Three applications, each produced by HTC, received updates today. The company brought bug fixes and a bit more to its Dot View, Scribble, and Sense TV apps.
Have you ever been in a video chat and you’re trying to describe a particular part of a website to someone and they just can’t seem to find what it is you’re looking at? Now, with the latest update to HTC Video Chat Enhance, your life just got a whole lot easier. Just draw on the screen during HTC’s screen share and the person can see it in real-time. Make sketches to highlight business talking points or annoy your friends, the choice is yours.
What is today? Tuesday! That means HTC is running another one of its Hot Deals. From right now through 11:59pm EST, each and every accessory available directly from HTC is discounted by 50%. Everything from cases and chargers to speakers and batter packs are eligible.
Two items not listed on HTC’s accessory page are the Nexus 9′s Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover. Those items are indeed eligible for the 50% discount. The Keyboard Folio price with the discount is $65 while the Magic Cover (in Coral Amtheyst) is around $20. That is a massive amount saved on the Keyboard Folio.
HTC offers two-day shipping for $4.99; therefore, arriving before the Christmas is still an option. Choosing the free standard shipping may be a bit of a stretch.
When Google released the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code back in November, the 3rd to be precise, HTC promised to update its flagship smartphone to the latest build of the open-source operating system within 90 days. This makes February HTC’s self-imposed deadline, but if a recent report is anything to go by, it looks like we could be seeing the update 29 days sooner than expected.
Like the expansion of Mr. Smith throughout the Matrix, it seems HTC has a problem with their most recent flagship devices, the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8), that is causing the devices to not be able to make or receive calls using the normal cellular network. Users began noting the problem as far back as October and a post by XDA member PondaRox on November 2nd really brought the issue out in the open. Unfortunately, although HTC seems to be aware of the problem, they have made no official statement regarding its existence or a possible fix.
Although the Nexus 9 has been available for quite some time, with the LTE model launching today. it was not until recently that the company launched the keyboard folio case for $129. But what if you don’t want an expensive cover + keyboard for your tablet? Well there’s a cheaper and more viable alternative coming straight from HTC, starting today. Although the case has been listed on the Play Store for a while now, it’s for the first time that it has gone on sale.
If you have been desiring a Nexus 9 with LTE connectivity, than your dreams have come true. T-Mobile just announced that the Nexus 9 with LTE is now available for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $24.99 (FRP $599.76). You can also add your shiny new tablet to your Simple Choice voice plan for only $10 per month, and they will match your data for up to 5 GB. Also don’t forget, that all mobile tablets get Free Data for Life for up to 200 MB, assuming you are using it on T-Mobile.
Other than the LTE radio, the rest of the tablet is identical to the WiFi version.
We have the short presser after the break.
HTC has just updated its Gallery application in the Play Store. The app now has a completely redesigned user interface which complies with Google’s recently-announced Material Design guidelines, together with a new ‘tag view’ and a Face Fusion photo editor.
Earlier this year, HTC started its Power To Give initiative to benefit research programs. The initiative is literally powered by mobile devices. The Power To Give app uses the computing power of a device while it is unused, plugged in, and connected to a WiFi network on behalf of the research programs. Basically, it creates a grid throughout the world full of processing. The app was updated recently and it provides Power To Give with a fresh design that is much nicer. The new look provides a clean look of research programs benefited and how much time a device has contributed. In addition to the redesign, HTC included single sign-on for multiple projects as well as a sharing function for social media accounts.
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