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3 years ago

HTC One hands-on

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It's been quite a morning here in New York, and after weeks of leaks, anticipation and rumors, the HTC One is officially official. In case you're waking up late, we're talking about a design overhaul here, complete with metal chassis, 4.7-inch 1080p display, and Sense 5.0. The highlights here aren't so much the specs-- though the Snapdragon 600 chip and 2GB of RAM are nothing to sneeze at-- as they are the features HTC has built from the ground up, including the Ultrapixel camera complete with "Zoe", Sense 5's new BlinkFeed homescreen experience, and BoomSound. Hit the break for our initial impressions.

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3 years ago

Sprint promises HTC One availability too

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AT&T and T-Mobile have already announced that they'll have the recently-announced HTC One, and Sprint is hopping aboard too. They're equally skittish about date and pricing details, but you can always sign up for availability notifications here

It's great that these three are offering it and all, but what's going on with Verizon? Why no love for the HTC One? In any case, hit the jump for the full press release, or scope out our preview at the link below. Any Sprint customers itching to upgrade to this bad boy? 

Complete HTC One preview | HTC One forums

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3 years ago

HTC offers $100 trade-in for HTC One purchases

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HTC seems very excited (and rightfully so) about the new HTC One, and they want to make it a little easier for you to put their latest in your pocket. They’ve announced a new HTC One cash-back program, where they’ll give you $100 when you trade in your old phone for the new HTC One. It's pretty simple:

There's a lot to like about the HTC One. It has incredible specs, offers a brand new take on HTC's flavor of Android with the new HTC Sense, BlinkFeed and Zoe, and it's premium design and materials can't be ignored. Giving us $100 on top of it all is a great way to get our attention.

Complete HTC One preview | HTC One forums

Source: HTC

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3 years ago

T-Mobile says they will carry the HTC One, price and availability coming soon

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T-Mobile has announced that they will carry the HTC One for customers in the US. We have no pricing or availability details yet, just the promise that the new device will be available on T-Mobile's nationwide unlimited 4G plan, bringing the new BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, and Boomsound to the carrier. Click through for the press release in its entirety. 

Complete HTC One preview | HTC One forums

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3 years ago

HTC One: Your guide to the 2013 Android reboot

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Next-generation hardware meets bold software changes as HTC forges ahead after a tumultuous 2012

Take a seat, folks. This is going to take a little explaining. HTC today at simultaneous events in London and New York once again rebooted itself. Yes, it did so a year ago at Mobile World Congress with the launch of the HTC One line. Only what was to be a singular brand built with low-, mid-range and high-end phones (the HTC One V, One S and One X) was diluted into any number of variants in any number of markets. It was business as usual, and HTC paid the price for it financially in a 2012 that saw Samsung bring more chips to the table than anyone while playing the same winning hands over and over with the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2.

Also: HTC One specs; hands-on with the HTC One

Something had to change. Of that there should be no disagreement. And so today we have the HTC One, which until today has been going by its nom de plume, M7. HTC has taken its 2012 sigil -- which never really worked as an overarching brand name for multiple devices -- and recast it, literally and figuratively, in a single body. One phone. One vision. And, as we said at the outset, a good bit of explaining is required.

On one hand, HTC is continuing down the trail it's walked (or blazed, company execs will remind you) for years. Custom software. Powerful hardware. And in a more recent discovery for HTC, quality audio and optics. All of these things continue with the HTC One. But they're going to require letting go some of the old ways of thinking about smartphones in general, and with the Android experience in particular. You'll know your way around the HTC One just fine, but there's also a lot more to explore.

What follows is a preview of things to come. We've got the usual initial hands-on posts and, later, our full review. But consider this your guide. A roadmap to what's new, what excites us -- and what concerns us -- in the HTC One.

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3 years ago

HTC One carrier availability

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The newly-announced HTC One is HTC's most-ranged handset ever, debuting from this March on some 185 carriers in 80 territories. That includes T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T in the U.S. and all the major UK networks. But if you're wondering exactly which networks around the world will be selling the device, then we've got a big ol' list after the break.

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3 years ago

Official HTC One specs

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There's a lot to take in on HTC's 2013 flagship Android smartphone - and we've got your official HTC One specs

Behold, the HTC One, previously known by its code name, M7. We've been crawling all over the manufacturer's 2013 offering today in New York and London. There are a ton of new features to pore over, so be sure to swing by our HTC One preview before you do anything else.

But if you want raw HTC One specs, we've got you covered there as well. From platform basics to what's behind the new camera technology to the front-facing dual stereo speakers to supported radio frequencies.

So ease on past the break for the complete HTC One specs.

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3 years ago

HTC One gets official - metal chassis, 1080p display, 'Ultrapixel' camera

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After much speculation, a lot of hype and just a few leaks, HTC has today officially announced the HTC One, its leading Android handset for 2013. A metallic beast fashioned from a single slab of custom aluminum, the new HTC One sports a unique design not dissimilar from that of the Droid DNA. Major design features include dual front-facing speakers, a unique antenna placement around the edge of the device and the switch to a two-button setup. The phone will be available in silver and black color options.

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3 years ago

NVIDIA announces Tegra 4i with integrated LTE modem

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Smaller than Tegra 4 but still boasting some serious processing power

NVIDIA this morning took the wraps off the Tegra 4i, the next iteration in its recently announced Tegra 4 family. In a nutshell, Tegra 4i is smaller package than its Tegra 4 cousin. It's got 60 GPU cores instead of 72, but it's also got NVIDIA's new i500 LTE modem built into it. The processor is an ARM Cortex A9-R4, which was specially designed and optimized for the Tegra 4i. The processor clocks out at up to 2.3 GHz, for what that's worth. (OK, a lot of cycles is what that's worth.)

Before you get too hot and bothered by all this CPU/GPU talk, NVIDIA says we likely won't see any production devices until the toward the end of the year. So for now you'll just have to whet your appetite with the "Phoenix" reference platform NVIDIA's seeding. NVIDIA plans to show off Tegra 4i next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

We've got NVIDIA's full presser and complete specs of Tegra 4i after the break.

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3 years ago

NVIDIA announces Phoenix reference phone for Tegra 4i platform

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Following on from today's Tegra 4i announcement, NVIDIA has unveiled the reference smartphone for its new platform, dubbed "Phoenix." Described as a blueprint which manufacturers can use in designing their own Tegra 4i-based handsets, NVIDIA's Phoenix incorporates the quad-core Cortex A9-based CPU with battery saver core, as well as 60 GeForce GPUs and NVIDIA's programmable i500 modem core. NVIDIA's "Chimera" camera tech is on-board too, boasting such features as always-on HDR and HDR panoramas.

This isn't a product you're going to find in your local carrier store, nor is it something you'll be picking up online. Instead, it's designed to demonstrate what's capable with NVIDIA's new chips. Other specs include a 5-inch, 1080p display, a chassis thickness of 8mm and 4G LTE support, and NVIDIA says it runs the latest version of Android.

It's also likely the chipmaker will be showing off its new platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, so keep it locked to AC in the week ahead for full coverage of NVIDIA's spicy new chips.

More: NVIDIA announces Tegra 4i

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3 years ago

Three UK pushing out Jelly Bean update for Sony Xperia T

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The Jelly Bean update for the Sony Xperia T first started pushing out at the very beginning of February to unlocked devices. Since then, in the UK, O2 started pushing it out around a week later, and next up is the turn of fellow uk carrier Three. Announced this morning via their official Twitter account, Three has begun pushing out the Android 4.1.2 update to owners of the Xperia T on the network. Interestingly, Three's official support pages state that the update requires the latest version of the Sony PC Companion software, with no official mention of an OTA update. Sony themselves initially said that in some instances the update may only be available in this way, so it's definitely worth making sure you have the software installed on your computer. 

Beyond the standard Jelly Bean features such as Project Butter and Google Now, Sony's update brings about changes to some of their own pre-installed apps. Walkman, Album and Movies all see redesigns, the homescreen has new personalization options and improvements are also made within the camera application.  

Source: Three UK (Twitter, Support)

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3 years ago

LG teases its 2013 line at MWC

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LG this morning sent out a teaser for its offering next week at Mobile World Congress. L Style and G style (get it? LG Style?) have been around for some time, but the Korean manufacturer is tossing a couple of other letters into the mix: F and V. 

From the looks of the promo video, we've got a feeling we'll see an push for using NFC to connect to LG's other products, much like Sony did at CES last month.

We'll find out next week from Barcelona. Check out the promo video after the break.

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3 years ago

Droid DNA finally gets the S-Off treatment

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Thanks to some resourceful users over at XDA, the HTC Droid DNA now has full a full S-OFF exploit tool. Having S-OFF (basically) means that the NAND storage of the device is opened up and able to be freely written to. With full S-OFF access, users can write custom ROMs, recoveries and other firmware hacks to the device, as well as obtain permanent root access. The exploit requires both root and superCID, and won't work on the latest update according to the poster (they're aware and working on it). You'll need to be somewhat handy with a command prompt or terminal, ADB and Fastboot to get it done.

If you're interested in going through with obtaining S-OFF on your own Droid DNA, hit up the source links below. Remember that while the process seems to be working, no tool is perfect and there are risks associated with any hack of this level (above and beyond the warranty issues).

Source: XDA; More: Droid DNA ForumsThanks, Shamrock!

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3 years ago

Live from HTC in London and New York! 3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. EST

We're coming at you live Tuesday morning not just from two cities, but from two continents. HTC has beckoned us to London and New York for what what should be a pretty major event for the struggling smartphone manufacturer. We've seen weeks of leaks and leaks for weeks. But today it all becomes official.

We're liveblogging after the break. Alex Dobie in London, and Phil Nickinson and Anndrew Vacca from New York. It all kicks off at 10 a.m. EST, or 3 p.m. GMT.

Keep this site open, folks. It's on. 

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3 years ago

Jelly Bean rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note (N7000)

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The international versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note are seeing a Jelly Bean update today. Users in the far East and Germany are reporting that they're seeing an OTA to 4.1.2, namely the same JZO54K build that leaked out last November. As a refresher, meet the new change log (same as the old change log) .

  • Android 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
  • Project Butter
  • Multi-View (can also be disabled)
  • Page Buddy
  • Notification Panel can now be customized
  • New Additions in Notification Panel
  • Smart Rotation
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • Samsung’s Cloud services
  • Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
  • New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
  • 2 Home screen modes
  • New Notifications bar
  • Google Now

Of course this leaves the question of when or if the AT&T and semi-defunct T-Mobile versions here in the states are going to see such a thing. The answer is a resounding "we don't know". The US versions are essentially a Note in name only, and whether or not AT&T and Samsung want to update them is anyone's guess. 

If you have the N7000 version though, keep an eye on your status bar or fire up Kies and see if you have an update waiting.

Source: SamMobile

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