Closely following in Samsung’s footsteps, HTC has now started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.0.2 upgrade for all variants of the Desire EYE located in Taiwan. The update itself brings the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a multitude of additional bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
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
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
HTC’s Desire 626 has been available in Taiwan for a while now, and today it has announced that a version of the handset will go on sale in India. The Desire 626G+, as it will be known in India, is a solid mid-range smartphone with a 5-inch 720p display. Read more
After a veritable drip-feed of almost daily leaks, HTC finally made the One M9+ official at its More Than One event held in Beijing. The M9+ has received an upgrade in specifications in some areas over the standard M9 (reviewed here), and we have more pictures and details after the break.
While there’s some uncertainty about whether the HTC One M7 will receive an update to Android 5.1, its Google Play Edition sibling will definitely receive the update along with the M8 GPE variant. This is according to Mo Versi, the VP of Product management at HTC.
HTC has just posted unaudited net profits of $11.6 million (NT$360 million) for the first quarter of 2015. This comes in the wake of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch, not to mention strong competition from within the Android camp, so it is a commendable achievement for the company. Read more
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)
HTC USA has marked the official arrival of the baseball season by posting a new commercial with its recently acquired star campaigner Robinson Canó who plays for the Seattle Mariners in the MLB. Read more
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.”