It’s a fight that’ll be fought on carrier displays - the HTC One M8 vs the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both devices have hit carriers this afternoon - the Samsung Galaxy S5 as early as this past Friday - with intent on taking the cake in Android-based smartphone supremacy. Of course they’re both aimed at taking the whole smartphone pie, but who is competing with who?
The new HTC One (M8) needs to succeed, and HTC is taking no chances. As well as an even sleeker design, innovative Duo camera, and clever software enhancements, HTC is drastically cutting the waiting time, putting the new One up for sale from today across all four major US carriers as well as in select international markets. It's clear HTC has learned from its mistakes with the original One, but does the new One M8 deliver enough to give the company the edge this time around? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
With so many details about the new HTC One already known, all that's really left for HTC to do is start selling the new smartphone, but even there the company has been beaten to it. A 2014 HTC One (aka "HTC M8") has already sold in Verizon form on eBay, confirming the much-rumored specifications along the way.
With the HTC Desire 816, the company brings on a smartphone that aims to be the king of the middle tier. This does not mean it’s a price leader - nor does it cut the most corners. Here HTC aims to be the king of the middle with a smartphone that has many of the features that are present on the HTC One, here on a phone that’s aimed at the international and mid-tier market.
The smartphone makers at HTC have planted themselves firmly in the world of mid-range devices this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 with two new devices that take on the full pack. One is the China-aimed Desire 816, the other is the Desire 610, which we’ll be talking about here. This device comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display with a palm-sized delivery at 143.1 x 70.5 x 9.6 mm, coming with Android Jelly Bean and HTC Sense right out of the box.
This week the folks at HTC have revealed a couple of new devices that will lead up to their next top-notch hero phone: one is the HTC Desire 816. This device works with a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor under the hood - that’s quad-core clocked at 1.6GHz. This device is made to "reignite the mid-market", so says HTC, as it aims for China first and foremost.
Ramping up on the release of HTC’s next hero smartphone this week we’re being treated to one of the first up-close photos of what’s code-named M8, or what we’re calling HTC One 2. Not that the device will be called "HTC One 2" - that might just be too silly - but this device certainly does look like a direct successor to the original from last year. This device comes on with a body that’s clearly from the same design school of thought, ramping up abilities with a larger display for starters.
UPDATE: You'll want to take these images with more than just the normal dosage of salt - we're to understand from some well-placed sources that these aren't especially on-the-level. Keep that in mind whilst browsing!
When it comes to the world of HTC releases, it’s easy to mistake a new model for a new generation of the original HTC One. Keeping that in mind, we’re bearing witness today to a mock-up of a new HTC device whose source suggests will be the next generation of the HTC One. For now we’re code-naming this HTC One 2 for easy reference.
There's a new tablet appearing soon from Google called the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition, the first tablet to enter this arena of "Nexus" devices. This isn't the first time a device has been released with a more "pure" version of Android - we've got the Nexus 7 and 10, after all, but it is the first time Google has worked with a manufacturer for a tablet to be released the same way the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Editions where. This machine will otherwise work with the same specifications as the original LG G Pad 8.3, for the most part.
If you own the HTC One Google Play Edition smartphone, some good news has started to turn up that you will be interested in. Reports are indicting that HTC One Google Play edition owners have begun to receive a 320MB OTD software update.