You could have purchased (or been given as a bonus gift) a Gear VR, dropped hundreds on Vive or Rift, or picked up Google Cardboard for a couple of bucks at this point. And that’s where we go for today’s poll. Even though we asked you back in January if you were at all interested in VR (52% said “no”), we now want to know how many of you are already invested in the fun.
For those of you who have been waiting to scoop up a HTC Vive VR headset, now might be a decent time. No, it’s not on sale (…yet), but instead of going through HTC’s awful “pre-order” experience like we had to when it first launched, HTC announced that headsets will now ship between 2-3 business days after purchase. Not only that, but many retail partners will have units on-hand, granting you access to demos and an official place to buy it offline. (more…)
A Memorial Day weekend sale from HTC can net you a free RE Camera with the purchase of a HTC 10. Currently, the HTC 10 is available via HTC’s website for a whopping $699, but with that purchase, you get a free RE Camera, which has a current sale price of $80. Regularly, the RE Camera is priced at $199. Do note that this deal is not limited to which HTC 10 you buy, whether it is the Unlocked, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint model. (more…)
Own an HTC 10 from Verizon? Cool! You get an update tomorrow! And you get an update tomorrow! And you too, get an update tomorrow!
According to HTC’s Mo Versi, they “have the approval for the MR update that includes camera improvements and additional fixes.” That means they somehow already worked through Verizon’s 8-month (that might be an exaggeration) update testing approval process and are now ready to give you the goods. The goods being a better HTC 10 camera experience. (more…)
According to a report out of Bloomberg, Google has created a ranking system for Android device manufacturers based on how quickly they are not only updating their phones to the latest versions of Android, but applying the most recent security patches as well. Google has apparently considered publishing their findings, which of course, would be bad for manufacturers, almost all of which are terrible at updating phones in a timely manner. (more…)
According to HTC, delivery date of the Android N update will depend on when Google actually delivers Android N to manufacturers, and of course, carriers go through their testing/certification phase. Because of those reasons, HTC is not able to provide a timeframe for updates, but realistically, owners should hope to see it within three months of release from Google. (more…)
We have attempted to throw an active Verizon SIM into the unlocked model of the HTC 10, but it doesn’t work. This really shouldn’t shock anyone, even though the device features the necessary radios to run on Big Red’s network. However, with S-OFF and root achieved for the HTC 10, the good folks at XDA have released a fix for this issue, meaning anyone with an unlocked HTC 10 can now get their device working on Verizon. After all, in our opinion, this is truly what unlocked should mean. (more…)