Merwyn Fernandes, 21 Sep 2017You didn't understand My argument at all My point is not How much Apple sells overall and How... moreSo, Rolex >>>> Any smartwatch manufacturer, according to your new selective standards? Or does it only apply to specific product types and extremely specific models?
i see people never read for understanding at all. Why Google want HTC is becouse they are good and even the best Android Maker.
MdN8, 21 Sep 2017The Google and HTC deal is official, it's just not quite what we were expecting. Google i... moreI just wonder, if Foxconn employees go on strike, who will be building smartphones for companies lol.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017Kids these days now nothing.. Thanks to HTC G1 that started the Android revolution while Samsu... moreKids these days may know nothing but living in the past is not gonna do you any good and this is what happen to HTC.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017Kids these days now nothing.. Thanks to HTC G1 that started the Android revolution while Samsu... moreI'm with you on this one
People who disrespect HTC shows their tiny brain.
So yeah... keep bashing, because HTC is long live!
And the article is represented with the One A9. Dam beautiful first class phone. It is slick fast and as beautiful as the day we got it. HTC are renowned for very high quality products over all. Some M series, One A9, 10, 11 Pixel etc. If only HTC had advertised more. It is not surprising Google took this opportunity to get something great. The HTC team will remain I would think as it is a good production team and now they have a great backer for more HTC and Googles.
AnonD-24741, 20 Sep 2017Yes, you made it pretty clear before that you keep narrowing the argument to find smaller and ... moreYou didn't understand My argument at all My point is not How much Apple sells overall and How much profit it makes
Samsung may make much more overall profit
My argument is how much Apple Makes Per piece and it's more than any other smartphone manufacturer out there
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2017Goodbye HTC, it was nice not knowin' yaKids these days now nothing.. Thanks to HTC G1 that started the Android revolution while Samsung and Sony went to Symbian.. Thanks to HTC G1 also that convince Google that Android should be operated with touchscreen and not keyboard(Android was a keyboard based OS back then).. Thanks to HTC HD2 we have giant screens of today's phone.. Thanks to HTC Legend we have phones with aluminum unibody of today.. Thanks to HTC TouchFlo we have beautiful animated interface in phones today.. Thanks to HTC One X+ we have smartphones with dedicated DAC and decent earphones packed in.. Thanks to HTC One M8 we see all the dual cameras today.. Thanks to HTC HD2 again that spawned countless developers of XDA and fyi the legendary HD2 can be updated to Nougat 7.1 and it will be one of the first to receive 8.0 Oreo in the coming months..
The Google and HTC deal is official, it's just not quite what we were expecting. Google isn't buying HTC outright, à la Motorola, but is instead Google and HTC have signed an agreement to send some of HTC's employees over to Google, while HTC gets a $1.1 billion dollar cash infusion. The deal also includes a non-exclusive license for HTC's intellectual property.
HTC is still an independent company, and will still manufacture smartphones. Google is acquiring HTC's employees only, and not any of the Taiwan company's factories. Manufacturing facilities are more of a liability today in the smartphone business than anything, with even Apple, the king of vertical integration, outsourcing that work to companies like Foxconn.
What's an Android maker? There is only one creator of Android and that is Google. It's an OS not hardware.
HTC are on their knees, not making anything creatively new product-wise, so they are vulnerable to take over. A captive mfg capability is not particularly compelling for anyone incl Google but it might give them some useful patents before they do a Motorola and sell off the hardware facilities. GOOG is better off to engineer the product (like Apple does) and farm out the task of mfg to other parties on a bidding basis.
Oathbreaker, 21 Sep 2017RIP HTC (the mobile brand), 2007-2017
Since 1997, the OEM/ODM HTC lives on...
First Androi... moreYes, it only makes sense that Google saves the first Android OEM: HTC
It's a badluck and irony when people talking history of Android and say: "....but the first android maker is dead?"
No, the first android maker saved by android OS owner.
Call me romantic, but that would've been better version of history
Will wait for official announcement
---Sent from my solar red u11
RIP HTC (the mobile brand), 2007-2017
Since 1997, the OEM/ODM HTC lives on...
First Android, Xperia, Nexus, and Pixel phone all made by HTC. Not branding their own phones anymore is nothing new to them. I hope Google saves them and combines the ideas of 2013's Moto X and HTC One M7.
This buyout has more potential than when Google purchased Motorola because it isn't for patents. Google will have its very own in-house manufacturing division. I would love them to revive the Nexus One design all over again.
Best phone designs ever
1. HTC One M7 (glacial silver)
2. Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (titanium silver)
3. Apple iPhone 5s/SE (space gray).
Honorable mentions: iPhone 4/4s, Nexus One, Huawei P9 Plus (ceramic white), Sony Xperia Z3, Nokia N9/Lumia 800
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2017You will like Sony if you want to have stable and smooth android phone.But Sony is massive phone for very small screen, this not good for phone life.
a good HTC phone can still turn the tables.
6'' quad HD
S8 plus like screen
dual cam (possible of shooting 3d like HTC EVO 3D)
6GB of Ram
most and foremost , bring back HTC 4+ sense with 3d widgets
4000 mah battery
i'm in so do all my folks
AnonD-518022, 20 Sep 2017HTC is actually a Chinese manufacturer, remember Tiawan is part of China you my friend need a map...or a new brain at least
Merwyn Fernandes, 20 Sep 2017Technically Apple isn't even a hardware Manufacturer. In simple terms they are a R&D comp... moreStop propagating those lies! Apart the recent announcements how much did the average iPhone cost to command such profits? ArenÂ’t there any manufacturing, R&D, marketing costs?