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Sprint dates its first 5G devices: LG V50 ThinQ, HTC 5G Hub

Sprint dates its first 5G devices: LG V50 ThinQ, HTC 5G Hub

On the same day Verizon is launching the Galaxy S10 5G, Sprint has detailed the first 5G devices it'll offer on its own shelves. If you've been following 5G news over the past several months, you probably already know what those devices are. On the smartphone side of things, we've got the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, which will be a Sprint exclusive at the start. The carrier will also be launching the HTC 5G Hub, which is a mobile hotspot that will be able to tap into Sprint's 5G network.

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HTC Exodus 1s, Android Pie update revealed as mobile future questioned

HTC Exodus 1s, Android Pie update revealed as mobile future questioned

If you haven't heard from HTC in a while, don't you worry. The company isn't out of the game, at least not yet. It may not have any new phone of note to announce but it has recently dropped word and hints that it's still pretty much alive, even going as far promising another niche blockchain phone. But even as it does that, it has seemingly retreated from some key Chinese stores, casting doubt on its long-term survival.

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HTC apps’ disappearance from Google Play Store raises concerns

HTC apps’ disappearance from Google Play Store raises concerns

Samsung may now be the biggest Android smartphone maker but it wasn't the first to believe in Google's dream. HTC, which built up its empire around what was back then called Windows CE, was the first Open Handset Alliance to come out with the worlds first Android phone, appropriately named the HTC Dream. Now that dream seems to be on the verge of collapse as HTC struggles to make a profit from smartphones. Removing its apps from the Google Play Store isn't helping inspire confidence either.

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HTC’s downfall: Behind a once-promising smartphone maker’s struggles

HTC’s downfall: Behind a once-promising smartphone maker’s struggles

Sometimes companies vanish without us even realizing. One of these is the Taiwanese tech giant HTC, which made big footprints in the tech world before fading away. You may remember – or even own – some of its products, from the HTC One, Dream, to the legendary EVO 4G. They were pioneers for much of the technology we take for granted today in phones, constantly introducing new ideas that actually made sense.

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This VR tool lets users see through the eyes of real-life ‘gremlins’

This VR tool lets users see through the eyes of real-life ‘gremlins’

Researchers have developed a new virtual reality experience that enables users to see the world the way it may look to a tiny gremlin-like critter called a tarsier. Though the name may not be familiar to many people, some will know the creature by its bug-eyed appearance, and it's those same eyes you can see through yourself if you have an HTC Viveport.

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HTC Vive Focus Plus available next month

HTC Vive Focus Plus available next month

Not too long ago, HTC made a somewhat unexpected move to prove that, despite its ailing mobile business, it still has its feet planted solidly on VR ground. Along with the futuristic-looking Vive Cosmos headset, HTC unveiled a minor upgrade to its Vive Focus system with major changes. The Vive Focus Plus could have been called a different name and none would be the wiser. And for those who haven't yet invested on the earlier Vive Focus, they will soon be able to get their hands on the "Plus" version a little over two weeks for an upgrade price, of course.

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Viveport Infinity release date set for April 2 as pricing is revealed

Viveport Infinity release date set for April 2 as pricing is revealed

Back at CES 2019, HTC announced a new initiative that turns Viveport into what is essentially the Netflix for VR games. Dubbed Viveport Infinity, this new subscription service will allow unlimited access to all of the VR games hosted on Viveport. By comparison, a standard Viveport subscription only allows access to five games per month.

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HTC Android 9 Pie update expected next quarter

HTC Android 9 Pie update expected next quarter

Despite its somewhat close relationship with Google and near vanilla Android experience, HTC is practically on the same boat as LG. Both OEMs have become notorious for the snail-paced rollout of their Android updates to the point that they have unseated previous title holder Samsung. HTC has, in fact, been largely silent for the past months since the launch of Android 9 Pie last August. Now it is breaking that silence to deliver the good news that its update may arrive sometime within the next three months.

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HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone now available for purchase with cash

HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone now available for purchase with cash

The hype and scandals around blockchain and cryptocurrencies may have died down a bit but some companies are far too invested in it to leave things as they are. HTC is perhaps one of the oddest proponents, having committed its phone-making resources to support blockchains and the Web 3.0 movement. Now it is taking one step further to make its HTC Exodus 1 blockchain more accessible to the masses by putting it on sale for real, physical money.

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SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2019!

SlashGear’s Best of MWC 2019!

It's been an unexpectedly packed Mobile World Congress 2019, and this year's big show in Barcelona, Spain hasn't been short on news. Foldable phones, striking notebooks, glossy augmented reality, and great lashings of 5G have all been key themes this year, suggesting there'll be plenty of spending opportunities if you're in the market for an upgrade this year.

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HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC 5G Hub is a mobile 5G router and Android smart display

HTC brought along its vision of 5G devices to Mobile World Congress 2019 this week, but not in the shape of a phone. Instead, the HTC 5G Hub puts high-speed networking into a mobile smart hub, a combination smart display and router that won't be pinned down to one location.

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HTC VIVE Focus Plus revealed with upgraded controllers

HTC VIVE Focus Plus revealed with upgraded controllers

While many of us are probably interested in learning more about the VIVE Cosmos, HTC has announced another headset in its VIVE Focus line. The original VIVE Focus has only been available in western markets for a few months now, but that isn't stopping HTC from announcing the standalone VIVE Focus Plus today. As you might have already guessed from the name, this isn't so much a successor headset as it is a beefed up VIVE Focus.

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