If you remember, an accidental leak happened back in September last year. There was a rumour about a device called the HTC Ocean. There were attempts to clear it off as a conceptual piece that did “not represent any real product from HTC.” Well, after what seems like forever, and a few flagships later, more information has surfaced regarding the device, also being called the HTC U. Continue reading “Finally an HTC flagship worth waiting for, with customizable sensors on the frame”
HTC was only the second company after Sony to confirm devices eligible for the Android 7 update, and HTC promised to bring the sweetness to HTC 10 devices by the end of 2016. The Taiwanese company is keeping up with their promise, and while wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving, HTC announced that HTC 10 is officially being updated to Android 7.0 Nougat starting November 25, which would be tomorrow for everyone celebrating Thanksgiving.
It’s unclear whether this includes both U.S. and European variants of the unlocked HTC 10, but this surely begins the phone’s inevitable succession to the latest Android version, with carriers likely rolling out the update in the coming weeks. Continue reading “HTC 10 owners, here comes the sweet thanksgiving nougat”
HTC’s mobile division has been struggling even with the release of the HTC 10 which has been flying under the radar for one of the best phones of 2016. It’s no secret, that it has been struggling for a long time now. Other than Samsung, every other major Android brand is struggling, some more, some less. Sony managed to downsize their business to bring profits this year, HTC though, a company just as under the water, is still taking huge losses.
Due to these struggles, there is a new rumour swirling that the company is considering the sale of its mobile division. Continue reading “HTC is NOT looking to quit making Smartphones, or is it?”
HTC promised that owners of their latest flagship — the HTC 10 — and its one-year-old HTC One M9 and One A9 should expect an Android 7 Nougat update some time in Q4 of 2016 back in August . Well, we are well into the middle of Q4 and said users may be getting a bit anxious and probably excited.
This one’s firmly a rumor for the moment, but it comes via a usually reliable source. Twitter’s @LlabTooFeR, who has a solid track record with HTC leaks, says the European variant of the HTC 10, is looking like it’ll get Android 7.0 Nougat around the end of November, or early December. Continue reading “HTC 10 in Europe might be getting Android Nougat by next month or this”
Huawei has been on the rise ever since it became the first Chinese OEM to partner with Google on a Nexus. The company hasn’t looked back and is now openly threatening the market leaders, Apple specifically. Huawei’s Galaxy S7 rival, the Huawei P9 has sold over 9 million units in only 8 months.
The Huawei made Nexus 6P was also one of the best Nexus devices and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Huawei was Google’s first choice for the Google Pixel. However, Huawei later backed out of the project for an unspecified reason. A Huawei executive has now spoken out about the decision. Continue reading “Huawei Executive talks about why the company walked away from the Google Pixel”
HTC is one of the smartphone companies that still bleeds money. After its successful HTC One, the Taiwanese company didn’t seem to be able to innovate enough to remain competitive in the smartphone industry. That’s not to say HTC did not make good enough phones. The HTC 10 is one of the most powerful smartphones of 2016. That being said, we haven’t heard much about its successor, which is not all that surprising considering it is not scheduled to arrive before Q2 next year.
But that changes today as according to a rumor coming out of China, HTC 11 is going to take a note out of Samsung’s book by incorporating a curved screen on the display.
Google’s Pixel duo are made by HTC but Google has retained the branding of the devices while HTC has to remain in the shadows for these phones. However, that does not mean that HTC will sit on the sidelines for the rest of the year. We’ve heard whispers of a new device from HTC allegedly slated to arrive this month, and there were some leaked rendered promo images last month. This is the first time though that we’re seeing the device’s actual pictures. Continue reading “This is the HTC bolt and HTC is showing ‘courage’”
Today is Monday and that does inevitably mean that tomorrow is Tuesday. However, this particular upcoming Tuesday is a little different to most others, as it is October 4. To anyone interesting in Google, Android or tech in general, that means it is the day that Google is hosting (what is turning out to be) a fairly big event.
The scale of the event has been neatly demonstrated over the last few weeks by what seems to be a much larger than usual marketing effort by Google ahead of time. Continue reading “Pixel themed snapchat filter; Google Fiber is also Wireless ISP; Google’s first Daydream VR headset; Android October Security patch”
As we quickly approach Google’s big Oct. 4th event in San Francisco, new information about what Google could have in store has been leaking out almost every single day now. Google phones still won’t be officially announced until Tuesday. Until then, we can only get excited about leaks, rumors, and reports about the phones
The latest is another 360° video render, this time of the Pixel XL that leaves nothing to the imagination. We’ve previously had 360° video rendering of the smaller sibling, the Google Pixel known back then as the Nexus Sailfish.