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HTC One update

UK unlocked HTC One receiving small update via big OTA download

Back in March, a 205MB update for the original HTC One M7 went out to a few users in mainland Europe. It added support for more routers, which suggests there was a bug or two to fix, but it also replaced an existing Android 4.4.2 update that was pulled. Today, some users worldwide are seeing the...
HTC 'M8 Ace' pictured, looks like... something

HTC 'M8 Ace' pictured, looks like... something

This, according to smartphone leaker @evleaks, is HTC's "M8 Ace," presumably another member of the 2014 HTC One family. Besides this blurry render, there's no further information on what's going on here, though we're apparently looking at a handset with front-facing speakers (and a curious new...
Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Blurring the background: Understanding focus, defocus, refocus and Ufocus

Your HTC One M8 isn't a Lytro, but that doesn't mean you can't create some neat-looking effects Background defocus effects are the hot new feature for smartphone cameras this year. Sony, Nokia, LG, Samsung and HTC are all offering DSLR-like bokeh effects in photos through software trickery....
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HTC Q1 2014 earnings show sizeable losses once more

HTC's unaudited earnings for Q1 2014 are out and it doesn't make for particularly positive reading. The Taiwanese firm has announced a net loss of NT$1.88 billion on revenue of NT$33.12 billion. This is way down on the modest profit made in the final quarter of 2013, though there are factors to...
HTC One M8 S-OFF

S-OFF for HTC One M8 paves way for further hackery

S-OFF exploit for M8 released by Firewater team, Google Play edition conversion now possible for GSM handsets Good news for those wanting greater freedom to hack and tinker with the HTC One M8, as the Firewater dev team has released its method for gaining S-OFF ("security off") on the device....
Save $50 on the HTC One M8 Unlocked or Dev Edition for a limited time!

Save $50 on the HTC One M8 Unlocked or Dev Edition for a limited time!

Anybody hankering to get their hands their hands on a developer edition of the HTC One (M8) will only have until the end of tonight to get one at the promotional price of $50 off. The developer edition has an easily unlockable bootloader and doesn’t have any of that nasty carrier bloatware on top...
HTC One (M8) preferred over Samsung Galaxy S5 by Android Central readers

HTC One (M8) preferred over Samsung Galaxy S5 by Android Central readers

The HTC One (M8) earned 13,719 votes in our poll while the Samsung Galaxy S5 only garnered 5,859 votes We ran a poll last week pitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 against the HTC One (M8) in a purchasing scenario, and the results are pretty definitive. Out of nearly 20,000 votes, 70% picked the HTC...
HTC One M8 bootloader

HTC One M8 kernel source code released

Open-source bits for Sense and GPe models now available As required under the GPL, HTC has released the kernel source code and framework support files for the new HTC One M8. Code is available through HTCDev for the regular Sense version of the phone on a variety of carriers, as well as for the...
In video: HTC One M8 versus Nexus 5

In video: HTC One M8 versus Nexus 5

If you're after a more visual guide to the differences between HTC's new hotness, the HTC One M8, and Google's current stock Android flagship, the LG-built Nexus 5, you'll want to check out our hands-on comparison video above. When you're done, be sure to head on over to our full head-to-head...
Nexus 5, HTC One M8

HTC One M8 versus Nexus 5

How does HTC's latest match up to Google's six-month-old Nexus? With the launch of the new HTC One M8 last week, the first major Android flagship of 2014 is finally upon us. And as we said in our full review of the phone, the M8 is one of the most impressive Android devices we've used. But...
HTC Glove GLUUV

HTC follows Samsung for April Fools' joke, releases wearable for your hand

HTC can't let everyone else have all the early April Fools' fun, and they just had to show us a pair of smartgloves of their own. Unlike Samsung's imaginary smartgloves, HTC's imaginary smartgloves feature an industrial design and Boomsound. And tiny holograms of cats. Have a look, and be...
Zoe camera

Zoes, Duo effects and video highlights on the HTC One M8

Sense 6 brings changes to HTC's animated photos and highlight reels, and new artistic effects from the M8's second camera Zoes — HTC's little animated video/photo shots — and video highlights — a 30-second compilation reel from a particular event — were two of the main photographic features of...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8

Quick comparison: HTC One (M8) versus Samsung Galaxy S5 specs

How do HTC and Samsung's flagship smartphones compare on paper? With the arrival of the new HTC One, and before it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 at MWC, the stage is set for one of the great Android rivalries of 2014. It's way too early to call this one — the HTC One has only just launched, and the GS5...
M8 charging

New HTC One supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Faster charging for HTC's 2014 flagship, but you'll need to wait for an updated charger to take full advantage Last year's HTC One, the M7, was great in a lot of ways. But charging speeds weren't exactly its forte. The device arrived just in time to miss out on Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology...
HTC BlinkFeed

HTC BlinkFeed headed to other Android devices

Following 'popularity with HTC users', company will bring its home screen reader to non-HTC phones 'soon' Tucked away in a corner of HTC's new HTC One (M8) press release is a rather interesting nugget — the Taiwanese manufacturer plans to bring its BlinkFeed home screen launcher to other Android...
HTC One M8

We're answering your HTC One (M8) questions on the Android Central forums!

The new HTC One (M8) is upon us, and depending on where you live you might even be able to buy one already. Our full review is a great place to learn more about HTC's latest flagship. But if you've still got burning questions, you'll want to head over to the Android Central forums, where Phil and...
HTC powered by Android

New HTC One includes 'powered by Android' branding

If you're buying a new HTC One today, you'll know you're getting an Android phone Well how about that. Just like Samsung's Galaxy S5, the new HTC One (M8) includes a "powered by Android" message when you first switch it on. The actual "Android" logo appears a little smaller than on the GS5, but...
HTC One (M8) SIM tray

Buying the new HTC One (M8)? You'll need a nanoSIM

New HTC flagship uses smaller SIM standard Today, after weeks of speculation and online leaks, the new HTC One — also known by its codename "M8" — is official. And in some parts of the world the device has gone on sale immediately on launch day. But if you're thinking of picking up HTC's latest...
HTC One M8 Google Play edition mockup

Google Play edition HTC One (M8) officially announced [update: now available to order]

Latest HTC device with 'stock' Android available to pre-order from today Update: The HTC One (M8) Google Play edition has arrived in the Play Store with the expected $699 price tag, and you can place an order immediately. Regular ground shipping is free, and expected shipping times are currently...
ART on HTC One

Experimental ART runtime available on new HTC One

Attention smartphone nerds — the new HTC One (M8) includes the option to use the experimental, pre-release ART runtime should you desire to make that switch. Android 4.4 introduced the new ART runtime — an alternative to the standard Dalvik runtime intended to let developers and OEMs get to grips...

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