OTA Oreo update for the unlocked HTC 10 is pulled before anyone received it (UPDATE)

On Saturday, it appeared as though HTC had started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the unlocked HTC 10. The 2016 flagship was receiving software version 3.16.617.2 and for those who didn’t want to wait, the RUU was said to be available to be downloaded by owners of the phone. But as it turns out, before even one person sporting the unlocked HTC 10 received the OTA update containing Android Oreo, it was pulled by HTC.

UPDATE: HTC has resumed pushing out the Android 8.0 update for the unlocked HTC 10 and gave us the following statement;
“This was a non-issue when the update …


OTA Oreo update for the unlocked HTC 10 is pulled before anyone received it

On Saturday, it appeared as though HTC had started pushing out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the unlocked HTC 10. The 2016 flagship was receiving software version 3.16.617.2 and for those who didn’t want to wait, the RUU was said to be available to be downloaded by owners of the phone. But as it turns out, before even one person sporting the unlocked HTC 10 received the OTA update containing Android Oreo, it was pulled by HTC.

The reasons why HTC pulled the update have not been made public. However, it is possible that some HTC 10 users who paid for the Sunshine S-Off boot unlocking tool …

Did Verizon and AT&T swing to miss on the Mate 10 Pro? (poll results)

We asked you yesterday what do you think about the pressure that lawmakers put on Verizon and AT&T to ditch the deal with Huawei on the Mate 10 and 10 Pro, and it seems that the overwhelming opinion is carriers have missed out on good phones, though 21% of our respondents think that there is a reason for that. In any case, you can still get the Mate 10 Pro from Best Buy and other places, and use it on the T-Mobile or AT&T, though Verizon’s approval would be a no-go now.
The emotional outburst of Huawei’s CEO at the CES keynote was …

Unlocked HTC 10 finally starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

HTC is one of the companies that still delivers major Android OS update despite its financial difficulties. Most of the company’s flagship smartphones launched last year have already been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, so now it’s time for HTC to focus on slightly older devices.

It looks like HTC has picked the 2016 flagship to be the next handset to receive the highly-anticipated update. If you own an unlocked HTC 10 bought in the US, you should tap the “Check now” button and see if your smartphone is eligible for an Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Keep in mind …

Huawei Mate 10 Porsche and Watch 2 Porsche Design hands-on

Huawei’s just announced intentions to bring the Mate 10 Pro to the U.S. Fast on its heels is the Mate 10 Porsche, set to be released in mid-Febraury. The Mate 10 Porsche revs up specs a bit, while adding some class, and a whole lot of price, at $1,225.

While the screens of these two devices are nearly identical in size, the Porsche swaps in a 1080p OLED display, replacing the 1440p LCD of the Mate 10 Pro.

Both packing the lauded Kirin 970 flagship chipset, the Mate 10 Porsche offers two more gigs of RAM and ups the storage to 256 GB.

Aside from this, …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro officially launching in the US for $799

As expected, Huawei just announced that the Mate 10 Pro is coming to the US. The smartphone, built to compete against heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the iPhone X, and the LG V30, will go on sale on February 18 via Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H. Pre-orders are set to open on February 4. 

Rumors were pointing at a potential partnership with AT&T for the US release of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but this isn’t happening, at least not for now. Instead, the smartphone will be sold for $799 – unlocked and compatible …

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 coming to the US in February, priced higher than iPhone X

This February, Huawei is bringing its top smartphone stateside. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will officially go on sale on the 18th next month, carrying a $799 price tag. But it won’t be alone in Huawei’s push to gain the US smartphone enthusiast’s attention. At CES 2018, Huawei announced that it will launch the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in the States as well. 
But the luxury handset won’t be cheap. In fact, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 will cost $1,225, which makes it more expensive even than the iPhone X. What do you get in exchange? For starters, there’s …

Don't expect T-Mobile to pick up the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

It now appears that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will not be offered by AT&T or Verizon. The Wall Street Journal today suggested that the reversal might have taken place because of a 2012 Congressional report that claimed Huawei’s telecom equipment was used to spy on corporations and governments. The allegations in the report were denied by the manufacturer despite comments made by former CIA chief Michael Hayden. The latter claims to have seen hard evidence that Huawei has spied on behalf of China, its home country. AT&T and Verizon have not made any comments about Huawei at all.

Huawei …

Huawei confirms its Mate 10 Pro flagship will not be sold through carriers in the US

Well, that’s a bummer, especially for consumers looking to buy a flagship on monthly plans. Although there were positive signs that Huawei might finally sign an agreement with one or more US carriers, an earlier report by Wall Street Journal claimed negotiations failed and the smartphone company will continue to sell its products through open channels.

Now Huawei confirmed the report and said the highly-anticipated Mate 10 Pro will not be sold in the United States through local carriers. Even so, the Chinese giant seems determined to fight for market share in the …

Video is flipped upside down on the Skype for Windows Mobile 10 Universal app

Some users of the Skype Universal Windows Platform app for Windows 10 Mobile are noticing that a bug is flipping the image for video calls upside down. One complaint, posted on a community forum, came from a man who used the app on his Lumia 950 XL to call his Wife’s Lumia 950. The couple used the front-facing camera on each of their Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets, and both received the video stream upside down.

Ironically, even though the app is made for the Universal Windows Platform, the PC version of it is not experiencing the same issue. According to some Windows 10 Mobile users, …