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  • 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...

  • This is HTC’s greatest mobile phone ever

    The tech industry's spotlight will be cast on HTC this week when it reveals its latest high-end smartphone on Tuesday. Between a 12-megapixel main camera to rival the Galaxy S7 and powerful internals, leaks are painting a very positive picture of the unannounced phone. However, for the hardcore tech addict, the new phone still pales in comparison to arguably HTC's greatest phone yet, the HD2. Released way back in 2009, the device was pushed out with Microsoft's decidedly uncool Windows Mobile 6 operating system, then upgraded to WM6.5. Under the hood, the phone screamed with a 1Ghz single-core processor, 448MBs of available RAM and a microSD expansion...

  • Here’s what you should know about HTC’s new flagship

    HTC hasn't had a great time in recent years, as it went from Samsung's chief Android rival to relative obscurity. The One M9 smartphone (review) didn't help matters either, owing to its lack of any real standout features. Still, the Taiwanese company is hoping to right the ship with its newest high-end phone, which will be unveiled tomorrow. What do we know about this new handset though? HTC might drop 'M' from the phone name Starting with 2013's One M7, all HTC flagships have had an 'M' in their name, such as the M8 and last year's M9. But reports and HTC's own teases indicate that we...

  • HTC 10 teases ‘world first, world class’ camera technology

    HTC phones are fast becoming a hard sell, especially since the last good device to leave its stable was 2014's HTC One M8. But it's hoping to change all of that with the HTC 10. We don't know if it will actually be called the HTC 10 (or HTC One M10), but its creator is pretty sure that the phone's cameras will be "World First, World Class, Front and Back," judging by the company's latest coy teaser tweet. World First, World Class, Front and Back. You’ll see. #powerof10 pic.twitter.com/qN9HN6OP5i — HTC (@htc) March 15, 2016 What this means is really anyone's guess, but...

  • Weekend News Recap – 7 March: Uncharted 4 beta, Ray Tomlinson dies and HTC 10 leaks

    It’s Monday, in case you didn’t know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn’t have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment — the Weekend News Recap: 5-6 March Edition. Most read articles last week Apple Watch Sport review: the definitive timepiece for Apple fans PlayStation 4 firmware 3.50 Musashi: the features you can expect Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal’s world maps are strangely similar Although Sony pushed back the launch date of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End once again,...

  • HTC Vive VR headset will retail for $799, PC specs revealed

    Update: HTC has also announced the PC specifications needed to power the Vive VR. The recommended GPUs include Nvidia's GTX 970 or AMD's Radeon R9 290. The CPU recommended is the Intel Core i5-4590 or the AMD FX 8350. RAM is pegged at 4GB, while ports required include an HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 and one USB 2.0 port. Windows 7 with SP1 installed is also recommended. It's zero-day at MWC 2016, and that means companies going tooth and nail to outdo one another before the gates officially open. And although HTC hasn't a smartphone on display (or at least initially), the...