HTC today added a new entry-level handset to its Desire smartphone family. It’s called the Desire 310, and it’s the Taiwanese company’s first handset powered by a MediaTek processor. Other highlights include a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, and HTC BlinkFeed.
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Has your smartphone’s battery life been draining unusually fast since you updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat? It’s likely its camera is at fault. A nasty bug introduced in Google’s latest Android update can cause the camera app to continue running in the background after you’ve closed it, maxing out your handset’s CPU and eating up power.
HTC today reported its unaudited financial figures for February, and they don’t make for pleasant reading for fans of the Taiwanese company. Revenue continued to tank, dropping a massive 36.45 percent from the same period last year to NT$7.22 billion ($238.4 million).
HTC Watch, the movie store that comes pre-installed on HTC devices, will close in the United Kingdom on March 31. HTC confirmed the news in an email to users this week, and the company encourages them to download movies to their devices if they wish to keep them.
HTC is known for their miserable product names that makes it impossible for the average joe to make sense of. With the HTC One, the company kicked off the ‘One’ series in a hope to simplify and streamline its product line-up.
With the release of the next-gen One (M8) coming up, rumours have been floating around as to what HTC would be naming it — the One 2, One^2 or the One+.
While most of us would prefer a stock Android experience given the choice, HTC’s Sense user interface has gotten really good in recent years. Not only does it look great, but features like BlinkFeed actually make it really useful. Unfortunately, it’s only available on HTC’s own devices… at least officially.
Do Launcher aims to provide the Sense 5 experience on other Android-powered smartphones. It has Sense 5 icons and animations, its own BlinkFeed alternative with support for custom RSS feeds, and more.
A leaked screenshot taken from the upcoming HTC One Plus (M8) confirms reports that the device will sport virtual navigation buttons. Its predecessor, the One, and most of the HTC smartphones that came before it, had capacitive touch buttons beneath the display — but the company’s next flagship is set to be the first to buck that trend.
HTC’s midrange Desire 601 handset is now available in red in the United Kingdom, exclusively through O2. Customers can pick up the affordable 4G smartphone online or from O2 stores throughout the country from today.
HTC has announced a new black HTC One max that makes its debut in Hong Kong today. As you might have guessed, it looks identical to the black HTC One, save for its rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and significantly larger display, and it carries the same specifications as the original One max.
Oppo’s flagship N1 handset, which went on sale in China in late September, is going global on December 10. The device is fully equipped to compete with the latest flagships — packing a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, and a 13-megapixel camera — and it’ll cost $599 in the U.S. and €449 in Europe.