For a while, Samsung could do no wrong. With a big-time marketing budget, it didn’t matter if the critics praised them or not. It didn’t matter if their phones were plastic or if they were loaded with tons of bloatware because people went to the carrier stores and bought them. However, things took a big turn in 2014 thanks to many cheaper handsets and Apple’s commitment to enter the 21st century with a larger display on the iPhone 6. By the end of 2014, Samsung’s market share dropped significantly, and companies like HTC are thinking Samsung is now ripe for the picking. Sounds logical right? Wrong!
If you live in a Europe and own an unlocked variant of the One (M7), you may want to listen up, as HTC has just started pushing out the much-anticipated Lollipop update for the handset.
On Sony’s own Xperia Lounge app, the company confirmed the impending release of their Xperia Z4 tablet that will sport a 2k screen. While nothing else is confirmed on the device, we are almost certain the rest of it will be top tier. The Z4 will most likely be unveiled next week during MWC, so stay tuned for further news as things develop.
source: Xperia Blog
Well look at what we have here. Here’s the HTC One (M9) on video leaving nothing to the imagination. These three promotional videos, were leaked by @upleaks, but the you know what has hit the fan since their Twitter account is down. Thankfully we were able to pull the YouTube links before that happened.
The videos show off a two-toned metal finish, Dolby Audio BoomSound, the camera software, and various other software enhancements. For example, they show you some new customizations for your home screen and BlinkFeed now shows you meal suggestions. The home widget will also display different apps depending on your location.
HTC Canada shared today that they have released the update to Android Lollipop for the HTC One (M7). The update is heading out to all Canadian carriers. If you are in Canada and have the HTC One (M7), you should see a notification letting you know the update is available. If you want to manually check for the update, you can go to Settings -> About device -> Software update -> Update on your smartphone.
A few days ago some renders of the HTC One M9 surfaced that appeared to show the device from just about every angle. Twitter tipster @upleaks has now posted a couple marketing pieces that show the device and likely confirm the accuracy of the early leaked images. One of the images was prepared for Qualcomm to help highlight the use of their Snapdragon processor in the smartphone. The other image is for use in an Asian market.
Hot on the heals of Samsung, HTC Ireland has today kicked off its own promotional campaign for its upcoming flagship smartphone of 2015, the One (M9). The Taiwanese company teased a video on Twitter earlier today, with the tagline “Get your hands on bigger boom”, followed by a reveal date of Sunday, March 1.
Online leaker LlabTooFeR has taken to his Twitter page again to share with us another two new wallpapers from the forthcoming HTC One (M9) before its release on March 1. Just like the eight we’ve already seen, the ninth and the tenth stock backgrounds have been designed with the same theme of blurred landscapes in mind.
Hit the break below to see them in all their glory.
Probably the biggest question smartphone owners have is, “When will I get a software update?” Well T-Mobile is now making it a lot easier to find out that answer. They launched a dedicated site which will let you select your device (phone or tablet) and then find out where things stand.
Software updates have 3 stages and they include manufacturer development, T-Mobile testing, and completion. Once a manufacturer finishes development, they send it to the carrier (in this case T-Mobile) for testing. Testing checks for bugs, which could end up going back to manufacturing development. However, once the carrier (again in this case T-Mobile) is satisfied, then it’s considered completed, and the update will be rolled out. This new site will let you know at what stage your next update is at, as well as what version of Android it will be.
New wallpapers for the upcoming HTC One (M9) surfaced online as they have since early last week. On Twitter, LlabTooFeR provided the seventh and eighth wallpapers to be featured on the handset. Many of the wallpapers release prior to today have been blurred landscapes with defined horizons. These wallpapers stay true to that visual.
Hit the break to see the two wallpapers.