Items tagged with HTC One M8

The recently announced HTC One M9 may be the “new hotness” with its 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and upgraded cameras, but there are still millions of customers out there rocking the previous generation One M8. One M8 users on T-Mobile received their OTA Lollipop update on February 9 and nearly a month later, it’s time for Verizon customers to enjoy some sweet Lollipop goodness. The OTA Update, which is Software Version SU4A – 3.28.605.9, SU4B – 4.17.605.5, includes Lollipop-based improvements to the Notification Panel, Lock Screen, and Recent Apps. Google’s Material Design language should permeate through the operating system, but you will still have to wade through Verizon’s... Read more...
The wait for Android 5.0 will soon be over for T-Mobile customers that have HTC’s flagship One M8. HTC’s VP of Product Management, Mo Versi, reported via Twitter that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update would be pushed out over-the-air (OTA) starting tomorrow (February 9). HTC One (M8) T-Mobile owners! Lollipop OS Technical Approval has been received! OTA to start on Monday. #HTCAdvantage— Mo (@moversi) February 7, 2015 Lollipop updates have been dropping at a furious pace in recent days. Just in the past week, Verizon released the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5, while Sprint has sent out OTA updates for the Galaxy S5 and One M7. Sprint also plans to released Lollipop updates for... Read more...
Devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop now making up 1.6 percent of the entire Android install base. That’s still a far cry from the 39.7 percent running Android 4.4 KitKat or the combined 44.5 percent of users still on Jellybean (4.1, 4.2, 4.3). Lollipop’s numbers are about to get a nice boost now that U.S. carriers are starting to update their smartphones. We learned earlier this week that Verizon Wireless is pushing its Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy S5, and we’re learning today that Sprint is giving some Lollipop lovin’ to Galaxy S5 and HTC One M7 users. Sprint’s Galaxy S5 update weighs in a 898.44MB and carries the version number G900PVPU1AOA6. The update for the HTC One M7 is 702.52MB... Read more...
It appears that the photocopiers are running at full steam in the tech world. In mid-November, Nokia showed no mercy with its Android-based N1 tablet that looks like a near clone of Apple’s iPad mini. Today, Hewlett-Packard is jumping onboard with its new Pro Slate tablets, which look supersized versions of the HTC One (M8) smartphone. There are two models in the new tablet family: the 12.3-inch Pro Slate 12 and the 7.9-inch Pro Slate 8. Specs wise, neither tablet is likely to set your hair on fire thanks to the 2013-era Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. And while similar tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 feature 2560x1600 displays, the Pro Slate 8 makes do with an iPad Retina-like... Read more...
The successor to the HTC One (M8) will soon be upon us, and if these latest images are anything to go by, the new flagship smartphone is definitely a looker. Specifications for the Hima (or One M9, depending on what HTC decides naming the device) have been leaking since early October, but this is the first glimpse we’ve gotten of the smartphone.  The images don’t show a dramatic departure from what One (M7) or One (M8), but styling has never been a sore-point for HTC’s flagship smartphone so why mess up a good thing? When it comes to dimensions, the length and width of the device are slightly smaller by 1mm, while thickness has increased ever so slightly from 9.4mm to 9.56mm.  Unfortunately,... Read more...
HTC doesn't have a problem building high-end handsets that stand up to the competition. The HTC One is evidence of that. However, hardware will only get you so far, and without proper marketing, you'll get buried under a sea of Galaxy and iPhone devices, which is where HTC finds itself now. HTC doesn't spend nearly as much as Samsung or Apple on marketing, though perhaps bringing back Robert Downey Jr. to pitch the HTC One M8 is a sign of things to come. This is the guy who plays Iron Man, after all, as well as Sherlock Holmes and several other high profile roles. He was also a pitchman for HTC's brand last year in a handful of ads promoting "HTChange." Unfortunately for HTC, the ads were a bit... Read more...
Following a string of wins in the early days of Android, HTC these days is struggling to compete with Samsung and Apple, the two giants in the smartphone space. Quarterly losses are becoming all too familiar for HTC, which just posted another one to kick off 2014. HTC said it collected NT$33.12 billion (around $1.06 billion in U.S. currency) in revenues during the first quarter of 2014, resulting in a net loss of NT$1.88 billion (just over $62 million USD). That's not the kind of start to the year HTC was looking for, though if there's a silver lining, it's that these numbers represent sales prior to the launch of the refreshed One M8 handset. HTC has a new flagship device, and like its predecessor,... Read more...
Futuremark isn't letting up on its decision to publicly shame handsets and device manufacturers that get caught trying to game the company's 3DMark benchmark. Just the opposite, Futuremark wasted no time calling out HTC and its recently refreshed One (M8) for the way the device handles itself when running 3DMark . One of the rules manufacturers must follow is they can't implement a detection scheme that lets the device know when 3DMark is being launched, nor can the device alter its normal behavior based on such detection. This is where the HTC One (M8) gets itself in hot water. The HTC One (M8) kicks up its CPU frequency about 15 percent on average when running 3DMark. Futuremark observed this... Read more...
As was expected, HTC introduced its new One (M8) handset yesterday, and judging by the media coverage and user comments, there appears to be a fair amount of excitement over the company's new flagship device. Understandable, considering it features a large 5-inch Full HD 1080p display powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. And unlike the original One, the new version sports a microSD card slot. Good stuff, though if you're looking for an Achilles Heel, the folks at iFixIt have found one. Like its predecessor, the HTC One M8 isn't a repair-friendly device. Getting it open requires heating up the adhesive to soften the glue, and then prying off the speaker grill with a... Read more...