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Counterclockwise: Sony Xperia Z, HTC Legend, Samsung Blue Earth

Counterclockwise: Sony Xperia Z, HTC Legend, Samsung Blue Earth

15 February, 2015 | comments (5)

Counterclockwise is all about the history of mobile devices and this week we look at two noble bloodlines the Xperia Z and HTC Legend. Also, health apps and smart bands and so on are very popular right now, but sporty phones have been around for...

Tags: Misc


HTC One (M8) $150 off this weekend, Re camera 25% off

HTC One (M8) $150 off this weekend, Re camera 25% off

14 February, 2015 | comments (8)

HTC says happy President's Day with price cuts to select products, including the outgoing HTC One (M8) flagship and the Re camera. You can grab the One (M8) straight from HTC's online store in the US at $500, $150 off its usual price. The...

Tags: HTC, Android


Week 7 in review: One (M9), Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note updates

Week 7 in review: One (M9), Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note updates

14 February, 2015 | comments (2)

Another week has passed and it's only natural that we take a quick glance at the past few days and see what happened in the mobile world. With MWC 2015 right around the corner all eyes seem to be on the major mobile players and their future device...


HTC One (M9) Hima leak reveals all key specs

HTC One (M9) Hima leak reveals all key specs

13 February, 2015 | comments (137)

The specifications of the soon-to-be-revealed HTC One M9 (Hima) have leaked here and there, but now we have the full list of the phone's features thanks to the detective work of upleaks. The phone is built around a 5" IPS display and packs 1080p...

Tags: HTC, Android


New rumors state Galaxy S6 will offer wireless charging

New rumors state Galaxy S6 will offer wireless charging

12 February, 2015 | comments (18)

The rumors about Samsung's next highly-anticipated flagship phone just keep pouring in. Controversy is at an all-time high and it seems that leaks are starting to contradict themselves more and more. One of the more widely spread opinions on the...


T-Mobile HTC One (M8) is now getting Lollipop OTA

T-Mobile HTC One (M8) is now getting Lollipop OTA

10 February, 2015 | comments (12)

HTC seems to be keeping busy with updates to its current device lineup. Presumably the goal is to push Android 5.0 to as many capable devices as possible before this year's MWC event and the announcements it is going to bring. Now there is a mission...


HTC One (M9) Wi-Fi module and 20MP Toshiba camera tipped

HTC One (M9) Wi-Fi module and 20MP Toshiba camera tipped

10 February, 2015 | comments (26)

According to HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR, the HTC One (M9) sports the same wireless module as the Nexus 6. The module in question is the Broadcom BCM4356, which features 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The update over the One (M8) isn't...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Counterclockwise: Omnia HD, Xperia active, HTC One

Counterclockwise: Omnia HD, Xperia active, HTC One

08 February, 2015 | comments (14)

Counterclockwise allows us to recount smartphone lore from years past. This time we focus heavily on camera phones, take a quick tour through rugged phones, Nokia's attempts to save its platform, Android's fragmentation issues and finally a surprise...

Tags: Misc


Week 6 in review: Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9) and Android 5.1

Week 6 in review: Galaxy S6, HTC One (M9) and Android 5.1

07 February, 2015 | comments (3)

Another week has passed and its time again to take a look back at what the mobile world excited us with during the past few days. Announcements have been rather slow and justifiably so as everybody seems to be gearing up for MWC 2015. The venue is...


Lollipop update for T-Mobile's HTC One (M8) rolling out on Monday

Lollipop update for T-Mobile's HTC One (M8) rolling out on Monday

07 February, 2015 | comments (12)

HTC has announced that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for T-Mobile's HTC One (M8) will roll out starting next week. Mo Versi, HTC's VP of Product Management, tweeted the news saying that the company has received the technical approval for...

Tags: HTC, T-Mobile, Android


Android 5.0 Lollipop for Sprint's HTC One (M8) rolls out today

Android 5.0 Lollipop for Sprint's HTC One (M8) rolls out today

06 February, 2015 | comments (20)

Yesterday Sprint's version of the original HTC One from 2013 started receiving the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. And today it's time for its successor to get the tasty treat too. That's right, Sprint has made it official: the rollout for the...


HTC Q4 2014 financial results show slim profit

HTC Q4 2014 financial results show slim profit

06 February, 2015 | comments (19)

HTC has outed a consolidated financial report for Q4 2014 and the company saw a quarterly revenue of $1.524 billion (NT$47.9 billion), $224 million more than the same quarter last year. After taxes, the net profit for the quarter was $15.9 million,...

Tags: HTC


HTC One for Sprint, Dev version now receiving Lollipop

HTC One for Sprint, Dev version now receiving Lollipop

05 February, 2015 | comments (7)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't the only smartphone sold by Sprint that is to be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting today. It's joined by the original HTC One from 2013, which follows in the footsteps of its successor. Sprint has been pushing...

Tags: HTC, Android, Sprint


HTC One (M9) leaked again, this time in a Dot View case

HTC One (M9) leaked again, this time in a Dot View case

05 February, 2015 | comments (32)

The HTC One (M9) is due to be officially announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the beginning of March. Still, we're only a few leaks away from being able to draw a complete picture of the upcoming flagship. This next piece of the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Lollipop update for Xperia Z2 and Z3 coming soon

Lollipop update for Xperia Z2 and Z3 coming soon

05 February, 2015 | comments (65)

Sony has regularly been criticized for its support policies, leaving behind mid-range models and taking its time with flagship updates. The entire Xperia Z lineup has been promised the Lollipop update, though, and the company is slowly...

Tags: Sony, Android


Lollipop update coming to Sprint's Galaxy S5 today

Lollipop update coming to Sprint's Galaxy S5 today

05 February, 2015 | comments (22)

Just a day after HTC confirmed that the Sprint HTC One (M7) will start receiving the Android 5.0 update today, it looks like the carrier's Galaxy S5 will get the update too. According to Samsung's official support page, the S5 Lollipop update...


HTC One (M9) leaks out dressed in gold

HTC One (M9) leaks out dressed in gold

04 February, 2015 | comments (71)

Live photos of the upcoming HTC One (M9) made the rounds online yet again. This time around, the upcoming flagship from the Taiwanese manufacturer posed for the camera in gold color scheme. Right in line with past leaks, the live photos once...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z4 to sport slim bezels and new speaker design

Sony Xperia Z4 to sport slim bezels and new speaker design

04 February, 2015 | comments (70)

The Sony Xperia Z4 is one of the less likely announcements expected to be seen at the MWC a few weeks from now, judging by the lack of tangible info on the device. A recent leak on Chinese social network Weibo, however, might force us to rethink...

Tags: Sony


Windows-powered One (M9) rumored, to be US exclusive

Windows-powered One (M9) rumored, to be US exclusive

04 February, 2015 | comments (13)

HTC Hima has been in the rumorland for quite a while, leaking with pictures, specs, camera samples and everything. It should be announced at the MWC in March in Barcelona as the HTC One (M9) and will be coming with a 5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 810...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


HTC One (M8) getting Lollipop in India as we speak

HTC One (M8) getting Lollipop in India as we speak

02 February, 2015 | comments (89)

The HTC One (M8) is receiving its Android 5.0 Lollipop update in India. We received a screenshot of the system update changelog and it's based around the 4.18.720.8 firmware which amounts to 574.17 MB. That's less than the 780MB update users...