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HTC One mini 2 hands-on: One M8 gets a baby brother

HTC One mini 2 hands-on: One M8 gets a baby brother

HTC's One M8 has got itself a little brother, the HTC One mini 2, distilling the style and some of the specifications of the flagship Android phone into a more affordable, smaller device for the midrange. Headed to stores in just a few weeks time, the One mini 2 wraps a 4.5-inch 720p HD display in a smooth metal casing, though unlike the One M8 it lacks the Duo Sense camera system. Read on for our first-impressions.

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AT&T One (M8) gets Extreme Power Saving mode

AT&T One (M8) gets Extreme Power Saving mode

When the HTC One M8 was delivered to carriers in the United States, the Extreme Power Saving mode wasn't yet ready, and so users in the US weren't given access to it. That is beginning to change, at least for users on AT&T, who are seeing it arrive with a small update.

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HTC One family update to Sense 6.0 – what’s that mean?

HTC One family update to Sense 6.0 – what’s that mean?

This month the HTC One family will be upgraded to HTC’s own Sense 6.0. This is a software suite that will upgrade what you see and how you interact with your smartphone on a day-to-day basis. Unless you’re working with an HTC One (M8) or a hacked, ROM’ed device today, you’ll likely still be on a version of Sense that’s pre-6.0.

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HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

There’s little doubt now that the HTC One line of smartphones will continue after the HTC One (M8). HTC’s micro-blogging personality at Sina Weibo - HTC Life - has released a trip of images that, paired with comments - suggest they’re off to the races again. This next device will be ever-so-slightly more blunt than its predecessor, and won’t be entirely unlike the most recent "Desire."

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The big HTC One M8 best case round-up and review

The big HTC One M8 best case round-up and review

Consumers have picked up the HTC One (M8) in droves this Spring, creating a demand for cases the likes of which have not appeared for several generations in the HTC universe. Today we’re having a peek at a whole bunch of cases from several of the finest brands on the market. What we’ll be doing here is setting them up to battle in a bracket that’ll bring out the greats and leave the slightly less-great cases in the dust.

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HTC’s head designer “transitioning” outward

HTC’s head designer “transitioning” outward

It may be weeks between now and the time when the designer of the HTC One series - the lead designer, that is - has left the company. Word has it that Scott Croyle has made clear his intentions to "transition" his role with HTC, and will likely be working in a far different role from what he's in now in the immediate future.

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HTC One Sense 6 update hits Integration phase

HTC One Sense 6 update hits Integration phase

For all but the T-Mobile HTC One (M7), the process of pushing HTC’s Sense 6 to smartphones has reached Integration phase. The HTC One Max and the HTC One Mini will be getting the update to Sense 6 as well as every version of the HTC One (M7) in the future - very, very soon that is to say.

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HTC grabs ex-Samsung Galaxy branding genius for One M8 push

HTC grabs ex-Samsung Galaxy branding genius for One M8 push

HTC has brought in Samsung's former US marketing chief to turbocharge its advertising, hoping to prevent a rerun of 2013 where its flagship HTC One Android phone was eclipsed by the Galaxy media blitz. Paul Golden "created and launched the highly successful Galaxy brand" during his four year stint at Samsung, his LinkedIn profile claims, but is now acting as a consultant for HTC having left the South Korean firm in January 2012.

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HTC One M8 Dual Lens SDK unlocks bokeh camera for devs

HTC One M8 Dual Lens SDK unlocks bokeh camera for devs

HTC is allowing developers to tap into its depth data from the twin cameras on the HTC One M8 smartphone, releasing the Dual Lens SDK that Google has already relied upon to make the Google Play edition of the flagship. The SDK Preview allows access to the depth information the second lens on the back of the One M8 grabs with each shot, and will initially allow for bokeh-style refocusing and HTC's pseudo-3D DimensionPlus manipulation in third-party apps.

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Why buy HTC One M8 when M7 updates to similar software?

Why buy HTC One M8 when M7 updates to similar software?

The differences between the HTC One M7 (the model you bought in 2013) and the HTC One (M8) (this year’s model) are small. We did a specifications battle back near the end of March and pulled the devices through the paces over the past couple of weeks. Once Sense 6 arrives (by the end of May, HTC says), will there really be any difference between the devices in practice?

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HTC One M8 in-store availability spreads to AT&T and more

HTC One M8 in-store availability spreads to AT&T and more

Sales of the HTC One M8 have begun in-store at carriers across the US today, with the new flagship Android smartphone turning up at AT&T locations among others. HTC surprised many by putting its new One M8 on sale the very day it was announced, though a brief exclusivity period kept it at Verizon stores only.

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HTC One M8 GPe hands-on: That Duo Camera compromise

HTC One M8 GPe hands-on: That Duo Camera compromise

HTC was taking no chances with the HTC One M8, confirming not only versions of its new flagship for the key US carriers but a Google Play edition right at launch, and that's what's landed on the SlashGear test bench. Google's approach with GPe phones is generally straightforward: get the best hardware from manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, and LG, only with unmodified Android rather than whatever tweaks and changes would normally be present. Problem is, HTC has spent no small amount of time with the One M8's Duo Camera system, and so there was work to be done to get that up and running even without HTC Sense 6.

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