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Android 4.4 KitKat updates approach: HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung

Android 4.4 KitKat updates approach: HTC, LG, Motorola, Samsung

Google appears to be getting serious about putting the whole modern device lineup on their newest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system software update here just days after the system was revealed in full. While you'll be able to pick up the LG-made Google Nexus 5 right this minute, each of the four major US-based manufacturers of smartphones have sounded off on when they'll be pushing the Android 4.4 KitKat update to their newest and most popular machines.

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HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

HTC bullet-stopping smartphone response: One care package

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.

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There is no “Apple Trap”

There is no “Apple Trap”

There's a conspiracy theory appearing in print this week summoning up the suggestion that Apple purposefully creates products that become obsolete over time. The very idea that such an article exists - here in 2013, no less - but that it only targets one single company as such makes it clear: someone didn't do their homework. Claims against Apple specifically are made by the NYTimes in an article called "Why Apple wants to bust your iPhone" in its online edition and "Cracking the Apple Trap" in print.

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Samsung fined over misleading ads in Taiwan

Samsung fined over misleading ads in Taiwan

Smartphone maker Samsung is one of the largest and most successful manufacturers in the smartphone and tablet industry. Being the largest and most successful doesn't mean that Samsung is immune to using some dirty tactics in its marketing campaigns. In April of 2013, Samsung was investigated by the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission after allegations that Samsung had hired students to post malicious comments about HTC online.

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HTC “disruptive” tablet teased plus wearable work-in-progress

HTC “disruptive” tablet teased plus wearable work-in-progress

HTC will look to wearables and a new tablet in order to try to reclaim market share, the company has teased, promising "something nice and disruptive" for its new slate. The company has been slow to capitalize on recent attention in either segment, though according to CEO Peter Chou that's because many such devices - particularly smartwatches - have been more gimmicks than anything else, the Financial Times reports.

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T-Mobile HTC One Android 4.3 update pushed back to next week

T-Mobile HTC One Android 4.3 update pushed back to next week

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.

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Verizon HTC One Max release coming “this holiday season”

Verizon HTC One Max release coming “this holiday season”

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.

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HTC building Amazon phones for 2014 insiders claim

HTC building Amazon phones for 2014 insiders claim

Amazon and HTC are partnering on the rumored "Kindle smartphone", a new report suggests, with the struggling phone manufacturer in talks around building as many as three handsets for the retail behemoth. Of the trio of unnamed devices, one is "at an advanced stage of development" - potential the device believed to be codenamed "Smith" - the FT [registration required] reports, though is still unlikely to launch until 2014 assuming Amazon sticks with its current roadmap.

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HTC One max Review

HTC One max Review

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.

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