With an unveiling date of March 25 set for the All New One, the only thing HTC needs to focus on is hyping up the phone until everyone can’t wait to line up and buy it. If this first “teaser” video for the device is how they plan on doing it, then we wish them luck. (more…)
Leave it to HTC to take the first shot following Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy S5. Through their official Twitter account, HTC made the bold claim that Galaxy S5 owners will soon experience buyer’s remorse come March 25, when the new One is announced.
While we love the competitive nature and fighting spirit of HTC, they should at least get all of the facts straight before going after the competition. The Galaxy S5 doesn’t go on sale until April, so no one will own the device by March 25. In other words, they can’t possibly have buyer’s remorse.
Update: Apparently, HTC sent their Tweet before Samsung announced a release date, not following the announcement as I suggested. Either way, the Tweet is wrong and and looks semi-ridiculous. See you on March 25, HTC! (more…)
AT&T announced today that their variants of both the HTC One and LG G2 are ready to receive updates to Android 4.4 “Kit Kat.” The HTC One update was sort of expected, but I’d be lying if I said I was expecting the G2 to see the same joys this early.
To check for the update on your HTC One, head into Settings>About phone>System updates. On the LG G2, head into Settings>General>About phone>Software update. (more…)
HTC told us earlier in the day that they had received “technical approval” on the Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” update for both the T-Mobile and AT&T variants of their 2013 flagship, One. Within the last hour, the T-Mobile variant began receiving that update.
If you own the HTC One on T-Mobile, head into Settings>System updates to try and pull it.
The build number appears to be 4.19.531.10 and is 563MB in size, according to the screenshot above.
Cheers ba11sy and @BigBlueBrock!
HTC might have missed the 90 day mark they set for themselves back in October of 2013, but the One update to Kit Kat and Sense 5.5 has received technical approval from both AT&T and T-Mobile. According to HTC, the OTA updates should begin rolling out shortly to all users, so be on the lookout. (more…)
The FCC briefly posted documents for the “All New HTC One” this afternoon before pulling them for whatever reason. That’s unfortunate, as we can almost always find dirty little secrets hidden in these documents about that device that have yet to surface. For now, we’ll have to go with what Engadget found, as they were the ones to uncover them.
According to their findings, this particular model of the HTC One (2014) or “M8,” is headed to AT&T with LTE bands of 2, 4, 5, 7 and 17. If HTC plans to live to see another day, they will undoubtedly bring the phone to all other carriers at the same time, so don’t take this as a sign that AT&T will have some sort of exclusive first dibs. The FCC listing also showed that there is NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band 802.11ac WiFi on board. Again, there is probably more info in there, but with the docs now gone, we can’t dig for more. (more…)
Weren’t exactly digging the all-gold HTC One (2014) that first appeared yesterday courtesy of @evleaks? That’s OK, neither were we. Would you consider a dark grey or silver, though? Thanks once again to Evan, we have press renders of both additional colors looking quite pretty in their unofficially official skins.
The silver is above, while the grey can be found below. Why we need two incredibly similar silverish, greyish colors is beyond me, but hey, choices are choices. I’m especially fond of the dark grey color found below, let’s just hope that it doesn’t have paint chipping or scratching issues.
And that’s all there is to report. We still do not have a firm grip on specs or how HTC plans to use that second camera on the back, but in terms of hardware design and color palette, you now know. (more…)
After seeing the press render of a gold HTC One (2014) that was leaked this morning – we have no reason to believe this isn’t the real deal – we thought, why not see how similar this device really is to its predecessor from 2013. Our initial reaction, after taking a quick look at the device was, “Wow, not much different here in terms of appearance.” Seriously, it really is tough to tell what’s different outside of some rounder corners, that secondary camera on the back, a slightly slimmer profile, and the move from capacitive navigation buttons to on-screen.
I’m not saying that simple minor changes in appearance are a bad thing, because Samsung and Apple have been doing this for years. And remember, the design of the original One was universally praised by almost every single person whoever touched it. It was about as premium as it gets in terms of build quality. We’re just wondering if a device this similar to last year’s is enough to make HTC start the slow crawl back towards tech relevance.
To give a better representation of the transformation from 2013 HTC One to the new 2014 model, take a look at the GIF we quickly put together below. (more…)