HTC Posts on XDA

HTC is a Taiwanese technology manufacturer. They were a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, and they manufactured the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream). The company has released many Android devices since 2008. Visit the HTC forums.

HTC Partners With IBM

HTC has a new partnership with IBM which they expect will help the company reach its goal of selling 100-million devices per year. The new agreement with IBM will help HTC gain a stronger presence in the enterprise world with the integration of IBM’s smart business applications on HTC devices. Details about the partnership are...

A Lack Of Vision: HTC’s Two-Year Growth Stops

Oh HTC, the company without which this site would not have existed. Since early 2010, HTC's sales have continually risen, but that growth has now come to an end. The Taiwanese smartphone maker reported Q4 profits of $364 million, which is 26 percent lower than the same timeframe in 2010 and a massive 41 percent...

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlocking Support for Wildfire S and 4 Other Devices

Following their move to unlock all bootloaders on phones released after September 2011, HTC announced today that the HTC Wildfire S, Wildfire, Desire, Merge, and A315c (a Wildfire CDMA variant) joined the official list. It looks like all the devices they added right after Christmas are on the list as well. The dropdown menu of supported devices...

HTC Kingdom Source Code Released

I made a mistake.  A few days ago I reported that, with a slew of new kernel source codes posted on HTCdev, HTC is now GPL compliant.  That wasn't true.  I found out after saying it again on XDA TV.  On Twitter, @gu1dry said, @azrienoch Just finished the new XDA TV video, issue with the end, @HTC still hasn't...

HTC Unlocks Its Verizon and AT&T Bootloaders

Today, Peter Chou makes good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders on HTC Android phones.  Just in time for those New Year's Resolutions. XDA Junior Member nightwings noticed, when trying out HTCDev's bootloader unlocking tool on his HTC Rezound, his bootloader was successfully unlocked.  Similar reports came in on the HTC Vivid forum, even though...

HTC Super Tool: The Latest All-in-One for Your HTC Device

Do you own a new HTC device? Is your device bootloader locked? For most of us to obtain root, using the HTC method of unlocking is tiresome. Go here, input this command, copy this, push that, and all to let HTC know that you want to void your warranty. Until now that is. Say hello to the...

HTCdev Releases 8 New Source Codes

HTCdev just released kernel source codes to eight new devices and their varying regional versions, and source codes for updates.  This brings HTC up to compliance with the GPL. Here's the list: Desire S (Europe, HTC Asia India, HTC TUR, Bouygues FR, HTC Arabic) Flyer (HTC WWE Honeycomb update) Explorer (HTC Asia HK CHT, HTC Asia WWE, HTC Asia...

Underwhelming ITC Ban of Some HTC Devices

The US International Trade Commission made the decision that HTC has in fact infringed on one of Apple’s patents.  This was one of four reviewed, two of which were preliminarily found to infringe back in July.  As FOSSpatents put it, “this ruling falls far short of anything [that] would force HTC out of the U.S. market...

More on Carrier IQ

This article intends to extrapolate the implications of egzthunder1’s article on Carrier IQ, and to comment on the responses by Carrier IQ, HTC, and Sprint, given in Russell Holly’s article on Geek.com. The point--short, sweet, and at the beginning of the article--is that we do not get to choose whether this information is collected.  Or who...

HTC Announces Which Devices Get Ice Cream Sandwich

As is the case with all new releases of Android, some older hardware is left in the dust, while some of the newer devices get issued official software updates from the OEMs. HTC has announced that the following phones will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable: - Rezound - Vivid - Sensation, XL, XE - EVO 3D - EVO...