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If This Is How The Google Pixel XL 2 Will Look Like, Sign Me Up For One!

We usually don’t do rumors and if we did, it is almost always about Apple iPhone, but looking at how the smartphone industry have shifted so far, you know, Google getting into the hardware making itself, we think it is time that we dish out some rumors on the upcoming Google Pixel 2. Anywho, what you see here is a render based on the rumors and leaks that have been floating around the Internet over the last couple of months, courtesy of Android Police. Whether or not the final device will look like this, it is pretty much anybody’s guess, but we secretly hope it is. If it does really look like, I am all for it and I am not apologetic for being a sucker for design. Continue reading If This Is How The Google Pixel XL 2 Will Look Like, Sign Me Up For One!

Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

Well, what do you know? Using your phone’s camera is going to even more fulfilling soon. No. We are not talking about new selfie technology that will make you look prettier (although that can be deemed fulfilling too); it is a lot more than that. It is a new vision-based computing capability found in a new initiative called Google Lens. Notice how Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai never refer Google Lens to as a product, but an initiative at this year’s Google I/O? And that kind of make me skeptical, but more on why later. Now, on why Google Lens is awesome. Continue reading Google Lens And WorldSense Standalone VR Headsets Announced

HTC U11 Is A Beautiful Smartphone Designed To Be Squeezed

Who would have thought that the simple gesture of gripping a smartphone could be turned into something so much more? Well, that certainly is the case with HTC’s newest smartphone, U11. This Android 7.1-powered (with HTC Sense, naturally) 5.5-inch device comes with an innovative feature called Edge Sense that lets you take photos, launch your favorite apps, text on-the-go, access to voice assistants like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa (yes, that too), and more, simply by squeezing the device. What you want the squeeze to trigger is really up to you configure. So, move over, knock-to-wake, cos’ squeezing sounds like a lot more fun. Continue reading HTC U11 Is A Beautiful Smartphone Designed To Be Squeezed

HTC Vive Tracker And Audio Strap Pricing And Availability Announced

The lack of integrated audio and the wear comfort of the HTC Vive is, apparently, questionable, and also, it is kind of lonely because it is but a lone VR headset like so many of them out there. However, for $99.99 a pop, you can spruce up your experience with the Vive with the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap and/or the Vive Tracker. The former is an accessory that adds integrated headphones to the headset with “new comfort features” so you’d be inclined to wear it longer, and it gets a new sizing dial that will afford quick adjustments to fit single or multiple users. Continue reading HTC Vive Tracker And Audio Strap Pricing And Availability Announced

HTC’s Latest Smartphone Has ‘Liquid Surface’, 2 Displays And It’s All About U

Yesterday, HTC reminds me of its existence with the introduction of HTC U Ultra. Sorry for being so blunt. With so many phones in the market, it is easy to sink into oblivion if you are not too careful. Spending millions on A-list celebrity won’t help, neither is having a chief creative who looked like a Jony Ive wannabe. Anyways, those are history. Right now. U Ultra is, well, all about you. It is about your sound holes, your selfie, your photos, and your everything. It is a large phone. Large by today’s standard, offered by a 5.7-inch QHD super LCD 5 display packing in 513 ppi which has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with curve edge for protection. Continue reading HTC’s Latest Smartphone Has ‘Liquid Surface’, 2 Displays And It’s All About U

HTC 10 Smartphone Is The First Android Phone To Support Apple AirPlay

With Apple, Samsung, LG and various China marques making the buzz online, we almost forgot about HTC. Clearly, the Taiwan-based handset maker did not (and cannot forget) the market; it is the company’s bread and butter. The folks is working hard to create its next flagship and it is called HTC 10. Yup. No more fancy, M something. It’s just 10. Revealed on April 12, the 10 sports the usual HTC kind of sleek with a curved, aluminum unibody construction and an unusually large chamfer edge all round. We can’t say it is a beauty until we see it for ourselves. Continue reading HTC 10 Smartphone Is The First Android Phone To Support Apple AirPlay

Under Armour Dives Into Connected Fitness Products With HTC And JBL

With a projected value of $5.4 billion by 2019, the fitness tracker is indeed an industry cannot be ignored and that’s just fitness tracker alone, which does not include products like connect weighing scale and other monitoring wearables. This huge pie, which is currently being shared by sports equipment veterans and startups alike, has caught Baltimore-based sports apparel maker Under Armour. Unlike big players, UA’s dive into the deep end of the tech world of connected fitness devices isn’t a solo act. It has teamed up with Taiwanese handset maker HTC to create the UA HealthBox ($400), the company’s first connected fitness product portfolio, which includes a Bluetooth-enabled weighing scale (UA Scale, $180), heart rate monitor (UA Heart Rate, $80), and a wrist worn fitness tracker (UA Band, $180). Continue reading Under Armour Dives Into Connected Fitness Products With HTC And JBL

HTC’s New One A9 Surprises With 2TB microSD Card Support, Offered with Unlocked Edition Too

Android worshippers sniffing out for the next flagship device may be interested in the new HTC flagship, One A9, announced earlier today in the U.S. For starter, it has a fresh design. Phew. Thankfully. For some reason, the attempt to ‘replicate’ Apple’s two-year-one-design concept with the M8/M9 doesn’t turn out quite well for HTC. But not to worry, the new A9 is rather fresh and attractive aesthetically, though it does look a little iPhone 6-ish. Still, it is a nice design. At least, it doesn’t seem to hurt our eyes – for now. Continue reading HTC’s New One A9 Surprises With 2TB microSD Card Support, Offered with Unlocked Edition Too

au by KDDI Announces New 5.2” QHD HTC Butterfly Smartphone in Japan

These days, it takes more than one flagship device to survive in the wildly competitive smartphone market, well, at least that’s what we thought. How else would you explain the launching two flagships by Samsung in March? While HTC didn’t quite explicitly refers the latest Butterfly incarnation, the J Butterfly (and likely Butterfly 3 in the global market), as so, the spec-sheet tells us otherwise. Though the plastic build did kind of contradicts the spec. Announced last week in Japan by Japanese telco, au by KDDI, the J Butterfly sports the unmistakable design language current to HTC. In fact, it looks pretty much like the M9, E9 and Desire Eye and also boast front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers. Audio reproduction is made sweeter by Dolby Audio and DSP amplifier, and the ability to playback high-res audio at 192kHz/24-bit. Continue reading au by KDDI Announces New 5.2” QHD HTC Butterfly Smartphone in Japan

HTC Dives into Virtual Reality, Collaborates with Valve to Develop VR Headset

Google has done it, so has Sony, Samsung, LG and a bunch of others. We are talking about what could be this year’s hottest gadgets: VR headset aka virtual reality headset. And now HTC is hoping onto the bandwagon, but it ain’t going in alone; it has collaborated with Valve, which signifies that this is a serious Oculus Rift challenger, or at least to us, it appears to be so. Dubbed HTC Vive, the almost alien technology-like headset incorporates Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies, with HTC contributing the firm’s “world-renowned design and engineering talent.” Hardware details are scarce, but we do know that it will have a Full Room Scale 360 Degree Solution with Tracked Controllers that allow you to get up and walk around, and explore your virtual space, inspect objects from every angle and basically, interact with your surroundings. Continue reading HTC Dives into Virtual Reality, Collaborates with Valve to Develop VR Headset