HTC has made no bones about their wearable ambitions; they’ve just not given us much to go on. A new video, highlighting something else entirely, may have given us our first look at their incoming smartwatch. A bit of crafty product placement may showcase just where HTC is going with their wearable, expected this fall.
This week the Nexus 8 appears to be headed to the United States in the first of what Google likely hopes will be many, many more shipments through the future. While specifics are scant, the Google Nexus 8 will likely roll with either an LG or HTC make, an at-least 8-inch display, and Android L under the hood.
AT&T is augmenting its selection of budget Android devices with two new offerings. Samsung's 8-inch Galaxy Tab 4 goes on sale this week while the HTC Desire 610 smartphone wiill be available on July 25, bringing the carrier's more budget-conscious customers more choices for their next mobile device purchase.
HTC was counting on the One M8 to turn its fortunes around, and it looks like there's been some early movement in that direction, with a shift to profit after sales of the metal-bodied flagship began. HTC recorded a net profit of $92.3m in the April through June period of this year, on revenues of $2.2bn, a sharp turnaround from the losses of the previous quarters.
HTC has already weighed in with a commitment to upgrade its smartphones to Android L, promising an update to the HTC One M8 and last year's One M7 within ninety days of Google handing over the final code. A clear reaction to previous issues HTC had with pushing out timely updates, the new commitment is still somewhat nebulous, since the phone manufacturer doesn't know when Google will actually give it the final Android L build.
Nexus fans, do not lose hope. While the future of a Nexus smartphone is still shrouded in uncertainty thanks to the rumors about the Android Silver program, there might still be one more Nexus device in queue. A new leak has sprung up pointing to an 8.9-inch Nexus tablet that will be made by new hands and called the HTC Volantis.
With Amazon’s supposed 3D-capable smartphone headed our way inside a week, it’s once again time to discuss why 3D phones aren’t the smartest buy right off the bat. What we’re speaking about here is the purchase of a 3D-capable smartphone when it’s released - in its first iteration, at the start of the 3D environment coming to the mobile smart device world. There aren’t many devices out there to use as examples.
HTC One (M8) fans, two new colors are coming for your favorite handset. The company has announced their flagship will come in two new colors, starting June 5. Just in time for Father’s Day, one of the best Android phones available is getting a paint job — or two.