HTC Posts on XDA

HTC Ocean Master (HTC U11 Plus) Reportedly Coming Soon with 5.99″ 18:9 Display

Despite the recent acquisitions by Google of some HTC's smartphone team, it seems HTC has no plans to stop rolling with their smartphone division, or at least for now. A year ago we reported some code names which were leaked by LlabTooFeR. The HTC Ocean, HTC Ocean Note, the HTC Ocean Smart and the HTC...

Google signs $1.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Part of HTC’s Smartphone Team & Non-Exclusive IP Rights

It's not the full acquisition we were hoping for, but Google has just officially announced that they have signed a deal with HTC Corporation to acquire a part of HTC's smartphone team as well as non-exclusive intellectual property (IP) rights. The deal was expected to come today given that stock trading was halted the day before pending...

HTC to Halt Stock Trading Tomorrow, Rumored Google Acquisition Seemingly Imminent

To say that HTC has been having a bit of a financial issue is an understatement. The company's financial reports show massive losses thanks to their mobile division and even typical executive shuffle hasn't been able to turn the company around. There have been multiple reports about HTC being in talks with Google about receiving...

HTC Reportedly Planning to Launch an Android One Device, the HTC Ocean_Life

Google's Android One initiative has been generating a lot of buzz in the smartphone realm lately. It all started with the launch of Xiaoimi Mi A1 in India earlier this month. Then just last week we learned about Motorola's rumored Android One device. And it now looks like one more OEM will be joining them:...

New Edge Sense Beta Update Adds More Customization Options to the U11

When rumors started to stir about a squeeze feature for an HTC smartphone, many people instantly said it would be nothing more than a gimmick. Some though, wondered how it would be implemented and if it would be convenient enough to use during everyday use. Then the company released the HTC U11 and Edge Sense...

HTC Publishes Financial Report for August 2017, Lowest Revenue in 13 Years

Just when you think it can't get worse and that HTC is finally able to start turning things around, a new financial report hits. The struggle of this Taiwanese handset maker is something that we've been covering quite extensively over the last few years. Throughout 2017, the company has been reporting around NT$4 billion in overall...

Here is a Crazy Thought: Google Should Buy HTC’s Crumbling Mobile Division

Almost exactly six years ago Google did something quite unexpected: they announced they were purchasing Motorola Mobility. At the time Google was not really building its own hardware for its Android division, nor were they branding any Android hardware as their own. They had the Nexus lineup but Nexus was always about partial ownership between...

HTC U11 Camera Mod Disables Forced Max Brightness

There are a number of camera applications in the Play Store with a feature that cranks up the brightness of the display when you go to take a photo. This can be useful if you generally have your device set to a low brightness, but these apps almost always have a toggle to turn it...

HTC’s Q2 Financial Report Shows a Loss of $64.23 Million, 9th Quarterly Loss in a Row

A lot of people within the Android community have a strong connection to HTC as they were one of the first OEMs to really make great smartphones. This makes a lot of people have a soft spot for the Taiwanese handset maker and they genuinely want them to succeed. But the last few years has...

HTC U11 Receives MaximusHD 2.0.0 Custom ROM Update with Bluetooth 5 Activation

XDA Recognized Contributor LlabTooFeR is well known within the HTC community. Some may know about them from the software and hardware leaks for a number of HTC devices. Others know about their development efforts with a lot of focus going into the MaximusHD custom ROM. This is a ROM that's been made available for a number of...

Edge Sense Plus for HTC U11 Quick Look: Get More Out of Every Squeeze

Manufacturers of Android devices have been adding features to phones as long as they have been able. Some of these features are useful, like the OnePlus Alert Slider, or Moto’s Active Display. Others fall into the camp of the not-so-helpful like LG’s “Friends”, the secondary camera on the HTC M8, and Samsung’s Bixby button. For us...

Expect OEMs to Keep Omitting the Headphone Jack as Their Newest Phones are Selling Better and Better

A little over a year ago I wrote about the killing of the 3.5mm headphone jack. At the time, the Moto Z was newly announced, making it the first mainstream and major manufacturer to forgo the decades old and widely adopted technology. Fast forward to today and we are now looking at the very real possibility...