HTC

HTC U11 successors could be announced November 2nd

HTC is holding an event on November 2nd, where it could announce two new versions of its U11 smartphone. The company sent out invitations for an event in Taiwan to local media today, with the note including a large “U” at the top, indicating that the HTC U line will be the focus there.<p>Over the past …

Tablets

Oculus Gets Down to Business With New Rift Bundle Aimed at Commercial Use

A new commercial-focused hardware bundle including Rift headset, Touch controllers, three Sensors, and three facial interfaces was revealed at Oculus …

Virtual Reality

History of Android 2008-2017: T3 charts the progression of this revolutionary mobile platform

PreviousNext 1/26<p>Introduction<p>It has almost been a decade since the first Android phone appeared. But what were the most important phones? And when …

Phones

HTC Vive Eclipse is another possible name for an upcoming VR headset, standalone or not

HTC found an interesting and somewhat unexpected way to make a quick buck recently without selling anything that has to do with the …

Technology

HTC Vive Eclipse VR Headset In The Works

HTC is apparently working on a new version of its HTC Vive VR headset. A trademark listing for a HTC Vive Eclipse device has been discovered in New …

Virtual Reality

Interview with OmniROM Developers Max Weninger and Jake Whatley – Origins, Custom ROM Development, Tips and More!

Recently I had the pleasure of talking with two OmniROM developers — Max Weninger (maxwen) and Jake Whatley (Gandalf). OmniROM has been part of the …

Android Lollipop

HTC makes a business case for Vive at GITEX

HTC has set up a room-scale area for businesses to experience VR at GITEX Technology Week. The production relies on the same green screen technology …

Virtual Reality

Verizon's HTC Desire 530 is finally updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

Carriers are notoriously slow to update their devices to newer versions of Android, and while this is not only annoying for users who want to try out …

Android Lollipop

How Google’s smartphones have evolved since 2007

Google is expected to show off a ton of new hardware at a press event in San Francisco this week, and -- as expected -- most of the hype is centered around a pair of new Pixel phones. Now, the Pixel line itself is only a year old, but Google's smartphone ambitions have been part of the company's …

Phones

Google Buys HTC's Pixel

Google purchased “a team of HTC talent” from HTC’s Pixel phone division, which will now move to and work in-house at Google helping design mobile …

Advertising Industry

Does anyone care that Verizon is finally updating its HTC One M9 to Nougat?

Quick show of hands: who here still owns the spring 2015-released HTC One M9? On any of America’s “big four” carriers. Nobody? Does anyone at least …

Android Lollipop

Why Google Is Buying HTC Talent for $1.1B | Investopedia

Alphabet Inc.’s Google (GOOG) has announced plans to take on engineering and design teams from Taiwan’s HTC Corp.’s Pixel phone division. The deal, …

Google Nexus

HTC One M9 on Verizon updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

HTC isn't exactly known for speedy updates, but the company has been known to push them quickly in some cases. This is definitely not one of those …

Android Lollipop

For Google, HTC deal is about the Pixel's next decade

Google wants to win the smartphone game, and with the recent HTC deal, there's a realistic roadmap to getting there.<p>When rumors began swirling about …

Technology

HTC will still make phones – but should it bother?

I’m not a CEO, nor do I play one on TV. But that didn’t stop me last week from telling TCL what’s what about the Palm brand. Nor, will it stop me from talking about HTC and where its focus should be. If you haven’t been watching the feeds, welcome back. Google has done its best University of …

Consumer Tech

News: In China, VR Using HTC Vive Doesn't Need a PC Anymore

Virtual reality headsets may be slowly dropping in price, but they aren't the only hardware you need to enjoy VR. There's also the small matter of a …

Virtual Reality

Intel cancels Project Alloy headset; HTC announces VR offer for devs

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) has cancelled plans to release a Project Alloy mixed reality headset as an open reference design, according to Road to VR.<p>Intel …

Business

Google Makes $1.1B Development Deal With HTC To Create Hardware

Google has signed an $1.1 billion agreement with HTC to work with the Taiwanese's company's smartphone operations.<p>The deal -- announced late …

Advertising Industry

Struggling HTC may focus more on Vive VR and AR business after Google's cash buyout

When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem …

Augmented Reality

Why Google is spending $1.1 billion to ‘acqhire’ 2,000 HTC engineers

Phones, today. But tomorrow ...<p>Google is paying Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC $1.1 billion to hire about 2,000 of its engineers, plus to license some of its intellectual property.<p>Why is Google making another big bet on hardware? Especially after its experiment buying — and selling — Motorola …

Technology

Google's $1 billion HTC deal is too much for my emotions

Commentary: I’ve spent years hoping HTC would bounce back. Its deal with Google makes me nervous.<p>It isn't fun watching an old love suffer.<p>On Wednesday, Google announced it's casually dropping $1.1 billion on a deal with HTC that will allow it to hire some of the beleaguered company's staff, as well …

HTC One

Google Just Made a Big Move in Its War Against the iPhone

Google announced on Thursday that it would pay $1.1 billion to acquire certain employees from the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC. The maneuver is a …

Google

What does Google want with HTC's smartphone business?

Google is acquiring a $1bn chunk of HTC’s smartphone arm, including 2,000 employees and access to intellectual property, as it bets big on hardware<p>Google has announced it’s acquiring a $1.1bn chunk of HTC’s smartphone business, and with it providing the once leading Taiwanese phone brand a much …

Mobile Technology

Apple is falling after Google inks a deal with HTC (AAPL, GOOGL)

Apple is falling after Google announced a deal with HTC that would bringing some of HTC's team under its roof.<p>Apple is down 1.31% at $153.95 a share after the $1.1 billion deal was announced. Google is trading up 0.17% to $949.27.<p>The partnership between Google and HTC will have several HTC …

Business

HTC brings VR to the cloud

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>HTC has teamed up with Dalian Television and Beijing Cyber Cloud to test the first cloud VR service in Dalian, China, according to Engadget.<p>Rather than tethering the …

Virtual Reality

Will jilted Windows phone fans buy into Microsoft's mobile vision — or care?

Many Windows phone fans no longer trust Microsoft. That may be bad news for any future moves Microsoft makes in mobile.Trust is the foundation for …

Windows Phone

HTC's Future Under Google Signals a Shift Away From Smartphones

When HTC brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a …

HTC One

Can Google and HTC crack the Apple-Samsung smartphone duopoly?

Google late Wednesday announced that it would pay $1.1 billion for employees from HTC's smartphone unit, prompting waves upon waves of speculation about what might come next from this partnership.<p>But I have one hope: that Google's clout and HTC's design can give us something to challenge Apple and …

Google Home

HTC stock to resume trading on September 22

HTC is to resume trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) tomorrow, according to an announcement issued by the TWSE. Trading of HTC shares was temporarily halted before today’s announcement of the company’s billion-dollar deal with Google.<p>The duo revealed that Google would acquire HTC’s “Powered …

HTC One

What was the first Android mobile phone?

Also known as the T-Mobile G1, the HTC Dream was announced in September 2008 and made available to North American consumers in October of the same …

Mobile Technology