T-Mobile Rolls Out The Android 4.0 ICS Update For HTC Amaze 4G

T-Mobile is on a roll! Last week, T-Mobile rolled out the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Sensation 4G. Now, the wireless carrier finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Amaze 4G. This handset was launched in the second half of 2011 and it was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

The HTC Amaze 4G is a powerful smartphone, featuring a 4.3 inch qHD Super LCD touch-screen display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with auto face detect and much more. Back in March, HTC promised the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Amaze 4G, HTC Sensation 4G and 14 other smartphones. After waiting for nearly 2 month, HTC Amaze 4G will finally taste the Ice Cream Sandwich. Check out the new features and improvements below.

htc amaze 4g

Changelog:

New Features:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life

Improvements:

  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

The latest update is numbered 2.14.531.3710RD and it bumps the HTC Amaze 4G to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. You can manually update your device or you can even get this update via OTA (Over-The-Air). It is advised to backup all you data before updating the HTC Amaze 4G smartphone. To learn more, head over to this page.

T-Mobile Rolls Out The Android 4.0 ICS Update For HTC Sensation 4G

As the name suggest, HTC Sensation 4G is the 4G variant of the popular HTC Sensation smartphone. This handset is exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. The HTC Sensation 4G was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Back in March, HTC promised the Android 4.0 update for the HTC Sensation 4G and 15 other smartphones.

After waiting for nearly 2 months, T-Mobile finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Sensation 4G. The latest update is numbered 3.32.531.14710RD and it bumps the HTC Sensation 4G to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. Check out the new features and improvements after the break.

htc sensation 4g

Changelog:

New Features:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 3.6
  • System bar enhancements to easily view recent apps.
  • Re-sizeable widgets
  • Lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked.
  • Data usage controls.
  • Face Unlock
  • Home screen folders
  • Improved battery life

Improvements:

  • Improved text input and spell checking
  • Improved menu structure

HTC Sensation 4G will be required to add Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot feature in order to use the service after completing this update. You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. It is advised to backup all you data before updating the Sensation 4G smartphone. If you find any new features after updating your device, then do let us know in the comments section below. To learn more, head over to this page.

HTC Finally Unveils The Android 4.0 Powered Desire C Smartphone

Yesterday, we posted the leaked press shot and specs of the HTC’s upcoming Desire C smartphone. Today, HTC finally announced the entry-level HTC Desire C smartphone in the UK. This handset runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. It allows you to access more than 400,000 apps from Google Play Store. The HTC Desire C will be available for Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media, Three, O2 subscribers in the UK.

Jason Mackenzie, President, Global Sales and Marketing for HTC Corporation, said,
“Listening to music is one of the most popular things people use their phones for, so it’s more important than ever that we deliver the power and emotion artists capture in the studio. The HTC Desire C offers customers excellent design, easy access to content and fast connectivity – making it the perfect all round device.”

htc desire c

HTC Desire C features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 600 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, HTC Sense 4.0 UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, 5 megapixel rear camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, 4 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 25 GB free cloud space from Dropbox for 2 years, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and a 1230 mAh battery.

The HTC Desire C will be available in Polar White, Stealth Black and Flamenco Red colors. T-Mobile subscribers can get this handset for free with a 2 year service agreement and a £15.50 per month plan. On the other hand, T-Mobile subscribers can get this handset on Pay As You Go for just £169.99. Vodafone, Orange, Virgin Media, Three and O2 has not yet announced the price for their customers. Check out the first look video below.

HTC Desire C Leaked Press Shot And Specs Emerge

We have already seen the leaked pics of the HTC Desire C in the past. This handset was earlier known as the HTC Golf and HTC Wildfire C. Our friends at GSM Arena recently spotted the official press shot and specs at the Vodafone Portugal’s website. HTC Desire C is basically an entry-level Android smartphone manufactured for those, who want to experience the amazing Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, without burning a hole in their pocket.

htc desire c leaked

HTC Desire C will be the company’s second budget Android smartphone, running on the Android 4.0 OS. Unlike HTC One V, this handset features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 600 MHz single-core processor, HTC Sense UI, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, 5 megapixel rear camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio, 4 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and a 1230 mAh.

This handset is expected to be first available in Portugal, exclusively for the Vodafone customers, followed by other European and Asian markets. HTC Desire C is rumored to be available for less than €200 (approx.$250). Stay tuned for the official announcement.

Verizon HTC Thunderbolt Gets A Software Update

Last year, HTC launched the powerful HTC Thunderbolt smartphone. This handset is exclusively available for the Verizon customers in the US. HTC Thunderbolt originally runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. However, the device was later updated to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. Verizon and HTC has also confirmed the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update plans for this smartphone.

HTC Thunderbolt owners will soon receive a software update on their device. However, this is not the much-awaited Android 4.0 update you have been waiting for. The latest update comes with improved data connectivity, improved device stability, resolved issues with Mobile Hotspot connectivity and much more. Check out the complete changelog below.

HTC Thunderbolt

Changelog:

  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • Device now supports Cisco Any for better VPN functionality.
  • Improved data connectivity.
  • Improved device stability will decrease device resets.
  • Improvements to default mail application allows Yahoo! Mail accounts to receive messages properly.
  • Resolved issues with Mobile Hotspot connectivity.
  • Incoming calls now display the correct state, when applicable.

The latest software update is numbered 2.11.605.19 710RD and it is expected to arrive soon. It can be easily downloaded from Over-The-Air (OTA). It is always advised to backup your data before updating the device. For step-by-step instructions on how to perform the download, head over to this page or check out this PDF file.

Samsung Galaxy S 3 vs HTC One X vs Apple iPhone 4S

Last week Samsung unveiled the Galaxy SIII. The new flagship from the Korean giant, which is now the world’s leading mobile manufacturer, couples mighty hardware with smart software. The new Galaxy is still a few weeks from launch, but debates on its supremacy have already reached a fever pitch. If you are looking to buy the best smartphone that money can buy, you essentially have three choices – the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the HTC One X, and the Apple iPhone 4S. Lumia 900 is a spectacular device, but the weakness of the Windows Phone ecosystem hurts its chances. While specs aren’t everything, here is a comparison chart of the Galaxy S3, One X, and iPhone 4S.

Galaxy-S3-iPhone-4S-One-X

 

Samsung Galaxy S
III

Apple iPhone 4S

HTC One X

Dimension

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

133 g

140 g

130 g

Screen Size

4.8 inches

3.5 inches

4.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

640 x 960 pixels

720 x 1280 pixels

Display Type

Super AMOLED

LED-backlit IPS TFT

Super IPS LCD2

Processor

Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Cortex-A9

Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
(Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 in US)

GPU

Mali-400MP

PowerVR SGX543MP2

ULP GeForce (Adreno 225 in US)

Camera

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

Front Camera

1.9 MP (720p)

VGA

1.3 MP (720p)

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16/32/64 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

NA

NA

RAM

1 GB

512 MB

1 GB

Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, CDMA 800 / 1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

NFC

Yes

No

Yes

Bluetooth

v4.0

v4.0

v4.0

OS

Android 4.0

iOS 5

Android 4.0

(Specifications via GSMArena)

HTC Rolls Out A New Software Update For One S

After rolling out a couple of quick software updates for the HTC One X, the Taiwanese maker has finally blessed its smaller sibling – the One S – with some software update love as well. The new software update -v1.78- is around 60MB in size, and brings some under the hood changes and a few bug fixes.

Post the update, One S owners should stop seeing the virtual menu button on the One S in some of the Google apps like YouTube. Another important bug fixed by the software update is the Wi-Fi disconnection bug that has plagued quite a few One S owners right from Day 1.

The update is only meant for the European or unbranded variants of the One S, so owners of T-Mobile’s One S need to wait a little longer for a similar update. If you own a One S and have not already got the software update notification, head over to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Updates to manually check if the OTA update is available in your region or not.

Via – Android Central

HTC One V Coming To The US This Summer

HTC One X and One S is already available for purchase in the US. Until now, HTC has not announced the price and release date of the mid-range HTC One V in the US. However, the company went ahead ahd finally announced the availability of the much-awaited HTC One V in the US. This handset runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.

The HTC One V was announced and showcased along with the HTC One X and HTC One S at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. This handset is expected to be available for the MetroPCS, US Cellular and Virgin Mobile customers in the US. HTC One X will also be showcased this week at the International CTIA Wireless 2012.

htc one v

HTC One V features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, HTC Sense 4 UI, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0 and much more.

Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB internal memory, 25 GB DropBox cloud storage, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery. This handset measures 120.3mm x 59.7mm x 9.24mm and weighs just 115 grams.

This handset comes with 25 GB of free Dropbox space for two years, which allows you to keep more than 10,000 high-quality photos. HTC has not yet announced the price of this device. However, the HTC One V will be available for purchase from a variety of carriers in the summer of 2012.

HTC Consolidated Sales Rise In April

After a disastrous 2011 and Q1 of 2012 with dwindling profits and sales figure, HTC finally has something to cheer about this week. Firstly, the main competitor to HTC’s One X – the Samsung Galaxy S3 – was finally unveiled this week and in general, it was met with disappointment. The Galaxy S3 is a pretty darn good handset; it easily beats the HTC One X in every department except for one – looks/build quality. The Galaxy S3 looks extremely ugly and the glossy plastic of the handset is not to everyone’s liking. HTC has no doubt already won the best industrial design of 2012 with the One X and the One S.

The other good news for HTC is that the sales of its handsets have again started rising, albeit a bit slowly. Compared to consolidate sales of $1.05 billion in March, the Taiwanese handset maker managed to report a slightly higher consolidated sales figure of $1.06 billion in April. Considering the One X launches under the AT&T network in the U.S today, and the  Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE variant goes on pre-order today, it is certain that the May sales figure of the company are going to be even better.

It will however be interesting to see how the sales of the company’s handset are affected in June, once the Galaxy S III hits the shelves.

(Source)

Verizon and HTC Unveil The Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Verizon and HTC have announced a new Droid branded handset for the big Red’s LTE network. The Droid Incredible 4G is the successor to the original Incredible and its less popular successor, the Incredible 2. Like the previous two Incredible’s, the latest Incredible also has red accents all over it, including a red earphone grille, a red chrome ring around the camera and a red beats audio logo at the bottom right of the handset.

The Droid Incredible 4G LTE specs are similar to the European variant of the HTC One S, which makes it an upper mid-range device. The 4-inch qHD (960×640) Super AMOLED display is backed by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, an Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 1700mAh removable battery.

At the back of the handset is an 8MP snapper with zero shutter lag with an aperture size of f/2.2 (28mm lens) that is also capable of recording videos in 1080p resolution. The Incredible 4G LTE uses a new 28nm baseband from Qualcomm, which should make sure that the handset lasts much longer than the previous generation 4G LTE handsets from HTC and Motorola.

Other key features of the handset include HTC Watch, NFC, MHL port, Bluetooth 4.0, Beats Audio and a bunch of sensors. The Incredible 4G LTE runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box with Sense 4.0 on top of it. Verizon did not announce an official release date of the handset but rumors suggest that it will be available by the end of this month for $149 on a two-year contract.