Years After 3D Phones and the HTC One M8 Failed, Samsung and LG Think the World is Ready for Dual Cameras

I can’t say that I have read a single comment on Droid Life within the past couple of years asking for the return of dual cameras on the backs of phones, but they are coming, at least according to a report out of ETnews. Apparently, wide-angle, focus-adjusting, and 3D photography, along with a future full of iris scanning, are the next hotness in mobile tech and suppliers of smartphone parts are beginning to prepare for a competition.  (more…)

HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition Gets Marshmallow

Hey, we have Google Play Edition news! Anyone remember those dinosaurs? GPE devices were members of that super confusing line of phones from Google that weren’t Nexus devices, but were (for some reason) still supposed to run stock Android and be sold by Google and be updated by Google…kind of…with some manufacturer support. Yeah, you forgot about them and that’s OK.

For the six of you who might have purchased one, and that purchase happened to be for the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition, get ready for Android 6.0 Marshmallow! HTC’s Mo Versi says that the update is now live, which is kind of crazy.  (more…)

These T-Mobile Devices Will Get Updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Lost in yesterday’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow bag of Nexus glory was a subtle announcement from T-Mobile as to which of its devices will receive the update to Google’s latest tasty treat. Via their software update status page, we can see a list of devices that have all entered the early development stage for the upgrade to Android 6.0.

Outside of the Nexus devices they support, which are about to receive the update, the rest are all still in stage 1, which is “Manufacturer Development.” In other words, T-Mobile is waiting for each individual OEM to get them updates for testing before being able to push it to your phone. It’ll be a while on some of these, unfortunately.  (more…)

HTC Themes App Showing Lovely ‘Fantastic Four’ Ad to One Owners

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…)

HTC Device Owners, Prepare to See “Promotions” in BlinkFeed

Back in May, a report surfaced that HTC was attempting to implement paid promotions (aka ads) into BlinkFeed. Today, that news becomes official, as the company has announced the changes being made in a post on its website.

In the post, HTC goes over everything you need to know about what is changing inside BlinkFeed, but basically, users in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Taiwan, and China will see a limited amount of paid promotions from companies such as Yahoo!, Twitter, and HTC itself. These promotions will showcase useful and exciting applications you can download, as well as new accessories from HTC.  (more…)