This week the folks at HTC continue their rather rapid deployment of the Android 4.4 KitKat software update across the globe with their Unlocked and Developer Editions. These are two of the last editions to get the software, while some carrier editions and the HTC One Google Play edition have already seen the update in the USA and abroad.
It's time at last for the Android 4.4 KitKat software update to work with both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One in their Google Play editions. These versions of the devices work with the "Nexus" version of the Android operating system from Google. This version of Android works with bits and pieces of the full gamut of in-built powers of the software itself.
While the world is left in shock by the fact that the Verizon version of the Motorola-made Moto X saw the Android 4.4 KitKat update before the rest of the Nexus family, HTC has assured that the HTC One will be next. They've made this re-assurance in the form of a mini-tweet and subsequent push on the idea that their 90-day promise would be met. That's 90-days after the reveal of Android 4.4 KitKat that their HTC One hero phone would be rolling smooth with the candy layout.
There’s a next-generation HTC One out there in the wild, and it goes by the code name M8. You may recognize this name as it’s a one-up from the HTC One’s original code name in M7 - here appearing to be, quite simply, the next big step. Like the HTC One X’s release in the United States came with the Snapdragon S4 Pro for starters then had an upgrade to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 with a name change to HTC One X+, so too must we assume that the specifications change in this M8 device would receive such a tiny name-bump.
This morning the folks at HTC have confirmed their intentions with the HTC One, HTC One Max, and HTC One mini for updating software builds to Android 4.4 KitKat. With the United States and the likes of Europe, the Middle Ease, and Africa, HTC will be working with carriers to update to KitKat starting - just starting - at the end of January. The Google Play edition will begin updating a whole lot sooner.
So you say you're a store clerk who was shot with a low-caliber pistol, but you didn't die because and HTC smartphone blocked the bullet? Lucky you, HTC is all about taking care of those that miraculously have their lives saved by an EVO. This week's incident happened in Florida where a Hess gas station clerk in Winter Garden, Florida, was assailed when he and his co-worker were unable to open a safe for a gun-wielding fellow who soon after fled the scene.
The iPhone 5s beat out the LG G2 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Which? magazine's latest independent speed test of top-performing smartphones. Using a phone simulation program called Geekbench, the test found that the iPhone outperformed the competition in both single-core and multi-core performance benchmarks. Notably, the S4 slipped to third place after having scored top honors in June of this year.
The T-Mobile HTC One update bringing Android 4.3 to the smartphone has been delayed until Monday, with the smartphone company blaming matters "out of our control" for the postponed release. HTC had previously told One owners that T-Mobile would release Android 4.3 - as well as the updated version of its own Sense software - sometime this week, but unspecified issues have forced a slight change to the schedule, HTC America president Jason Mackenzie confirmed.
There's little doubt now that Verizon is switching up the way it does business with HTC smartphones, bringing on the HTC One Max not long after the release of the original HTC One. While normally we'd see Verizon carrying a single HTC device of the same caliber, this time around the 4G LTE-toting mobile company is making with a double-down. Have a peek at SlashGear's HTC One Max review to see how very similar to the original HTC One this larger device really is.
HTC should've had a best-seller with the HTC One. The metal-bodied phone was the go-to recommendation for Android fans in the know, and that it didn't get the attention of Samsung's Galaxy range is arguably more about marketing than anything else. HTC followed Samsung's example in distilling the brand for a smaller version, in the shape of the HTC One mini, and has now scaled things up with the HTC One max. A 5.9-inch display, metal body, and UltraPixel camera technology are arguably ingredients for the perfect phablet, but has HTC baked the One max badly? Read on for our full review.
There's little left to say about the HTC One Max - it's a device that's been leaked more than almost any other smartphone this year. But here in the days before the actual final reveal, we can move down the list with every little bit and piece we've been tipped to know. This begins with the most recent leak of the device internationally with a press render of the European version, complete with fingerprint scanner.