Tag: HTC

HTC Proves It’s Still Alive, Announces Android Pie Updates For Some Of Its Phones

Good news if you have either the HTC U11, U11 Plus, or U12 Plus: Android 9 Pie has finally been scheduled for each these handsets. Bad news: HTC might not make another phone anytime soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 13, 2019

HTC Vive Focus Plus Comes Out April 15 For $799, Here’s What’s New

HTC will begin selling standalone Vive Focus Plus headsets on April 15. They’re meant for enterprise users, however, unlike the similarly spec’d Oculus Quest that’s geared more toward mainstream users.

Wearable Tech March 26, 2019

Viveport Infinity: HTC Launching Unlimited VR Service This April For $13 A Month

For $13 a month or $99 a year, Viveport Infinity will give you access to over 600 titles that you can play as much as you want. Of course, for every 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice VR,' there’s 'Angry Birds VR.'

Video Games March 15, 2019

Marketing Exec Rahul Sandil Leaves HTC For Micron

Rahul Sandil, a marketing executive at HTC, is taking a break from virtual reality. From selling software, Sandil transitions to selling memory and storage hardware for consumer brands, Crucial and Ballistix.

Business Tech March 13, 2019

HTC Vive Pro Eye Takes VR To The Next Level With Eye Tracking

Eye-tracking will take virtual reality to a whole new direction. The Vive Pro Eye is HTC’s first taste of what this technology can do, which essentially makes VR work more like human eyes.

Wearable Tech January 9, 2019

HTC Vive Wireless Adapter Will Soon Open Preorders For $300: Here's How It Works

HTC will start preorders for its Vive Wireless Adapter on Sept. 5. The HTC Vive Wireless Adapter costs $299.99, but it needs an additional $60 for the compatibility pack for the Vive Pro headset.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 22, 2018

Despite Massive Layoffs, HTC Blockchain Phone Is Still Coming

HTC’s blockchain-powered smartphone Exodus is arriving by the end of this year, according to a company executive. The device could be one of its last saving graces.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 11, 2018

HTC Is Laying Off 1,500 Employees: Is This The End?

After handing over thousands of its mobile division employees to Google, HTC is laying off 1,500 more employees in a bid to stay afloat. Its decline is proof that the smartphone market is very unpredictable.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 3, 2018

HTC U12+ Doesn't Come With USB-C To 3.5mm Headphone Adapter

HTC confirmed on Twitter that the U12+ will not come with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter in the United States. However, it will include a pair of wired USB-C USonic headphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 29, 2018

HTC U12 Plus, But No HTC U12? HTC Explains The Name

The HTC U12+ is a very powerful Android smartphone but with a confusing name because there is no regular HTC U12. HTC explained why it used that name for the device, and now it all makes sense.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018

HTC U12 Plus Squeezable Smartphone Launches With Top Specs, 4 Cameras

HTC has officially launched its latest U12 Plus Android flagship, and it's now available for preorder. The squeezable smartphone comes with beastly specs, so here's what it has to offer.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 24, 2018

HTC U12 Plus Listed Early On Company's Website, Confirms Specs And Price Ahead Of Release

HTC has a special event scheduled for May 23, but the HTC U12 Plus already appeared in premature listings. The company took the pages down in the meantime, but it had already confirmed the smartphone's specs and price.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 23, 2018

HTC’s Latest Android Smartphone Is Powered By Blockchain

HTC’s upcoming Blockchain phone, called Exodus, will support all sorts of cryptocurrencies. These phones might even serve as nodes for HTC’s vision of a native blockchain network.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 16, 2018

HTC Announces May 23 Event: Get Ready For The HTC U12 Plus Flagship With Dual Front And Rear Cameras

HTC officially confirmed a smartphone launch event for May 23, when it will likely unveil the HTC U12+ powerhouse with top specs and four cameras. Here's what we know so far about the company's next flagship.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2018

HTC Wants To Train Workers In VR With The New Vive Pro 2.0 Kit

HTC just released the Vive Pro 2.0 Kit, a new product aimed at corporations rather than individual gamers. Through virtual reality, businesses can train their workers and do more.

Gadgets April 25, 2018

HTC Reveals Midrange Desire 12 And Desire 12 Plus, Complete With ‘Liquid Surface’ Design

HTC has unveiled two new midrange phones: the Desire 12 and the Desire 12 Plus. The devices won’t win any specs competitions, but they are still gorgeous-looking handsets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 21, 2018

HTC Vive Pro VR Headset Preorders Now Open For $799, While Vive Price Drops To $499

Preorders for the HTC Vive Pro are now open for $799 each, with the highly anticipated VR headsets to start shipping on April 5. Meanwhile, the price of the HTC Vive has been further dropped to $499.

Gadgets March 20, 2018

HTC U12 Specs Leaked: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6 GB RAM, Dual Cameras, And More

Like everything nowadays, the specs for HTC’s upcoming flagship has just leaked. The U12 will come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, feature up to 6 GB of RAM, include Edge Sense 2.0, and will launch this April.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 5, 2018

HTC Smartphone Chief Resigns Effective Immediately, Citing 'Personal Career Plan'

HTC seems to be in a tough spot, as its smartphone chief just announced his resignation effective immediately. Chialin Chang is departing the company to pursue a 'personal career plan,' and HTC has yet to appoint a replacement.

Business Tech February 14, 2018

Google Closes $1.1 Billion Deal To Bring In 2,000 HTC Engineers, Sets Sights On Apple And iPhone

Google closed its $1.1 billion deal with HTC to bring about 2,000 engineers into the fold. The new Googlers worked on the Pixel 2, and are expected to help Google chase Apple and the iPhone in the high-end smartphone market.

Google January 30, 2018

No New Flagships From Huawei, HTC, And LG At Upcoming Mobile World Congress

Samsung and other brands will probably shine during the Mobile World Congress 2018 as several brands confirmed the absence of their flagship devices. LG, Huawei, and HTC have opted to reveal their premium models separately from the expo.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2018

HTC Vive Focus Now Has An 8K VR Video Player Thanks To Visbit

The HTC Vive Focus now supports 8K video content, courtesy of its partnership with VR streaming expert Visbit. The latter’s 8K VR Player can stream and download high-resolution contents untethered, thanks to the Visbit View-Optimized Streaming technology.

Gadgets January 25, 2018

HTC Vive Pro Unveiled With Higher-Resolution OLED Displays, Built-In Headphones, And More

HTC has revealed a new virtual reality headset and sequel to the Vive called the Vive Pro. It features higher-resolution displays, plus a new design and improved ergonomics.

CES 2018 January 9, 2018

CES 2018: HTC To Unveil New Vive Headset With 4K Resolution?

HTC established some hype with a CES 2018 teaser for its VR headset. Their Twitter post hinted that a new Vive with 4K resolution might be revealed soon.

CES 2018 January 7, 2018

Android Device Makers Say They Don't Slow Down Smatphones Like Apple Does

Apple's confession that it throttles iPhones' performance to make up for aging batteries sparked great controversy, fueling questions of whether it's a common practice across the smarpthone industry. Several Android makers say it's not, and they don't do it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 30, 2017

HTC Unveils Standalone Vive Focus VR Headset: No Need For Wires, Phone, Or High-End PC

At the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC unveiled the Vive Focus, a standalone virtual reality headset that offers both portability and power. HTC also announced the Vive Wave, an open platform for virtual reality content.

Gadgets November 14, 2017

HTC Vive, Logitech Bridge Let You Take The Tactile Keyboard Experience To Virtual Reality

The Logitech Bridge is HTC and Logitech's way to bring a real typing experience into the virtual reality space, even improving on it by way of customizations.

Computers November 4, 2017

Muskie, Rejected As The Google Pixel 2 XL, Evolved Into The HTC U11 Plus

Muskie, the smartphone that was supposed to become the Pixel 2 XL, was rejected by Google. The device, however, has now evolved into the HTC U11 Plus, the company's latest flagship.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2017

Breaking Down The Google-HTC Deal: Here's What The Acquisition Means For Both Companies

Google has finalized the acquisition of a part of HTC's smartphone division for $1.1 billion. For Google, the transaction improves its hardware expertise, but for HTC, it comes as a necessity.

Google September 21, 2017

It’s Official: Google Is Buying Part Of HTC’s Smartphone Team For $1.1 Billion, But HTC Will Remain

After rumors of Google’s alleged plan to acquire HTC, the company has now officially announced that it’s buying off a part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion. The deal should help Google make better Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Google Might Acquire HTC To Make More Pixel Phones In The Future: Report

Google might be in the final stages of acquiring smartphone maker HTC, reports said. The move allegedly aims to unify and integrate many aspects involved in developing future Pixel phones.

Business Tech September 8, 2017

HTC U11's Edge Sense To Be More Than Just A Squeeze Gimmick Thanks To User Customizations

Remember HTC U11's gimmicky squeeze feature? Well, an Edge Sense update is rolling out, and it's aiming to turn the tide with user customizations.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 8, 2017

As HTC Considers Selling Its Vive Virtual Reality Business, Palmer Luckey Ponders If He Should Acquire It

Oculus Rift creator and cofounder Palmer Luckey asked Redditors if he should buy the HTC Vive. No, not the headset, but the company’s actual virtual reality arm.

Business Tech August 27, 2017

HTC Still Struggling, So It's Thinking To Sell Or Spin Off Its Vive Virtual Reality Division

HTC, which continues to struggle in the cutthroat smartphone industry, is reportedly planning to sell or spin off its Vive virtual reality business. There is also the possibility that HTC will sell the entire company.

Business Tech August 25, 2017

HTC Vive Is Now $200 Cheaper: Buy One And Get Three Free Games And A Viveport Subscription

HTC just countered Facebook’s Oculus Rift price cut with its own Vive discount. The HTC Vive now only costs $599, and it comes bundled with three VR titles and a Viveport trial.

Wearable Tech August 22, 2017

Google Pixel 2 FCC Filing Confirmed A Lot Of Things: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0.1, Squeezable Edge, And More

The Google Pixel 2 was spotted in an FCC listing, confirming that it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Android 8.0.1. Manufacturer HTC will also bring Edge Sense to the Pixel 2, giving it a squeezable edge.

Google August 16, 2017

HTC, Qualcomm To Roll Out Standalone VR Headset, But It'll Be Available Only In China

HTC and Qualcomm have officially announced the Vive Standalone VR headset, coming exclusively to China soon. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor, the headset features inside-out positional tracking and doesn’t need a PC to run.

Wearable Tech July 27, 2017

HTC U11's Edge Sense Features Explained: Here's What You'll Be Squeezing Your Phone For

HTC U11 is about to get more Edge Sense features soon enough, which should give users more reasons to squeeze their phones more often.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 26, 2017

Solar Red HTC U11 Hits US, Summer Sale Knocks $200 Off Other HTC Smartphones

A new HTC U11 Solar Red color option is now available in the United States, coming unlocked and compatible with all major carriers. HTC is also running a summer sale with up to $200 off select smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2017

HTC U11 Durability Test Fail: You Might Want A Sturdy Protective Case [Video]

The HTC U11 went through JerryRigEverything's scratch, burn, and bend test, but it didn't go so well. Owners might want to invest in a solid protective case to keep the smartphone safe and sound.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

HTC U11 With 6 GB RAM And 128 GB Storage Reportedly Launching In 9 Countries: Preliminary List Leaks

The U.S. HTC U11 sports 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, but other markets will get a beefier version. A leak reveals nine countries getting the U11 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

HTC Wants You To Buy Vive Headsets, Offers A Free Copy Of 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' For Each Purchase

HTC is now offering 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' as a free pack-in for anyone who buys a new HTC Vive. But hurry, the deal ends on June 30.

Video Games May 31, 2017

HTC Launches New VR Headset 'Link,' And It's Not A Vive

HTC is changing the mobile VR headset scene with its new device Link. Not quite a Vive and not quite like the usual smartphone-powered headsets, as it's somewhere in between.

Wearable Tech May 26, 2017

HTC U11 Launches With Edge Sense, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant And More: Pricing, Specs And Availability [Video]

The HTC U11 is finally official and apparently worth the wait, boasting top-notch specs all around. The smartphone rocks new Edge Sense technology, a sleek design, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and more, and it's now up for preorder.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2017

Rumor: HTC U 11 Won't Have A Headphone Jack, But It's Packaged With A Free 3.5mm Adapter

The upcoming HTC U 11 will ditch the headphone jack like other flagship phones did. But worry not, as the phone will include a 3.5mm adapter in the box.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 4, 2017

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