Earlier today, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, took to his official Twitter page in order to announce that the Taiwanese company will be rolling out the upcoming Android M update to all Developer and Unlocked variants of the One (M8).
Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, has confirmed on Twitter that owners of the HTC One M9 from AT&T will receive a software update containing Android 5.1 Lollipop on July 15. Read more
Over the weekend, an unannounced HTC-branded smartphone passed through China’s official certification database — TENAA. The mid-range handset, dubbed the Desire 728, carries the model number D728w and is believed to be targeted at the Asian market.
We’ve run a variety of stories about HTC in 2015. A few of them have been about the Taiwanese handset maker’s new devices, but it seems that we’ve mostly been covering stories about the company’s share price sliding into oblivion, and having to cut orders for components. Sadly, that trend is continuing today, with the news that HTC’s share price dropped yet again, this time to NT$68.50 ($2.21) at the close, another new record low.
If you’re interested in testing out HTC and Valve’s joint effort VR headset, the HTC Vive, you might just have your chance this weekend. HTC is setting up a booth at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend, which will be open to anyone who wants to demo the experience, not just Comic-Con attendees.
The booth will be open July 9th – 12th from 10 AM to 8 PM, marking the first stop of several as HTC tours the device in other spots around the country. Read more
Just as the naysayers had predicted, HTC’s Q2 preliminary earnings have not exactly proved to be a turnaround for the company. With the launch of its One M9, the Taiwanese firm was expecting to revive its fortunes, but even this HTC flagship failed to impress either users or critics.
HTC has launched a new marketing campaign in Australia to compare its One M9 to Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 in a series of blind tests. There are three ads, all ranging from thirty seconds to a little over two minutes.
HTC’s recent flagship devices have often polarized opinions when it comes to discussing their cameras. While some have criticized the UltraPixel experiments, others have managed to see the positive side of things. Even the return to mainstream technology such as the Toshiba made 20MP sensor as found in the One M9 has drawn negative comments, despite HTC issuing software updates to improve the sensor’s performance. Today, it has been rumored that the Taiwanese company’s upcoming next flagship, the HTC Aero, will feature ground-breaking camera technology.
Independent retailer Belsimpel has today launched HTC’s upscaled variant of its flagship smartphone in the Netherlands. The One M9+ is available to purchase from the company’s website for €699 ($775) and is expected to leave the warehouse within 1 day of ordering — so if you order today it should be with you on Friday, July 3.
Everyone wants Android Lollipop on their smartphones, but due to hardware restrictions and red-tape from carriers, it’s difficult to make that a speedy process. However, AT&T and HTC have made headway in getting Android 5.0 on the HTC Desire EYE in the US fairly soon.
Interestingly enough, the update hasn’t gone live just yet. But, it shouldn’t be long before some HTC Desire EYE owners begin seeing the notification to install Android 5.0 Lollipop on their devices, as HTC’s VP of Product Management Mo Versi said it was going out today.
Has anyone gotten the update yet?