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 up with infographics showing the [...]
Looks like Android fans will have a lot to expect this September from our Android manufacturers, like HTC. HTC will be holding some events on September in England, France, Spain, and Germany, and rumor has it that the highlights of the show will be “Eternity” and “Omega” of Windows Phone 7 fame. However, speculations abound that an HTC phone called “Kingdom” will make an appearance, with its specs and the unofficial name recently leaked strategically before the HTC event.
According to the leak, HTC Kingdom has a 4″ qHD display (540 x 960) and will run on Android 2.3.4 with a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S2 (MSM7x30) processor, and 768MB of RAM. [...]
Just a few short days ago, our own in-house Android guru, and prescient technology trend predictor, Lucian, caught wind of HTC’s latest iteration of their Sense overlay. Today, the same folks over at XDA.cn have been able to get a hands-on video that offers us a clear picture that HTC is indeed on the right track. They have rightly earned their place at the top spot of the overlay podium for creating a beautiful and intuitive overlay. Steadily improved with each progressive update, this newest version looks to be even snappier than before. What’s more is that it is running on the HTC Bliss – a phone targeted towards women with less than stellar specs. This [...]
The HTC EVO 4G has seen its flashes of HTC Sense 3.0 ROMs in various colors. And, while the ROMs shine bright and colorful while they are still fresh off the oven, their brilliance tend to fade away as more users explore them and discover several of their lackluster performance.
The most frequently griped about are the lag during normal operation of the device and the lock-ups while attempting to unlock the phone (talk about irony here). The VR Kingdom ROM, for instance, came out and was royally bowed down to as the first true HTC Sense 3.0 ROM available for the HTC EVO 4G. It was undoudtedly a great ROM, but it also carried with it issues such as constant lock-screen [...]
With the current flood of new and more powerful Android smartphones, the HTC EVO 4G may look like it’s an already old phone. Yet, although the HTC EVO 4G was released last year and was an instant hit, a lot of people today still have this Android smartphone as their primary device. Won’t it be great if users of the HTC EVO 4G could also enjoy the wonders of a rooted device?
This guide is exactly the perfect one for that. This guide walks you through the steps for rooting the HTC EVO with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread over-the-air (OTA) update. If you run into issues while following the steps, check the FAQ section at the end.RequirementsHTC EVO 4G with the [...]
Sprint is, arguably, one of the better wireless carriers currently operating in the U.S. They have consistently tried to offer their users good phones, and 2011 is looking to be no exception. Back in the day when the HTC Evo 4G was released, it was sort of a big deal. With its massive screen, powerful processor (at the time), it was the first 4G WiMax device for Sprint. Sprint took notice that it was selling like hot-cakes, and has since continued to aggressively pursue some of the better phones on the market for its consumer base. Not long after that, Sprint released the Samsung Epic 4G and EVO Shift 4G, both of which have been very well received.
Our in house reviewer Darryl [...]
With its lackluster patent portfolio backing it against infringement suits, Taiwan-based original equipment manufacturer HTC is a sitting duck for legal bullets, arrows, and other awfully sharp legal objects. The latest bullet to hit HTC was a patent infringement complaint lodged by Apple against the popular Android device manufacturer. If the ITC rules in favor of Apple, the decision will result in the complete cessation of sales of the infringing devices in the United States.
Apple filed a complaint last week with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that HTC infringed 5 patents that Apple owns. Three of the patents-in-suit were also used by Apple in its [...]
Skype just updated its Skype app for Android yesterday, and along with the update came support for video calls on several handsets.
Skype video calls now work on the Samsung Galaxy S (requires Android 2.2 Froyo), Google Nexus S (except the U.S. version of the Google Nexus S 4G), HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, and Sony Ericsson Xperia pro.
The supported devices are literally just a handful. Although Skype has been promising “support for more handsets soon,” no one knows the day or hour that defines “soon.” Apparently, “soon” is too far away for some folks.
With the hacked version of Skype’s official app for [...]
Sprint has already made available for manual download the latest Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update for users of the HTC EVO 4G. The manual download can be performed on the HTC EVO 4G by navigating to Menu > Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check Now > OK > Yes.
Reports say Sprint will start sending out notifications of the update to HTC EVO 4G users on Monday, June 6, although the update is already available for manual downloading.
The updated Gingerbread for the EVO 4G includes an app for easier access to downloaded content. It also fixes several issues with GMail, SMS, email attachments, battery discharge, and media streaming. These issues were [...]
Both Sprint and Motorola are holding an “exclusive luncheon” event this coming June 9 at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York. The announcement on Sprint says that there will be demos on the latest collaborative handiwork of Sprint and Motorola.
News sources are guessing that the event will spotlight the Motorola Titanium and/or the Motorola XPRT, both Android smartphones built for business and enterprise use. Several sources also speculate that the press event may also see the Motorola Photon 4G being launched.
Reliable sources have confirmed to us that Sprint indeed will be having an Android phone equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 superchip. And, [...]