Carrier partners for HTC and their should-have-been-announced-like-two-months-ago mega phone, the One Max, have managed to avoid the leak train up until this past weekend. Thanks to an Android Central Forums member, we now know that Verizon will at least be one of them here in the States. As you can see in the pictures we have included, the phone is as large as you would have expected, but also takes on a new design change that was absent with Verizon’s version of the HTC One. Yes, we’re talking about the “Verizon” logo placed front and center between the home and back buttons where HTC previously used their own logo. (more…)
Owners of the HTC One on Sprint should start seeing an update to Android 4.3 today, according to a recent tweet from HTC’s US president. This news is a relief to hear, after reports last week stated that the update would go past HTC’s self-appointed deadline of the “end of September.” We will give HTC some credit, given that it’s only October 2. (more…)
Just last week, it was announced that Beats Audio would be buying back $265 million worth of stock from HTC. With the phone manufacturer still relying heavily on the Beats brand to sell devices, Beats president Luke Woods, confirmed that the supposedly upcoming One Max from HTC will still carry the audio software/drivers onboard. With the phone almost due for unveiling, it would clearly be too late to remove such a feature from the device, but it is unknown whether HTC will continue to license Beats for future devices. (more…)
An update for Verizon’s HTC One was approved this morning as build 1.10.605.10. The update is minor and only improves device lock-ups while introducing an update to Isis Mobile Wallet. With approval and support docs happening today, we’d imagine that the update will rollout to Ones within the next couple of days.
The update is 33.8MB in size.
Any HTC One owners on a US carrier hoping to get in on the Android 4.3 fun, might be waiting a little longer than anticipated. The update already rolled out to the unlocked and developer edition variants of the device, but according to HTC’s US president, the update for the device on any carrier might go past the September 30 deadline they set on themselves. (more…)
HTC told announcement a couple of days ago that we should see an Android 4.3 update for the HTC One Developer Edition before the end of the week. That update is now rolling out to both the Developer Edition and Unlocked variant of the phone here in the U.S. as build 3.22.1540.1. As you can see in the image above, my unlocked version is a part of the rollout. (more…)
After deciding that the Android 4.2.2 update was too minor to worry about here in the States, HTC will go ahead and push Android 4.3 to the HTC One Developer Edition this week. Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s president of global sales, took to Twitter this afternoon to announce the news. The update will include the latest Sense 5 experience, along with a number of Android enhancements (notification toggles for one) that were introduced in 4.2. (more…)
For the next 72 hours (three days), Amazon is hosting a sale for new Sprint customers (or customers adding a line of service to an existing account), offering top tier devices for rock bottom prices. When signing up on a new agreement, the HTC One can be purchased for $0.01, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $49.99. Any color of the device can be bought, including the special Red One from HTC, plus the Purple Galaxy S4 from HTC. (more…)