Even though HTC already announced a rather fast Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) flagship handsets, only the Google Play edition versions have received it yet. HTC already confirmed that the regular, unlocked and carrier-branded, HTC One versions should get Lollipop no later than 90 days following the official Android 5.0 release, and it looks like TechTastic has learned more details about the actual rollout. More →
HTC on Thursday announced that its 2013 and 2014 flagship devices will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting on December 5th (around noon), but there’s a huge catch for getting your HTC One (M7) or HTC One (M8) upgraded to Google’s latest Android operating system: You must own a Google Play Edition (GPE) device in order to be eligible for the upgrade. More →
There have been a lot of great Android phones released this year but we still have a soft spot in our hearts for the HTC One (M8), which really saw HTC make some excellent refinements and improvements to its already outstanding hardware design. And the good news is that the One (M8) will soon get a whole lot better with the addition of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is one of the best new releases of Android we’ve seen yet. More →
HTC announced last week that it will be offering huge limited-time sales every Tuesday for nine weeks, and it started things off with a huge sale that offered up to half off on the just-released Nexus 9 tablet from Google and HTC. Now, the company is back with its second big sale, and the discounts are even deeper — but there’s a huge caveat. More →
Even though many smartphone enthusiasts were quick to scoff at the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for their seemingly substandard specs, reviews and benchmark tests revealed that the new iPhones, with their dual-core A8 chips and 1GB of RAM, can easily beat high-end Android devices that pack fast quad-core CPUs and 2GB to 3GB of RAM when it comes to performance. To further test the speed of the iPhone 6 and compare it with the current top offerings from HTC and Samsung, including the HTC One (M8) and the Galaxy S5, Phone Buff has put all three devices through the same speed test, recording their performance in the process. More →
When reports of the iPhone 6 Plus warping under pressure began to spread earlier this week, many users became concerned about the durability of their brand new devices. Once Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy released a video of himself bending the iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands, #BendGate (or as we prefer to called it, “Bent-gazi”) started trending all over social media. More →
Apple’s iPhone 6 is clearly the freshest new face on the block when it comes to flagship smartphones from leading gadget makers, but does newer really equate to better? Millions of smartphone buyers will own Apple’s new iPhone 6 by the end of this weekend, but millions more will face a difficult decision in the coming days and weeks: Which leading smartphone is right for me?
Everyone should be sure to try different smartphones in person before making any buying decisions, but we’ve put together an extensive comparison that will help give you a head start on this important decision. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have their fair share of critics, with one going as far as to call one of the new iPhone’s design features “appalling,” but there’s no question these phones are on their way to becoming the most popular handsets in the world. Apple already announced that the new iPhones combined to set an overnight record for preorders, and we’ll likely be reaching about a new sales record this time next week.
But the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t for everyone, and for smartphone users who don’t enjoy Apple devices, there are thankfully plenty of great smartphones to choose from. More →
Rumors have been circulating regarding a Windows Phone variant of the HTC One (M8) for months, but a picture on Verizon’s servers seems to have confirmed the existence of the phone once and for all. Leaked to PCMag, the high quality rendering clearly shows an HTC One (M8) with the iconic Live Tiles of Windows Phone on the display. The URL even reads “HTC_M8_Windows.” More →
The HTC One (M8) is definitely a top contender for the title of being 2014’s best Android phone and now it might become 2014’s best Windows Phone as well. Tom Warren’s sources claim that HTC is planning to make a Windows Phone version of the One (M8) that will supposedly release later this year. More →
HTC finally managed to turn things around in the second quarter as its cost-cutting efforts managed to yield a slight unaudited profit of $75 million. Revenue continued to slide despite supposedly solid sales of the company’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone, however, and things could get even worse moving forward. According to new claims, sales of HTC’s latest hero phone are already slowing down. More →
Awesome news for everyone who owns one of HTC’s last two flagship phones: You’ll be getting the latest version of Android… at some point. HTC announced on Wednesday that it will bring Android L to both the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) “within 90 days of receiving final software from Google.” It’s not surprising that the One (M8) is getting Android L since it just came out earlier this year but it’s good to see that HTC is committed to bringing Android L to anyone who bought its 2013 flagship smartphone as well. More →
It’s no surprise that the $200 Amazon Fire Phone is now the No. 1 on-contract phone at Amazon.com, outselling all Samsung models one month before its official launch. But it’s a bit of a shocker that the $300 Fire Phone model with 64GB of memory is the No. 2 phone. American consumers have started showing signs of becoming increasingly unwilling to pay more than $200 for even the latest smartphones, but loyal Amazon customers may be so attracted to the brand that they are willing to pay up for the pricier version of its flagship phone. More →