Hot on the heels of the Desire EYE’s upgrade, HTC has just started distributing the long-awaited Android 5.0.2 update for the Butterfly S in Taiwan. In addition to the latest build of Lollipop, the upgrade brings the standard plethora of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
While HTC Sense 6.0 is set to be released tomorrow along with the all new HTC One, the update schedule for the software was leaked today for existing HTC phones, answering a number of questions people had concerning Sense 6.0 and whether or not existing phones would get it.
According to the leaks, the software will first be brought to the One itself, followed by the One Max and the One Mini. The One will be getting the update sometime in May or June, with the One Max and One Mini getting it in June or July. Not only that, but the HTC Butterfly S will also get the update sometime in June or July. Unfortunately, that’s where updates end and there are no current plans for any other devices to get the update.
HTC Butterfly S owners, fire up the System Updates menu. HTC is pushing the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to that device. Rather than going to an earlier version of KitKat, HTC is heading straight to the most recent version. The update totals more than 736MB, so make sure you have ample storage. Also, make sure you connect to WiFi to avoid any data overages.
Via: Android Spin
LlabTooFer has done everyone the service of letting us know when HTC plans on updating their devices to Android KitKat (and letting us know which devices have has support dropped completely). HTC has tried to be pretty transparent about updating their 2013 flagship, the HTC One, to KitKat, but they’ve been pretty quiet about other devices in their current lineup. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from HTC this year.
Both the One Max and the One Mini are slated to receive the KitKat + Sense 5.5 update in late January to mid-February. That’s roughly the same time as the HTC One, so it’s good to see HTC keeping everything in sync. Both the Butterfly S and the Butterfly are in testing for KitKat and are expected to see the update later in the year, just a few months behind the One lineup. Now, the tricky part is looking at where Verizon’s Droid DNA falls in this chart. According to the chart, it says the Android 4.3 update has been cancelled for the DNA, but it looks like it may still be on track to get the KitKat update with the non-carrier Butterfly. It wouldn’t be the first time an OEM has skipped versions of Android, (Samsung has done it) but it’s rare nonetheless. Read more
We have a new picture of a Butterfly S variant, courtesy of @leakschina. This particular variant appears to have a dual-sim slot, which pretty much guarantees it won’t see a US release. Regardless, if you need to pick up a dual-sim phone for travelling, the dual-sim Butterfly S sports all the great specs of the traditional variant, including a 1080p screen, UltraPixel camera, and quad-core Snapdragon processor.
Anybody planning on trying to get their hands on one of these?
HTC finally unveiled the Butterfly S and I am officially drooling. Why this isn’t coming to Verizon as the DROID DNA S, I have no idea, but rumors have it landing on Sprint. The Butterfly S is a beefier version of the One. It has a 5-inch 1080p LCD 3 display, a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM,16GB of internal storage, microSD, UltraPixel camera, 2.1MP wide-angle front camera, support for Miracast, a 3,200mAh battery, and Sense 5. Just like the HTC One, it features dual-speakers at the front along with BoomSound. Since the Butterfly S has Sense 5, you will get all the same features such as BlinkFeed, Zoe, and Video Highlights.
Expect a release in Taiwan in July for NT $22,900 ($766) with no announcement for other areas. Hit the break for a short teaser video and press release.
HTC insider and developer @LlabTooFeR has been on a roll tonight, just moments ago hinting that the HTC One Mini was headed to T-Mobile this summer, and now dropping another hint that the HTC Butterfly S will not be headed to Verizon like its predecessor, but will more likely see a launch on Sprint’s network.
The Butterfly S is going to be announced on June 19th and will feature the same 5 inch, 1080p display as the Butterfly (or Droid DNA on Verizon) an updated Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, an improved processor, HTC’s excellent UltraPixel camera, and the new Sense 5. No word on price, but it will presumably cost around the same amount as the One.
More screenshots of HTC’s upcoming Butterfly S device have surfaced and confirms that the all popular “BoomSound” feature will be on the device. While nothing else is rumored about the phone, we should expect it to have at least a 5-inch screen considering the first Butterfly was just that. We can also expect the Butterfly S to have the same features as it’s HTC One brother with the likes of BlinkFeed, an Ultra pixel camera, and Sense 5.0. As for hardware, this device will most likely don the Snapdragon 600 processor along with 2GB’s of RAM.
If you’ve been anticipating HTC’s Butterfly S, you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer. According to some invitations being sent to Taiwanese media by HTC, the Butterfly S will be unveiled on June 19th. The invitation also says that the HTC Desire 600 may make an appearance alongside the Butterfly S. HTC will also probably announce locations and carriers for both devices.
There’s nothing specific about what we can expect to see from the Butterfly S, but considering the original HTC Butterfly is still an extremely capable phone, the upgrade is likely to be incremental. The inclusion of an Ultrapixel camera and Sense 5 with all the features like HTC Zoe and Blinkfeed are likely to be obvious inclusions, but we’ll probably see a bumped up processor, and hopefully we won’t lose the microSD card slot in the process.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date as soon as HTC announces anything.
via: Phone Arena
The rumored successor to the HTC Butterfly, the HTC Butterfly S, has been spotted in a User Agent Profile XML file. The document revealed its screen resolution, 1080 by 1920 pixels, the same exact resolution as on the HTC Butterfly.
There’s plenty of room for speculation on other specs as further details have not yet been revealed, but it has been rumored that the phone will come with many features found on the HTC One, such as BlinkFeed, an Ultrapixel camera sensor, and Boom Sound audio with stereo speakers.
We don’t have any information on when the phone may be released, but a Q3 launch wouldn’t be a total surprise.
Source: HTC (XML file)