HTC will unveil its next flagship smartphone, the successor to its HTC One, on March 25.
Invitations are being sent out, and a company representative confirmed the event to CNET. As with last year's event, it will be held in New York and London, with New York designated as the main site.
There's a lot riding on the successor to the HTC One, codenamed M8, with the company's profits and sales continuing to fall. While the HTC One was well regarded and won critical praise for its all-metal design, it got overshadowed by the marketing blitz of … Read more
Android is free to device makers, but it seems there are a few catches.
A couple of documents examined by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday show that Android phone and tablet makers must adhere to a strict set of conditions if they want access to key apps when adopting Google's free and open mobile operating system. Device manufacturers are required to preinstall certain Google apps, set Google as the default search provider, and ensure that the Search and Play Store icons are placed "at least on the panel immediately adjacent to the Default Home Screen," according … Read more
For the first time ever, more than 1 billion smartphones were shipped worldwide in 2013. This is mostly thanks to Android.
New data from research firm IDC shows that Android stayed strong throughout the year reaching a total of 793.6 million shipments -- this gave it 78.6 percent market share. While Apple's iOS held a steady second place with 153.4 million shipments and 15.2 percent market share. Together the two operating systems accounted for 95.7 percent of all smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013, and 93.8 percent for the full year.… Read more
HTC may soon introduce a new member of the Desire family, perhaps as soon as Mobile World Congress. A leaked image and basic hardware specifications have surfaced online, indicating that HTC is readying another sizable smartphone.
According to a "reliable" Engadget source, the Desire 8 is a midrange experience with a large, 5.5-inch display. Presumably powered by Android 4.4, the details could include a 13-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 5-megapixel shooter, dual speakers, and dual-SIM support. So far, that sounds fairly high end to us. The rumor also suggests a plastic body in multiple color options (like … Read more
A list of purported hardware details for the upcoming HTC M8 Mini have found their way online, thanks to omnipresent source evleaks. Should the specifications prove accurate, though, the "Mini" experience won't exactly be small.
According to the tipster, the handset will run Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC's Sense 6 UI; both are expected in the flagship version of the handset as well. The Mini also should have a Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB, 16GB internal storage, and microSD expansion. And like the M8 (or the HTC One 2, if you will), it may use … Read more
HTC is hoping cheaper phones will aid in the company's recovery.
The company, which over the last two years has streamlined its portfolio down to just a handful of premium smartphones, said it would expand its portfolio to include more mid-tier and affordable phones, according to Reuters, citing executive comments from a conference call.
The phones would range between $150 and $300 (excluding subsidies). Its higher end phones retail for around $600, which is standard for a flagship device. The company believes higher volumes of its cheaper device will drive profitability.
The decision to go back into lower end … Read more
HTC and Nokia on Friday said that they would settle their legal differences over disputed patents, just the latest in a recent trend of surprising camaraderie between tech companies.
Under the agreement, the two companies will end all their pending patent lawsuits. HTC will pay Nokia a fee -- the amount of which was undisclosed -- for access to Nokia's technology and the two will collaborate on work involving HTC's LTE patents. The companies also will look at future technology collaboration projects.
There have been a surprising number of such deals struck in recent weeks. Google and Samsung … Read more
HTC fans, you'd better hold onto your hats, because the company's freshest flagship phone is right around the corner. Planned to follow its predecessor, the lovely HTC One, the HTC One 2 (at least that's what we're calling it for now) no doubt will be faster, better skilled, and more impressive.Editors' note: This story was originally published on February 6, 2014, and will be updated periodically until the HTC One's successor is officially announced.
We've been keeping close tabs on all the tasty tidbits churned out by the smartphone rumor mill over the … Read more