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 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’”
Last week a concept video of the HTC Ocean surfaced thanks to a tweet by @evleaks and then soon after Danelle Vermeulen, the designer at HTC who was responsible for the leak, told 9to5google, “Yes, this is just a conceptual piece and does not represent any real product from HTC.”
That statement is either false or the new leak is. Again, this was called a concept video by Danelle, but a day after Even sent out that tweet, LlabTooFeR replied to it with three different code names. LlabTooFeR is a well known HTC leaker and community developer for HTC devices.
Danelle Vermeulen and his team were responsible for a great deal of conceptualization and product design for HTC over the years, but the company may have spilled the beans on a product that has yet to come to market.
The designer at HTC, on a personal website earlier today, published what appear to be conceptual video clips of a certain device codenamed ‘Ocean’ and what may or may not be an unannounced HTC smartphone. After the page was live and circulating around the web for a bit, he placed a passcode on the website, not allowing anyone else to view it.
HTC has pulled the old trick of launching two devices with the same sort of name, but with very different specs.
The HTC Desire 10 is the latest addition to HTC’s mid-range. One of the distinctive things about the Desire 10 is the design, with gold trim framing the distinct colours, giving a contrast finish reminiscent of art deco classic design. HTC calls the Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle “the biggest leap since the original Desire.” The two phones feature matte plastic designs that take cues from the metallic edges of the HTC 10, coupled with “high mid-range” specs and features including a fingerprint reader (Desire 10 Pro) and Hi-Fi sound (Desire 10 Lifestyle).
There was a time when things looked to be on the rocks for the search giant’s own-brand handsets, but it’s navigated through the treacherous waters, and come out stronger on the other side. Google looks set to launch its two new phones as the Pixel and Pixel XL at a launch event on October 4, with the Nexus name being retired. Plus the latest rumors suggest they will be ready to buy on October 20.
Usually, when we get closer to an announcement, there are plenty of rumors and leaks that spring out of the water works, and Google can’t seem to patch the holes.