HTC’s (2498) One-series phones have been widely praised by reviewers and users alike, but the phones have not seen the success HTC likely hoped for as Samsung (005930) and Apple (AAPL) continue to dominate the global smartphone market. The Taiwan-based company must be content with its strategy thus far, however, as it is preparing to launch a sequel to its flagship One X that appears to offer a bump in specs and little else. A photo of the HTC One X+ leaked on Wednesday and now clearer photos of the unreleased device have been published by Pocket-lint. Key specs reportedly include a Tegra 3+ quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz or 1.7GHz, a 1,800 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, Beats Audio, 32GB of internal storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The HTC One X+ is expected to launch later this fall. More →
After waiting the summer out, it appears HTC (2498) will release Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the One X next month for non-carrier branded models, according to MoDaCo. Don’t expect stock Android, though. HTC will skin Jelly Bean with its Sense UI, of course. Carrier models like the AT&T version should receive Jelly Bean by Christmas. Specific release dates are still up in the air, but the site does also mention that the rumored HTC One X+ with a 1.6GHz Tegra 3 processor, 1,800 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is still forthcoming and will ship with Jelly Bean installed. What about an update for T-Mobile’s HTC One S? There isn’t an update on that front, but it should be in the works as the smartphone is still relatively new.
HTC’s (2498) upcoming One X+ smartphone has long been tagged as HTC’s upcoming “super phone” and now we have some specs to prove it. An XDA-Developers forum member posted some details about the One X+ on his Twitter account Friday and said that the new smartphone will be equipped with a Tegra 3+ quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, a 1,800 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device is also expected to be skinned with Sense 4.5 atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The rumored battery in the One X+ is something of a disappointment, since earlier rumors hinted that the handset would feature an improved battery and not the same 1,800 mAh battery that appeared in the original One X, but hopefully other optimizations will stretch out its performance. More →
HTC (2498) isn’t letting the recent struggles of its One series keep it down, as the company is reportedly prepping a sequel to the HTC One X for an early fall release. An unnamed source has told Stuff that the new HTC smartphone — codenamed the “Endeavour C2” and likely to be officially called the HTC One X+ once it’s released — will feature a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, an “improved” battery and full compatibility with all of the One X’s accessories. The “Endeavour C2” has been tagged for a September release, meaning HTC will likely announced it around the same time that Nokia (NOK) announces its first Windows Phone 8 smartphones and Apple (AAPL) announces its next-generation iPhone. More →
Confirmation: confirmed. HTC (TPE:2498)and carrier partner Telstra told the world earlier this week that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates are in the works for the One X and One S, and now the vendor has broadened its scope. HTC told Engadget on Friday that it is indeed working on Jelly Bean updates for a number of local devices including AT&T’s One X and T-Mobile’s One S. “We know HTC fans are excited to get their hands on Google’s latest version of Android,” an HTC spokesperson said. “At this point in time, we can confirm that we have plans to upgrade our HTC One X, HTC One XL and HTC One S to Jelly Bean. Please stay tuned for more updates regarding device upgrades, timing and other details about HTC and Jelly Bean.” We’re big fans of the One X and the One S running Ice Cream Sandwich and as awesome as Jelly Bean is, things can only get better once the updates are finally released. More →
HTC (TPE:2498) and carrier partner Telstra have confirmed that HTC is currently working to bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to its One X and One S smartphones. Google’s (GOOG) own Nexus 7 tablet and Galaxy Nexus smartphone are currently the only devices to run the latest version of the Android operating system; the company’s vendor partners have remained silent on the matter as they continue efforts to bring the previous version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, to their devices. According to Telstra’s website, however, the HTC One XL — the international version of HTC’s One X — and HTC One S are both listed as having Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates in the works. Telstra does not provide an estimated delivery date for either update. More →
An unknown HTC smartphone has appeared on the GLBenchmark website. The device contains the model number PM63100 and the codename “Evitare UL,” which clearly relates to the original One X’s codename of Evita. The handset is equipped with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz, features a 720p HD display and runs Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device also appears to be heading to AT&T’s 4G LTE network. Other details such as screen size were not disclosed. More →
The HTC One X may be one of the spiffiest new Android devices so far this year but some One X users are reporting that design flaws are impeding their ability to connect to Wi-Fi. As Dustin Karnes at Android Guys reports, an Xda-Developers member called bigoliver has found that the One X can potentially have several Wi-Fi related problems that will either adversely affect the device’s battery life or render it totally incapable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. More →
HTC is in a tough spot as two of its new flagship smartphones — smartphones it desperately needs to make available in the United States as it attempts to mount a comeback — are currently held up in Customs due to a patent spat with Apple. The Taiwan-based vendor issued a statement earlier this week claiming that its devices comply with an order issued by the International Trade Commission, thus suggesting the ITC will release the shipments soon. According to a report from The Verge, this is indeed the case and HTC used custom Android builds to dodge the Apple patents in question. The report claims HTC circumvented the use of Apple’s protected “data tapping” functionality by implementing a new settings menu that allows the user to adjust default app associations. HTC and Sprint will still miss the scheduled launch of the EVO 4G LTE but if the report is accurate, HTC’s new flagship phones should clear Customs soon. More →
The launch of Sprint’s flagship EVO 4G LTE has been delayed indefinitely and supply of AT&T’s flagship HTC One X will be constrained as a result of ongoing patent disputes between HTC and Apple. HTC confirmed in a statement emailed to BGR on Tuesday evening that shipments of its new EVO 4G LTE and One X smartphones have been held up by United States Customs as part of an International Trade Commission investigation. Before the phones can clear Customs, the ITC will need to determine that HTC’s new handsets are in compliance with an earlier ruling. More →
Sprint on Wednesday announced that its upcoming flagship Android smartphone, the HTC EVO 4G LTE, will become available on May 18th for $199.99 on contract. While Sprint doesn’t yet have a nationwide 4G LTE network to support the new One-series smartphone, subscribers will find plenty of cutting-edge technology to tide them over until Sprint begins flipping the switch on LTE. Key features of the new phone include a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera with HTC’s Image Sense technology, and Sense 4 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. BGR took a hands-on look at the EVO 4G LTE last month and called it an impressive smartphone with an aesthetic that may be a deal-breaker for some. Sprint’s full press release follows below. More →
HTC’s new line of One-series smartphones launched on April 2nd in Europe and parts of Asia, but HTC’s performance hasn’t yet caught up to the impressive earnings it managed last year. HTC reported six consecutive months of record revenue in 2011 before increased competition from Samsung and the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S began a steep slide that continued last month. HTC on Monday announced that its consolidated revenue for the month of April totaled NT$31.03 billion, or approximately $1.06 billion. Performance improved for the second consecutive month, up from NT$30.88 in March, but sales were down 20% from NT$38.73 in April last year. HTC’s One S smartphone launched late last month on T-Mobile and the flagship HTC One X became available from AT&T on Sunday.
Behold the Ghost of Palm Past. Earlier this week, industry watchers got to relive the rise and fall of webOS as Research In Motion gave the world a brief look at a gorgeous new smartphone platform while failing to convince anyone that it can succeed in a market dominated by Apple and Google. RIM’s stock plummeted from a high of $14.62 earlier this week to the $11-range as a result. Then, on Thursday, Samsung took the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. The impressive smartphone’s design was described as having been inspired by pebbles that had been smoothed be the flow of water in a river. There was once another smartphone with a design inspired by river rocks, but I can’t quite put my finger on it… More →