There are possibly two types of people in this world: those who like their Android phone with all the often unnecessary bells and whistles on the software front, and those who like to keep it stock and neat. If you fall within the latter category, the TripNDroid Mobile engineering team has made your Sense-less HTC One X dream come true.
The team has released the CyanogenMod 9 ROM for the HTC One X, which means, you will get to enjoy a pure stock Android experience without a trace of HTC Sense, on top of that sleek unibody and 4.7-inch Super IPS LCD2 display. Although this isn’t an official CyanogenMod release, the ROM was developed using CyanogenMod 9 [...]
A couple of days ago, Verizon briefly had a HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE page up on the Droid Does website, only for it to be swiftly taken down. Though the page for the expected successor to the HTC Droid Incredible 2 hasn’t been re-posted yet, rumors are trickling out about the launch date of the 4G LTE phone, which could arrive as soon as May 10.
The news was first reported by Phone Dog, which apparently received a tip from a source about the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE’s availability in May. Bearing in mind that May 10 falls on a Thursday, the supposed traditional launch day for new phones on Verizon Wireless — as attested by the Thursday launch of the LG [...]
It’s surprising how little we know about the upcoming flagship smartphones from Verizon, while all other three major carriers get close to actually releasing their first flagship devices of 2012. Sprint recently got the Galaxy Nexus and will soon release the HTC EVO 4G, AT&T will get the HTC One XL, while T-Mobile scored the One S. But don’t you guys worry, as according to Johnatan Geller, the founder of BGR.com, the fall 2012 line-up of Verizon smartphones will be absolutely impressive.
Geller first mentions that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will reach Verizon over the summer, which falls perfectly in line with our expectations. Last year, Verizon have passed on the Galaxy S2 [...]
After a couple of years of great success in the smartphone business, things have abruptly (but not surprisingly) started going downhill for HTC. The last three months of 2011 and the first of 2012 have been pretty horrific for the Taiwanese, with sales, revenues, and profit all going down massively.
However, if we are to trust the company’s latest forecast, it seems that things could well pick up for HTC soon enough, with a second quarter of 2012 expected to bring a 55% increase in revenues.
HTC’s predictions might hint towards pretty strong One sales, but should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being. I mean, usually, these forecasts come true or at [...]
The HTC One X is one of the most exciting Android-based smartphones to hit the market by this summer, but Sprint’s own take on HTC’s flagship, the EVO 4G LTE, might capture the regular geek’s attention even more.
Although it won’t come with a quad-core processor, but rather with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, the EVO 4G LTE will hold three big aces up its sleeve. I’m talking, of course, about the 4G LTE connectivity, the SD card slot (lacking on the standard One X), and the kickstand found on Sprint’s EVO super-phone.
With all this in mind, it’s pretty difficult not to get excited about the smartphone’s future release, which is why we are glad to [...]
There’s a tradition in Google’s household to select one manufacturer to produce the Nexus smartphone every year or so. HTC was chosen to produce the first Google flagship smartphone, and the result was the Nexus One, released in January 2010. Samsung’s rise to the top made Google hand out the next two golden tickets to the South Korean company. Thus, we saw the birth of the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus.
The fourth Google Nexus phone is still hotly contested, but it appears that HTC is out of the game. According to Digitimes, it’s all but certain that HTC won’t be making the Google Nexus smartphone this year, with Google reportedly keen on continuing the collaboration with [...]
The HTC One X won’t be arriving on AT&T until May 6, but there are numerous reports that indicate the flagship device has already reached the eager hands of some customers. What gives? It appears that some retail stores in the US have already received the phones ahead of schedule. So the few customers who got their hands on the HTC One X early probably have mad negotiation skills, connections to store staff, or are just plain lucky.
Speaking of luck, you won’t need any to get the HTC One X for less than AT&T charges. Amazon currently has a promotion that allows you to buy the phone for $149, though the standard 2-year commitment still applies. All you have to [...]
Just when we thought Verizon was left uninvited to the HTC party this year, Big Red unveiled a teaser page for a new HTC handset. Continuing on the carrier’s traditional Droid path, loyal subscribers will be treated with the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE.
The “Droid Does” website reveals the innards of the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE, which will see the phone sporting a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4-inch qHD LCD screen, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 1,700mAh battery, Sense 4, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On the multimedia front, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE gets a high-speed 8MP rear camera to take rapid-fire shot sequences, a VGA front [...]
HTC had a bad 2011, and a worse early 2012. To turn the ship around, HTC has embarked in overhauling its business, its products, and its image, and so far the results seem pretty encouraging. After announcing they will concentrate on “hero” devices starting this year, it seems that the Taiwanese will change its strategy on another front as well.
In the processor department, after partnering for years with Qualcomm, HTC may start taking chip manufacturing in its own hands. According to a recent China Times report, HTC is very close to entering a strategic partnership with struggling chip specialist ST-Ericsson for co-developing chips, which might start powering HTC [...]
With the HTC One X set to become the most powerful Android-based smartphone these days (at least until the Galaxy S3 and the LG D1L will be released) and the One S providing a very good balance between decent specs and affordability, the third smartphone in HTC’s new line has been kind of ignored by many tech geeks.
The One V should, however, be on a lot of shopping lists nowadays, as it promises to come with a very sleek profile, Android ICS under the hood, and a dirt-cheap price. The 3.7-incher has already been released in select European markets, alongside its bigger brothers, while Northern American customers are still waiting to hear about the phone’s [...]