Following the Android L announcement at Google I/O last night, HTC have confirmed the OS update will be coming to their flagship phones
Following the Android L announcement at Google I/O last night, HTC have confirmed the OS update will be coming to their flagship phones.
HTC have confirmed that Android L will be available as an update on their current-generation premium handset HTC One M8 phone (pictured) and last-generation HTC One M7. The new operating system will be available on these phones within 3 months of its official release.
“HTC is excited about the new features in Android L and we can’t wait to share them with our customers,” said the company’s official statement. “We are committed to updating our flagship HTC One family as fast as possible. We will begin rolling out updates to the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) in regions worldwide within 90 days of receiving final software from Google, followed shortly thereafter by other One family members and select devices.”
Is the new HTC One M8 the best Android phone to date? Found out in our full review
If you have any interest in Android you can’t fail to have noticed that the original HTC One was incredibly well received at its launch a year ago. Not only that, it has continued to wow with design awards aplenty and widespread industry acclaim both for the device’s hardware and software.
With this in mind, you might assume it has been a roaring success, however while it is HTC’s best selling product by some margin, it hasn’t really turned around the sliding finances of what was once the shining light of the Android world. Samsung continues to dominate.
What we have here is the successor, also called the HTC One but with the ‘M8’ tag – the original One was codenamed the ‘M7’ internally.
We review the HTC Desire 300, a new budget Android phone
HTC currently has three Desire models on the go, and the Desire 300 is the lowest priced of the trio at just £175 SIM free.
At that price it is in a pretty crowded place, and of course the handset it has to fight the hardest and with most gusto is the Motorola Moto G whose 16GB version is a similar price.
It’s a really tough spot to be in, and unfortunately HTC has not come up with a handset that can compete.
We take a hands-on first look at the new HTC One Mini, the latest upper mid-range Android phone from HTC, and a challenger to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
The hotly rumoured and much leaked HTC One Mini has finally launched. It’s an upper mid-range handset that effectively replaces last year’s One S, but shares the exact same styling, software, and most of the features of the very well received HTC One.
HTC says the Mini is an attempt to take the One range to as wide an audience as possible. Yet curiously it’s unlikely to be massively cheaper, nor is it considerably smaller. It’s a tall handset, thanks to the presence of the impressive BoomSound speakers at either end, and with the same aluminium unibody chassis as the One – and the same build quality – it is a solid, weighty device too.The HTC One Mini next to the red HTC One
The device has been shrunk to fit around a 4.3″ display (720p and over 300ppi pixel density), and it does feel particularly good in the hand. It’s easy to manoeuvre your thumb around the screen, and easier to reach up to the power button still located on the top left edge of the phone.
The HTC First is the first phone to come with Facebook Home, and the Android device will be available exclusively on EE in the UK from the Summer.
HTC and Facebook have unveiled the HTC First, the first phone to come preloaded with the new Facebook Home software. It will be available in the US from 12th April on AT&T, and in the UK on EE in the summer.
The HTC First is a mid-range device with a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 4.3″ 720p display. It runs Android 4.1, although that will be largely hidden behind Facebook Home.
Home is an all-encompassing launcher that puts Facebook interactions at the very heart of the device, primarily status updates and the Facebook Messenger service (not to mention Facebook ads everntually, too).
Grab free games for your phone with HTC and Playstation Mobile’s new promotion.
If you’re lucky enough to have one of the few devices currently running the latest installment of the HTC Sense skin, then good news, you’re entitled to some free games. HTC have teamed up with Playstation Mobile to offer a free Playstation-based game every week, and all you need to do is make sure your phone is also running Android 4.1, and that you’ve the Playstation Mobile app installed on your device.
The following devices can currently take advantage of the deal:HTC One V HTC One S HTC One X HTC One XL HTC One X+ HTC One EVO 4G LTE
This week’s free game is Cubixx, but make sure to check back every week for a new game!