Many have been waiting for the release of Android 5.1 Lollipop for the HTC One M9 and it looks like for some of you the wait is over. Starting tomorrow the 5.1 update will be rolling out to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (or the “EMEA” for short).
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HTC’s upcoming budget-friendly Desire 728 has leaked in photos showing pretty much every look and angle of the device. It’s fairly in line with HTC’s mid-range lineup, including the plastic body and dual front facing speakers. The bezels on the device are a little smaller than what we’re used to seeing, though, even though it does have those signature BoomSound speakers, so maybe HTC is trying to figure out a way to include great sound without making a device too tall and unwieldy. Other than that, though, the Desire 728 looks like a solid phone, just without anything particularly exciting about the design. Read more
A device from HTC belonging to the Desire line received certification from TENAA in China. The new Desire handset will reportedly have model number 828w. The handset looks to be a revision of the HTC Desire 826 which was released just a year ago. This variant, called the Desire 828w, comes with Android 5.1.1 out of the box and includes HTC’s signature BoomSound front-facing speakers. The handset will be offered in both single and dual SIM versions.
For today only, HTC is offering huge savings on many of its new devices. The deal applies to the One M9, Nexus 9, RE Camera, accessories, and more. This sale could mean that HTC is getting ready to introduce new devices in the near future, but we haven’t received many details other than the rumored ‘Hima Aero’ phone.
Trying to prop up summer sales, Best Buy is running a Cyber Monday in July sale today and one of the deals they have available is the HTC RE Camera for only $99. That is $100 off the normal retail price of $199. Read more
Nextbit, the startup that brought a host of continuity features to Android, is now gearing up to launch its own smartphone. While the San Francisco-based company has not revealed much about its debut in the hardware business, it has announced that its Android device will be quite unique.
Right now, T-Mobile is pushing a software update to the HTC One M9 on its network. The carrier updated the device’s support page this morning with a listing for new features and improvements.
Things are not going too well over at HTC. The Taiwanese company is shipping fewer devices, delaying new hardware, and losing money at a rapid pace. Chairwoman Cher Wang has had to apologize to shareholders for its slumping performance. As Wang hinted, HTC will seemingly have a flagship coming this fall to try and prevent any further damage.
HTC has released a new video for the HTC One M9 that tries to play on emotion in a big way. Using the hashtag RallyAroundMichelle, the spot portrays a young woman who is having a difficult day. After posting a social media message “I am nobody” the responses start to pour in reminding Michelle how many people do care about her. Of course, all of this is accessed via her HTC One M9 as her day is slowly brightened by the messages.
You can check out the one minute long “full” video after the break. Read more
There’s no denying that the HTC One M9 is one of the more strikingly elegant smartphones currently on the market, but if it’s not quite premium enough for you, GoldGenie is offering a trio of 24K gold-plated variants of the handset with eye-watering price tags.