Bad news for Verizon HTC One users today: according to HTC’s VP of product management, the HTC One M8 OTA update has been delayed until tomorrow due to an un-revealed issue. However, this is hardly anything to get too worried about, since the update should be released tomorrow without any issues. This update is the same one that was released last week to the M7. A highlight of the update is the new Extreme Power Saving Mode.
It may be a generation old now, but the HTC UK team thinks the HTC One (M7) is still something special, especially after being named the “Best Phone of 2013″ by an unknown source. To celebrate, they have had a 24k gold plated version of the device made and will be giving it away via a Twitter-based contest.
The full rules are available on their Facebook page. Entrants are only allowed one entry, accomplished by retweeting a specific tweet. The winner does have to be a resident of the U.K. If you are interested, you have until the end of the day on June 29th to get your entry in.
source: @HTC_UK, HTC UK on Facebook (rules)
HTC will come through with its promise of 2 years of support to One (M7) owners this week — the device will be updated to Sense 6 this week.
Unlocked and developer editions of the device were updated last week, and the T-Mobile variant followed shortly after. It appears that Verizon is preparing to send out the update this week.
Carrying around an HTC One (M7) with T-Mobile? Go ahead and grab a software update. The carrier is rolling out the Sense 6 update to HTC’s flagship from last year. It brings a flew of features such as an updated BlinkFeed and a tidier launcher. The update started rolling out on Friday, so many of you should have gotten the update already.
Let us know in the comments how you are liking the update.
Source: T-Mobile Support
Good news for HTC One (M7) owners — you might have thought with the release of the M8, HTC forgot about you. But now we’re receiving news that the developer edition and unlocked models of the phone are receiving a pretty large update (667 MB), including Sense 6.
However, because of the device’s hardware limitations, motion gestures and the advanced DuoCamera effects like UFocus, Foregrounder, Seasons and Dimensions Plus are not included in the update. This was expected though, because the M7 only has a single camera on the back, and does not feature a depth sensor like the M8 currently does.
Let us know if you receive an update and how it goes.
The rumors and pictures of the red variant of the HTC One M8 have been plentiful over the past few days. It was all but confirmed, as we’ve seen 3D images, leaked photos, and more. Now, Jeff Gordon, head of communications at HTC, has announced the new color for the device via Twitter.
However, it’s only in Taiwan now and we can’t promise that it’ll be leaving that market anytime soon. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t — do any of you prefer red to the gold, silver and gray colors currently available?
Goldgenie typically releases extremely expensive, gold-plated versions of popular devices, just like they did with last year’s HTC One. This year, they’ve released the follow-up HTC One M8 in three options; gold plated, rose gold plated, or platinum plated. These are the same color options as last year, and to no one’s surprise, they’re still insanely expensive. The gold model is the cheapest, costing just over $2,500, and the platinum model is the most expensive at $2,900.
You could probably buy most major flagship devices that are coming out this year for what one of the devices will cost, but hey, if you’ve got enough money to even consider buying a gold plated phone, you’re probably not worried about that.
source: Unwired View
Rumors of HTC’s M8 Ace, a plastic variant of the M8, have been circulating, and now it looks like rumors of a new variant are starting to swirl.
@evleaks teased the “M8 Prime” on Twitter, saying, “Forget the Ace. What y’all are really waiting for is codenamed M8 Prime.”
HTC‘s Advantage program has a number of great selling points, including the free Google Drive space that you get with it. HTC has just posted a message on the Advantage website alerting customers to a bug with the AT&T HTC One (M8) Google Drive deal.
The message states the issue as being a “minor technical error”, and there’s really no other details except that HTC is working on fixing it. We don’t really know who exactly is to blame, but the feature will reportedly be back up in mid-May. To see the notice for yourself hit the source link below, and then click on “AT&T HTC One (M8) ALERT” under the free storage column.
According to Twitter user @evleaks, a user with a great track record for leaks, a HTC One harman/kardon edition is going to be available from Sprint sometime in the near future.
This news shows that HTC is looking to take the audio portion of their devices away from Beats Audio. Details about exactly when the device will be released are unknown at this point, but there is no reason to expect it to take too long.