Many people criticized HTC’s strategy of turning the HTC One M9 into a refined version of last year’s HTC One M8, even though the phone is one of the best Android devices that’ll be available in stores this year. And HTC is not done imagining smartphones based on its 2014 hit smartphone, as the company on Thursday unveiled a brand new handset built using the same recipe. More →
The HTC One M9 is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now, just like its predecessors. But unlike in previous years, HTC has the misfortune of fighting against completely new iPhone and Galaxy S designs while the HTC One M9 looks too much like last year’s HTC One M8.
As good looking the HTC One M9 might be, the handset has received some criticism from some Android fans who expected HTC to do more than just refine and polish the HTC One M8’s design. It also didn’t help that, for the first time ever, Samsung actually came out with a Galaxy S model that touts a beautiful design and premium materials to match its powerful components.
However, in addition to a phone’s looks there are many other factors that might influence a buyer’s decision, and it looks like the HTC One M9 might have problems in this area as well. More →
It might not have been the best-selling Android phone of 2014, but there’s little room to argue that the HTC One M8 isn’t the best-looking Android phone of 2014. And now, on the dawn of the HTC One M9’s debut, last year’s flagship smartphone is finally starting to receive its Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the United States. More →
Just a few days ago, Samsung and HTC updated two of their hot Android devices to Android 5.0, at least in some regions of the world. Both handset makers are now back with more Lollipop news for some of their best-selling phones, though it’s not necessarily good news. TechTastic reports that the Galaxy S4 is now receiving its Lollipop build, though only users in certain markets will see update prompts at this time. As for certain versions of the HTC One M8 and One M7, HTC’s 2014 and 2013 flagship handsets, the company said the update has been slightly delayed, missing the expected 90-day update window. More →
It might not be the newest Android phone in the world, and it might not be the most powerful. It also isn’t the fastest phone on the planet, and it doesn’t have the highest-resolution display either. There is little question that the HTC One (M8) is the sleekest phone the world has ever seen though, and it’s also the most solid and well-built.
While we all wait to see what HTC has in store for us in 2015, owners of the company’s 2014 flagship phone still have plenty to look forward to thanks to Google’s major Android 5.0 Lollipop update, which will soon be available for the One (M8). Thanks to a new leak, however, we can see what Lollipop looks like on the M8 right now. More →
Both the HTC One (M7) and the HTC One (M8) were two of our favorite phones released over the past two years and now it looks like they’re going to get significantly better once they’re upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop. LlabTooFer has posted some exclusive screenshots and videos of what the HTC One (M8) will look like with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop installed alongside HTC’s Sense 6.0 overlay. More →
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 →