HTC One (M8) display is one of the fastest

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We do not see many people focused on the latency of mobile device screens, but that could change as this particular measure gains traction as a selling point. If that does come to pass, the HTC One (M8) will be in a good position as the device reportedly has one of the lowest latencies on record. The latency we refer to is the time between when a user touches the screen and when the system registers that touch measured in milliseconds. The previous record for a consumer device was 67ms measured for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. For comparison, the iPhone 5S clocks in at 75ms while an LG G2 lags behind at 110ms. A new report indicates the HTC One (M8) has been measured at 46ms.

Microsoft has completed a study on display latency and how it impacts the user experience. They point to a target of 1-20ms for display latency in order to maximize the experience. HTC’s work has them closer to that goal than anyone for the moment, but new flagship devices coming from other manufacturers this year could change that.

source: Lesnumeriques.fr
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HTC One (M8) in Stealth Red may have been delayed

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An upcoming color of the new HTC One (M8) may have been delayed. In fact, it has reportedly been delayed indefinitely. The color we are talking about is the recently-leaked Stealth Red variant. It was originally set for a May release; however, that will not happen. While we do not know the cause of the delay, I am willing to say it was due to production issues with the color.

Source: ePrice
Via: G 4 Games

Buy the HTC One (M8) or Robert Downey Jr. will be possessed with the most foul spirit

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For those of you wondering if Robert Downey Jr. was still a spokesman for HTC, wonder no more because HTC just released a 60 second spot featuring him. This is a very simple spot where he basically announces how the HTC walked away with best smartphone of the year at Mobile World Congress for a second year in a row. He tells us that the HTC One (M8) is even better and flaunts his “pre-release” sample.

Of course he suggests that you buy the HTC One (M8) because he will defend it with his very life. And if you don’t get one, he seems to think he will be possessed with the most foul spirit. I’m not sure that is an incentive to buy the All New HTC One (M8), but I will let you be the judge of that. Hit the break for the video.

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HTC One M8 gets S-OFF allowing users to mod their device

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Many HTC device owners will be aware of HTC’s S-ON, which is HTC’s security that prevents modding of their devices, including kernels and custom recoveries. This also includes the installation of Google Play Edition software, otherwise known as stock Android, even though the ROM for it has been available for a while. The Firewater team, which is a team of developers, have managed to achieve S-OFF on the all new HTC One (M8), opening up the device to a number of modding possibilities.

S-OFF will allow users to install the Google Play edition ROM, essentially allowing for stock Android on the device. Users should be wary of doing this, however, as the procedure will void your warranty and is quite dangerous. If you are comfortable with the procedure, then head to the source link below!

Source: Firewater

Software update for Verizon HTC One Max now live

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Today Verizon released the Android 4.4.2 update for their version of the HTC One Max. This update will come with a number of great features, including a number of bug fixes.

Users with the Verizon variant of the device will now enjoy improved battery life. The update has also been “redesigned for ease of use”, which includes a master switch for location settings, a list of which apps are using location services, and the estimated battery use of each app.

Source: Verizon

How to apply slow motion effects to your videos on the HTC One (M8)

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The HTC One (M8) allows you do some neat stuff with images utilizing the Duo Camera, but another cool feature is slow motion video. Recording slow motion video isn’t anything new, but HTC takes it one step further with the ability to adjust the speed for certain parts of your video. For example, you could record your child scoring a goal and just when they make the final kick, you can put that in slow motion, but leave everything else at full speed.

What’s cool is that this can be done after the fact, but the video must be filmed in slow motion. You will be able to set what part of the video you want at full speed and what part to be at 1/2 speed or even 1/4 speed. You can even revert back to full speed for the entire video. The only caveat is that slow motion videos will be at 720p, even if you revert them back to full speed.

It is a pretty cool way to add a little flair to your videos, so hit the break to find out how to do it.

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HTC announces the financial results of Q1 2014, reports second loss in three quarters

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Not a good day for HTC today as the company announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2014 ahead of the release of its new One flagship.

The company said in a statement today that the first quarter loss of 2014 was estimated to be NT$1.88 billion ($62 million), slightly higher than the  NT$1.71 billion average loss forecasted by 13 analysts. The company’s revenue for the first quarter also declined from NT$42.8 billion to NT$33.1 billion. However, sales in March increased by 2.2% to NT$16.2 billion, the first increase in sales since October 2011. » Read the rest

Google Play Edition ROMs now available for HTC One (M8)

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New HTC One (M8) owners who had to go the subsidized or payment plan route with their carrier instead of plunking down $700 for a Google Play Edition(GPE) version now have an option to get the GPE experience on their new device. XDA Forum moderator graffixnyc has posted up instructions, with links to the necessary files, to replace the HTC Sense version of the software that comes on non-GPE devices with rooted GPE software. » Read the rest

Samsung big mover, Android maintains lead in latest comScore report

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comScore released their latest market share numbers for February 2014 for the U.S. smartphone market. Android continued to maintain a dominant position as the leading platform for smartphones with 52.1% of the market, a small increase of 0.2% compared to November 2013. Apple’s iOS also improved, by half of Android’s growth, moving from 41.2% to 41.3% of the market. The big winner in terms of percent growth was Microsoft’s platform which jumped from 3.1% to 3.4% of the market. Combined with a major slide by Blackberry, dropping 0.6% to only 2.9% of the market, Microsoft has taken over the third spot behind Android and iOS. » Read the rest

HTC One (M8) and One (M7) get discounted at Best Buy

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Need a good reason to get your hands on the new HTC One (M8)? Best Buy is offering deals for both this year’s new model and last year’s One (M7). For last year’s device, the HTC One (M7) is available for just $1.00 with any carrier at Best Buy. But for this year’s HTC One (M8), Verizon’s variant is the only one that looks like it has received a discount. If buying the Verizon variant, it will cost $149.99; however, additional carriers may be added to the deal at some point.

Be sure to give our HTC One (M8) guides a look.

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