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 [...]
IBM and HTC have both partnered to bring Android to the next level—enterprise. Considering these two companies excel on both industries, it won’t be a difficult task for them to lead the way to Android’s adoption into enterprise set. With their partnership, they will create a business-centric software in which IBM has bundled up with the upcoming phones of HTC. This was earlier announced at the Lotusphere conference held in Orlando.
The non-exclusive merger will result to IBM’s suite of smart business solutions to be available on the future tablets and smartphones manufactured by HTC. Outside the conference, apps were not shown. At the same time, the major selling [...]
The HTC Flyer was HTC’s first tablet, which I have to say, although not too bad looking, it didn’t really impress, with perhaps the one exception of promoting the handwriting and drawing features on it. But otherwise it showed how HTC didn’t really understand tablets when they entered the market.
First, it sold for around $600 in most places, and that’s without the $80 stylus. That was one of the biggest mistakes HTC did, because they followed Motorola’s failed pricing strategy of starting with a high price. Both HTC and Motorola should’ve known from the beginning that a tablet that is more expensive than the iPad was not going to [...]
After that long disaster of Carrier IQ in late 2011, HTC has decided to remove Carrier IQ from their CDMA phones starting this month. Last week HTC rolled out a maintenance update to the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint which removed Carrier IQ from those devices, which Sprint said they turned off the switch on Carrier IQ during the big scandal late last year. HTC is starting with their CDMA models in removing the Carrier IQ service, Verizon customer need not worry since Carrier IQ is not on Verizon devices.
According to an HTC representative, updates will begin this month for Sprint devices, though specific models and timeframes were not mentioned. Since the HTC EVO 3D has [...]