HTC hopes to make connection with new ad


HTC has released a new video for the HTC One M9 that tries to play on emotion in a big way. Using the hashtag RallyAroundMichelle, the spot portrays a young woman who is having a difficult day. After posting a social media message “I am nobody” the responses start to pour in reminding Michelle how many people do care about her. Of course, all of this is accessed via her HTC One M9 as her day is slowly brightened by the messages.

You can check out the one minute long “full” video after the break. Read more

AT&T finally starts rolling out the Lollipop OTA for the HTC One M9



A day later than scheduled, AT&T has finally begun rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to its carrier-branded variants of the HTC One M9 located in the United States. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, together with a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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HTC’s Under Armour-connected Grip fitness band is experiencing delays


Remember that fitness watch HTC unveiled alongside its HTC One M9 flagship back in March? Let me refresh your memory.

At Mobile World Congress, HTC unveiled a fitness watch with a partnership with Under Armour called “HTC Grip.” The HTC Grip had a design similar to the Nike FuelBand and was to be targeted towards athletes or just anyone who remains active. The device wasn’t going to have a dedicated heart rate sensor, but it did promise built-in GPS.

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HTC’s Jeff Gordon claims all OEMs shipping Snapdragon 810 phones are using v2.1 of the processor

jeff gordon tweetQualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor is arguably the most controversial component for mobile devices ever designed and released. Before any devices actually hit market with the flagship CPU there were rumors and accusations about overheating problems with the chip, and we’ve seen a ton of damage control to try and play down those issues.

The latest twist in this mobile phone soap opera is that all manufacturers are reportedly using an updated version of the Snapdragon 810 processor. OnePlus says they’re using v2.1 of the processor in their upcoming device, and Sony has mentioned that their Xperia devices are using the slightly improved version of the chip. This newer version supposedly fixes the overheating problems and doesn’t have as many issues with clock speed throttling, but according to HTC’s own Jeff Gordon, every OEM that’s offering a Snapdragon 810 device is using v2.1 of the processor. That includes the HTC One M9. Read more