This is certainly interesting and something I wasn’t expecting. It looks like HTC’s supposed upcoming 10 inch tablet may have found its way out into the public with several leaked photos. The design definitely looks interesting and something new compared to the other Android tablets that are currently out. The tablet offers a very slim design and a thicker bezel at the bottom where the front facing camera resides. It also looks like it’s running HTC’s Sense interface, although it may be a Sense that’s been made for tablets.
HTC’s rumored Proto smartphone has been outed in a set of leaked retail documents and photos as the Desire X. The device is slated to take over as the company’s entry-level smartphone, effectively replacing the uniquely-styled One V. In terms of specs, the Desire X won’t break any records, though it seems to pack quite the bang for your buck.
- 4 inch WVGA (Super LCD)
- 5-megapixel camera with Auto focus and LED Flash
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- 4GB internal storage
- 768MB RAM
- MicroSD Slot
- Dropbox 25GB for 2 years
- 1650 mAh battery(removable)
- Beats Audio
- Android 4.0.4
- Sense 4.1
Earlier this month, we heard about the HTC Proto — a supposed refresh of the company’s budget-oriented One V smartphone. Today, the device has re-emerged in a set of leaked press photos. As it stands, the device appears to have lost its unique chin styling that was apparent on the One V, opting for a more rounded and curvaceous look. Rumored specs include a 4-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel shooter, and a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor all stuffed into a 9.62mm body.
As with anything unofficial, be sure to take this rumor with a hefty grain of salt. However, with IFA 2012 just around the corner, it’s entirely possible that we could see HTC introduce a new lineup of One devices. The event kicks off next week, and we’ll be bringing you the latest news.
Source: The Verge
Cricket customers can start expecting the HTC One V next Sunday, September 2nd. The One V is HTC’s entry level phone and is the lowest tier of their 3 One series of phones. The One V packs a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP camera at the back and powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich all skinned by HTC’s Sense 4.0.
Sadly, Cricket has yet to announce the price of the device. Any Cricket fans out there interested in this device? You can read the full press release after the break.
Reports are coming out of Germany and the Netherlands of an over the air update for the HTC One S, which show the device getting bumped up to Android 4.0.4 and HTC’s Sense getting bumped to version 4.1. This update brings a number of bug fixes, and since it reduces Sense’s footprint, things should be a little speedier. It also comes with a couple of new features such as the EA Gamebox gaming hub and something described as “a remote control unit to repair by HTC,” which is likely a diagnostics tool. It’s still unclear as to when other One S users around the world can expect to receive the update, but hopefully sooner rather than later.
Looks like another HTC phone is getting some love from the Android development community. We previously saw a leaked ICS build for the HTC Thunderbolt, and now you can get your hands on a Sense-filled version of ICS for the Droid Incredible 2. This comes thanks to XDA user nitsuj17 for posting a ROM that is allegedly based on another leaked RUU (a stock software package HTC uses on their phones) from HTC. The timing of this leak shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise because the Droid Incredible 2 is officially slated to get ICS “by the end of August”.
As I mentioned, the ROM features HTC Sense 3.6 built over Android 4.0 ICS and is mostly stock except for a few tweaks. You can see a full list of the tweaks and alterations after the break.
An official Ice Cream Sandwich build for the HTC Thunderbolt just leaked. What does this mean? All of the adventurous Verizon-ites out there can flash the ROM before Verizon gives the official thumbs up. The build number is 7.00.605.2 which bumps the device up to Sense 3.6 and greatly improves the user experience. HTC even includes an awesome “Quick Settings” tab and a completely revampted settings menu.
The ROM itself is stock and deodexed, but does include root. HTC’s “spyware” was also removed. You can grab the file from the source link below.
Until HTC and Verizon finalize everything in the hopes of meeting their self-imposed August deadline, this will have to do.
If you remember, several months ago it was reported that Google would offer several Nexus devices later this year, and we reported that they would announce five such devices on Android’s 5th birthday. Since then the rumormill has been quiet except for this morning’s news on a Galaxy Nexus with some minor spec bumps. Just like last year at this time, the rumors started flowing hot and heavy, and it appears we are in for another ride.
It’s no secret online gaming service OnLive isn’t doing too well, but it’s affecting other companies as well. HTC (which isn’t doing so well financially itself) has recently announced it will have to book a $40 million loss from its investment in OnLive because of a “lack of operating cash and an inability to raise new capital“. Both HTC and OnLive are no stranger to one another either, as HTC made a $40 million dollar investment, yet OnLive was noticeably absent on most HTC devices released in the past year— despite the service streaming games over the internet on PC computers. OnLive has not made any follow-up statement regarding HTC’s latest announcement.
First the Beats Audio fiasco and now this— HTC just can’t catch a break this year. Here’s hoping it will continue to push the envelope with devices like the HTC One Series of smartphones.
source: PC Mag
via: Android Central
Developers interested in working on the Verizon Droid Incredible 4G LTE smartphone have a new tool available today. HTC has released the kernel source code on their Developer Center web site. Verizon’s Droid Incredible 4G LTE, while based on an HTC One S, from a hardware standpoint is downgraded in some key areas like screen size. Maybe the community of developers will be able to close the gap a bit, substituting software goodies for hardware prowess, with access to the kernel code.
If you are a developer and interested in obtaining the code, just hit the source link below.