HTC Stories January 13

HTC has very quietly unveiled the Desire 21 Pro 5G, a lower mid-range device that offers superfast networking but might not spread beyond Taiwanese borders.

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HTC Stories August 13, 2020

[Update: EU launch] HTC isn’t dead, will release Desire 20 series on June 16

HTC might be in dire straits but the Taiwanese firm is planning on launching a brand new Desire 20 series smartphone on June 16.

HTC Stories August 10, 2020

Despite being at the top of the Android hierarchy for a long period in the early-2010s, HTC has fallen on hard times in the smartphone space. Each launch feels like the firm is simply treading water at this stage. Enter the HTC Wildfire E2, a budget smartphone from the Taiwanese firm that likely won’t change that any time soon.

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HTC Stories June 16, 2020

After a long absence in the upper mid-range mobile market, HTC is back with the release of the U20 — which looks like it has quite a lot to offer.

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HTC Stories February 24, 2020

Over the past few years, the smartphone industry has changed dramatically and lost some players. HTC is a shell of what it once was, but the company isn’t completely done with smartphones. In a recent interview, HTC confirmed it has plans to launch a 5G smartphone this year.

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HTC Stories January 6, 2020

HTC continues to suffer a slow death as the former smartphone king saw a 57% dip in revenue over the previous year throughout 2019 to just $333 million.

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HTC Stories August 22, 2019

[Update: Rolling out in US] HTC U11, U11+ and U12+ will get Android Pie by Q2 2019

HTC feels very much like a forgotten smartphone manufacturer. That said, the Taiwanese brand has confirmed that it hasn’t forgotten about three of its handsets with regard to software updates. The company confirmed on Twitter that the HTC U11, U11+ and U12+ will get Android Pie by Q2 2019.

HTC Stories August 6, 2019

HTC ceases smartphones sales in UK amid patent disputes

HTC has ceased selling its phones in the UK after patent disputes appear to have forced the Taiwanese company to remove devices for sale.

HTC Stories June 11, 2019

HTC unveils U19e and Desire 19+, two very mid-range devices [Gallery]

It turns out that HTC is alive and kicking, as the company today unveiled two brand new devices in the form of the mid-range HTC U19e and Desire 19+.

HTC Stories May 28, 2019

[Update: OTA pulled due to device bricking issues] HTC U11 receiving long-awaited Android Pie update, but only in some regions

For years we have lamented the speed or lack of effort on HTC’s part to update their device lineups. Although a recent update from the company gave us some insight into their update schedule, we are still awaiting across the board updates. That said, it seems the Android Pie rollout for the HTC U11 is now underway.

HTC Stories May 13, 2019

HTC U11, U12+ will get Android Pie updates starting this month

Android Pie has been out since August of 2018, but it’s still only on a fraction of devices. Some OEMs are being slow about pushing the update out to devices, and HTC is a pretty huge offender here. Recently, however, the company confirmed Android Pie updates for the HTC U11 family and the U12+.

HTC Stories April 15, 2019

HTC’s apps will return to the Play Store this month after policy changes temporarily removed them

HTC’s hardware division has been in rough times lately. Worse yet, the company’s loyal customers were given reason to worry this month when several HTC apps vanished from the Play Store. Now, HTC is confirming that those apps are coming back, as well as explaining why they were removed.

HTC Stories March 4, 2019

HTC apparently in talks to license its brand to smartphone makers in India

HTC is barely a shadow of the smartphone maker it once was, and as it continues to fade from consumer memory, it seems the company has a new effort in the works to keep the brand alive. Apparently, HTC is talking to smartphone makers in India regarding licensing its brand out.

HTC Stories February 26, 2019

HTC Exodus 1 gets new blockchain features, can be purchased for $699 in traditional money

HTC has been quiet for a while now, but the company has had one notable release in its cryptocurrency-focused HTC Exodus 1 smartphone. This week at MWC, the company is announcing some new features for the device, as well as finally letting interested customers buy it with traditional money.

HTC Stories December 18, 2018

HTC ‘rebooting’ smartphone sales with flagship and mid-range models in 2019

Things have been nothing but disappointing for HTC over the past several years. The company hasn’t caught a break when it comes to sales for quite some time, but it’s not all out of good just yet. According to a new report, HTC has plans for 2019 that include new flagship and mid-range smartphones.

HTC Stories December 17, 2018

HTC Desire 12s goes official w/ 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 435, and a quirky design

HTC hasn’t seen much success in the past few years. In fact, you’d be totally forgiven if reading this article was the first time you thought about the company since earlier this year. The company’s last notable launch was the HTC U12 Life back in August, but this week, it has announced the HTC Desire 12s.

HTC Stories August 30, 2018

Long since separated from creating hardware for Google, HTC’s ailing mobile business has flipped from the cutting-edge to the mid-range. Announced at IFA 2018, the HTC U12 Life drops a few of the now commonly seen design principles of the numerous iPhone-clones available on the market already. Strong specs and a pretty steady design make this a candidate for best mid-range smartphone out there. expand full story

HTC Stories August 23, 2018

HTC’s past few flagships haven’t done all that well in terms of sales despite being fantastic devices. Now, HTC is teasing yet another new smartphone just three months after its previous flagship went on sale.

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HTC Stories August 17, 2018

HTC U12+ picks up ‘Flame Red’ variant in the US, pre-orders open now for September launch

Despite struggling sales, HTC has still been launching some of the best looking phones on the market, and its recent U12+ is no exception. Following a launch earlier this year, the HTC U12+ is now up for pre-order in the US in its “Flame Red” color.

HTC Stories August 11, 2018

Android 9 Pie just went official last week, and while there was some immediate third-party action in updates from Essential, other company’s have been pretty quiet. As the week closes out, though, Sony and HTC have announced their plans.

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HTC Stories July 6, 2018

HTC sees its biggest sales drop in over 2 years, down 68% in June

HTC is really not in a great place right now. Just a week after announcing it would slash 1,500 jobs from its workforce, the company is reporting its biggest sales drop in over 2 years.

HTC Stories July 2, 2018

HTC is laying off 1,500 employees as sales and revenue continue to decline

HTC has announced today that, amid financial troubles, the company will be laying off a huge portion of its workforce in Taiwan.

HTC Stories June 21, 2018

How to take a screenshot on the HTC U12+

As the U12+ doesn’t have traditional power and volume buttons, HTC had to get creative when it came to taking screenshots on the phone. Here are two ways to capture things on your screen.

HTC Stories June 20, 2018

How to set up Edge Sense on the HTC U12+

With the U12+, HTC went all in on the phone’s pressure-sensitive sides. So to get the most out of your new phone, here’s how to set up the HTC U12+’s Edge Sense.

HTC Stories May 28, 2018

It’s common at this point for devices to lack a headphone jack, but generally speaking, those devices still include an adapter in the box to use 3.5mm headphones over the USB-C charging port. Apparently, though, the HTC U12+ will be one of the first that won’t.

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HTC Stories May 23, 2018

After a few months of leaks and speculation, HTC officially unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone overnight in the new U12+.  The company has a lot of work to do catching up with the competition, but things are definitely looking up with what’s been brought to the table…

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HTC Stories May 21, 2018

We’re just a couple of days away from the debut of HTC’s next flagship, but in the final hours, the company has mistakenly revealed everything there is to know on its very own website…

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HTC Stories May 17, 2018

We’re just a couple of weeks away from the debut of the HTC U12+, and leading up to the launch we’ve heard a lot about this phone. Today, one of the biggest leaks yet is giving us a new look at the design, as well as a huge list of specifications…

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HTC Stories May 15, 2018

At a blockchain conference today, HTC announced a new concept Android phone that is optimized for the blockchain. The HTC Exodus comes amidst the Google acquihire of two thousands employees, while the company’s primary lead is now in virtual reality with the Vive.

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HTC Stories May 3, 2018

HTC has been eerily quiet when it comes to smartphones for the past several months, but we’ve known for quite a while that the company has a new flagship in the works. Today, HTC has finally given us a date when we’ll see that new device – May 23rd.

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HTC Stories April 30, 2018

HTC has been pretty quiet for the past few months, but rumors have been ramping up surrounding its next flagship, the HTC U12+. Now, a handful of images are giving us a good look at the phone.

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HTC Stories March 20, 2018

HTC has been pretty quiet for the past several months in the smartphone space, but as we approach the debut of the upcoming HTC U12+, the company is launching two new mid-range options in the Desire family…

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HTC Stories March 6, 2018

There’s a whole lot we don’t know about what HTC has in store for us in 2018, but details on the company’s upcoming flagship, the HTC U12, have slowly been hitting the web recently. After a spec sheet was revealed earlier this week, we’re now getting some hints at what to expect in the design department.

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HTC Stories February 23, 2018

HTC announces U.S. ’employee reductions’ as smartphone and VR divisions merge

Last week, news emerged that HTC’s president of smartphones was leaving the company. That departure now appears to have been a precursor to wider U.S. layoffs announced today as HTC’s smartphone and VR divisions are being merged.

HTC Stories February 14, 2018

HTC’s president of smartphones departs the company ahead of eventual U12 launch

HTC’s smartphone division has certainly seen better times over the years. Despite making great smartphones, sales have been continually declining, and now the company’s president of that division is jumping ship.

HTC Stories January 29, 2018

Just before the October 4th event last year, Google made waves when it announced a $1.1 billion partial acquisition of HTC’s smartphone division. On Tuesday, hardware head Rick Osterloh revealed that the deal is officially complete.

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HTC Stories January 12, 2018

In November, HTC announced the mid-range U11 life and upgraded U11+ to complement the U11 released earlier in 2017. Rumors suggested that the company would round out the year with an additional device and a new leak today fully reveals the HTC U11 EYEs.

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HTC Stories December 28, 2017

Last week, Apple confirmed that it degrades CPU performance on older smartphones as batteries age. The iPhone maker was heavily criticized for not being more transparent about the decision and now its competitors claim that they do not follow similar practices on Android devices.

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HTC Stories November 27, 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out starting today for the unlocked HTC U11

About two weeks ago, HTC began rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the U11 but only in Taiwan. Thankfully, for those HTC customers in the US, the company’s Vice President of Product Management has announced that unlocked model of the U11 will begin receiving the awaited Oreo update starting today…

HTC Stories November 14, 2017

Back at Google I/O, the company announced partnerships with HTC and Lenovo to debut a new collection of Daydream-powered headsets that would run independently of a smartphone. It’s an excellent idea, but we never got any concrete details on when they would debut. Now, HTC has revealed more information — it’s no longer making one.

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HTC Stories November 3, 2017

HTC isn’t exactly in the best position right now, but with killer releases such as the HTC U11 family and the company’s work with Google, things are looking up. Speaking to the media (via Engadget), the company recently confirmed that it would be releasing up to 6 phones in 2018, including one with a dual-camera system.

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HTC Stories November 2, 2017

As widely rumored, HTC is now making devices for the relaunched Android One program. A mid-range phone, the HTC U11 life is not all too different from the Moto X4, save for launching with Android Oreo and featuring some Pixel-like features.

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HTC Stories October 26, 2017

The third quarter of 2017 saw Google acquire 2,000 HTC engineers and intellectual property, as well as the launch of their second Made by Google line of products. During today’s earnings call, Sundar Pichai talked more about that deal, as well as their broader hardware business.

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HTC Stories October 25, 2017

With the cost of smartphones continually rising, many of us simply can’t afford to pay outright for a shiny new device. Payment plans help a lot with that, but in some cases, you end up paying more. Now, ahead of the launch of a new device, HTC is giving customers another option.

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HTC Stories September 20, 2017

After several weeks of rumorsGoogle announced this evening an “agreement” that will see HTC employees who worked on the Pixel join the Alphabet company’s hardware division. The deal is valued at $1.1 billion, while HTC will continue to run its smartphone business.

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The Taiwan stock exchange has announced that trading in HTC shares will be halted tomorrow in advance of a major announcement, or, in stock market language, ‘material information.’ This follows rumors that the failing company may be acquired by Google.

Local media are also reporting that a Google deal is to be announced …

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HTC Stories September 13, 2017

We’ve known for quite some time that Android One is going to make a debut in the United States, and just the other day we got new details about the Moto X4’s Android One launch. Today, we’re learning more about the other Android One device we told you about earlier this year, the HTC “Ocean Life.”

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HTC Stories September 7, 2017

HTC and Google have a relationship that has spanned several years with the smartphone manufacturer building some of the first Android phones (G1), even collaborating with Google on the original Nexus. HTC quickly gained traction in the smartphone industry and was a big player in it for quite some time, but in the past couple of years, the company has lost major market share to its competitors. Now, rumors are floating around that Google might end up buying the company. This just a few years after Google sold off Moto to Lenovo, likely to keep Samsung in its stable.

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