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HTC enjoyed a meteoric rise with Android and manufactured some of the best smartphones of recent years. Its fall from grace has been spectacular. We examine what went wrong and take a look at how HTC might stage a comeback.

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Back a few months ago, I wrote an article explaining the top reasons why you shouldn’t buy a cheap smartphone. While I still hold true to the principle that you should always go for the highest-end smartphone you can afford, the actual reality is that many people simply can’t even afford to buy a mid-end smartphone (catch a list of the top mid-end smartphones of 2012 here), not to mention a top-end Android smartphone. And then, there’s the category of people that simply don’t want and need the ultimate best in Android smartphones. In these situations, the only remaining choice…

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Early last month, HTC announced the list of HTC phones slated for upgrading to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) some time before March ends.  The HTC Evo 4G isn’t on the list.  Will it be getting official ICS from HTC?  We’re not sure.  Can you get ICS for your HTC Evo 4G unofficially? You bet! RootzWiki developer deck has created a custom ROM of ICS for the HTC Evo 4G.  Despite being an old phone (released in 2010), the Evo 4G does have enough muscle for ICS. Deck’s AOSP-based custom ROM is still under active development and almost all…

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It was only a matter of time before Ice Cream Sandwich came to the HTC Evo 4G. Users of this HTC device can now enjoy a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, thanks to independent developers at the XDA Developers forum. An alpha version of the Android 4.0.3 firmware was recently released for the HTC Evo 4G, put together by dedicated third-party developers. At the moment, there is no official news when this particular device will receive an official update from HTC, but for those of you who can’t wait to run ICS on your HTC Evo 4G devices, here’s a…

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Last week Sprint announced a new member of the EVO family, the HTC EVO Design 4G. If you remember, in 2010 when the original HTC EVO 4G was released, it changed the Android world. It was way ahead of any other phone out there at the time. Both the Motorola Admiral and HTC EVO Design 4G are available for $99.99 on a two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. The EVO Design 4G is a world phone with a  4.0-inch qHD display and a 1.2GHz CPU – not dual core, unfortunately. The Motorola Admiral features a processor with the same…

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After the big announcement made In Hong Kong, the Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 were officially announced. We were all left wondering if our beloved Android phone would be getting the update to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, we have put together a nice list of our predictions of what devices will, what devices might, and what device will not be getting official ICS updates. With contracts, and over $500-off-contract prices for new phones like the Galaxy Nexus, which is coming next month, we’d like to keep our current phone around as long as possible – right? Phones…

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If you’re presently using an HTC Android device, chances are you’re a sitting duck for malicious hacking. Working with security experts Justin Case and Trevor Eckhart, Artem Russakovski of Android Police, reported about a security flaw in HTC Android gadgets that could potentially allow intruders to access sensitive information on your Android device. Although Russakovski explicitly mentioned the HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO 4G, and HTC Thunderbolt, there is a big chance that other HTC devices are also affected. Case, Eckhart, and Russakovski are still investigating the matter–and they are finding new issues the deeper they dig. Devices running stock…

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Of all the manufacturers who participated in the Android Update Alliance (AUA), HTC has been found to have the most up-to-date Android smartphone. Thirteen of the HTC-manufactured phones have Android 2.3 or Gingerbread. LG, however, has the most number of phones (9 of 15, or 60%) that have received Android updates, while HTC has 14 out of 24 (58%) that have received updates. Samsung, however, has the most number–33 in total–of Android smartphones released to various mobile carriers. (The number includes the count for the same handset but released to different carriers.) Android and Me tracked the statistics and came…