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Google is Still Working to Increase the Speed in Which OEMs Roll Out Security Updates

Many Android owners within the enthusiast community have simply given up on big OEMs rolling out monthly security updates. Granted, Samsung has promised in the past that they will be rolling out monthly security updates. LG promised the same when they launched their monthly security update bulletin as well. Sadly, smartphone OEMs aren't in control...

Opinion: The U Ultra Signals HTC’s Utter Identity Loss After a Compelling HTC 10

Throughout May of last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC 10, a sturdy little phone that ended up becoming one of my favorite releases of 2016. At the time, HTC had a lot to prove to regular customers and its fanbase alike -- the One M9 had been a colossal failure, blasted by...

Nexus 9 Vulnerability Allowed Attack Through Headphone Port, Fixed in March Update

In a BlackHat paper dating back to 2013, Michael Ossmann & Kyle Osborn showed that several smartphones had multiplexed wired functionality. Most of this research paper focused on the USB socket, but it was also revealed that the Nexus 4 has a TTL UART interface hidden in its headphone port as well. This is interesting because it showed...

HTC U Ultra Unboxing and Hands on

We have a video unboxing of the HTC U Ultra for you today. Check it out to see our first impressions of this interesting new phone from HTC.   We got this phone used at a great deal on Swappa. Swappa is still the best place to buy and sell used phones online. If you're someone who likes...

HTC to Release a Mobile VR Product in 2017

While HTC is still floundering in the mobile market these days, some would say the company released the best VR headset available in April of last year. The HTC Vive was certainly a surprising success. When the Oculus Rift failed to live up to its hype, the Vive managed to make a lot of VR...

HTC Plans to Get Out of Entry Level Market in 2017, Intends to Produce At Most 7 Smartphones

HTC had a brief period where its devices in the mid and budget ranges started catching on in the Indian market. While they were not uber-popular, devices like the HTC Explorer (pico) had their own user base and could be seen frequently in urban areas. But gone are the days of HTC's presence in the budget segment....

HTC Posts Q4 2016 Financial Results with $116.7 Million Operating Loss

HTC has disclosed its financial results for the last quarter of 2016, and its dry run continues for yet another quarter. Revenue stagnated for this quarter compared to the last, and when compared to the last year, revenue streams declined significantly for the Taiwanese company. Quarterly revenue of the company came in at NT$22.2 Billion, or $729 Million....

Opinion: The OnePlus 3 and Other 2016 Devices Stand to Benefit from a Held Up & Held Back Snapdragon 835

The recent wave of reports regarding the fate of Snapdragon 835 devices seem to point at a slight delay in the arrival of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest. Furthermore, we now know a few big devices coming our way at MWC are launching with last year's Snapdragon 821. There is nothing wrong with the Snapdragon 821 -- in...

HTC: Snapdragon 835 Not Coming with MWC Flagships, New HTC Phone Coming when Processor Arrives

HTC has been criticized for many of the decisions they made with the HTC U Ultra -- from a small battery (for its size) to packing last year's Snapdragon 821 instead of the newer 835, HTC seemingly couldn't catch a break from many sectors of the media. A new interview by tbreak clears up some...

[UPDATE: Comment from HTC] Photos of HTC and Under Armour’s Smartwatch Leak For the Second Time

Update 1/25/2017: According to tbreak's interview with HTC's Chialin Chang, HTC is not creating a smartwatch. Full quote: I can tell you that we're not going to have an Android watch. I don't think we've nailed it with [the experience of] watches. Android watch is one thing but even Apple as a big brand is declining [in watches.]...

Android 7.0 Nougat is Rolling Out to the Unlocked HTC One A9

HTC launched the HTC One A9 back in October of 2015, and it was at a time when the Taiwanese handset maker was really trying to bounce back from financial issues. Many were speculating about whether or not it would be the phone that would save the company, and reviews kept bringing up its design...

HTC Will Only Release 6 or 7 Phones in 2017

At the recent launch event of the HTC U Ultra and U Play in Taipei, Engadget's Richard Lai interviewed Chialin Chang, HTC's President of Smartphone and Connected Devices business. During the interview, Mr. Chang confirmed that HTC is only planning to release 6 or 7 smartphones during 2017. The move will be a significant drop in the number of...