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4 years ago

HTC One V headed to the U.S. this summer

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Alongside its Droid Incredible 4G LTE announcement, HTC also revealed that the One V, it's new entry-level smartphone, will be headed to the U.S. from a "variety of partners" this summer. No specific dates, prices or networks were announced. but the One V is a good bet for pre-paid or regional carriers.

Inside its chinny, Legend-like chassis, the One V sports a 1GHz single-core Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM and a WVGA (800x480) SuperLCD2 display. As you might imagine, it's running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 4 on the software side. There's also a 5MP HTC ImageSense camera, which we found performed better than any entry-level smartphone camera we'd tested, even putting the Galaxy Nexus's 5MP shooter to shame.

For more on the One V, be sure to check out our full review of the international version. We've also got the full press release from HTC after the break.

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4 years ago

HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders start today, claim yours now!

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Pre-orders for Sprint's newest flagship phone, the HTC EVO 4G LTE, have begun today. While we still don't have an official launch date, you can finally tell Sprint that you want one.

If you're a Sprint customer and don't know much about the new EVO, it's a pretty slick phone. It has a 4.7-inch HD Super-LCD2 display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8 MP camera, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and HTC Sense 4.

The phone will be $199 with the signing of a 2-year contract and $549 without.

If you want to see what others are saying about the phone or their thoughts on pre-ordering, please check out our EVO 4G LTE Forum. This is great news for Sprint customers who have been patiently waiting for the next EVO to arrive.

Source: Sprint

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4 years ago

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE specs

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Specs for the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE:

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4 years ago

Start your week with a special edition of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World!

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Missed our special Galaxy S III podcast from London last Thursday? Fear not -- now's the time to get caught up on all the facts, figures and opinions on Samsung's latest and greatest Android smartphone. Live (and in person!) from old London town, Alex and Phil cover everything from specs to design to software to woodchucks, in a very special edition of the Android Central Podcast. If you're looking to get caught up on everything there is to know about the Galaxy S III, there's no better place to do it.

The Android Central Podcast is your weekly peek into the world of Android, where we break down the news that really matters, and explain what's just a bunch of hype. Plus, we answer your e-mails and voicemails. You don't want to miss it. Check out the Android Central Podcast.

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4 years ago

April brings HTC sales boost

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Last month brought an improvement in monthly sales figures for HTC, according to reports from Reuters​. Figures released by HTC this morning put consolidated sales at NT$31.03 billion ($1.06 billion) -- an improvement on the previous month's NT$30.879 billion, though still some 20 percent lower than April 2011's figure of NT$38.73 billion. The Taiwanese manufacturer saw falling revenues in the face of increased competition during Q4 2011 and Q1 2012, so the uptick in sales will come as welcome news.

The rise in sales can be attributed to the launch of the critically-praised HTC One series in Europe and Asia. As the One series sees broader availability in North America over the next month, HTC will be hoping its numbers will be further buoyed.

Source: Reuters

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4 years ago

HTC One X kernel source code released

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We're already starting to see a a fairly large selection of custom ROMs for HTC's new hero device, the One X. And development work is sure to be accelerated with the release of the kernel source for the Tegra 3- powered international variant, as is required under the open source rules. The code, which weighs around 111MB, is available for software version 1.26 and 1.28 on a variety of unlocked and branded versions of the One X.

We've yet to see kernel source appearing for the other three HTC One phones -- the One S, One V and One XL (aka AT&T One X) -- but with the appearance of code for the One X today, we'd expect it to land sooner rather than later.

Hit the source link, then select your version and model of choice to pick up the source code.

Source: HTCDev

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4 years ago

From the forums: Galaxy Nexus OEM Desktop Dock

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Patient British Galaxy Nexus owners have finally reached a once far away moment. OEM accessories for the device are starting to appear at retailers such as Clove Technology. One such patient Nexus owner is nhuth​ from the Android Central forums. The precious Desktop Dock has just shown up in the mail, and nhuth ​was good enough to share with us a couple of photos of the item along with a quick first impression.

I preordered the Galaxy Nexus desktop dock and vehicle dock from Clove.co.uk back in February and just received my desktop dock today. All that was in the box was the dock itself and quick-start guide. There are no cables included. The Galaxy Nexus fits in smoothly with a nice, quality feel. The pins work just as I would have hoped. Out back is a micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack. Unlike the Nexus One dock, no bluetooth is included. So, there is no way to control your music with the phone out of the dock. The connection is solely through the three-pin connection.

Sounds like a bit of a mixed bag. A quality item, but functionality limited a little to what it might have been. Either way, we're glad to see these items are starting to appear in peoples hands. If anyone else has recently taken delivery of the same dock, let us know your own thoughts in the comments below. 

​Thanks nhuth!

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4 years ago

Android Central weekly photo contest winner: The great outdoors

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Congrats to Justadye4, who won this weeks photo contest with his perfect composition of a budding pine in Boulder taken with the EVO 4G. The depth of field and focal effects are gorgeous. Thanks for entering, and keep an eye on your inbox for info about your prize.

This week was the hardest photo contest to judge yet. I'm pleased to say that almost every single entry was pulled out and considered for the winner. I don't know if it was the subject, or random luck, or just that you guys are so damn good with your cameras, but the quality of this weeks entries just floored us. Have a look through the contest thread and see for yourself. We tried to pull a few out that deserve a special nod (see those after the break), but each and every entry was special. The best part? We'll be back next week to do it all over again. Keep those lenses clean folks!

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4 years ago

Verizon getting a blue Motorola Droid RAZR on May 18?

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We've seen the Motorola Droid RAZR in white, black and purple. Now it looks like Verizon's got a blue version joining the ranks as well. According to the inventory screens we've received, it's slated for release on May 18. It's the same as Droid RAZR we first reviewed back in November -- and that means it's also running Gingerbread, we're told. And we also can't help but notice that this shade of blue isn't unlike what Nokia has on the Lumia 900. Coincidence?

No word on pricing yet (or if there's a blue MAXX version on the way), and remember that none of this is official until Verizon says it is. So stay tuned.

Thanks, anon!

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4 years ago

From the Editor's Desk: A look back at London, a look ahead to New Orleans

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The Samsung Galaxy S III event has come and gone. Some say that's true about the phone as well, that it's so disappointing it's done before ever getting off the ground. Of course, many of the people saying that have yet to actually touch or use the Galaxy S III. Not that you shouldn't be able to form some sort of opinion about a phone before getting to experience it — otherwise why the hell did we do 30-something stories on it? But predicting a device's failure should at least require physical contact, no?

Regardless, Samsung will sell a bunch of these things, both in the form we saw at Earl's Court, and in variants to U.S. (and other) carriers. It'll sell 'em because Samsung is Samsung, and it has the clout with carriers — and more important, it has the marketing budget — to sell just about anything, and as much of anything, as it wants. Make no mistake about that. Samsung would never let the Galaxy S III wither and die, no matter what bloggers and analysts thing about it. Probably the more telling line came from Samsung president JK Shin, who all but made fun of the media for all the pre-launch speculation. (I can't say I blame him.) He made it pretty obvious Samsung's going to push this thing hard, never mind the blogs. Hardly a surprise there.

So what do I think? Pretty much what I said in last week's podcast. I rather like the hardware. The HTC One X wins in the display department, thanks to SLCD 2, but the SGSIII's got some nice lines to it, and I'm fairly smitten by the Pebble Blue version. Yeah, the screen's even bigger than the Galaxy Nexus or the SGSII or the One X, but Samsung's done it in a way so that the phone itself hasn't significantly grown in size. And it's thin enough at 8.6mm, with a nicely balanced weight.

It's the software that's left me underwhelmed. Ice Cream Sandwich was a fresh start for Android. HTC took advantage of that (even though many of the UI tweaks on the HTC One line were coming anyway, ICS or no). But hte Galaxy S III still seems stuck in the Gingerbread era, as far as the user interface goes. I'll be using a third-party launcher on it, most likely (and there are some really good ones available these days). Things like S Voice, and the phone being able to anticipate that you're going to make a call, and to go picture-in-picture are fun, but they're gimmicky. And for the most part, they're neither overly intuitive nor integral to the use of the phone, and these things are complicated enough as it stands. Maybe I'll be wrong and we'll hear a chorus of "Hello, Galaxy" rising up from the sidewalks of America.

But that was last week. It's already time for the next show.

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4 years ago

AT&T's HTC One X available today!

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The wait is over. As of today, you can purchase the HTC One X directly from AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract. If you're on the fence, be sure to read our complete AT&T One X review, and we've got some incredible discussions going on in our HTC One X forums as well. Is this one the phone for you?

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4 years ago

Late night poll: Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC One X?

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You knew this was coming. In one hand you have the HTC One X. Tegra 3 or S4 Krait; 720p SLCD2 at 4.7-inches. Sense 4. The hotness. In the other hand, you have the Samsung Galaxy S III, the world's newest Android phone. Quad-core Exynos, 720p SuperAMOLED at 4.8-inches. The new Touchwiz and it's cool voice interaction and face recognition. It's a good time to be an Android fan.

Chances are, you aren't going to have both. So, which one would pick? Hit the poll, let us know.

Choose your weapon -- HTC One X or Samsung Galaxy S III

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4 years ago

Titanium Backup updated, addition of Google Drive sync for Pro users

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Titanium Backup Pro has long been a favourite in the Android toolbox for root users. Its feature list and relative ease of use have seen it become a must have, including the ability to sync your backups with your Dropbox account. With the recent launch of Google Drive, Titanium now offers sync to your Drive account with this latest update to the application should you be using the paid, Pro version. 

Google Drive sync isn't the only new feature to be heading our way though. The full changelog reads a little something like this:

• [PRO] Supports Google Drive!
• [PRO] Can use a Filter for Dropbox/Box/Google Drive sync. All features from the Filters screen are supported.
• Can backup & restore system apps on stock ROMs, for backups made with TB 5.1.0+.
• Fixed infamous "Android Market query failed" error when viewing Market info on an app.
• Fixed frozen system apps getting defrosted when integrating their updates into ROM.
• Fixed TB launch failure on some ROMs (for LG Optimus 2X & SGS2).
• Misc improvements & bugfixes.

As always, we've got download links to the Google Play store for you after the break. 

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4 years ago

Android Central Editors' App Picks for May 5, 2012

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While you anxiously sit and await all of the fun that should be coming from CTIA 2012 you might as well check out some new apps on your Android device. Let's hit the break together and take a look at some of our favorites, and be sure to hit up the comments and share some of yours with us as well!

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