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

HTC rolls out Android 6.0 update for the One M8 in Asia

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After a successful rollout in the United States last month, HTC is now pushing out the Android 6.0 update to all factory unlocked models of the One M8 located in Asia. The upgrade weighs in at a hefty 1.14GB and the Taiwanese company claims it will take around an hour to download and install on your handset. The duration does, of course, depend on the strength of your Internet connection and the download speed your ISP provides.

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New pink variation of the HTC One A9 available only in Taiwan

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When we are looking to spend hundreds of dollars on a phone, it’s nice to have as much choice as possible. If I’m going to be with a phone for the next few years of my life, I would like to at least be able to put my own personal touch on it. There are hundreds of millions of phones out there and I want mine to stand out! It looks like HTC is looking to give us consumers a little more choice with its latest flagship.

The One A9 from HTC is now available in a pink variant. The only problem is, at least for now, the pink variant is only available in their native land of Taiwan.

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HTC now pushing out Android 6.0 upgrade for the One M9 in Taiwan

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HTC has begun rolling out the Marshmallow update to all unlocked variants of its flagship smartphone, the One M9, located in Taiwan. However, the upgrade procedure is a little different to what you may expecting. Instead of installing one large update, owners will first have to download a 65MB preparation upgrade in order to tweak a few system settings, then they’ll have to download and install the Android 6.0 firmware.

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Virtual reality isn’t forcing HTC to sell headquarters

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Northern Taiwan, in the Xindian District, is where HTC calls home. The company’s headquarters is located there, but recently it was believed that HTC would have to leave to generate money to pour into its virtual reality efforts. Today, DigiTimes is reporting that HTC will not be relocating from the Xindian District. The Taiwanese company told the local publication to disregard the previous report that claimed it would be seeking a new home.

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HTC’s virtual reality push is here: this is the Vive Pre

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Last year at MWC 2015, HTC revealed a partnership with Valve that would allow the two companies to design a complete virtual reality headset known as the Vive. While Valve would handle the software with SteamVR, HTC’s responsibility is to assemble the hardware. But we’ve gone almost an entire year with little information given about the Vive’s status. Fortunately, a few weeks ago, HTC CEO Cher Wang said that the project had made a “very big technology breakthrough” and more would come at CES 2016. Now here we are at the annual trade show and the company is ready to show the new Vive Pre, a virtual reality headset that is smaller and lighter than the original of last year.

The Vive Pre is what HTC considers the second generation of its virtual reality hardware. With a refreshed design, better display, and altered controllers, HTC believes it has a player to win in the virtual reality arena.

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