HTC’s flagship One devices have already started seeing the Lollipop update, but the company has been quiet about getting their other devices caught up. Thanks to a leaked update road map, though, we’ve got a better idea about when specific phones should be seeing the 5.0 upgrade.
As we await the announcement of the HTC Hima or HTC One (M9), we are now getting word on what is being referred to as the Hima Ace Plus. The Ace Plus will supposedly be a larger version of the Hima, or as some like to call, a phablet. If you remember, HTC came out with the One Max a year and half ago, which was a larger One (M7), however, they didn’t release a larger One (M8).
HTC typically puts their core applications on the Play Store for easy updates in between OTA rollouts, and the latest to get the treatment is HTC Internet, the web browser found on many of their devices. This release doesn’t really add any features that weren’t already present on the phones out of the box, but it’ll be useful for bug fixes and the like later on.
If you’re interested, you can find the app at the link below.
HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, has taken to Twitter to announce that the Taiwanese company has just received approval from Google and is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all Developer and Unlocked variants of the One (M8).
We have a full changelog for you after the break.
The HTC Nexus 9 was originally announced in three color configurations – Lunar White, Indigo Black and Sand. While the first two color variants have been extensively available for purchase, the third one has eluded the market for quite some time now. However, that changes today with the Play Store finally listing the Sand version of the Nexus 9.
If you’ve been in the market for the Nexus 9 but balked at the somewhat high price tag, Amazon is currently running a deal to get any available model Nexus 9 for $50 off. This includes black or white versions with either 16GB or 32GB of storage. Unfortunately, this does not appear to include the sand color model or the LTE version and only applies to devices shipped and sold by Amazon.
In a couple of weeks time, HTC will begin pushing out the eagerly-awaited Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the One M7 and M8 located in Asia and Europe. However, a lucky user in China called 雷禪 has already received the upgrade on his device and has taken to YouTube to share it with us.
Hit the break for the full video.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. The old proverb has resulted in such unlikely alliances as the United States and the Soviet Union vs Germany, or the former aligned with China (yet-to-be-communist) against Japan. This is the nature of international relations. It’s sometimes also the nature of business, when two or more rivals put down their gloves to turn their sights on a bigger fish.
This is what’s transpiring in Samsung’s ongoing patent feud with Apple. Though they are competitors in the Android market, HTC, LG, and Samsung all have a united interest in fighting Apple on intellectual property. Google itself is also deep in the mix, having been in Samsung’s corner for a bit longer already.
For those who may have received or purchased an HTC RE Camera over the holidays, your new GoPro-esque camera is about to get even more functionality. Starting tomorrow (Jan. 9) an update for the RE app will hit the Play Store allowing users to live stream video from the RE to YouTube. Those of you with iOS will have to wait a bit longer as an update won’t hit the App Store until later in the first quarter. The live stream option will give users the ability to share moments such as piano recitals or plays with family and friends that can’t be at these events in person.
All you have to do is invite people to watch your broadcast via SMS or through social media. Should they not be able to watch the live stream, the video will be there after the end of broadcast so they can watch it at their earlier convenience. So those of you with a RE Camera should be on the look out for an update for the RE app starting tomorrow. We have the full presser for you after the break.