The HTC One S is no doubt an impressive phone, especially with it’s innovative casing featuring HTC’s Micro Arc Oxidation. While the technology is impressive in theory, it hasn’t quite held up in reality. You may recall how we recently highlighted the technology is not only flawed, but highly susceptible to cosmetic wear. After some time, owners of various devices expect to have a chip or two as that’s part of life, but when you have a device touting HTC’s technology on top of owning it for just a few weeks, you have a serious problem at hand. That’s why owners have taken to the
streets— err… web and unleashed a serious outcry highlighting how serious of a problem this is for HTC. We know that HTC is now aware of this and plans to take immediate action:
A couple of days ago the folks over at Daily Steals, a Woot-like venture, put an HTC One X on the site for $630 bucks and drove the world to madness because of how cheap the device was. Well, like a shark catching the scent of blood a mile away, the online retailer is tossing up another device for the same price. Only this time, they’ve listed the monster quad-core handset on eBay. If you think the price is right, head on over to the popular online auction’s site and buy it now til your hearts content. Enjoy. Hit the break for a quick video demo and to check out the specs of the device.
Leave it to some crafty folks to ensure the latest and greatest tools are available for the latest and greatest devices in no time. While the HTC One X and One S smartphones are still newly released devices, the fine ClockworkMod development team has gone ahead and quickly pumped out the latest ClockworkMod Touch software for those devices. That means owners of those devices are one step closer to flashing not just one, but perhaps multiple ROMs because hey— we all love our ROMs, right?
Naturally, you’ll find the new ClockworkMod software when you hit the source link below. In addition, you will also find the traditional non-Touch version, if that’s your fancy. Well go on— get to it.
Yes I’m still referring to it as the “DROID” Incredible 4G because I just don’t see Verizon dropping it from the DROID line while everyone else seems to call it the HTC Incredible 4G. Yesterday we showed you a press render, but we have some blurrycam photos to throw into the mix. It still amazes me that someone takes leaked photos of a device, but can’t focus. Does the person with the device really tell them it’s okay to take the photo, but please make it out of focus? Anyways, the specs on this puppy aren’t impressing me after the release of the One line and neither are these images. Right now if you’re on Verizon and a fan of HTC you have to feel betrayed. Is anyone really excited about this one? Hit the break for more blurred images.
Samsung is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to launching handsets and Galaxy players despite how huge their lineup already is. Samsung’s aim and goal is to reach a wide array of customers by offering as many options as possible to the consumer. This is includes a wide variety of price ranges as well. Check out the devices and full specs below and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Galaxy Player 3.6
- Available at Best Buy
- 3.65-inch HVGA display
- 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU
- 2 meg rear facing camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- 8GB of internal storage
- expandable to 40GB’s
- Gingerbread 2.3
- WiFi Only
- $149.99 price tag
We can’t help it sometimes, though we know at times and depending on certain devices, live wallpapers can be a damper on your battery. But it’s beautiful ones like the Luma Live Wallpaper for Android that compels you to download a gorgeous app like this onto your smartphone. The Luma Live Wallpaper for Android offers you an array of beautiful colors and shapes such as leaves, hearts, flowers and other patterns to drift smoothly across your screen giving you an overall instant feeling of serenity.
- Luma is a colorful, interactive live wallpaper featuring beautiful combinations of drifting shapes and colors. With literally hundreds of combinations, it’s like having 500 live wallpapers in one.
- Luma comes with a set of designer themes that are made to match a range of homescreen themes and styles. Transform your screen into a beautiful mosaic of moving shapes and color.
There are a ton of options with the app especially when it comes to the customization department. You have the ability to create your very own color schemes, what shapes are involved and how or in what fashion they float across your device’s screen. The app is interactive as it allows you to scatter shapes and disrupt the flow by a simple touch of the screen. Check out the cool demo below from the dev and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. The app will run you a buck in the Google Play Store but it’s well worth the design and functionality you’re getting. Hit the break for the video and to check out some more screen shots of the app in action as well as to hit up the download links.
There’s a new beta in town and it comes from Shape Services, makers of the ever popular IM+. IM+ is an all in one messaging app that lets you chat with your friends using Facebook, Skype, MSN/Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo!, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, RenRen, Jabber, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki.Ru, Yandex IM and Mail.Ru Agent. They just released version 6.2 with a black theme, which brings a lot of changes from user feedback. They would love for you to try it out and let them know what you think. Keep in mind it’s in beta. Hit the break for the full change log and download link:
April 22 appears to be a big day because not only is that the day Verizon‘s $30 upgrade fee is kicking in but that may be the day that the HTC One XL drops as well as the Inspire 4G reaching its EOL or end of life. According to leaked photos web-based training (WBT) has started at AT&T for the One XL. Another leaked photo (below) shows that the Inspire 4G will see its EOL on the 22nd of this month. The leaked photo above (as well as the one below) is thanks to XDA member EGBTMagus.
It was also said that an HTC Rep previously stated that the Vivid would replace the Inspire at its listed price point and the ONE XL would take over the Vivid’s old price point. The One XL, like the One X, is said to be delayed until May 6th. Until the day the official announcement breaks however, nothing can be confirmed. If it’s true though we should see the HTC flagship phone within the month. Keep it locked here as we will update you as the story breaks. Stay tuned!
Last month HTC spoke quite highly of their micro-arc oxidation process that they used on the HTC One S. The whole process explained, sounded very interesting. You can read more and see a video from the HTC YouTube channel by checking out our previous article on the specifics of this process HTC used, including claims that you wouldn’t even need a case for your beloved Android device.
Well there looks to be a turn of events a month later. This process HTC was bragging about in March may actually not be so great, and they may have to make some improvements. Based on some photos provided by XDA members enlan and robban87, there could be a real issue.
With the HTC One series landing on Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile, where does this leave Verizon Wireless? We would like to think the upcoming HTC DROID Incredible 4G will be a One X, but rumored specs don’t jive. In fact it doesn’t even line up with the One S. What was known as the Fireball is supposedly featuring a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Sense 4. I’m referring to it as a DROID, but honestly we don’t know if will be marketed as such, but I would be surprised if it weren’t. Sadly, this will only be the second device on Verizon to launch with ICS on board.
With the Rezound’s price drop, I would imagine we will see this one in big red stores pretty soon.