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 nevertheless it's prominent and very noticeable each time you power the device on. Chances are if you're buying a new HTC One today, you'll know you're getting an Android phone.
With the two biggest Android handsets of the year now displaying Google's Android branding at startup — likely at the company's behest — this appears to be something of a trend for new high-end Androids. And we'll be watching with interest to see whether future flagships from the likes of Sony, LG and Motorola also tell buyers they're "powered by Android."
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 20 on Aug 5 at virtual Unpacked event
The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ are coming on August 5, right on schedule — and the virtual event should be plenty intriguing.
It's about to get easier than ever to stream 4K video without any buffering
Videos that are 50% smaller and still look good is the science we need right about now.
Android TV apps are still second-class citizens, and that's a huge problem
Without good apps, it doesn't matter how good your device is, just ask Windows Phone. And if Android TV ever wants to get out of the "aftermarket afterthought" sinkhole its been stuck in, it needs to shape up the apps that people use with it.
The Xperia 1 is still our favorite phone for shooting video
If video recording is your thing, then look no further than the Sony Xperia 1 — it offers a large screen, three great cameras, and extremely robust manual video controls.