Noise-cancelling feature on new HTC earphones works on HTC U11 only

Last week, HTC introduced its new flagship phone, the HTC U11. This year, the company made it a point to listen to the demands from some of its fans by including an IP67 certification rating on the device. That means that the unit can be submerged in as much as 3.2-feet of water for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. One area where HTC fans would have liked to have seen more done is with the battery. After stuffing a 4000mAh cell into the mid-range HTC One X10, the hope was that HTC would include a similarly sized power source on the U11. Unfortunately, HTC went with a 3000mAh …

HTC celebrates 20 years of innovation by looking back and looking ahead (VIDEO)

Days after introducing its latest phone, the U11, HTC released a video that celebrates its 20 years in the competitive business of manufacturing mobile devices. Because the company often built handsets for other firms, you might not have realized that HTC was involved in the production of many game changing smartphones. That includes the first Android powered handset, which was marketed in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G1.

In early 2010, Google launched the Nexus series with the Nexus One, which was actually built by HTC. The Nexus branded devices all feature stock Android, which eliminates …

HTC U11 unboxing and first look!

So, the HTC U11 has been announced. The company’s 2017 flagship is super-shiny, houses the Sense Companion AI assistant, hums with the latest-and-greatest in smartphone hardware, and can launch apps for you with just a squeeze.

The phone is up for pre-order right now, but we’ve managed to snatch a review unit. Come join us as we unbox it and see its perfectly clean, reflective back be spotless for the last time. Expect more impressions and the full review over the next few days!

Google, HTC, Lenovo working on standalone virtual reality Daydream headsets

It has been a year since Google announced Daydream – its own virtual reality platform. Kind of like Cardboard on steroids, it was built into Android 7.0 Nougat to enable a premium VR experience, defined by a set of specifications and requirements. True, its presence is still quite limited to this day, but Google is working on expanding Daydream’s reach to new horizons.

Right after confirming that Daydream support is coming to the Galaxy S8, S8+, and LG’s next flagship device (probably the LG V30), Google announced that it is working on a standalone Daydream …

Here is a look at the QHD Wallpaper for the HTC U11

Watching the introduction of the HTC U11 was a bit surreal as it took place in the wee hours of the morning on the East Coast of the U.S. By the time the device was made official, the specs had already been disseminated through a series of leaks. Even the new Edge Sense feature didn’t surprise us thanks to videos, pictures and other leaks that surfaced on weibo and other sites. And of course, tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass not only shared the first images of the phone, he also had the name of the phone as well.

Among the few features kept secret until the unveiling was the HTC U11’s support …

Making the HTC U11: from design to assembly, a smartphone is born

Today’s a very special day for HTC. Not only is the company launching its latest flagship smartphone, the new U 11, but the manufacturer is passing an important milestone, celebrating 20 years in the business. That’s brought us lots of memorable handsets like the Android-introducing HTC Dream, and the jack-of-all-trades HD2, all the way up to today’s modern portable powerhouses.

To help usher-in the era of the U 11 and its next 20 years making mobile devices, HTC invited us to Taiwan as it opened its doors to journalists for an unprecedented look at how the …

HTC One M9 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at AT&T

It appears that AT&T is one of the last major carriers in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC One M9. T-Mobile and Sprint have already pushed out the update months ago, not to mention that the unlocked models have been upgraded to Nougat early this year.

Well, starting May 16, AT&T customers who own the HTC One M9 can download Android 7.0 Nougat on their smartphones. The carrier mentions the update weighs in at around 1.4GB, so make sure you have enough storage before attempting to download it.

Unfortunately, …

HTC U 11 hands-on: putting the squeeze on its competition

Earlier this year, HTC said “out with the old, in with the new,” as the company stepped away from some of its established smartphone branding, and introduced the new U series with the U Play and U Ultra. Sleek and shiny, the glass-enclosed handsets resembled little of the metallic unibody look of One-series phones. While this new direction for HTC’s lineup was interesting, it also felt a bit lacking: in the U Play we had a new mid-ranger, and the U Ultra served to satisfy that phablet itch, but neither felt like a traditional flagship; would we ever get a proper follow-up …

HTC U11 gets both Google and Alexa in select markets; phone has IP67 certification

The HTC U11 has finally been introduced, and fans of the manufacturer will be ecstatic to find out that HTC’s next flagship will feature the water resistance that they have been begging for. During this morning’s unveiling of the phone, HTC announced that the U11 has an IP67 certification rating. That means that the unit can be submerged in water as deep as 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. 

Another interesting announcement deals with the personal assistants on the device. As you might expect since the HTC U11 is an Android phone after all, Google Assistant …

HTC U11 first promo videos are out, watch them here

So, the HTC U11 is finally official, and it’s a beautiful piece of glossy, deeply reflective hardware. As expected, the new phone carried on and evolved the design language of the HTC U Ultra to become one of 2017’s shiniest flagships.

But the new handset is not just flair — it has top-notch hardware under the hood, and all the features you’d expect from a top-shelf mobile device on 2017, including a couple of unique ones. The most notable feature is the “squeeze”, which works like a shortcut button, which can be customized by the user.

As with all new phone launches, HTC wants you …