HTC, so the rumor machine goes, is readying its first smartwatches, at least one of which is said to pipe Google Now directly to the wrist. If you're going to build a smartwatch, and you're anywhere close to being committed to Android, I'd argue Google Now is a pretty solid place to start. It certainly satisfies one of the key metrics I tend to judge wearables by: it "gets" context.
It’s nearly time for the next HTC One to be released in a reboot only 2014 could handle, and the device has hit the FCC. This device will be released to AT&T at least, as this listing suggests, but we’d eat our collective hats if it wasn’t released to the rest of the major USA-based carriers this year as well.
Today we’re getting a glimpse of what will (essentially) be the final construct of the next HTC One. While we’re not entirely sure about the name just yet - HTC One 2 is a placeholder - there’s a fellow by the name of "hamdir" that’s done an amazing amount of work mocking up a device that looks entirely real. Based on what we know so far - or think we know - the device you see before you is a dead ringer for the second edition of the HTC One.
This week the folks behind HTC’s promotional distribution have made clear their intent on pushing their next-generation hero phone later in the month of March. While it was widely expected that HTC would make the same move as last year with the HTC One, releasing their device immediately before and during Mobile World Congress, it would appear that HTC and Samsung have switched places.
HTC has launched a new program, HTC Advantage, to try to persuade One-series smartphone buyers that they're backing the right horse, with the promise of free cracked-screen repairs and timely Android updates. The new "ownership experience" will give any HTC One, HTC One mini, or HTC One max buyer in the US six months of cover should they crack or smash their Android smartphone's screen, in addition to a chunk of online storage for backup.
Today on Reddit, the HTC USA Product Team took to an AMA, answering questions from Redditors about a slew of things: business, products, and Android. The answers are still rolling in, but some interesting details have already been provided, among them being HTC's future plans for Android updates to its upcoming flagship devices.
It's a dark day in the world of ultra-popular apps as we've come to (sarcastically) realize that we'll no longer be seeing any more Flappy Bird updates. The developer of Flappy Bird has decided that it was all too much, speaking on the massive amount of attention he'd received over the game, shutting the app down entirely this weekend. Now we've got to head to eBay to buy iPhones with the game pre-installed - no joke, that's a real thing. Also we've reviewed the 2014 Lexus IS F, if you'd like to get up close and personal with it.
Smartphone maker HTC has been struggling to compete in the smartphone market as Samsung, Apple, and others continue to take the lion's share of profits in the smartphone realm. HTC has announced that it will begin to look to the lower end of the market for its profits. HTC plans to expand its range of cheaper smartphones.