This week in your world of Android: Google was rumored to impose more restrictions to OEMs, HTC’s upcoming devices leaked, LG detailed the G Pro 2, Flappy Bird was taken down, Google updated some of its core apps, more Galaxy S5 details surfaced, Nokia’s Android device was confirmed, and Oppo announced the launch date of the Find 7.
HTC pledges to provide 2 year’s worth of updates to new flagship devices
In a Reddit AMA, HTC USA's Product Team revealed that it will provide 2 year's worth of updates to new flagships, and that it's "actively exploring" bringing Android 4.4 KitKat to the US variant of the HTC One X. Read on for more!
Let's do it again - you know how to do it, I'm sure you've done it before... at least a few times. I am talking about hitting the Check for Updates button in the system settings on your Android device. This time around, HTC One users in the Americas with Unlocked and Developer editions are getting a 312MB OTA update to Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat with an improved HTC Sense 5.5.
More purported images of the HTC M8 show two-tone flash and onscreen buttons
New alleged images of the HTC M8 leak, showing the dual rear cameras, two-tone flash, and onscreen navigation bar. The shots of the front of the device show onscreen buttons, but also a space between the screen and the speakers that’s occupied by HTC’s logo.
HTC M8 mini rumor suggests bigger screen and 13MP camera
With the rumor mill running full time on the HTC M8, a new HTC M8 mini rumor suggests the device will have 4.5 inch 720p display, use a Snapdragon quad-core processor and come with Android 4.4.2 and Sense 6.0. Is 4.5 inches too big for a mini version of a flagship phone?
HTC: more cheap phones incoming. Invitations for M8 event to go out in two weeks
HTC will launch more smartphones in the $150-$300 price range in 2014, both in emerging and developed markets. Besides the new mid-rangers, the company plans to focus on a “very aggressive” marketing its upcoming flagship, the M8.