As virtual reality headsets continue to hit the market, one of the challenges for manufacturers is how to entice buyers to invest in their particular platform and hardware. This is a notably acute issue for some of the earlier devices hitting the market, like the Oculus Rift, which saw considerable resources spent on research and development. One way to get buyers interested is through exclusive titles for the hardware, a path Oculus is heading down. However, some recent work by the LibreVR project may be undoing some of Oculus’ efforts after it was revealed they have already ported a couple Oculus Rift “exclusive” games to run on the HTC Vive. Read more
Less than a week after HTC announced its new flagship, the HTC 10, we got our grubby little paws on one. And here, for your delight and edification, is video of Talk Android’s fearless leader, Justin Herrick, unboxing the latest from HTC.
Among the companies putting their own touches on Android, HTC has always provided the most favorable experience. It’s not like stock Android but it’s way better than TouchWiz from Samsung and LG UX 5.0. The HTC 10 ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow sitting behind Sense 8.0, and this time HTC’s software overlay is lighter than ever before. While the visuals are still in place, the company pulled back on the number of self-made apps in favor of allowing Google’s to work.
Hit the break to see what HTC has pre-installed on the unlocked edition of the HTC 10.
It’s just a couple of days ago that the HTC 10 launched to a positive reception, boasting a 5.2-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, and a stunning metal unibody. While there appears to be some confusion as to whether India will receive a full-power HTC 10, or the lesser-specced HTC 10 Lifestyle, the Taiwanese handset maker has chosen to take the wraps off its updated Desire 828 handset. Read more
You may have read something about the HTC 10 being announced yesterday, but the Taiwanese handset maker also launched another, albeit very similar handset as well, called the HTC 10 Lifestyle. It’s aimed at the Indian market, and while it shares many of the same components as the HTC 10 that is available in the west, the HTC 10 Lifestyle differs in some important areas. Read more
The HTC 10 launched yesterday, and so far? Well, HTC’s obsession would appear to be paying dividends with its latest flagship. The HTC 10 has matched the Galaxy S7 Edge in the camera rankings, and as usual with HTC, it’s a beauty to behold. As is often the case with flagship launches, HTC has released a slew of official promo videos showing off the 10’s features and we have them embedded for you after the break. Read more
Whenever a new smartphone is launched, one of the most important questions you can ask is how good is its camera? The question becomes even more relevant when it comes to HTC, because of its hit and miss record with cameras on previous flagships. This time round, though, initial reports suggest that the Taiwanese handset maker has got it right, with DxOMark scoring the HTC 10‘s camera the same as the much-praised Galaxy S7 Edge, achieving 88 out of a possible 100. Read more
Is the HTC 10 a little too expensive for you at $699? Would a $100 discount help? You’re in luck, as HTC is offering a promotion that will knock their 2016 flagship down to $599, which is slightly below what other phones are running right now. Read more
Unlockable bootloaders are at high desire for many Android users out there. After seeing Samsung bypass it with the Galaxy S7, we began to realize just how big of a deal it really is. We followed up with good news at the beginning of April confirming that the bootloader on T-Mobile LG G5 units were indeed unlockable.
Ready to get your hands on the new HTC 10? First you’re going to have to choose a color, but your options will be limited depending where you get the phone.