DROID DNA to get Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 very soon

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Good news DROID DNA owners. HTC Executive Director of Product Management Mohammed Versi tweeted that the Android 4.2.2 (along with Sense 5) update for the DROID DNA has been approved by Verizon. If you remember, back in September, Verizon posted the changelog for the update, but it never came. We can only assume that Verizon found some bugs that needed to be rectified. Verizon has the changelog, which is pretty hefty since this move is from Sense 4+ to Sense 5. HTC is throwing in Video Highlights, but it appears Zoe didn’t make the cut. I’m not sure why that would be the case.

The update could take place as soon as today, so be on the lookout.

source: @moversi / Changelog at Verizon

HTC specifies Android 4.3 and 4.4 updates for Verizon HTC One and Droid DNA

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HTC took to Twitter today to let everyone know when they should expect Android updates on their Verizon flagships. First up, they clarified that getting the HTC One onto 4.3 would be a two-step process, which includes a compatibility update and then the actual update. That strange update that One owners saw today was likely the compatibility update, and the actual update should happen sometime in December. Now, in case you were wondering if that was going to push the KitKat update further down the to-do list for HTC, that shouldn’t be the case. The 4.4 update is still on track to be delivered by the end of January. Hey, with how quickly Motorola got KitKat onto the Moto X on Verizon, there’s no reason why that shouldn’t be a realistic time frame.

HTC also clarified the update path for the Droid DNA. They didn’t give out quite as many details, but they said the 4.4 update for the DNA should be arriving by the end of January, “pending certification from your carrier.” Normally, that’s the last thing anyone would want to hear about updates on Verizon, but after today’s Moto X update, maybe it’ll happen.

source: Android Police

Verizon approves minor DROID DNA update, doesn’t include Sense 5 or Android 4.2.2

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Lock_Screen_HTC_DROID_DNA_TAWhile we heard last month that Sense 5 and Android 4.2.2 or 4.3 would indeed be coming to the DROID DNA, we’re going to have to keep waiting. Verizon finally approved an update for the DROID DNA, but it doesn’t include Sense 5, or a new version of Android. Instead, users will receive a 33MB update to software version 2.07.605.1 710RD, which just adds support for TalkBack.

Source: Verizon Support

DROID DNA to receive Sense 5 update “soon,” may be included with Android 4.2.2 or 4.3

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We now have news that the HTC DROID DNA will be receiving Sense 5 through Verizon soon, but we don’t know whether it will send alongside Android 4.2.2 or 4.3.

We previously believed that HTC would be skipping Android 4.2.2 on most of their devices, as they tweeted that since it was a “minor” update, they would be going straight to 4.3. This might have only been referring to the HTC One Dev Edition, but the tweet was not clear.

Either way, we do know that Sense 5 will be arriving soon, which will bring a series of updates that will improve your device.

Source: Verizon Wireless


US and Canadian HTC Ones along with DROID DNA to get Android 4.3 by end of September

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Earlier today, we reported that HTC American President Jason Mackenzie confirmed they will skip Android 4.2.2 and go straight to Android 4.3 for the HTC One Dev Edition. We surmised this would be the case for carrier versions, at least in the U.S., and possibly Canada. The only question left is when will the update take place?

According to another tweet from Mr. Mackenzie, they are working hard to get all Ones in both the U.S. and Canada updated to Android 4.3 by the end of September. The DROID DNA is also included. This isn’t a promise, just that they are working hard. Hopefully they can get it done.

source: Twitter 

Verizon drops price of HTC Droid DNA to $50

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Although the HTC Droid DNA has only been around for about seven months, Verizon has put the device on sale for $50 with a two-year contract in an apparent move to start making way for a new Droid device or possibly the HTC One. We already had word that Verizon was starting the end-of-life process for the Droid DNA. This latest move to cut the cost is consistent with that news.

source: Verizon

Hulu Plus update brings 1080p resolution to Droid DNA, Galaxy S 4, and HTC One

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Hulu released an update today to its popular Hulu Plus app, which reportedly promises increased playback resolution for three 1080p devices, including the Droid DNA, Galaxy S 4, and the HTC One. Unfortunately, there’s only a small amount of content on Hulu that’s actually in 1080p so this news doesn’t come off as big as it could be. There wasn’t really any other information given about the update, so this is all we have for now. Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store. » Read the rest

Updated DROID DNA, not the HTC One, will land on Verizon this summer

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I know there has been so much speculation on if we will see the HTC One on Verizon, and if history repeats itself, we won’t ever see it. What we will see is a Verizon’s version of the Butterfly 2 (or Butterfly S). It could be called the DROID DNA Plus or the DROID DNA 2, but it won’t be a One phone. As far as when we will see this bad boy, it will probably be sometime in July. How am I coming to these conclusions? All you really need to do is look at the most recent releases with Verizon regarding HTC devices.

Verizon is on a pattern of releasing two HTC devices per year (July and November). The Rezound was released on November 14, 2011 and the DROID Incredible 4G LTE was released on July 5, 2012. Lastly, the DROID DNA was released on November 21, 2012. The other thing you will notice is that all three phones were exclusives to Verizon, which is what they like. That is probably going to change by the end of this year, but more on that in a bit.

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Preliminary list of HTC devices set to receive the Android 4.3 update is unleashed in the wild

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Google hasn’t quite announced its next Android version just yet, but that isn’t stopping big-name manufacturers from working behind the scenes to ensure which of its devices will likely make the cut and get the next coveted update. Thanks to the leaked preliminary list you see above, it’s looking like HTC already has an idea of which of its devices will see which of its devices will see Android 4.3 and others that well… won’t see Android 4.3. For the most part, it looks like owners many of the flagship devices released in the last 15 or so months should expect to see the next version of Android. This means that all of you HTC One X, One X+, HTC Butterfly (Droid DNA) and of course HTC One owners can go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief.

On the flipside, HTC One S and Verizon Desire owners are probably going to be out of luck— though there’s a chance that HTC will possibly update its guidance and figure that the those devices can handle Android 4.3 after all.

source: Technos Amigos
via: Phone Arena

New version of HTC One to launch with a larger screen

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The latest round of rumors from the HTC camp are saying that a newer HTC One may be launching soon. The catch? It’ll have a larger screen, supposedly between 5 and 6 inches. Now, before you flip out and bash HTC for replacing a flagship device so quickly, (again) the rumors suggest that this larger phone would just supplement the One, like what Samsung does with their Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices. And considering the HTC Butterfly and Droid DNA had 5 inch screens, this could very well be a slightly bumped up version of those devices. We have seen that speculated DLXPLUS floating around in Verizon systems for a while, remember? Anything’s possible.

At this point, this is still a pretty hazy rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. I’d like to see HTC launch a competitive phablet, but I think they’d run the risk of over-saturating their market if they release a One Mini and One Plus right on the heels of the HTC One really just starting to take off.

source: Pocket Lint