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  • HTC 10 Evo: International version of Bolt coming? [Update]

    The HTC Bolt was revealed earlier this month, being exclusive to the US Sprint network. Now, new information suggests that it will see a wider release in the form of the HTC 10 Evo. According to Taiwanese publication Sogi, the mobile manufacturer has issued press invites to the launch of the "HTC 10 Evo". It's understood that this handset is the international version of the HTC Bolt, so that means a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 LCD screen as well. It makes for a rather weird choice of processor, as the Snapdragon 810...

  • HTC Bolt looks like a challenger to LG V20 audio throne

    LG has been making a big song and dance about its new V20's audio capabilities, but the HTC Bolt could be lining up to take on the Korean manufacturer. According to slides obtained by TechnoBuffalo, the HTC Bolt will bear a resemblance to the HTC 10 and One A9, albeit with IP57 water resistance. As for internal specs, the slides don't mention much in the way of horsepower, but do claim a 3200mAh battery, 8MP selfie shooter and a 16MP f/2.0 main camera with optical image stabilisation. We're glad to see the HTC Bolt (reportedly) being the latest phone with solid audio...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 5 Android rivals who could step up

    To say that Samsung has had a disastrous few months would be to put it mildly (pardon the cliché). After earning critical and commercial acclaim with the Galaxy S7 range, the company was expected to continue its winning ways with the Galaxy Note 7. Dozens of these devices caught fire (literally), resulting in replacements being issued. But in an absolutely cruel and ridiculous twist of fate, these new units have suffered from similar problems, forcing Samsung to halt sales and exchanges. The South Korean giant finds itself at arguably its lowest point yet, but it does perhaps represent an opportunity for...

  • Google Pixel smartphones leaked by Carphone Warehouse

    Google is expected to take the wraps off a load of stuff at its event tomorrow, including two so-called Pixel smartphones. But what should we expect from them, then? Well, aside from the fact that HTC is making them, there are quite a few things to know, as the UK's Carphone Warehouse has leaked the goods. The Google Pixel XL Pretty much being the Nexus 6P in many ways, the Pixel XL is obviously the larger of the two Google phones. However, the comparisons between the two go deeper than just size though, as the retailer's prematurely leaked spec page shows. Both devices have a large...

  • HTC One A9s: inspired by iPhone in style and name

    Keeping track of the HTC One A9s and other launches at IFA 2016? Have a look at our IFA portal right here. HTC was criticised last year for its One A9 smartphone, bearing more than a passing resemblance to Apple's iPhone range. Or was it the other way around? After all, the Taiwanese firm claimed that it invented antenna lines first... Meet the newest edition to the HTC One Family: The new #HTCOneA9s. https://t.co/BjfBznjggO pic.twitter.com/c8Pynu6ccL — HTC (@htc) September 1, 2016 Either way, the company has revealed a successor in the form of the HTC One A9s - perhaps inspired by Apple's "s" naming...

  • Google’s stock Android is great, but it’s not the holy grail

    "Pffft, stock Android is where it's at. Why would I want to use TouchWiz, EMUI, MIUI or any other useless skin?" That's been the refrain among hardcore Android fans for years now. Pure Android definitely has some lovely things going for it, but let's be honest here, it's not perfect by any measure. First, why do stock addicts love this implementation of Android? Let me count the ways... All the updates, none of the tackiness The biggest reason for going stock Android is because you're getting the latest versions of Android first. This is a big problem in the Android environment, where it's not...

  • SPACE VR app turns the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift into a productivity hub

    Virtual reality's marketing tune so far has hummed around the gaming and entertainment advantages, but there are a few nifty productivity uses too. SPACE, launching in beta today, is one of these. It's a Windows-based program that allows the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive to double as a productivity hub. It effectively turns these headsets into virtual multi-monitors, mimicking a traditional multi-monitor setup but without the need for more physical screens. The press release explains that "SPACE allows users to open and work among six pages of content (for the beta version) displayed as large screens which can be viewed at...

  • HTC building two Nexus devices for Google – reports

    HTC's latest high-end smartphone has received mostly positive reviews, with praise for its hardware design, camera and restrained take on Android. So we're glad to hear that the company is crafting two Nexus smartphones for Google, running Android N. The news initially came via serial leaker Evan Blass, claiming that the new phones are codenamed M1 and S1. HTC is building a pair of Android N devices for Google internally dubbed M1 and S1 #nexus — Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 27, 2016 However, Android Police claimed that the new phones are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish respectively, citing an anonymous source. The website also noted a reference to...

  • HTC 10 review roundup: a return to glory for the Taiwanese company?

    HTC's latest high-end smartphone has people pleasantly surprised, as the company played it safe to produce what seems like a great device. This contrasts with LG and Huawei's radical approach to mobile devices this year - but is the HTC 10 playing it too safe? Ticking all the boxes? Ron Amadeo of Ars Technica said that the Taiwanese firm had built a no-nonsense phone that can rival the best of them. "The HTC 10 is a refreshing phone that manages to be great without any nonsense or gimmicks. Compared to the Galaxy S7, you're getting a better body, better software, louder speakers, more capable expandable storage,...

  • HTC 10 announced: 5.2-inch screen, Snapdragon 820, 12MP UltraPixel 2 camera

    Update #1, 4:42 CAT: Added available colour options. If you happen to be an HTC fan, stay tuned, because the company's just announced its latest Android Marshmallow flagship smartphone. Today HTC ditched both the "One M" moniker from its phones, announcing the rather drearily named HTC 10. The phone is a combination of the HTC One A9 and the HTC One M9 in terms of style, which is a good thing for minimalist lovers. The 10 boasts deep chamfered edges on its back, and a broad 5.2-inch screen on its front. There's also no garish logo either, with the company reserving it...