UK ban proceedings may have leaked M8 launch
A judge in the United Kingdom appears to have confirmed a February launch windows for HTC's follow-up to this year's HTC One flagship. In the same proceedings that marked a ban on the HTC One Mini in the UK, BGR reports that Judge Richard Arnold pointed to a possible February 2014 launch for HTC's next flagship device. This is in keeping with previous rumors on the device's availability, but it is the most specific of any leaks, and appears based on internal information.
HTC One spared from sales injunction, Nokia seeks financial compensation
HTC will no longer be allowed to sell the One Mini in the United Kingdom from the end of this week onwards. Judge Richard Arnold has ruled that chips used in the HTC One Mini infringed on a patent owned by Nokia, with a sales injunction on the device coming into effect from December 6th, though stopped short of doing the same for the HTC One.
Inflated scores removed from benchmark listings after cheating discovered
Benchmark scores for smartphones and tablets from Samsung and HTC have been removed from one ranking site, after it was discovered that they were manipulated for a higher mark. Futuremark has delisted smartphones caught cheating its benchmarking app, including the HTC One and One Mini, and both processor variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note III.
Android KitKat heads to Google Play editions of Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One
Updates for Android KitKat are heading to the Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. The two devices, running on stock Android instead of the Sense or TouchWiz versions provided by HTC and Samsung respectively, will start receiving over-the-air updates from today onwards, upgrading the devices to Android version 4.4.
Follows lead of iPhone 5s, loses 18-carat coating
HTC is releasing a version of its flagship smartphone with a gold coloring, for the second time. The revised gold HTC One, spotted previously in a leak a month before the MOBO award version, and though it shares the coloring of the 18-carat promotional version gifted to a music award winner, it is a more general and significantly cheaper release.
Android 4.4 update remains on schedule
In a tweet from its corporate Twitter account, HTC confirmed that Verizon-based HTC One owners would still receive their updates to Android 4.4 by the end of January. The announcement came by way of an assurance that the company's current delay in delivering Android 4.3 to those customers would not affect the next update to 4.4 The Verizon One is supposed to see an update to Android 4.3 some time in December.
New HTC flagship could debut at CES
The rumored new HTC flagship could debut at the end of the first quarter of next year, according to a new report. Serial leaker @evleaks retweeted a report that the HTC M8 is set to launch on all four major U.S. carriers with an estimated window around the end of the quarter. That jibes with previous reports that the HTC One follow-up was imminent, though some had the device debuting before the end of this year.
Prototype said to be known as M8
Leaked images of HTC's next flagship smartphone have reportedly surfaced ahead of a formal introduction. A post on Taiwanese site ePrice and later spotted by Unwired View claims to show the hack housing for a phone that is said to be the successor to the HTC One, but internally referenced by the monicker M8. One notable difference is an additional circular cutout above the camera placement, potentially pointing to the placement for a fingerprint sensor.
HTC confirms update windows for flagship
HTC has quickly followed the announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat with its own declaration that the HTC One will receive an update to the new operating system within 90 days. The Taiwanese manufacturer's most recent flagship device signaled a move by the company to push quality in design, and HTC looks to be trying to match that quality with timely updates to its devices. HTC has not yet commented on when the One's spinoff devices -- the One max and One mini -- will get the update.
2013 HTC models to gain extra Google Drive storage
HTC has started to roll out the Android 4.3 update to the HTC One in Europe, along with the updated version of its overlay, Sense 5.5. The update will be rolling out over the next few weeks, and is accompanied by news that Google will be supplying free allocations of its Google Drive cloud storage to specific 2013 HTC models.
HTC One Mini reaches Canada via Rogers, ships November 4th
Sales of the HTC One Mini on Rogers in Canada will commence soon, the carrier has revealed. Offering a 4.3-inch 720p display, a dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM, and the 4-megapixel UltraPixel camera, the HTC One Mini will ship through Rogers from November 4th, though the carrier has yet to disclose its price.
HTC short on cash, consolidating production operations
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has denied reports that cash flow problems have led it to halt production at at at least one of its four main manufacturing lines. Early on Wednesday, Reuters reported that HTC had stopped production at one of its factories about an hour from Taipei, with sources saying that the firm "has to do something soon" in order to improve its cash position. HTC representatives, though, deny any cessation of production, saying instead that what Reuters saw was the product of normal company operations.
HTC One Max adopts aluminium finish, picks up microSD card support
The HTC One Max is official with leaks ahead of its launch completely accurate. As expected, the device adopts the critically acclaimed aluminum design language of the 4.7-inch HTC One, along with a 5.9-inch 1080p display and a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device. However, the One Max differs in some ways from the HTC One by incorporating a removable rear cover allowing for the addition of microSD expansion up to 64GB, but dropping optical image stabilization from its Ultrapixel rear camera.
Firmware leak believed to be final revision, due in coming weeks
The inbound Android version 4.3 update for Samsung smartphones has leaked, weeks ahead of its expected launch. The software upgrade for the Galaxy S 4 has surfaced on the Internet at the same time as news that the same update heading to the HTC One will be heading to T-Mobile users sometime over the next week.
Specifications list accompanies new HTC One Max action shot
A full list of specifications for the upcoming HTC One Max has allegedly leaked, along with another clear shot of the smartphone in use. The device, said to be launching next week in a number of regional events, will apparently have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM, slower than the 2.3GHz previously rumored.
Events in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan lined up for large HTC smartphone
HTC will be launching its enlarged One Max sometime next week, according to invitations to regional events. The flyer for the event states "One finger opens up a big view, you are invited to immerse in the sound with us," suggesting not only the BoomSound front stereo speakers usually associated with the One, but also its rumored fingerprint scanner.
HTC 18ct Gold HTC One revealed to celebrate MOBO music awards
HTC has revealed an 18ct gold version of its critically well-received HTC One Android smartphone flagship. Officially dubbed the Gold HTC One will be presented to the winner of the Best Newcomer category sponsored by the Taiwanese handset maker at the MOBO Awards in Glasgow on October 19. Interestingly, the device only features the MOBO 18 logo laser etched on the rear, with the logo of the company’s former partner Beats Audio conspicuously absent, despite the fact that the special edition device has been made to honor a music event.
HTC One gains Android 4.3 on Sprint, Verizon and AT&T to follow
Owners of the HTC One on Sprint in the United States will now be able to upgrade their device to Android 4.3. The operating system, having already appeared on unlocked versions, is said by Android Beat to be heading to other US carriers such as AT&T and Verizon by the end of October, at roughly the same time as updates for french carrier SFR's customers.
Galaxy S 4, S III, Note II to gain Jelly Bean 4.3 from SFR by December
Android version 4.3 will be reaching the Samsung Galaxy S 4 in October, according to a European carrier's update roadmap. SFR of France has revealed that, just as reported earlier, the Galaxy S 4 will be the first of three Samsung devices to get the update to 4.3 Jelly Bean, with the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II both getting it at a later time.
Fingerprint sensor shown on back of HTC One Max
More images of the rumored HTC One Max have surfaced, via a filing at the equivalent of the FCC in China. Photographs of the device at the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center MIIT give clear views of the front, back, and sides of the device, complete with what is believed to be a fingerprint scanner on the rear.
Screen of HTC One Max shown to be larger than Note 3
Another set of photographs of the HTC One Max has surfaced, making its possible release appear to be even more likely. The new images, comparing it with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, come at the same time as the HTC Desire 601 makes its way through the FCC, suggesting a release of the mid-range smartphone could be happening soon.
Mystery square on back of HTC One Max could be fingerprint sensor
The unannounced HTC One Max has allegedly been spotted in more photographs, with its name all but confirmed in another leak. The phablet, with its expected 5.9-inch 1080p Super LCD3 display, has both its front and back sides on show in new images, while the HTC One Max name in its apparently final branding has also made an appearance.
HTC set to follow Apple\'s lead with a gold colored variant of the One
The HTC One has made an appearance in gold, with the images of a new gold colored case leaking out early from China. The HTC One already comes in several color variants including silver, black, blue, and two shades of red. The new Apple iPhone 5s comes in a new gold variant, which looks to be turning into a trend with Asian markets, in particular, having an affinity for the gold color.
Best Buy to start selling metallic blue HTC One from September 15th
The blue version of the HTC One will be going on sale through Best Buy from September 15th. Identical to the normal model except for color, the "metallic blue" smartphone will be available on AT&T and Verizon, along with Sprint, though the retailer has yet to reveal per-carrier pricing. It is suggested by Engadget that it could cost as much as $700 off-contract through the retailer.
New color variant showing up in retail locations
Color-conscious fans of the HTC one may want to make their way to the local Best Buy outlet, as the big box retailer is now carrying a blue, Verizon-branded variant of the celebrated handset. A tipster pointed Engadget toward images of the device, showing the unibody aluminum construction with an electric blue hue. The blue variant hit Best Buy stores and Verizon retail locations on Friday.
Blue-colored smartphone to join exclusive red model on carrier
After exclusively selling a red-cased version of the HTC One, Sprint could be preparing to launch a blue model on the network. A leaked roadmap from the carrier points towards the possible new color option, with the smartphone launch expected to take place on the 10th of September, the same day as a possible iPhone event.
Sony puts PlayStation 3 with 12GB flash storage on sale in United States
A rumored flash version of the PlayStation 3 has gone on sale in the United States. Costing $200 and previously available in Europe and Hong Kong, the model has 12GB of flash storage inside instead of a normal hard drive, which is said to help speed up load times for installed games, though its storage capacity can be expanded by using external hard drives.
Verizon late to offer HTC flagship phone
Verizon schedules HTC One launch
Verizon has announced that it is finally set to ship HTC's flagship One smartphone on August 22 for $200 with a new contract. The company is one of the last major carriers to launch the phone, amid reports of a larger "One Max" variant. Sprint is currently offering an exclusive red version, available with a buy-one-get-one-free promotional offer through the rest of the month.
Buy-One, Get-One offer on Sprint HTC One for remainder of month
Sprint will be offering the HTC One in red as an exclusive for the carrier. The limited color version of the flagship HTC smartphone will be available to purchase from August 16th, and will be accompanied by a buy-one-get-one-free promotional offer for the mobile device, that is set to run from August 16th until August 30th.
Leaked promotional image consistent with device photo leaks
A "non-final artwork" promotional render of the HTC One Max has leaked online, showing what the final device could look like. The render comes at the same time as the manufacturer reveals a new brand marketing campaign starring Robert Downey Jr. that will commence on August 15th in key markets around the world.
HTC One Max, Robert Downey Jr teased in new ad
HTC has teased its new 5.9-inch One Max text along with glimpse of actor Robert Downey Jr from a rear angle, who is set to spearhead new $12 million marketing campaign by the Taiwanese company designed to raise the profile and sales of its smartphones. The One Max makes similarly makes a brief appearance in the short 6-second clip and is only alluded to with its Instagram listing teasing that there are "Big things ahead." The HTC On Max is the latest in HTCs flagship One range, which already includes the 4.7-inch HTC One and the 4.3-inch HTC mini.
Dual-SIM capacity, microSD expansion suggests Chinese device shown
The rumored HTC One Max may have a 5.9-inch screen, according to new leaked photographs of the device. Images allegedly showing the followup to the HTC One are accompanied by claims that the larger smartphone will have a 1080p display, along with a number of other upgrades to the specifications list of its predecessor.
GPE owners enjoying the benefits of stock Android install with Android 4.3 update
Google has started rolling out updates to Android 4.3 for their respective Google Play Edition smartphones. Users of both the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One have reported that they have started receiving the updates over-the-air. Interestingly, the delta update for the Galaxy S4 is 150MBs in size, but the HTC One update is running at 180MBs in size although no explanation has been provided with regard to the difference in packet size.
HTC One on Verizon to run latest version of Android
Verizon customers buying the HTC One in the late summer will be pleased to find that their devices will what is currently the latest version of Android right out of the box. A prominent HTC leaker tweeted on Friday that HTC's flagship handset would indeed run Android 4.2.2 when it launches on Verizon later this year. The device is set to hit Verizon's network either in August or September.
Dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage in HTC One Mini
HTC has revealed the rumored smaller version of its flagship HTC One. The HTC One Mini uses a 4.3-inch S-LCD3 display with a resolution of 1,280x720, both smaller and a lower resolution that the 4.7-inch Full HD 1080p screen in the original, and while it retains most of the physical design aspects of the HTC One, the Mini opts for polycarbonate on the sides and front with aluminum on the back.
HTC One mini nearing release, captured live in photos
The HTC One mini has been caught going through wireless certification in China. The device has been widely anticipated as it one of the first mid-range Android devices to feature a high-quality aluminum finish, normally reserved for high-end devices. While it takes a step down in terms of its overall specifications, it carries over some of the features from its larger HTC One stable mate including the vaunted BoomSound dual-stereo front facing speakers.
HTC One Max claimed to have six-inch 1080p display, 2.3GHz processor
HTC may be moving to release a larger version of its flagship HTC One, as well as a smaller model. A rumor for the One Max suggests that the company may be readying a version of the smartphone with a six-inch display, and is accompanied by new photographs said to show both the front and the back of the HTC One Mini.
HTC One in line for upgraded internals before the end of 2013
The HTC One is set to get a hardware update before the end of 2013, according to a Pocket-lint source. Although specifics about what the refresh will entail aren't yet known, it is likely to follow a similar path to its 2012 flagship the HTC One X that was updated mid-cycle with the One X+. The updated One X+ included an upgraded processor, larger battery and improved front-facing camera.
HTC working to introduce all-metal designs for next-gen models
HTC is committed to utilizing the ‘all-metal’ construction that has helped its HTC One grab a lot of positive press. Speaking to CNET, HTC’s senior manager of design and innovation, Justin Huang, confirmed that the lessons in fabrication that it has learnt with the production of the One will feature in a number of its upcoming devices. The first of its next-gen smartphones to feature a metal body is the HTC One mini, which is expected to be formally unveiled sometime next month.
Filing hints at sooner release of mobile operating system update
A second version of the HTC One Google Edition has appeared at Bluetooth SIG. The new model, filed on June 18th and receiving Bluetooth certification on July 5th, is shown to be running on Android 4.3 instead of the stock Android 4.2 installation for the device, with the model number PN071 said to be the same as the one available through the Google Play Store.
HTC One hinted at release on Verizon this summer with image
The HTC One is heading to Verizon in the future, according to the EVleaks Twitter account. A picture showing the silver version of the smartphone is displayed along with the "for Verizon" claim, but there is no mention of price, an expected release date, nor if there will be any other color options. The carrier has previously said it will start selling the HTC One "later this summer," but the on-screen clock in the image offers the date September 5th, which could be a potential launch date.
HTC One in red appears at UK phone retailer, on sale mid-July
A red version of the HTC One will be going on sale in the United Kingdom. Previously thought to be offered as a "limited edition" device, British retailer Phones 4U gained the rights to sell the smartphone in the country, with pre-orders starting at £33 ($51) per month ahead of a release in mid-July. Red versions of the HTC One is likely to start appearing on carriers in other parts of the world in the coming months.
'Google Play Editions' of the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 out now
As promised, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 ‘Google Play Editions’ have gone on sale to US customers only through the Google Play store. The Galaxy S4 was the first of the devices to be revealed, making a surprise debut at Google I/O in mid-May, while the HTC One version was revealed a couple of weeks later through an HTC company blog. There are also rumors that Sony is preparing its own ‘Google Edition’ of the Xperia Z, although any launch details of the purported device have yet to surface.
HTC One mini name, 720p resolution, Android 4.2 confirmed
HTC has mistakenly confirmed that it is creating the HTC One mini, after leaking the name through one of its own websites. A User Agent profile published on a HTC-owned domain provides the device's name, as well as revealing it will have a 1280x720-resolution display and will use Android 4.2, but does not seem to show much else about the phone.
Verizon taking a 'hard look' at Canadian carrier Wind
According to reports, US wireless carrier Verizon is investigating the purchase of Canadian cellphone carrier Wind Mobile. One source noted by Toronto's The Globe says that Verizon is "definitely taking a hard look right now." AT&T, Vodafone, and the Telenor Group of Norway are all potential suitors, according to sources for the Globe. The Canadian government is stalling or blocking VimpelCom's attempt to sell its share in Wind at auction, with a seeking price of more than $500 million. VimpleCom's CEO claims that it will take a billion-dollar investment in Wind to have the infrastructure to turn a profit.
Mentions low-resolution 4.3-inch screen, Qualcomm processor
The existence of the HTC One Mini is looking more likely, courtesy of a new report. The smaller version of the HTC flagship is claimed to be coming out by August, confirming other recent release-date rumors, as well as the change of screen size from the 4.7-inch display in the original HTC One to a smaller and lower-resolution 4.3-inch version.
Smaller HTC smartphone retains UltraPixel camera sensor from HTC One
The HTC One mini is claimed to have a 4.3-inch display with a 720p resolution, according to latest rumors. Specifications of the smaller version of the HTC One, reportedly codenamed the M4, confirm some details revealed in a separate leak at the start of last month, along with photographs that seemingly match those of an alleged media render of the device.
Twitter launches Vine on Android, adds zoom function
Twitter has released a version of Vine for Android through Google Play. The video sharing app, originally launching on iOS in January with a few teething issues, has made the transition over to Android after reaching 13 million active users. While many of the app's features make it across, such as finding friends and sharing to Twitter, the company blog reveals that the Android version has been given one extra that the iOS variant currently lacks: a zoom function.
Stock GS4, One won't signal end to Nexus
The release of stock Android versions of the HTC One and Samsung's Galaxy S4, won't signal an end to Google's line of Nexus devices. This according to Google's Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai, who spoke last week at AllThingsD's D11 event. The continuation of the Nexus line means that the search giant will still collaborate with other manufacturers and not simply rely on stock versions of flagship handsets.
HTC changes mind about stock Android after earlier denial.
A version of the HTC One with a stock installation of Android will be available to purchase, according to a Google executive. Sundar Pichai, head of Android and Chrome at the company, confirmed the rumors at the D11 conference in California, stating it will be available to buy on Google Play from June 26th for $599, SIM-free.