Verizon has always surprised us when it comes to Android updates. Whether they are incremental versions or big chunks of valuable content, Big Red always knows how to keep customers happy, with relatively timely updates and clear announcements of what’s to come.
Today, the largest carrier in the U.S. announced the official list of devices that will receive upgrades to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The upgrade list contains twelve names (mostly LTE devices), and, amongst them, we spotted several exciting Motorola and HTC devices, while Samsung is represented by a smartphone and two tablets.
Since its arrival in December 2011, Android ICS made [...]
[Update: Corrected One S availability information, and added details about One V. Thank you, Nicolas]
The new HTC One series is part of HTC’s strategy to simplify the branding (and naming convention) of all its Android smartphones. Following a very successful showcase at Mobile World Congress 2012 at the end of February, all eyes are now on HTC to announce the release date of its three new One smartphones – the HTC One X, One S, and One V.
Digitimes reported that HTC plans to ship the One series in March, with an initial shipment target of 400,000 units per month. While there’s no specific worldwide release date yet, the company is aiming to have the [...]
Historically, HTC smartphones were well-known for their design and hardware, but in one important aspect, they lagged behind the competition, and that is cameras. While over the last years, models such as the Sensation 4G repaired some of that bad reputation, HTC just couldn’t claim that it offers top-notch cameras on their smartphones.
But that’s about to change. To promote the freshly launched One series, including the One X, One S, and One V, HTC put emphasis on two major attributes – the authentic sound (the phones integrate Beats Audio technology) and the amazing camera. And from what we’ve seen so far, HTC has finally nailed it when it [...]
New reports have surfaced today regarding HTC’s efforts to woo Google into choosing them as the next OEM for the next generation Nexus smartphone. The upcoming Nexus-branded super-device could very well run Android 5 a.k.a. Jelly Bean. Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Global Online Communications Manager, said that since Google hasn’t chosen its Nexus partner for Jellybean, all original equipment manufacturers, including HTC, are keeping their collective fingers crossed. But what are HTC’s chances of sealing the deal? That’s a good point to consider.
You can probably remember that HTC and Google have [...]
HTC plans to announce something exciting at MWC today – the long rumored HTC One X and HTC One S, also known as Endeavor and Ville, respectively. In fact, the Taiwanese have been literally counting the days to their Sunday announcement. But, as it so often happens, somebody had to come along and ruin the fun for HTC.
Yesterday, Marco Polo, an Italian shopping site, briefly listed One X and One S for sale, complete with specifications and images. Actually, as The Verge reports, the two devices were posted under their previous circulated codenames, Endeavor and Ville, which adds to the confusion that built up over the last weeks.
But the cherry on top comes from a [...]
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It would appear, for all intents and purposes, that the device you are looking at above, is what HTC is planning to unveil at Mobile World Congress 2012.
Make no mistake though, as this upcoming launch is arguably the most important yet for the OEM turned ODM tech company based out of the economic tiger of Asia, Taiwan.
HTC went public not too long ago, saying that their focus in 2012 remains in producing devices of greater quality, and not greater quantity. They had 25.5% lower revenue in 2011, compared with 2010, so they are [...]
Speaking of mysterious devices, an HTC smartphone was spotted today running on Android 4.0.1 and HTC Sense 4.0. We say that this is a mysterious device because as of this writing, the device is an unnamed unit. We’re having trouble identifying what model it is because the front is the same as almost all the other HTC devices. However, when the unit is flipped over, the mysterious device has contoured plastic panels which trademark HTC’s Incredible line.
We’ve looked around the internet and discovered that Phone Arena is speculating that this is the DROID Incredible 3 or even the HTC Fireball. Funny though, we don’t really see it as the same unit. We think it is [...]
As a way to kick of the Mobile World Congress on February 26, HTC has invited several members of the press for a conference. With so many people speculating the MWC, a lot of us here at AndroidAuthority are getting excited to see the HTC Edge—which is believed to be the first quad-core phone in the world. So do you think the press conference will be about that?
Other devices we’re looking forward to by HTC include the Quattro tablet (believed to be running on Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor), the Primo, and the Ville.
Do check back with us on February 26 as we’ll be giving you updates on what the conference is all about plus updates on the MWC!
As an update for our earlier report that HTC has started fixing Wi-Fi security issues on several devices, we have learned that these fixes are already available to the affected phones as a part of a regular update on the device. The affected phones include:Desire HD (both “Ace” and “Spade” board revisions) – Versions FRG83D, GRI40 Glacier – Version FRG83 Droid Incredible – Version FRF91 Thunderbolt 4G – Version FRG83D Sensation Z710e – Version GRI40 Sensation 4G – Version GRI40 Desire S – Version GRI40 EVO 3D – Version GRI40 EVO 4G – Version GRI40
If you are the owner of any of the phones [...]
T-Mobile is preparing for a new bunch of Android smartphones and tablets that they will be exhibiting at next month’s Mobile World Congress and the CTIA. This means is that they will be clearing out their shelves to make room for the new models. And yes, they’re letting go of 6 Android devices which TmoNews has gathered to be:LG Doubleplay LG myTouch LG myTouch Q HTC Amaze 4G HTC myTouch 4G Slide HTC Sensation 4G
There hasn’t been an exact shelf life for these models. We heard that it will vary depending on each device. But it is possible that some of the HTC models could stick for a while, since they are still being advertised by T-Mobile. As for LG, we really [...]