HTC’s upcoming GoPro competitor may have a 16MP sensor and a Super Wide Angle Lens

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We’ve reported on HTC‘s upcoming GoPro competitor multiple times but all we’ve had to go by were a couple photos and a possible release date. Luckily that seems to have changed today thanks to Taiwanese site EPrice. According to them, HTC’s upcoming mini-parascope camera will have a 16MP sensor, slow-motion video recording, underwater recording capabilities and a 170-degree Super Wide Angle Lens.


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DROID DNA on Verizon getting update

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Verizon is rolling out an update for the DROID DNA device built by HTC that includes a couple security related items. One of the fixes included in the update is a collection of patches addressing OpenSSL security. The other security fix addresses a “device root vulnerability.”

Besides the security issues addressed, Verizon includes improvements to their implementation of Softcard and Miracast functionality. Verizon also threw in some updates for the WiFi connection status indicator and the battery indicator.

If you have a DROID DNA, head over to www.vzw.com/droiddnasupport for more information on downloading and installing the update.

source: Verizon

HTC Elevate members getting “HTC Preview” program to soak test updates

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One of the tools manufacturers can use to get updates ready for their devices is the soak test wherein the update is distributed to a small group of end users to see if they can break it or otherwise find issues. One company that does this frequently is Motorola. HTC has announced to members of their HTC Elevate private community that they will offer a similar program called “HTC Preview.”
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HTC teases GoPro-like camera and confirms October 8 unveiling

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HTC’s Double Exposure event is taking place on October 8, and we are not only expecting some sort of selfie-centric smartphone, but also a waterproof sports camera. We first heard about this GoPro competitor a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like it will definitely make an appearance based on the teaser video HTC released.

Unsurprisingly, the video doesn’t reveal a whole hell of a lot, but it is clear that it will be waterproof since there is some underwater footage. It also appears as though it can be mounted on the head based on the movements in the video. The last clue is that HTC is telling everyone to visit RECamera.com on October 8 (not live yet) to find out more. So it’s obvious we will see it at the Double Exposure event.


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HTC announces 3 new Desire handsets for India

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HTC held an event in India today and the Desire 820 was the expected attraction. However, HTC not only showed off the Desire 820, they also included the Desire 820q and the Desire 816G.

The Desire 820 features a 5.5-inch 720p Super LCD 3 display, an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for up to an additional 128 GB of extra storage, 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 lens, 8 MP front-facing camera with wide-angle, front-facing BoomSound speakers, dual-SIM support, and a 2,600 mAh battery.


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HTC’s former Product Manager Snatched up by Cyanogen

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Cyanogen is on the prowl again, looking for more employees to sway over to its team. HTC’s former Product Manager of 3.5 yrs. was the latest target. She will assume the role of Product Evangelist starting Friday for Cyanogen Inc., which will presumably include multiple public relations campaigns for the software company.

Cyanogen’s recent deals with Oppo and OnePlus have helped it gain some sturdy legs to grow on as a company, and more recent acquisitions of a few more quality employees have only helped. Even the fact that Cyanogen has a need of a product evangelist means it’s molting into a much larger company that we will see affecting the industry in the future.

Source: Google+

 

SunShine BootLoader Unlock tool launches for Motorola and HTC smartphones

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Thanks to a new application designed and coded by TeamAndIRC, a loyal member of the XDA Developer forums, Android users can now automatically unlock the bootloader on a bunch of Motorola and HTC branded smartphones from 2013.

Getting started is super easy. All you have to do is visit the download thread over on XDA, pay the service registration fee of $25 (which will be refunded if it does not work), install the Sunshine Bootloader Unlock on your device, and open it up. Then hit the start button and watch your bootloader unlock right in front of your eyes.


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