HTC’s Zoe (Beta) hits the Play Store, works with all Android 4.4 devices

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Earlier this week, HTC announced that its proprietary software would launch in the Play Store for other Android devices. The company’s first application part of this new strategy is now available to download. Zoe is an app that can put together highlight videos based on the content captured with your device. It works with both photographs and videos to produce the final product. Users sign in with a Google, Facebook, or HTC account.

Zoe can serve two purposes. It has editing features to enhance your highlight reel. There are filters and users can attach a soundtrack. Then there is the social aspect. A profile contains a users content and others can like and comment on it. Also, content can be shared to other social networks. There is an option to choose who can see what on your profile. The entire app is in beta and the first full version will not arrive until sometime this fall. Because of this, HTC is open to any feedback in order to improve Zoe.

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HTC will make proprietary software available to other Android devices

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HTC tried to knock it out of the park with some of the sexiest phones known to man, but they ended up striking out. Now HTC is going to try something completely different in an effort to increase sales and profits.

The Taiwanese company has set up a separate business unit that will build software for other Android devices from Samsung, LG, and others. It’s called HTC Creative Labs and it employs roughly 260 people in Seattle, San Francisco, and Taipei.


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HTC brings the Desire 610 and Desire 816 to the U.S.

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They might not be the most “desirable” smartphones, but the HTC Desire line has been around for a long time. HTC announced today that the Desire 610 and the Desire 816 are now available in the U.S.

The Desire 816 (pictured above) features a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to 128 GB of extra storage, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, BoomSound, Sense 6, and 2,600 mAh battery. It will be available starting tomorrow at Virgin Mobile for $299 on a Beyond Talk plan with no contract agreement.


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HTC Sense TV update supports three new sports including the NFL and college football

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When the HTC One (M8) launched, two of the biggest sports in the United States were not in the midst of a season. So the company’s Sense TV application did not have anything regarding the NFL or college football. With both regular seasons right around the corner, HTC has updated the Sense TV app to support them. Also, Tri-Nation Rugby has been added to the mix. Sense TV will give fans of these sports a location to have live scoring and updates pushed to them while being able to utilize the device’s IR blaster to switch over to the appropriate television channel (if applicable).

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Information for upcoming HTC One M8 Prime suggests a new name and flagship specs

HTC_One_M8_Back_HTC_Logo_TA_02It looks like the lackluster HTC One Max from last year will be receiving a rightful successor. The device was first rumored to be the HTC M8 Prime and larger than the M8, but it appears that the large-screened device will come in at 5.9-inches (1,440 x 2,560) and will have a Snapdragon 805 processor.

Those specs aside, the Max M8 will have 3GB of RAM, LTE-A Cat. 6 connectivity and sport the duo camera that debuted in the One M8. With HTC planning a launch of another flagship during this half of the year, it looks like the Max is shaping up to be that device.

source: Tk Tech News
via: Phone Arena

HTC A11 specs and pictures leaked

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News has just surfaced about the HTC A11. Apparently the device is headed for Sprint and has the same general shape that HTC favors for its phones. The device is running on a Snapdragon 410 processor, which is 64 bit, and sports a 4.7″ 480p screen. The camera will be a single 5MP shooter and the speakers will lack the Boomsound feature that HTC is so famous for. On the software side, the A11 will come with Kitkat 4.4.2 and Sense 6.0. Lastly, the same build quality may not be seen with this device, due to HTC’s outsourcing manufacturing to CompalComm.

Source: UpLeaks

Nexus 8 specs revealed

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Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus 8 have been circulating for a while now, but we have some juicy details for you. If these leaked specs are true, this will be the tablet of the year.

The Nexus 8 is codenamed T1, and it’s expected to sport an 8.9-inch (2560 x 1600) display, a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra chip, 4 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front-facing camera, and optional LTE. How is that for some serious power?


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HTC Gallery app updated to allow users to share Duo Camera photos on the web

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One of the coolest selling points on the HTC One M8 is the Duo Camera setup, which lets users snap photos then apply depth of field focus and other effects after the fact. It’s a fantastic feature that, until now, has been limited to the HTC One M8 and the newer HTC Butterfly J. But thanks to an update to the HTC Gallery app on the Play Store, you’ll now be able to share your photos on the internet and allow others to toy with the photos, including adjusting depth of field focus and other post-processing effect.
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