HTC Guarantees Sense 6 Update to Existing One, One Mini, and One Max Owners This Spring

During its unveiling of the HTC One (M8), HTC announced today that it will update the One, One Mini, and One Max to Sense 6 by this spring. Sense 6 brings all sorts of new improvements over the the current version of Sense, so the update will likely be greatly received.

No other details were provided, so we’ll have to wait for specifics over the coming months. Just remember, HTC has already laid out its process of updating carrier models in a fancy infographic – the process is extensive.

Leaked HTC Document Claims 2013 HTC One to Receive Sense 6.0 Update in May/June, One Max and Mini in June/July

Now that HTC’s latest software enhancements in version 6.0 of their Sense software skin are soon to be made official, it’s time to start talking about updates for older devices. The most obvious candidate for some update goodness is HTC’s 2013 flagship, the OG One. According to leaker @LlabTooFeR, we’ll be seeing the update (presumably only for unlocked and developer models) sometime in May or June. (more…)

“All New HTC One” for T-Mobile Makes a New Video Appearance, Compared to One Max Too

Samsung managed to keep the Galaxy S5 out of public view until the press got a hold of the 2014 flagship and mistakenly outed it less than 24 hours before its official unveiling. HTC on the other hand, still hasn’t officially announced the “All New HTC One” (One 2014), yet we have seen the device in a 12-minute video and more images than we even know what to do with at this point. HTC sucks at controlling leaks.

In today’s set of leaks, we not only get a new video of the phone in action, but also in a series of photos that shows off its exterior trimmings and how it compares in size to the HTC One Max.  (more…)

HTC Announces “Advantage” Program, Will Replace Your Cracked Screen for Free

This morning, along with its event announcement for the One follow-up on March 25, HTC announced a new program called “Advantage” that is free to all owners of the HTC One, One Mini, and One Max. Think of sort of like handset protection in a way, only this is free and certainly has time limitations.

The program includes things like a “commitment to Android updates” for two years, free cloud storage, HTC’s backup service, and “hands-on” help. But where you may really find some use, is through the program’s free cracked screen replacement. HTC will replace the screen on your One, One Mini, or One Max within the first six months of ownership for free.  (more…)

Quick Review: HTC One Max

From a consumer standpoint, HTC launched the One Max to counter Samsung’s booming Galaxy Note line and enter into the “phablet” market. The only issue is that when entering a market completely controlled by Samsung and its marketing teams, you are fighting a constant uphill battle to gain traction. The One Max takes its looks from the HTC One, a device we did enjoy much earlier this year in our reviews. Although, with the Max’s 5.9″ display and extremely heavy body, is it possible that HTC designed themselves completely out of the race against other large devices?

The device has been on the market now for almost one month exactly, so we won’t be dropping a complete full-on review, but did want to touch on the essentials and go over our thoughts on HTC’s latest. Plus, it has a fingerprint scanner.

Here’s our quick review of the One Max.  (more…)