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Verizon HTC One enters Bluetooth certification process

Verizon HTC One enters Bluetooth certification process

Though such an appearance of a smartphone in Bluetooth certification listings would be a non-news situation, the code corresponding to the HTC One with Verizon-friendly innards has kicked up the proverbial fan dust this morning. What's happening here is that a device with the code HTC6500LVW has appeared seeking Bluetooth certification for the USA, this code corresponding to the HTC M7 working with Verizon's collection of wireless data radio bands. This effectively means there's another HTC One on the way, the one Verizon fans have been waiting for. UPDATE: The Verizon HTC One is now official.

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 (with Sense 5.0) update detailed

HTC One Android 4.2.2 (with Sense 5.0) update detailed

The update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on both the HTC One and the HTC Butterfly (international version of the DROID DNA, that is), has been a long time coming. Today it's appeared only on some international models of the HTC One with a bit of a boost to Sense 5.0 as well (without the name change) - and the aesthetic changes are what's heading the pack. While we're expecting this change to hit carrier models in the near future, right this minute it's just popping up on a select few models across the sea.

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HTC M4 “HTC One mini” leaked aside 1080p Nokia Lumia and oversized Sony

HTC M4 “HTC One mini” leaked aside 1080p Nokia Lumia and oversized Sony

While the HTC One appears as a Google Edition and rumors persist of a Verizon model popping up soon, an image has appeared today that suggests an "M4" model might not be far behind. While the HTC One is part of a hero smartphone strategy that has HTC fulfilling their aim to centralize their aim in one ideal design, the M4 has appeared in system code and here, today, as a fully realized model - albeit in a blurry photo, too.

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will have IR-Blaster support: here’s why

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will have IR-Blaster support: here’s why

Because both the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and the HTC One work with infrared-blasting hardware and they've both been grabbed by Google in the past few weeks, the next version of Android will likely have IR-Blaster-supporting drivers built-in. It's been confirmed today that both the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4 in their "Google Editions" will not have IR-Blaster support because this connection to their hardware is not part of the basic build of Android - it's made by HTC uniquely, and Samsung uniquely. As this is true, and as Android's next big update is well on it's way, one thing follows the other.

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HTC One Google Edition: what you gain and what you lose

HTC One Google Edition: what you gain and what you lose

Next month Google will be releasing two new "Google Edition" smartphones that carry their original brand names, the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4. As the draw to these devices here in 2013 is based at least in part to the hardware manufacturers' own software editions and modifications, Google's releases come with both positive and negative values to them compared to their carrier or "Developer" editions. As the HTC One with "Nexus user experience" is introduced this week, we've taken a look at what users will gain - and what they'll lose.

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HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

Today the Google Edition of the HTC One has been announced by the head of Android, Sundar Pichai. This announcement was made during the D11 conference in which this Google head spoke to Walt Mossberg about Android, Chrome, and all things Google software. The HTC One Google Edition follows in the footsteps of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Google Edition which was announced a Google I/O 2013, and both devices will be available in late June.

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HTC One’s big brother tipped with 5+ inch screen

HTC One’s big brother tipped with 5+ inch screen

This week has certainly been one for unofficial HTC One announcements - today's comes in at 5-inches or more with a smaller cousin in the works as well. While earlier today the HTC One was suggested to be coming in a so-called "Google Edition" with exclusive aim for Verizon, this afternoon there's word that two MORE HTC One relatives are in the mix. The first of these is the HTC One's larger relative, while the second is one we've heard of before: the HTC M4.

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Verizon HTC One Google Edition tipped for summer

Verizon HTC One Google Edition tipped for summer

That's a lot of buzz words there, HTC, but with the Samsung GALAXY S 4 hitting the Google Play store with its very own Nexus-like vanilla build of Android next month, it may just be time for the all-metal hero to join in on the fun. While HTC has denied both a Verizon version of the HTC One as well as a "Google Edition", rumors and what appear to be trustworthy anonymous tips have continued to surface on each. Either this device is going to happen, or the HTC One is so popular amongst Android fans that they just can't stand having only one version.

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