HTC promised the One (M8) Google Play Edition would receive the Lollipop update today, but unfortunately it’s being held back due to the need to “re-spin” it. That can only mean that there was a bug that Google felt was big enough to stop it. I know this is bad news, but the fact that a major bug was caught is actually good news right? No word on exactly when we can expect the update to hit, but my guess is next week.
Earlier today, four leaked screenshots appeared online showcasing what’s believed to be an unreleased version of HTC Sense 6.0 user interface running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. According to the source, the images were snapped on a standard One M8 primarily used for internal testing and should be pretty similar to the update the Happy Telephone Company is planning to roll out to all International variants of the handset.
It’s the third week for HTC’s Hot Deals, so starting at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT, you can grab any phone accessory for 50% off. This is of course while supplies last, which we hope is more than what was included in the last two sales. It’s not clear if you will be limited to one accessory, but we suspect that to be the case.
HTC still has 6 weeks to go for their Hot Deals sale, so be sure to tune in next Tuesday at the same time to see what they have cooking.
source: HTC Hot Deals
There is no question that we live in a self-indulged generation that is in love with capturing pictures of themselves and sharing them online. We have seen a number of manufacturers try to capitalize on that trend this year, but HTC’s Desire Eye might be the best attempt. By offering a 13 megapixel front-facing camera with dual LED flash, it has to be a selfie lover’s dream. It’s not all about selfies however. Even the most narcissistic person has to do something else with their phone at some point right? In other words, is the Desire Eye good for only one thing or is it that perfect all around phone that selfie lovers have been craving?
Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, has today tweeted that the Taiwanese company is preparing to roll out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to all Google Play edition models of the One M8 and M7 located in the United States as soon as next week.
All the changes you’d expect from Lollipop are bundled into this update, including the recently-announced Material Design guidelines, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience and support for multiple user accounts. HTC has also revamped a handful of its own, stock applications.
Hit the break for the full changelog.
UK retailer, The Carphone Warehouse, has today announced that it’s currently exclusively selling an “Aqua Blue” variant of HTC’s flagship smartphone of 2014, the One (M8), which is now available both in-store and online for £28 per month with no upfront cost after trading in your old smartphone.
Robinson Cano has signed with a new team – but not in the field you think. The Seattle Mariners 2nd baseman has signed a multi-year partnership with HTC America to be a brand ambassador for the tech company. According to Cano, “HTC is a natural fit for me because they always want to be the best at what they do,” Cano said. “Their products are great for me because I’m always on the road and I need my phone to work as hard as I do.”
His duties as a brand ambassador will be to promote the HTC brand, but no specifics on his role have been given just yet.
Source: PR Newswire
HTC’s Camera app is the company’s latest to appear in the Play Store, following HTC Weather, HTC Lock Screen, and HTC Scribble. Being in the Play Store makes it a ton easier to update the app for Sense 6 devices, as it won’t require an entire firmware update. The EYE Experience will be available for supported devices, however the features you’re able to use will depend on which specific phone you own.
You can check out the full app details via the Play Store link in the source below.
Source: Play Store
Last Tuesday kicked off 9 weeks of Hot Deals from HTC with the Nexus 9 at half off. So what does HTC have in store for us this week? They have the One (M8) for $299 contract free, which is a $350 savings. This includes the unlocked model or any carrier variant.
Things moved pretty quickly last week, so don’t expect today to be any different. They have only 200 available which won’t last long. After the 200 are gone, the next 300 people will be able to buy one (no pun intended) for $499, which is still a $150 discount.
Just like last week, the promotion starts today at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT and will end at 12:00 am midnight / 9:00 pm PT. Hit the source link to get your order in, and let us know if you were successful.
source: HTC Hot Deals
According to a report published by the International Business Times earlier today, HTC is expected to unveil the successor to its current flagship smartphone, the One (M8), at next year’s Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Spain.