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  • MWC 2017: the smartphones to expect?

    We're just under a month away from this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), being the world's biggest smartphone exhibition. Whether it's the biggest brands around or upstart manufacturers, the expo usually brings a ton of intriguing devices. Last year saw the likes of LG, Samsung, Sony and Xiaomi all launch high-end smartphones, but what does this year bring? Here's what you should expect at MWC 2017. Apple If there's one brand guaranteed to be missing at MWC, it's the Cupertino company, with the firm launching devices at dedicated events instead. The company generally launches its iPhones later in the year too, with the...

  • HTC U Ultra revealed: what should U know?

    It seems like the previous leak was accurate, as HTC revealed a new smartphone, dubbed the HTC U Ultra. HTC touted the device's design during the press conference, saying it comes with a sapphire glass display, as well as blue, white, black or "cosmetic pink" colour schemes. But in a move inspired by the LG V10 and V20 (review), the Taiwanese firm has added a secondary ticker display atop the main screen, showing contacts, weather and other appropriate notifications. It'll also be using the secondary display for its new virtual assistant. Yes, the HTC U Ultra comes with HTC Sense Companion, being...

  • HTC to release smartphone with ticker display? [Photos]

    The HTC 10 is one of the more underrated smartphones of 2016, featuring a great camera, beefy internals and solid design. But HTC is already hard at work a few handsets for 2017, VentureBeat reports, in the form of three phones with "Ocean" codenames. There's the Ocean Note, Ocean Master and Ocean Smart. And at least one phone has seemingly surfaced on Weibo, in the form of the Ocean Note. And if the photos are real, then we can expect a device with a secondary ticker display, akin to the LG V10 and V20. The photos also seem to show a very Galaxy...

  • 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...