POSTS TAGGED: htc

Firefox OS for HTC Explorer, Kernel Source for HTC One and Droid DNA – XDA Developer TV

Jordan0412

HTC has released the source code for the HTC One and updated source for the Droid DNA. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is a discussion of the Firefox OS Port for the HTC Explorer and a bunch of forum additions.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve had a cross-platform Instagram App Shootout and XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gave us a demonstration of Dashclock. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

1 comment Read On

Extract & Repack RUUs with HTC ROM Extractor

RUUextractor

If you are an HTC user, you are more than likely be familiar with RUUs or ROM update utilities, the format in which HTC provides their stock ROMs and updates. For those unfamiliar, they are basically a ROM for a particular device, packaged inside an executable file that is to be run from a PC. While they do provide a safe and easy way for people to update their device, they are somewhat inflexible for anyone who might wish to modify the firmware before flashing it. There’s also the issue that .exe files aren’t all that much use to anyone not running Windows.

HTC ROM Extractor by XDA Senior Member as i9000 however, can help with the issues. It’s a Linux based tool that  allows you to perform vario. . . READ ON »

3 comments Read On

Preliminary Benchmarks of the New HTC One

HTC-ProductDetail-Overview-Container3-01pre-bg

In case you are waking up late today, HTC launched their new flagship phone this morning: the new HTC One. The device sets the bar for HTC’s 2013 lineup in many ways including hardware specifications, aesthetic design, build quality, camera image quality, and of course screen. Are you curious to see how it performs in some popular benchmarks? Read on to find out!

Update: Seeing is believing. I’ve added benchmark pictures past the break. I’ve also added in AnTuTu benchmark results below.. . . READ ON »

Tags: |

20 comments Read On

Live from HTC’s NYC Press Event (Unveiling of the HTC One)

htclogo

We’re here live at HTC’s press event in the lovely (and frigid) Manhattan, where we anticipate many important flagship products will be launched. Much speculation has been made regarding the possible official appearance of a certain highly anticipated device. At this point, it seems all but certain.

Update: That’s a wrap. The new HTC One has seen the light of day. Those interested should visit our preliminary benchmarks article. Also, those looking to watch the entire presentation themselves can do so courtesy of a rebroadcast care of commenter/reader siemz.

Update 2: Pictures taken with a real camera added after the break.. . . READ ON »

Tags: |

12 comments Read On

HTC Thunderbolt Receives Lackluster ICS Update

HTC Thunderbolt

Let’s face it: HTC is far from being the model of the open source development world. While they still have a large following, their recent earnings statements are an indication that their followers are no longer following them. Their deliberate snubs at the development community, and the users who depend on them, have ranged from complete lack of required GPLv2 kernel source code to locked bootloaders and then allowing a pseudo-unlock which prohibits the flashing of partitions. With a net profit of only $33mil in Q4 2012 (down almost 90% from Q4 2011) and sales down 7% in January 2013 compared to January 2012, it’s obvious something needs to change. HTC’s CEO Peter Chou seems to think t. . . READ ON »

3 comments Read On

HTC, XDA, and Everything in Between

JMZ_HTC

As many of you know by now, last couple of weeks have been quite intense in terms of what is happening in this little underground world of ours. Just as a means of providing you with a brief tl;dr summary, essentially one of our own devs, who goes by the name of XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer jmztaylor was sent a take down request by HTC of North America. The issue/explanation for this request was two-fold. Part A involved the fact that our dev had his own personal website under the address htcruu.com. Now, Unless you have direct, explicit permission from someone with authority to grant it, you should never use a trade name for your own purposes, even if you are not using them with commercial intent. Part B c. . . READ ON »

17 comments Read On

Temperature in Hell Has Dropped–Apple and HTC Settle!

hell

Apple is the forbidden fruit in the mouths of virtually everyone in the mobile device world. We have seen the company’s tireless crusade against Android manufacturers due to mainly Android’s ever increasing user base and Apple’s infinite claims that others steal their ideas. One of the longest battles in this saga has been against HTC, which has lasted almost 3 years—pretty much ever since Android was introduced into the world of mobile devices. Apple bombarded HTC with various patent claims, most of which were just being awarded at the time the lawsuit was being shelled out. This took a lot of people by surprise, although not entirely since Nokia and Motorola had suffered a simila. . . READ ON »

5 comments Read On

The Weekly Apple FAIL Update

KAF-3165-Denied-image-02_r2

OK. This isn’t exactly a weekly update, but the battle that seemed to be over just a little over a month and change ago is still seeing some remnants of action. 10/11/12 was a fantastic day for Android enthusiasts as well as Samsung and Google since the patent-based ruling over the Global Search feature on Android was overturned by an Appeals Court in the US. When this happened, we all saw a faint ray of light coming in through the iCloud and hoped that it was only the beginning of something good. As it turns out, over the last week and a half, we can say with confidence that the iClouds are clearing a little, and more hope is coming through. In other words, people are beginning to realize that the entire ruling was ab. . . READ ON »

3 comments Read On

Truth About Mobile Device Screens – Explanations, Comparisons, Misconceptions – XDA Developer TV

Erica Screens

On today’s XDA Developer TV, Mad Scientist Erica presents us another short documentary video. Today’s topic is screen display technologies, or more specifically mobile device display technologies. With a bevy of devices sporting differing screen display technologies, Erica delves into this topic showing the strengths and weaknesses of each product.

In this video Erica talks about what LCD and AMOLED screens are, how they are made, and the science behind them. Then, she talks about some common misconceptions of display technologies.  Finally, Erica engages in some real world, side-by-side comparison tests. So check out this video, and learn some important information about screen technologi. . . READ ON »

Tags: ||

418 comments Read On