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.
Nokia and HTC have inked a patent agreement that will see all ongoing litigation between the companies cease, sharing technology in future and cutting off a potentially imminent sales ban on HTC smartphones. The deal sees HTC agreeing to pay for "a long standing" license of Nokia's patents, but is also said to "involve HTC's LTE patent portfolio", while both companies will "explore future technology collaboration opportunities."
In October 2013, HTC teased plans to reverse its fortunes by introducing a wearable device, among other products. Speaking with Bloomberg in an interview, the company's Chairman Cher Wang provided a bit of an update on this, saying it will launch a wearable device of some sorts by this upcoming Christmas, something that will be joined by an updated One and marketing revamp.
In yet another one of its multiple concurrent lawsuits against HTC, Nokia has proudly announced another favorable verdict in Germany, this time from the Mannheim Regional Court. The lawsuit revolves yet another Nokia patent that HTC has now been ruled to have infringed regarding how devices adapt to different network versions.