Robinson Cano partners with HTC to be brand ambassador

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Robinson Cano has signed with a new team – but not in the field you think. The Seattle Mariners 2nd baseman has signed a multi-year partnership with HTC America to be a brand ambassador for the tech company. According to Cano, “HTC is a natural fit for me because they always want to be the best at what they do,” Cano said. “Their products are great for me because I’m always on the road and I need my phone to work as hard as I do.”

His duties as a brand ambassador will be to promote the HTC brand, but no specifics on his role have been given just yet.

Source: PR Newswire

HTC Camera app now in Play Store

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HTC’s Camera app is the company’s latest to appear in the Play Store, following HTC Weather, HTC Lock Screen, and HTC Scribble. Being in the Play Store makes it a ton easier to update the app for Sense 6 devices, as it won’t require an entire firmware update. The EYE Experience will be available for supported devices, however the features you’re able to use will depend on which specific phone you own.

You can check out the full app details via the Play Store link in the source below.

Source: Play Store

[Smoking Hot Deal] HTC has the One (M8) for $299

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Last Tuesday kicked off 9 weeks of Hot Deals from HTC with the Nexus 9 at half off. So what does HTC have in store for us this week? They have the One (M8) for $299 contract free, which is a $350 savings. This includes the unlocked model or any carrier variant.

Things moved pretty quickly last week, so don’t expect today to be any different. They have only 200 available which won’t last long. After the 200 are gone, the next 300 people will be able to buy one (no pun intended) for $499, which is still a $150 discount.

Just like last week, the promotion starts today at 12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT and will end at 12:00 am midnight / 9:00 pm PT.  Hit the source link to get your order in, and let us know if you were successful.

source: HTC Hot Deals

 

 

HTC to roll out Eye Experience update to Canadian One (M8) tomorrow

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Mo Versi, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, has today announced via Twitter that the Taiwanese company will start rolling out the much-anticipated Android 4.4.4 Eye Experience update to all Rogers, TELUS and Bell-branded variants of its flagship smartphone, the One M8, located in Canada, starting tomorrow, November 11.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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HTC Weather app now available on Google Play Store

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In an effort to provide quick and easy updates, HTC has been uploading their system apps to the Play Store, and today the HTC Weather app makes its debut on Google’s marketplace. The download is exclusive to HTC devices. No new features or improvements are included, this just allows HTC to update the app without the need for a full system update. Hit the break for a gallery of screenshots and a download link.
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HTC issues apology for Hot Deal snags

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Yesterday HTC launched a new program to give people a good reason to visit their web site – nine weeks of hot deals. The first one was a doozy as HTC offered the new Nexus 9 tablet for only $199 for a 16GB model. No doubt this caused a virtual feeding frenzy on the HTC site once the sale opened up. Even with all the extra stress and frustration that goes with events like this, HTC apparently felt some of the problems people experienced went above and beyond what could be reasonably expected for a flash sale. For that, the company has issued an apology.
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Binaries for the Nexus 9 are being included in factory image build

google_nexus_9_color_fanGoogle recently released a factory image for the Nexus 9 tablet, but we were still waiting for binaries to be made officially available. Well, it turns out Google already released those binaries and most people didn’t even notice. The binaries for the Nexus 9 have been included on the LRX21L factory image on a separate vendor partition, which also explains why the factory image is a pretty large download.

Now that we’ve got everything cleared up for the Nexus 9, we’re just waiting on Lollipop images for other devices.

source: Android Police

HTC is planning their own line of premium tablets to launch in 2015

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If it wasn’t clear with the announcement of the Nexus 9, HTC is back in the tablet game, and their Chief Financial Officer Chang Chia-lin had some details to share during the company’s recent earnings conference call. Planning a launch sometime next year, the Taiwanese company may be looking into co-branding to expand HTC’s brand appeal (similar to their former partnership with Beats). HTC North Asia President Jack Tong also revealed that HTC is aiming for the mid and high-tier tablet market, claiming the profit margin in the budget tablet sector is too slim.


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