The Taiwanese company had its worst financial performance in 13 years last month, leading to a report that it may be close to selling its smartphone group, or at least become a "strategic partner."
HTC's U11 had a lot to prove given the disappointing results of last year's models. Luckily, through a combination of great engineering and good specs, the U11 is a flagship worthy of recognition.
After making its way through Asia and the US, HTC is now making its 128GB variant of the U11 available for pre-order in Europe. The device not only offers more storage but also comes with 6GB RAM.
HTC confirmed on Twitter today that it will be bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to its U11 flagship by the end of the year, and updates for the U Ultra and 10 will follow. It also teased new products.
Today, HTC announced on Twitter that the 10, U Ultra, and U11 will be receiving an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo, and that additional devices and details will be announced at a later date.
"By the end of this year, hardware makers like Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, Motorola, HMD, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to be launching or upgrading new devices to Android 8.0 Oreo."
HTC has announced a price reduction for its premium virtual reality headset. The Vive will now be available at $599, bringing a permanent $200 price cut to the room-scale-capable VR headset.
A new FCC listing by HTC could indicate that the firm is working on the next Google Pixel handset. The device could be running Android 8.0.1 and could arrive with a feature called 'Active Edge'.
"When Android O becomes available," HTC said, "U11 owners all over the world will be able to enjoy the benefits of Bluetooth 5.0" - but it hasn't yet said when it expects that update to reach the U11.
Early last month it was reported that a mid-range HTC handset could be on the way. Now, we have more details about the phone itself which could arrive in its official form as the U11 Life.
It was only a couple days ago that HTC announced that its U11 handset would be gaining the ability to record video at 60fps. Now, the update has started to arrive on some handsets.
HTC announced today that it will be offering three months of Amazon Music Unlimited with the purchase of a U11 handset from htc.com or Amazon.com. The promo runs until the end of September.
HTC made plenty of lofty claims about the U11's camera at its launch event three months ago, but it still can't record 60fps video. Support for that feature is on the way - but it'll take a while.
LG is said to be building the Pixel XL, with smaller top and bottom bezels - but those on the HTC Pixel are expected to be huge. Both devices are expected to feature 'squeezy' edges, like HTC's U11.
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HTC hasn't been shy about offering discounts on its latest handset, the U11. While the $729 128GB model just debuted in the US, the firm is still making it possible to get it for a better price.
HTC revealed a new VR headset that will not require the power of a PC but will still support content from its Viveport platform. Unfortunately, the headset will only be available in China.
HTC announced today that beginning at midnight Eastern Time, the 128GB U11 will be available for pre-order, and it also announced a number of deals on its other devices, such as the 10 and U Ultra.
From nine-one-OnePlus and Android Wear wah-wah-waaahhh, to proof for porn, a new Glass, Qualcomm vs the world, and Windows 10 turning up the heat, it's our handy roundup of the week's top tech news.
Today, HTC announced the Desire 555, a new entry level handset that offers near-identical specs to a number of other low-end phones that the company has produced in previous generations.
HTC announced today that its HTC Alexa app is available beginning today. The company promises that it will offer a hands-free experience, despite the fact that the device must first be unlocked.
It appears that the TouchPal keyboard app, which comes pre-installed on many Android devices - primarily HTC's - has suddenly started to show advertisements, leading to online backlash.
HTC has teased the arrival of Amazon's Alexa to its U11 handset via its Twitter account. The intelligent personal assistant has been quite popular and should be a welcome addition to the device.
Google originally released Android 7.0 Nougat way back in August 2016. Now, nearly 11 months later, Australian carrier Telstra has finally begun rolling out the Nougat update to the HTC 10.
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T-Mobile is rolling out a new software update for the HTC 10 - but instead of bringing the very latest security fixes to the device, it only includes patches that Google released three months ago.
According to a new leak, HTC is working on a mid-range device, code-named "Ocean Life", featuring the U11's killer feature. Having Edge Sense technology, the device seems to be a mini U11.
Once again, HTC has discounted its latest flagship handset, the U11, making it available for $599. If interested you simply just have to enter the promotional code during checkout.
The Pixel and Pixel XL were built by HTC. They were praised for performance, but many did not like the bland design. New information has surfaced that could indicate HTC building Pixel's successor.
When HTC announced the U11, it also revealed a variety of colors - some not available in the US. But starting tomorrow, HTC will make its Solar Red variant available for pre-order in the US.
HTC has stated that in less than a month, the U11 has outsold its predecessors, the M9 and 10. This is a bit of good news for the firm, considering that it has been struggling the past few years.
When a new device hits the market, you can be sure there will be someone out there that will abuse it to tests its limits. The HTC U11 has been subjected to tests and unfortunately doesn't do so well.
HTC's U Ultra comes with an all-new 'liquid surface' design, which is a departure from previous devices made by the company, a secondary display, and more. Here's our review of the device.
It appears that HTC's Deluxe Audio Strap for the Vive is having some issues in regards to its quality. The strap is apparently dissolving when exposed to moisture which occurs during general use.
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If you are looking to get some quality time with HTC's latest handsets, including the recently announced U11, you might want to head to a Meet U fan event taking place in several cities in the US.
Google today announced that HTC, Lenovo, and Qualcomm are working on new standalone VR headsets that don't require phones, cables, or PCs to use. They'll be available later this year.
If you were hoping to score a great price on HTC's latest, U11, now might be a perfect time. For what can be assumed as a limited time promotion, HTC is knocking $50 off the retail price.
Five months after Google began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to unlocked variants of the HTC One M9, the software update is finally available for the AT&T model of the two-year-old device.
HTC has officially announced its new flagship phone, just two months after its last flagship went on sale. The U11's key selling point is the ability to 'squeeze' it to activate apps and features.