HTC One smartwatch reportedly launching in April

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Back in 2014 HTC confirmed that it is working on a smartwatch and said that it will be announced in early 2015, even some reports said that the smartwatch will be unveiled at the MWC 2015, but it didn’t happen. Couple of months back @evleaks reported that the HTC One smartwatch will be introduced in February 2016, now the leakster is saying that the smartwatch will be introduced before the end of April. Continue reading “HTC One smartwatch reportedly launching in April”

HTC One Mini and One Mini 2 will not receive Android 5.0 Lollipop update

Bad news for HTC One Mini and One Mini 2 users. HTC has announced that One Mini and One Mini 2 will not be receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

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HTC One (M8) Review: One Up

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HTC, the Taiwanese manufacturer, has been making smartphones for ages, but a definite breakthrough occurred when the company released the world’s first ever commercial Android handset, the Dream G1. A lot has happened since then, and the journey has been peppered with noteworthy products, especially the flagship “One” series. The One X started it all, as it was the first flagship that could truly stand out from the crowd. Sporting a brilliant 720p display, the One X had great design, build quality and general appeal. HTC continued this trend with last year’s One that won accolades for its slick design and build quality, and of course, a brilliant display. The software too had gone through various iterations under the Sense brand, and we are now at a point where all of it culminated into the company’s latest flagship, the HTC One M8.

Announced at an event in New York, the HTC One (M8) arrived in India not too long ago, which was an encouraging sign. Commanding a starting price of Rs. 49,990, the HTC One (M8) aims to offer the best of everything, with a slightly updated design, a larger screen and a new camera set up, while retaining all the goodness its predecessor was famous for, like for example, the HTC Boomsound. So, is the One (M8) the best HTC device yet? Can it be the flagship device you deserve? Let’s find out in our in-depth review.

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HTC One (M8) Hands On

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The much leaked next generation HTC One, also known as the M8, was just announced at an event here in New York and FoneArena was live at the venue to report on it. We’ve had some time with the handset that has a tall order to fill being the successor to the rather excellent HTC One. So without further ado, let’s get onto our hands on with the brand new HTC One M8.  Continue reading “HTC One (M8) Hands On”

HTC One M8 Launch Event Live Blog

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Taiwanese phone maker HTC is holding an event in New York City and London today to announce the much expected successor to the HTC One. FoneArena is reporting live from the New York edition of the launch event. Do follow our live blog for minute by minute updates about the new HTC One which has been codenamed as the M8 and there have been many leaks about the product. We will soon hear from HTC itself about the new features of the new HTC One and espcially the camera which is expected to be a Dual-Camera arrangement.

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The new HTC One gets a 14 minute video preview

all-new-htc-oneThe all new HTC One hasn’t even launched yet, but the Internet is still abuzz with leaks and videos of this device. It is all set to launch tomorrow at an event in New York but that hasn’t stopped a German blogger from posting an in-depth video preview of the highly anticipated flagship device from the Taiwanese manufacturer. The video, in German, shows off the entire hardware and bits and pieces of the new Sense 6 UI, which gets up to speed with other OEM skins with features like Double tap to wake, gets on screen buttons and a slightly differently styled UI with Android 4.4 KitKat on board. Here’s the full video –

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HTC One successor rumored to arrive as a Google Play Store edition as well along with a LED front flip cover

HTC One was a huge hit and went on to be called as one of the greatest Android phones ever made mainly because of its build quality. HTC has retained a larger part of the popular design, tweaked the internals and the camera to come up with their yet to be announced All new HTC One.

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HTC One family starts getting Android 4.4 KitKat update in India

HTC One family is a series of three similar looking smartphones that come at different sizes, different specifications and definitely different price points. HTC One, the company’s current flagship, was launched more than a year ago and is still the company’s flagship. In the interim, HTC has managed to push two HTC One lookalike devices in the form of HTC One Mini and HTC One Max.

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HTC M8 poses for the camera with on screen buttons and a familiar design

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The HTC M8 is possibly the worst kept secret in the mobile industry right now, just like its predecessor, the HTC One. The Taiwanese company has been planning its next flagship for a while now, and our bets are on a MWC reveal later this month. After leaking out in the flesh, with dual cameras on the back and even on screen buttons on the front, the latest leak portrays the HTC M8 with a full view of the front. As expected, we are seeing the leaked on screen buttons, and also the very familiar design from the HTC One, which is a good thing.

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HTC posts a Infographic showing how Android updates are dealt

Most of the Android smartphone manufacturers fail to provide the newer Android version upgrades in time and we are inclined to believe that it is a very tough and long process. HTC too hasn’t been much different from the other manufacturers in providing updates for its smartphones on time. Today, HTC have posted a huge and long infographic detailing the work flow of how an Android system upgrade is delivered to the end user.

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Google Nexus 5 Display Comparison with Samsung Galaxy Note 3, HTC One and LG G2

Google launched their latest flagship smartphone – Google Nexus 5 and like most flagships of the later half of 2013, it is equipped with a Full HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 800 SoC. The 720p HD display on the yesteryear flagship – Google Nexus 4 definitely wasn’t the best display we have seen and we are going to see if things got better atleast in the Google Nexus 5. Google Nexus 4 was made by LG and it was based on their Optimus G smartphone and the trend continued this year as Google Nexus 5 is based on LG G2 and is manufactured by LG.

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HTC M8’s back cover leaks out in pictures, specifications point to Snapdragon 800, 3 GB of RAM and Sense 6

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The first pictures of the HTC One successor, codenamed M8, have leaked out. If you remember right, the HTC One was codenamed M7 and was similarly leaked well in advance of its official Pre-MWC launch. As expected, the specifications too have been tipped by the source who claims to have seen and taken those above photos of the M8. The obvious inferences we can make from the photos is that HTC will be continuing with the unibody construction that it has been lauded for, but this time, it will be even better, with the body wrapping around the sides too. The colour seems to be the cool Vivid Blue, that the HTC One was recently released in.

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HTC One Android 4.3 update starts rolling out in UK

HTC One is still the Taiwanese company’s flagship and hence is receiving a lot of love in terms of software updates. HTC One was launched with Android 4.1.2 out of the box and got the Android 4.2.2 update in July. More than a month back, HTC One was updated to Android 4.3 in Taiwan and the update rolled out to international HTC One during the last week of October. Android 4.3 update for HTC One has finally reached UK and we were able to update our device to Android 4.3 Jellybean. The update is available as an OTA update and is 675MB to download.

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HTC One mini officially launched in India for Rs. 36,790

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The HTC One mini was announced as the company’s answer to people wanting a compact version of the popular flagship – One, but it arguably did a “mini” on the specifications too, which left people wanting more, especially with that price tag. As if things couldn’t get any worse, the One mini has finally gotten its official launch in India, and it has a MOP price of Rs. 36,790, well above the earlier price some e-tailers had posted. While the price may be a bit on the higher side, the One mini does bring a lot of features that were made popular by the One, including the 4 MP UltraPixel camera, the HTC Zoe camera feature and a really good SLCD2 screen spanning 4.3 inches and sporting a 1280×720 resolution. It is definitely good looking too, borrowing from the design on the One, but with more polycarbonate on the sides and the front.

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HTC One Android 4.3 OTA Update starts rolling out in Taiwan

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The HTC One might have launched way back in February but it still remains the flagship phone for the company, and with it being a flagship comes the responsibility of fast updates. We have seen the Android 4.2.2 update roll out first in Taiwan, in the month of July, and now we are seeing the latest Android 4.3 update roll out for the HTC One again, in Taiwan, starting today. Android 4.3 is still the latest version of the vastly popular operating system and considering that even the Nexus devices run on this version, HTC and other OEMs have made good time on the updates.

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