HTC’s Sense 7 to land on HTC One M8 in next update

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Owners of the HTC One M8 have started to receive their Android Lollipop update, but they have noticed that they do not get HTC’s latest interface, Sense 7. That missing piece is surely a disappointment to some, but leaving it out of the current update probably helped get Lollipop onto the One M8 a little bit faster. HTC vice president Mo Versi has now confirmed that the One M8 will get Sense 7, but it will not be until the next major upgrade is released. Read more

HTC One M9 camera app getting update to match hardware improvements

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As the HTC One M9 starts to hit consumers’ hands tomorrow, we can expect to see lots of examples of how the camera works. One of the knocks that HTC has been subjected to from reviewers who got early access to the HTC One M9 is that the performance of the camera was underwhelming. This criticism had to sting HTC given the change in hardware from their old 4 MP Ultrapixel configuration to the new 20 MP standard camera. HTC hopes to address that via an update to their camera app that will start rolling out over the next week depending on which carrier is involved. Read more

AT&T pushing Lollipop to the HTC One (M8) on April 7

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Owners of the HTC One (M8) on AT&T finally have something to look forward to. Mo Versi, HTC Vice President of Product Management, announced on Twitter that a software update would begin rolling out on April 7. The software update is, of course, for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Versi says that the company received technical approval for the software and that means an update can occur as soon as possible. An delay will only occur if a bug randomly surfaces.

Let us know in the comments when you receive the software update.

Source: Mo Versi (Twitter)

Is HTC working on its own variation of Android Auto?

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New markets are always being analyzed by comapanies because of their ability to expand profits. Home automation, wearables, and virtual reality are all being flooded with new products. The automobile market, though, has been slowly seeing the arrival of new platforms and complementing hardware. Current options include Google’s Android Auto, Apple’s CarPlay, and MirrorLink. Later this year, HTC could be involved with its own variation of Android Auto. On Reddit, one poster shared the front page release note for a device going by the codename “Cello.”

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