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HTC One M8 Gets Android KitKat 4.4.3 Update!

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onem8This conversation was spotted on twitter, as mentioned by HTC’s Vice President of Management, Mo Versi, Android 4.4.3 KitKat will arrive late next week via OTA.

This update shall be available for the international version as well as developer version. Versi also added that HTC has made sure that the security fixes from 4.4.4 were added to 4.4.3. This strongly denotes that HTC will be skipping the 4.4.4 update for the big one – Android L.

The carrier versions of the phone for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon will also receive the update. If you are rocking an HTC One M8 – good news!

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July 24th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

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First Look At HTC’s Android Wear Device!

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htc-watchMay was when we first heard something that made us believe that HTC is onto something when it comes to Android Wear. Now we have a leak by the infamous @evleaks.

It was earlier that the HTC one would comes with a round watch face just like the Moto 360. Now though, it seems it’s getting a square screen. The watch looks very similar to the Sony smartwatch which was one of the first square faced smartwatch to kick off this trend. It however seems that this is not a final press render but an artists representation of the final design dimensions.

The UI too is just a placeholder instead of actual Android Wear that will be a standard looking card layout and not anything running sense. Do you find this watch hot? Would you rather have a round watch face?

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July 18th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

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Your Smartwatch Can Help You Track Your Lost Phone!

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Find-My-Phone-featuredSmartwatches are totally the thing to have if you are tech savvy or want to flaunt a watch that cares less about fashion and more about functionality.

Find My Phone is a fairly popular Android app that helps you track your phone down. The Find My Phone smartwatch app extends the same functionality on your wrist. Since your smartwatch is constantly communicating with your phone, it makes use of that channel and keeps a track of your phone.

The interface is fairly simple and the color scheme as you can see is very flashy. This is a good app to have if you have invested in a smartwatch that runs on Android wear.

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July 15th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

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Xiamoi’s Flagship Will Sell For $250 In India!

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0616444989340539031Xiaomi is a Chinese OEM famous for it’s famous aftermarket ROM called MIUI. They also manufacture phones but now they are taking over India – a country that has attracted a lot of eyeballs lately for a variety of low-mid range smartphones.

It is hard to believe, Xiaomi is planning to sell it’s flagship Mi3 for just $250 in the Indian market and will go on sale on July 15. From the pricing it is difficult to tell but what you are getting for that price is gold –  a 5 inch 1080p phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB Internal storage and a 13 MP rear camera with a 2MP front camera and a 3050mAh battery with MIUI on Android 4.3.

Some of those specs are even better than the Nexus 5 for an even better price, your thoughts?

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July 9th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

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AT&T Will Give You $50 Google Play Credit For A New Purchase!

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gsmarena_001 (1)If you purchase an Android smartphone or tablet from AT&T  between now and July 17th, then you’ll get $50 worth of Google Play Store credit.

This offer is however applicable only on phones and tablets with a plan. Your purchase needs to be with an installment plan or two-year contract agreement. Post your purchase, you will have $50 Google Play Credit at your disposal to be spent on any apps or games of your choice.

The $50 voucher will last you until May 15th, 2015, so if you don’t spend it all by that time, then you’ll be out of luck. So plan soon if you are to buy one, we all like free credits.

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June 8th, 2014 at 6:16 pm

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HTC Eye Is The Ultimate Selfie Phone You Wished For!

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htc-eyeIn the last couple of years, we have managed to get the word ‘selfie’ so famous, that even the oxford dictionary had to add it to their index. So why not a phone that specializes for it?

According to the Taiwanese manufacturer, they are working on a phone names “Eye” that would end your search for the ultimate selfie gear. In the United States, the Eye will allegedly be launched on AT&T in the fourth quarter, but it may not be the only US carrier to stock the phone .

We do not have leaked specs as of now, but again this phone is no flagship, it would just be specializing in one department.

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June 6th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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HTC One E8 Is The Plastic Bodied M8, But Cheap!

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one-e8-redThe HTC One M8 is a hell of a premium smartphone, and with the premium feel, comes the premium tag. HTC said it wouldn’t e taking a Samsung-ish approach to sell smartphones, but it looks like they have no other way.

The HTC One E8 is the One M8 on the inside with a 5 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and those front-facing stereo BoomSound speakers. Like the original, the E8 supports HTC’s Dot View case. This is the cheaper variant of the One M8 that was rumored for  a long time and now you have it.

The differentiation factor is the lack of Duo-camera on the back for a 13MP shooter instead and a thicker body. There is microSD expansion and Dual-sim support. The One E8 will sell in China for $450 unlocked. Excited now?

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June 3rd, 2014 at 6:54 pm

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Gold HTC One M8 For $99 Only Today!

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gsmarena_002If you have a thing for gold colored smartphones and live in the US, then here is a sweet deal you can get only for today. HTC is selling its Amber Gold HTC One (M8) for $99 with a contract to Sprint, Verizon and AT&T, on its website.

The deal has kicked off at midnight Central Time and will be valid for the rest of the 24 hours with free Shipping ofcourse.

Here is where you should be heading to bag the deal, make sure to enter in at the right time, there are no promo codes to enter. The HTC One M8 comes with a 5″ 1080p display and a Snapdragon 801 SoC , Duo Camera, BoomSound and a host of connectivity option including LTE.

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May 30th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

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Plastic HTC One M8 Leaks Again!

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gsmarena_004HTC One M8 Ace is the phone that everyone is anticipating, this is rumored to be the low-cost HTC One M8 with a plastic build but having some pretty great specs on the inside.

Today however, we see more images of the M8 Ace surface on the internet, this time being some marketing or promo material. The One M8 Ace is going to be closer to the Butterfly than the One M8 itself, in design that is.

gsmarena_003 (1)The biggest change however is the lack of the Duo-camera system and the replacement of the same with a 13MP camera. The HTC One M8 Ace has a faster version of the Snapdragon 801, the one with 2.5GHz CPU clock speed. 

Would you rather wait for this over the current One M8? Let us know below!

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May 28th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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Low Cost HTC One M8 Spotted!

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HTC-One-m8-aceHTC has been overly conservative in the past and that has taught the company some hard lessons in front of it’s competitors who believe in the “shoe shop” approach, where basically a flagship is tweaked and tuned to meet a demand at every price point.

HTC has already announced the new Desire 816 and the One Mini 2 along with the One M8 this year, and we await two more hot devices from the company, one of them being a low-cost One M8. The above screenshot does confirm that the lower end version is getting rid of the depth sensor to accommodate  a flash in it’s place. The speaker grills are bigger and prominent and giving a textured-appeal on the entire front side.

Sadly though, we do not have any other specifics about what this phone would be carrying internally so probably a few days more till we know everything. Is this device compelling enough?

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May 23rd, 2014 at 4:43 pm

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