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Colorful octa-core HTC Desire surfaces

Colorful octa-core HTC Desire surfaces

26 January, 2014 | comments (43)

According to the latest reports coming from China, HTC is preparing a mid-range Desire smartphone based on the latest MediaTek platform (with true octa-core Cortex-A7 CPU). The device somewhat reminds of the iPhone 5C because of its bright...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


ICS update for HTC Desire HD reportedly canned (Update: Not)

ICS update for HTC Desire HD reportedly canned (Update: Not)

16 July, 2012 | comments (85)

Back when HTC announced the list of handsets that will be receiving the Android 4.0 update, we were especially happy to see the aged Desire HD being part of the list, something we commended HTC on. But it was not to be, as it seems the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC releases its Android 4.0 update roadmap

HTC releases its Android 4.0 update roadmap

23 May, 2012 | comments (117)

HTC has released a list of phones that they will be updating to Android 4.0 this year. Along with the names of the phones, they also mention the time period during which you can expect the update to arrive for the respective handsets. From the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Desire S and Desire HD get unofficial Android 4.0 port

Desire S and Desire HD get unofficial Android 4.0 port

10 April, 2012 | comments (24)

xda-developers member 'proxuser' has been busy for the past few weeks working on an Android 4.0 port for the Desire S and the Desire HD. The ROM that he has managed to port over is actually an HTC One V ROM that was leaked a few weeks ago....

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI, xda


HTC releases the list of handsets that will get Android 4.0 update

HTC releases the list of handsets that will get Android 4.0 update

14 March, 2012 | comments (157)

After providing vague estimates for some time now, HTC has finally come clean with the full list of handsets that will be receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The lucky phones that will be getting the update are as...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Wi-Fi security issue found on HTC devices

Wi-Fi security issue found on HTC devices

03 February, 2012 | comments (23)

A security related bug was discovered on certain HTC Android smartphones. This bug allowed any application that has access to the ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission (something that the apps ask you before you install them) will let the application not...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC reveals list of handsets that will get Ice Cream Sandwich

HTC reveals list of handsets that will get Ice Cream Sandwich

07 November, 2011 | comments (144)

The last time HTC commented on the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade situation they left everyone in doubt as to how they will go about doing it, if at all. However, the latest bit of information from the company makes things a lot clear. As we had...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


HTC Desire S gets Gingerbread 2.3.5 and Sense 3.0

HTC Desire S gets Gingerbread 2.3.5 and Sense 3.0

02 October, 2011 | comments (281)

We first met the HTC Desire S at MWC in Barcelona, back in February earlier this year. As the natural successor to the HTC Desire. We saw performance improvements in terms of a better GPU, bigger amounts of RAM and ROM, and faster connectivity, but...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


LG Univa E510 droid surfaces in a quick hands-on session

LG Univa E510 droid surfaces in a quick hands-on session

09 September, 2011 | comments (21)

LG hasnít officially introduced the LG Univa E510, which is supposedly the Optimus Two, but the smartphone has surfaced yet again, starring in a quick hands-on. The hands-on confirms most of the specs of the Optimus One successor, including that it...


Fusion Garage introduces its droid lineup - meet Grid 4 and Grid 10

Fusion Garage introduces its droid lineup - meet Grid 4 and Grid 10

17 August, 2011 | comments (42)

The good thing about Android is that everyone can have a go at it - Fusion Garage are the latest to throw their hat into the ring with a phone, the Grid 4, and a tablet, Grid 10. Both run the so-called Grid OS, which is a deeply customized version...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Vodafone exclusive red Desire S gets hands-on treatment

Vodafone exclusive red Desire S gets hands-on treatment

18 June, 2011 | comments (31)

HTC is launching a special variant of the Desire S exclusively for Vodafone and Pocket-lint has got some hands-on pictures of it. Now the phone is supposed to be red to match Vodafoneís logo but HTC seems to have played around with the colors a...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Adobe spill the beans on an upcoming Android 3.1 release

Adobe spill the beans on an upcoming Android 3.1 release

29 April, 2011 | comments (40)

Today Adobe released an update for its Flash Player 10.2 for Android. Besides the regular bug fixes and security enhancements, it brings some optimizations for Android 3.1. Say what? It's the first time we hear of Android 3.1 and it's obviously...


HTC Wildfire S to launch on 13 May in the UK, starts at 230 quid

HTC Wildfire S to launch on 13 May in the UK, starts at 230 quid

11 April, 2011 | comments (20)

The smallest of HTCís S trio, the HTC Wildfire S, is now available on pre-order in the UK. It's set to launch on 13 May. You have a choice between getting the Gingerbread droid on a contract or SIM-free from several retailers. The SIM-free HTC...


HTC Desire S SIM-free now available in the UK, costs 410 quid

HTC Desire S SIM-free now available in the UK, costs 410 quid

31 March, 2011 | comments (15)

The HTC Desire S is currently available for purchase from the well-known UK retailer Expansys. The price has been altered a bit from the phone's pre-order period from 500 euros to 466 euros (410 pounds). Not only that, but Expansys also throws in...

Tags: HTC, Android, TouchUI


3 UK roadmap reveals 1.4 GHz Galaxy S II mini, Nokia X7

3 UK roadmap reveals 1.4 GHz Galaxy S II mini, Nokia X7

21 March, 2011 | comments (44)

The Three UK roadmap just surfaced, revealing excitingly sounding devices such as a Samsung Galaxy S II mini and confirming that the Nokia X7 hasn't been canceled world-wide. Unlike the Galaxy mini, the S II mini will be a high-end smartphone,...


 Android in Feb 2011: Froyo surpasses 60% market share

Android in Feb 2011: Froyo surpasses 60% market share

17 March, 2011 | comments (39)

Here's Google bringing us the latest update on the Android platform versions distribution. The numbers show that Froyo is increasing its lead at the front, while Gingerbread and Honeycomb still struggle to make an impact. There's also a notable...


HTC Desire S due in April for 500 euro, Incredible S priced 520 euro

HTC Desire S due in April for 500 euro, Incredible S priced 520 euro

18 February, 2011 | comments (26)

The brand new HTC Desire S and Incredible S are available on pre-order online. The Desire S is set for an April launch date (in the UK at least), while the Incredible S launch still doesn't have a fixed date. Amazon UK and Expansys UK both have...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Vodafone UK to offer HTC Desire S, Wildfire S and ChaCha

Vodafone UK to offer HTC Desire S, Wildfire S and ChaCha

17 February, 2011 | comments (4)

HTC announced a handful of phones at the MWC 2011 this week and Vodafone UK already confirms some of them for launch on its network with an unannounced availability schedule, though. If you haven't sen our live scoop on the latest HTC phones...


Here go Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S by HTC

Here go Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S by HTC

15 February, 2011 | comments (104)

That early leak was mostly confirmed - HTC just announced the Incredible S, Desire S and the Wildfire S. The letter S tacked on the back of their model names do little to justify the new release. The three phones are not exactly full of new...


Mobile World Congress 2011 as it unfolds

Mobile World Congress 2011 as it unfolds

14 February, 2011 | comments (32)

The Mobile World Congress is still going in full swing and we're working hard to cover every juicy bit. Here's a neat and tidy list of all the new things that have come out so far, maker by maker. We'll be updating this article as new info becomes...

Tags: MWC 2011