One M8, Desire 816 and Desire 210 are now available in Indian stores.
First on the list is HTC One M8. The price is RS49.990 that is significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S5 in India. As a remember, HTC One M8 comes with 5-inches full HD display, 2 GB of RAM and 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU.
The mid-level smartphone announced on Indian markets is Desire 816, that is a dual-SIM smartphone with a huge 5.5-inches display with 720px resolution and quad-core CPU at 1.6 GHz frequency. The price for Desire 816 in India is RS23.990. This smartphone comes with 1.5 GB of RAM memory, 13-megapixels back camera and 5-megapixels front-face camera. The battery has 2600 mAh capacity.
The must cheaper smartphone announced by HTC for Indian market is Desire 210, that is also a dual-SIM device that comes with 4-inches screen with 480×800 pixels resolution, 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 5 megapixels camera and 512 MB of RAM memory. The OS is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has 1300 mAh battery. The price for HTC Desire 210 in India is RS8700.
Every Android user wants to have the latest OS version on their device, but is very possible if you don’t buy a recent smartphone to don’t have ever the latest update running in your phone. This problem exists in all companies that produce mobile phones with Android OS.
HTC present an infographic where we showed how complicated are the system update for Android. Now we have the answer for question, “Why the update for X devices doesn’t appear?”
Android 4.3 isn’t the latest version of Android, but it’s a newer version of operating system. This software update for HTC One mini brings with brings with him also the HTC Sense 5.5 witch is present now on HTC One devices in October.
Other improvements you can find into Video Highlights section. Now you can add a sound to videos. Also, the music interface was also changed.
Initially, the update will be available in only few countries, and after some time will be available for download worldwide. To see if it`s already available for your country you can go to Settings -> Software update to make a check. Be careful; make this update using a Wi-Fi connection with at least 50% charged battery.
If you don’t know, this HTC is not the first Gold edition of One smartphone. This version comes after 5 versions of HTC One announced by HTC UK in October.
This version is the version for USA, and has 24-karat gold case. The price for this jewelry smartphoneis 2500$, smallest compared with the price for version UK that was priced for about 4,400$.
The first person who came in direct contact with HTC One Gold USA is Christina Ascani, from mashable, which tell us “While handling this super-limited edition 24-carat gold HTC One, I couldn’t help but be struck by its color. Real gold has a yellow hue which makes it distinct and unique from other pure metals. Compared to the more champagne nature of my gold iPhone 5S, real gold definitely carries a lot more bling.”
Now, the most exclusivist smartphones of the year, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, have a gold coated case.
According to our source, two of HTC One Gold USA edition will be handed out following a competition made by HTC that runs through the New Year.
After a long wait to see the official announcement of update to Android 4.4, HTC throw a tweet announcing that working on the update for HTC one. Back on November 16, I tell you the first story about the software update for HTC One, but for version GPE. Yesterday, HTC UK, announced via their Twitter account the update to Android 4.4 Kitkat.
We’re working with our local carriers to begin the rollout of Android 4.4 and Sense 5.5 for the #HTCOne from end of January 2014.
The first happiest users are the SIM-free customers, because they can install the update, followed by customers with contract after an unknown time. It was a much better choice, if the HTC team chose to make this update before Christmas.
After Nexus devices, is the time for HTC device to bring the latest update of Android, the version 4.4 KitKat. If you have the version GPE (Google Play Edition) of HTC One you have reasons to be happy, according to @HTCUSA the update is already prepared to be installed on the One GPE.
Good news, we’ve delivered KitKat code to Google for HTC One GPE. Timing of push via PlayStore to be determined by Google.
The new update will come with bigger icons for user interface, the new app for SMS/ MMS/ GTalk, Handouts that brings all messages all in one app. Also, the Kitkat update comes with a new app for email.
I think, very soon, the Korean team from Samsung will make a same announcement for Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE, but until now is no rumor about this update.
Yes, yes is true! HTC announced today simultaneous in London & in New York, the new high-end device named One with the smallest camera which I see in markets now for other similar devices.
I think we all wondered, why only 4-megapixels camera? True? HTC responds to this question with a single word, Ultrapixel – ”doing the right thing for image quality”. Everything is ok so far, but more pixels increase the quality of photos, no? Hower, i don’t want to criticize this initiative, and I will expect to see some full resolution pictures shoted by HTC One 4-megapixels camera.
In technical words, the Ultrapixel 4-megapixel sensor measures one-third of an inch, which is the same size as the sensors found in phones as the Nokia Lumia 920 or iPhone 5. The F2 apperture of camera allows to make better photos in low-light conditions. Each pixel on HTC’s backside-illuminated sensor has an area of 4 square microns. By comparison, every pixel in the 8-megapixel sensor of last year’s HTC One X had an area of 1.96 square microns per pixel.
First look of HTC One – video
List of countries where HTC One will be available
Bosnia & Herzegovina
List complete of specifications
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz
Android™ with HTC Sense™
SIM card type
Total storage : 32GB/64GB, available capacity varies1
RAM : 2 GB DDR2
Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
Ambient light sensor
3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
Support consumer infrared remote control
micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™
HTC UltraPixel Camera
BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′
Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 880 wide angle lens with HDR capability
1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back cameras
Continuous shooting and VideoPic
Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share
Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot
If you are already tired of the single core or even dual core handsets, HTC are preparing a quad-core new baby, HTC Edge.
Apparently, the smartphone will be the first Tegra 3-powered Android smartphone with a 4.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum 1280×720 resolution, 720p display and an 8MP camera with 28-millimeter f/2.2 lens.
Of course, we shouldn’t forget the AP30 Tegra CPU from NVIDIA which offers four 1.5GHz cores. In addition to all this, the smartphone will have 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 and 32 GB internal storage. Regarding the software, it will also have improved HTC services such as HTC Listen(music store), HTC Read(book store), HTC Play (used for gaming), HTC Watch and HTC’s custom user interface, HTC Sense 4.0.
Now, I don’t know how you feel but this sure sounds good for a smartphone and personally, I can’t wait to see this out there on shelves. The thing is, we still have no information regarding its availability or its price but we’ll sure expect it in 2012 running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.