The app and ecosystem known as SphereShare takes the universe of photospheres captured by Android devices and unlocks it for the world. Where before you’d have to dive through Google Maps officiated collection or move in with Google+ to seek them out, SphereShare is all about photospheres alone.
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.
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.
This week the folks at HTC have made official their HTC One (E8) in full, complete with full specifications and details. Last week there was a note in China’s HTC front about this device, but now that the press release is out, we can have a more complete look at the ins and outs of this slightly more budget-friendly smartphone in the HTC One family.
As LG, Samsung, and Motorola jump in on the smartwatch environment this year, HTC is tipped to arrive with a device called HTC One Wear. This device has been tipped to be released between late August and early September of 2014 and will come with a round display, similar to the Moto 360. This device will also run Android Wear from Google.
The HTC One (E8) Ace is a plastic edition of what’s essentially a remake of the HTC One M7 from 2013. This device is similar in size to the HTC One (M8), but works with a shape that’s closer to the HTC One M7. This device will almost certainly be sticking to China.
Qualcomm is aiming to position its new Snapdragon chips at the heart of computational photography, making it easier for phone and tablet manufacturers to add depth-sensing dual camera systems such as on the HTC One M8. The processor company plans a duo-camera reference design with stereo and depth camera support on the Snapdragon 805, senior director for cameras and imaging Tim Yates confirmed, in the hope of cutting the hassles of developing a system from scratch.
Over the weekend several HTC One units from the previous generation have been updated to Sense 6.0. This means that they’ll have the same - or rather similar - software to that of the HTC One (M8). This update does not include (of course) some of the camera features included with the HTC One (M8) as this device (the M7) does not have the same hardware as its replacement.
HTC has revealed a fourth color option for its One M8 flagship, adding bright red to the existing grey, silver, and gold versions of the Android smartphone. The new handset will be functionally identical to the existing phone - with a 5-inch Full HD display, and the Duo Camera system with UltraPixel sensor - but gives the metal casing a brighter finish.