While the HTC One M7 on AT&T got the Android 4.4 update a while ago, the device is just now getting HTC Sense 6.0. The update is essentially the same as what has gone out to other variants of the device in the past couple of months.
The update will bring a few visual changes, such as a new color palate and customizable themes. It will also bring a new design to the camera app and gallery app.
Here is a pretty clear look at the upcoming HTC One Remix. In case you were unaware, this is just the HTC One Mini 2 with a different name just for Verizon. Everything looks the same as the other device, save for branding. Verizon has stamped its front and back with some logos. The front has replaced HTC’s very own logo with Big Red’s. And the back has the usual Verizon logo and 4G LTE logo. Nothing too surprising here.
comScore has released their latest numbers for the U.S. smartphone market from April 2014 showing Samsung and Android continue to grow at the expense of almost everyone else. Samsung saw the number of smartphone subscribers owning one of their devices grow by a full percentage point since January 2014, up to 27.7% of the market. Of the top five manufacturers, Samsung was the only one to see growth during that period with both Apple and LG suffering the biggest losses of 0.2% and 0.4% respectively. Motorola and HTC also saw their market share slip slightly. » Read the rest
According to a number of tips, Google Play Edition devices are now getting the Android 4.4.3 over-the-air update. The latest update to Android was only just released yesterday, but already a number of devices are getting it.
Currently it seems like it’s mainly the HTC One M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 that are getting the update, but other Google Play Edition device owners, especially owners of the HTC One M8, should expect it pretty soon.
On June 5, Verizon will have the original trio of HTC One (M8) colors. In addition to having the Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and now the Amber Gold colors, they will include Glamour Red. In fact, the Glamour Red color will be exclusive to Verizon. Now Big Red will have four colors of HTC’s 2014 flagship smartphone.
As mentioned above, June 5 is the date that the new colors arrive. And this small launch coincides with Verizon’s Father’s Day promotion: $100 off any smartphone with a two-year contract price of $199.99 or more. If you were waiting around to purchase this device, it may be the best time to do so.
We already knew HTC has a plastic-bodied version of the HTC One (M8) ready to hit the market thanks to some information that went live on the HTC Chinese site late last week. In addition to the change in body material, the new HTC One (E8) comes with a regular, 13MP camera instead of HTC’s duo camera system. Some markets will also see a dual-SIM version of the device, including India and Hong Kong. It is unclear whether the HTC One (E8) will make it to the U.S. market. HTC has now issued an official press release to welcome the device to their portfolio. » Read the rest
If you were the purchaser of the new HTC One (M8) only to be miffed by the fact that HTC was working on a prime variant of the device, you may not have to be miffed anymore. According to evleaks, HTC has suspended development of the device indefinitely. The reasons behind this decision are unknown. Perhaps it’s because HTC is focusing on one of the other rumored variants of the One device, specifically the rumored “Plus” version of the device that’s supposed to be water resistant, come with a bigger display and have updated specs.
One thing is for certain, in a world full of rumors, nothing is ever concrete until it’s official. HTC One M8 owners, you can rest easier knowing that your flagship will continue to be HTC’s cream of the crop for a little while longer.
Like other companies jumping on the Android Wear train, HTC is rumored to have a wearable in the works that should debut sometime this summer. While the Moto 360 is slated to be a classy piece of hardware HTC may give Motorola a run for its money with its own smartwatch. According to the latest rumor, brought to us by the guy who leaked the S 5 Active video, the device — possibly to be called One Wear — will come in a premium design.
“It’s been an interesting few days here in Taiwan. Sources have provided more than rumors but a actual demo of the HTC smart watch. I did ask for a name. Tentatively it’s called the One Wear, slated to launch late August early September of this year. The design is round much like the Moto 360, will be available in a polycarbonate and metal flavors.”
Earlier this month an image surfaced of a smartphone headed for Verizon dubbed the HTC One Remix. At the time it was thought the device was really a renamed HTC One Mini 2. A new shot of the device has turned up thanks to tipster @evleaks. This time, the tweet indicates the device is the HTC One Mini 2, confirming the earlier suspicions.
No information is available yet regarding availability or pricing. HTC did indicate the HTC One Mini 2 would be available in the U.K. before the end of May.