HTC have confirmed that they are making the new HTC One its sole flagship handset. Phil Roberson, HTC’s executive director for U.K. and Ireland, revealed that the HTC One will be true to its name.
“We just said, ‘Let’s just create one flagship device this year,'” Roberson told Omio. “This is The One.”
HTC One flagship device is quite a good looking device and comes with specs that also satisfy. We’ll see if this single flagship model will work for HTC. However, this doesn’t stop HTC from releasing other devices. It just means that they shouldn’t have higher specs or prices than the HTC One.
Earlier this year, the Library of Congress made it illegal to unlock cell phones. Previously, this had been specifically exempted from Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It was much like the specific exemption for jailbreaking smartphones. Following the uproar, it was decided that jailbreaking tablets is illegal.
According to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the FCC will be investigating the sophisticated matter of smartphone unlocking because the “ban raises competition concerns; it raises innovation concerns.” He added, “It’s something that we will look at it at the FCC to see if we can and should enable consumers to use unlocked phones.”
Obviously, most of the consumers believe that they should be able to unlock their devices, although the carriers have their own arguments about why unlocking should be illegal.
One of the most anticipated technologies of this year – 4K Ultra HD technology, is the next-gen of PC and it’s seriously hot stuff. The Windows blog got their hands on a 55-inch 4K-capable Ultra HD TV and ran some DirectX 11 games on it.
They tried Max Payne 3 with an AMD Radeon HD 7970 and saw some great details from the game. The one thing to remember here is the insane amount of pixels being pushed from the 4K Ultra HD TV set. The standard now, 1920×1080, pushes 2.07 megapixels – but 4K? An insane 8.2 megapixels… a huge, huge jump. That jump requires some serious GPU horsepower.
EA has laid off a number of developers in the Montreal and Los Angeles areas, as part of what EA labels president Frank Gibeau terms the “complex and challenging experience” of transiting console generations. Naturally, he’s tremendously upbeat about the publisher’s prospects as a whole, touting the virtues of Battlefield 4 in particular.
In a blog post over at EA.com, Gibeau hailed the power of next generation gaming technology and discussed how the publisher would adapt to succeed on new platforms. “For EA’s creative teams, this transition comes as no surprise,” he began.
Google has released the latest (stable) version of Chrome. This latest version comes with the typical bug fixes – security improvements, and performance updates. The most anticipated update is the ability to add voice recognition via the Web Speech API.
The Web Speech API allows Chrome to send snippets or continuous speech to Google Voice service. Then Google’s servers then send back the text version of what was said. This is incredibly useful for users who can’t type – people with physical disabilities or people who are slow typists.
It is being reported that Apple is rushing out the iOS 6.1.1 update to address issues with 3G connectivity and other bugs. After every major iOS release for what feels like forever, but the latest 6.1 release certainly seems to have more than its fair share if detractors.
Degraded battery life was part of a new release. Carriers such as Vodafone in the UK warn its customers not to update their iPhone 4S’s to Apple’s latest version of iOS. Citing a 3G data issue post update, Vodafone has asked users to hold off updating while Apple works on a fix. That fix may be just around the corner according to one German blog called iFun.
When Apple pushes out iOS 6.1.1, it’s recommended not to upgrade if you have a jail-broken device until the developers confirm it won’t break the jailbreak.
Update 1: Apple has just pushed out iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S with bug fixes.
A possible picture of the upcoming flagship M7 from HTC is leaked. Could it be true? EVLeaks certainly thinks so. THey have been correct with several other device shots that they have posted up in the past. The M7 is widely expected to be announced later this month.
It should look like this:
It can be seen that M7 is equipped with what appears to be an edge-to-edge display. At 4.7″ it’s not the largest mobile screen we’ve seen, though this one features a full HD 1080p resolution. (wow!) Other rumored features include 1.7GHz quad-core processor and ‘ultrapixel’ camera.