HTC chair Wang may spin off separate VR firm for HTC Vive

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Amidst the financial struggles HTC is experiencing with its smartphone efforts, the company does seem to be on track to produce a winner with its HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Riding on this apparent success, word is coming out of Taiwan that HTC chair Cher Wang has plans to spinoff the company’s virtual reality development team into a separate entity owned by Wang and HTC. The move appears to be a welcome one to investors as they have sent the stock surging on Taiwan markets on Monday. Read more

HTC One M8 to get Marshmallow update over the UK in the next 48 hours, M9 update to follow shortly after

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One of the most frustrating things about owning an Android smartphone is waiting for it to be updated to the latest version, which, for the time being, is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Some brands are better than others at updating their respective handsets, with some brands being particularly slow. Don’t worry Samsung, I’m not pointing any fingers. HTC, on the other hand, has begun pushing out the Marshmallow update to factory unlocked One M8 handsets in Asia and has now tweeted that the update will begin rolling out to M8 handsets in the UK in the next 48 hours.  Read more

HTC One M9 Marshmallow update to hit Canadian carriers on Monday

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This past Thursday, Canadian wireless carrier Telus published a tentative distribution schedule for Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates to devices on their network. Included on the list were the HTC One M9 and HTC One M8 slated to get the update starting on Monday January 18th. That date was validated for the HTC One M9 for several Canadian wireless carriers by HTC’s Mo Versi. Read more