AT&T has delayed its planned update of the HTC One M8 and M9 older flagships to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, according to the company. The news was dropped by HTC's Mo Versi, the go to guy for all things HTC updates in the United States, while he said the company is working hard to get the update approved in the next couple of weeks.
HTC will be launching the unlocked version of the 10 flagship in the United States during the coming week, according to the company's Jeff Gordon. The Taiwanese giant says that the device will be shipping this week for those who don't want the Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, or other carrier versions fo the handset.
HTC is fighting to keep itself relevant, and much will depend on the company's upcoming One M10 flagship and whether the Vive VR headset can convert its buzz into sales. Another way would be for the company to cozy up to Google and the Android platform even more, which could actually be in the offing as reports suggest HTC has signed a three year deal to build Nexus hardware.
HTC needs all the help it can get, the company has seen smartphone sales stumble, consumer interest in its flagships wane, and profits and earnings collapse. However, there is a shining light for the ailing giant, and it comes in the form of the Vive VR headset.
The Ball's in your court HTC. Just about all of the company's main Android rivals used the MWC week to launch new flagships, such as Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, and Sony. The Taiwan based giant also announced some low end affairs, but the HTC smartphone we all want to see is the One M10, the company?s upcoming flagship device.
Ouch! We knew it would be expensive, but HTC has just revealed that the Vive VR headset will cost a massive $799 when it launches to consumers on February 29, open to pre-orders.
HTC announced the One X9 smartphone, and while it is not the flagship we all want, it is a step in the right direction and an improvement on the One A9, from which it is based. MobileBurn was hugely critical of the One A9 of course, from its lazy design to insulting price, we did not like the handset a great deal.
HTC may not have unveiled its latest flagship at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, but the company did take the curtain off a handful of new devices. The Desire 530, Desire 630, and Desire 825 are aimed at younger smartphone owners with their funky looks, but actually we think they represent more of the same from HTC, and that?s a problem.
HTC is doing an excellent job at keeping the One M10 smartphone flagship under wraps, considering the leak based industry that is mobile. The company's upcoming device could be an all or nothing handset that aims to put the Taiwan giant back near the top, but more importantly for the consumer the M10 will hopefully see HTC return to its innovative best.
The Sprint variant of the HTC One M8 will be receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today according to Mo Versi, the VP of product management at HTC and the guy who always drops this kind of news. He says the technical details have been approved for the HTC One M8 and the special Harmon Kardon edition of the handset on Sprint.