Android 4.4 KitKat Update Begins Rolling Out to HTC One Mini on AT&T

HTC may have just launched a high-profile smartphone, but that doesn’t mean that company is neglecting purchasers of older devices. As HTC executive Mo Versi promised earlier this week, an update to 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5 is now available for HTC One mini owners on AT&T.

The updated firmware weighs in at 658MB and comes with a long list of improvements, including requisite Android 4.4 KitKat features and a tweaked BlinkFeed app.  (more…)

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…)

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…)

Reported HTC M8 Mini Specs Leaked – 4.5″ 720p Display, 13MP Camera, and On-screen Buttons

Thanks to evleaks, we could be getting our first peak at what the M8 Mini from HTC could have in store for the masses. We have yet to officially see the M8, the successor to the One, as HTC still has not set a date for when it will unveil the new flagship. With Samsung’s Galaxy S5 coming within the next two weeks, HTC better act quick if they want to jump aboard the hypetrain.

According to evleaks, the M8 Mini will be a well-equipped device, even showing signs of a few pretty decent specs. For starters, the phone will reportedly be powered by a Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM, feature a 4.5″ 720p display, and come with Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” and Sense 6.0.  (more…)

HTC Announces “Vivid Blue” HTC One and Mini, BoomBass Bluetooth Subwoofer

htc one vivid blue

After a couple of weeks of quick glimpses, followed by rumors of carrier exclusivity, the HTC One in “Vivid Blue” is now official. As you can see from the pictures, it’s certainly pretty, assuming the device can hold onto that color and not chip or scuff easily. The One Mini will also see a variant in this color.

Both will be available in Q4, though no specific carriers have been mentioned at this time.  (more…)