MWC 2015!

Mobile World Conference(MWC) 2015 bought us many new and different gadets from HTC, Sony and the like. The annual trade show  in Spain has became the most important global smartphone showcase.  Let’s take a look at what we have seen.

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5 things I like about HTC.

From the heights of the HTC Desire, the world’s first true iPhone competitor, HTC had fallen dramatically, and sales were in the gutter. It had something like 10.7 percent of the market at its best – and this is already a distant memory, a figure dating back three years by now. Arguably an underdog in the mobile industry now, but it hardly matters with the pace with which the industry is progressing. Fans and tech enthusiasts love the brand and will think more than twice before they go with another company. With that said, let’s take a look at what HTC is good at.

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Are OEMs getting their acts together?

This post contains some rant at the bottom. Ever since Google officially drop Lollipop’s source, OEMs are now racing to put Lollipop onto their latest flagship. HTC promised to roll Lollipop in 90 days for the M7 and M8; Motorola has also posted a soak test for selected Moto X users, but a fellow member on XDA has mirrored the soak test and is now available for all who have the courage to flash; LG has also posted a press release stating that it has began rolling out Lollipop for the G3 owners this week and the OTA has been leaked over at XDA(again); There is a video by Sammobile

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HTC Desire 820 to be the first 64-bit Android Smartphone?

Last week HTC teased what appears to be the Desire 820. A mid-tier handset which is expected to launch at IFA in Berlin early next month. The Taiwanese giant has teased as image with the number ‘820’ written on it – give rise to speculation about the upcoming device.

It didn’t take too long for HTC to almost confirm the Desire 820’s 64 bit-ness in another teaser image. Not just that, but Qualcomm itself joined the party by acknowledging the device as the first smartphone to use its octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC. The Snapdragon 615 is an eight-core 64-bit processor intended for mid-range phones, sitting below the Snapdragon 808/810 and above the Snapdragon 410.

The phone has been officially confirmed via the HTC Weibo account though details are very scarce – all the teaser images really say is “64-bit” and “September 4”. The first image lists off the HTC firsts – first Android phone, first 1080p phone, first f/2.0 camera aperture and so on.
We’ll have to wait till September 4 to see what HTC have in bag for us.

HTC announces Butterfly 2 in South Asia

  HTC has announced the Butterfly 2 for the Asian markets. The phone was previously launched on KDDI in Japan as the J Butterfly but will now be available in other Asian markets, including India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The Butterfly 2 has a 5.0-inch, Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB storage space, microSD card slot, HTC Duo Camera with 13 megapixel main sensor with f/2.0, 28mm lens and additional depth sensor on the back, 1080p video recording, 5 megapixel front camera, water and dust resistant body, 2700mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.   Packed with the latest HTC Sense 6 experience, HTC Duo Camera for advanced imaging, and an intuitive Motion Launch advanced sensor, the new HTC Butterfly 2 comes with solid specifications that can rival almost any other flagship. The Duo Camera boasts a depth sensor in addition to the main […]

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Review : BoomSound on HTC One (M8)

The HTC One (M8) audio quality is by far the best I have ever seen a mobile device produce so far – and that’s including tablets. Even its impressive predecessor pales in comparison with the latest HTC flagship, which is not only the loudest around, but also delivers perfectly clean output. The positioning of the speakers on the front of the phone is a critical characteristic of the phone’s sound. Slapped right on the front, it allows audio to be fired towards you when you’re holding the phone. BoomSound features at a glance:1. The HTC One (M8) features a new multi-band amplifier that ratchets up the volume and sound quality, and boosts bass while keeping the mid/high frequencies clear. 2. A new software balancing system optimizes bass and treble levels to ensure clear vocal and sound details. 3. Redesigned speaker chambers result in sound that is 25 percent louder than […]

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