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HTC Announces New Flagship - The HTC 10 - With World's First Dual OIS Cameras, 24-Bit High-Resolution Audio, Snapdragon 820, USB Type-C With QC 3.0 & More

HTC announced their new flagship this morning, the HTC 10. Full specs, along with images, promo videos, pricing information, and feature overviews were just uploaded to HTC.com along with this introductory video.

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HTC's Video Player Makes Its Way To The Play Store To Facilitate Faster Updates

HTC has been one of the most prominent OEMs to adopt the Play Store as its apps' update ground, decoupling them from the software and thus making it possible to update them separately and regardless of firmware versions, operator approval, and so on. The latest app to join the independent fold is HTC's Video Player.

This is the same video player that's built inside HTC's Sense UI layer, with multiple format decoding, gesture controls (two-finger swipes act as FF and RW for example), streaming, still image capturing, and subtitle support. The player also allows a few simple editing tweaks like trimming and playback speed adjustment for slow-motion videos (on select phones).

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Leaked Screenshots Of Lollipop On The HTC One M8 Show How Sense May Look On Top Of Android 5.0

Our Nexus phones and tablets may have tasted Lollipop now, but we're still waiting for other devices to get to the sweetness of Android 5.0. This update brings the most significant changes we've seen since Ice Cream Sandwich, only much of Google's visual overhaul will disappear behind various manufacturers' custom UIs. That leaves us to wonder just how much of Lollipop folks will get to see on devices such as the HTC One M8.

Respected developer @LlabTooFeR has posted a number of screenshots to Twitter that show what we may be able to expect from a future over-the-air update bringing Android 5.0 to HTC's flagship device.

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[New App] HTC Publishes Its Sense Keyboard On The Google Play Store

Apparently, segmenting your customized software into easily-updatable Play Store apps is a popular trend. HTC is the latest to get on board, presumably because the person who makes the keyboard work is tired of waiting on the whole Sense team to put an over-the-air firmware update together. HTC published extra language packs back in April, and now Sense users can get timely updates for the keyboard as well.

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You know the drill: this will only work on compatible HTC hardware, so don't even try it on other phones or tablets. I don't have much in the way of HTC history connected to the Play Store, but I'm guessing that the keyboard app is only for phones that are on the current update bandwagon, which means the One family (2013 and forward), the latest entries in the Desire line, and perhaps a few high-end handsets from just before.

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Hands-On (And Video) With The HTC One M8 And Its Dot View Case

Forget everything you've seen or heard about HTC's M8 until today. That's the only way you'll learn much of anything new from today's announcement. The M8, officially known as the HTC One M8, was officially unveiled today in New York City. We may have already seen the phone from a distance (several times), and learned its specs by heart, but the device is official now, and we got the chance to go hands on with it at HTC's event. Check out our video below, and continue scrolling for more photos and information.

The Specs

First, let's talk specs. We knew many of these already, but now that things are official, let's take another quick look.

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Another Leaked HTC M8 Image Comes To Us Via @evleaks, And This Time The Phone's In A Case

The leaks of the HTC M8 keep rolling in. The latest one comes to us courtesy of @evleaks, and it shows a possible black version of HTC's upcoming flagship with the new Sense 6. Oh, and it's in a case. Though it looks like there's nothing behind the cutout on the upper right side, so as usual, make of these leaks what you will.

At this point, we've seen enough to expect another unibody phone made of aluminum, only this time the handset's packing not one, but two rear-facing cameras.

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Possible Look At Sense On HTC's M8 Courtesy Of @evleaks Confirms On-Screen Buttons

Always a reliable source of exciting info not yet intended for public consumption, @evleaks has just tweeted a screenshot labeled plainly "M8," the implication being that we're looking at a screenshot from HTC's yet-unnamed flagship phone. The screenshot looks pretty sharp, featuring white iconography on KitKat-style translucent system bars, and familiar HTC-flavored launcher icons.

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HTC Butterfly S Reportedly Receiving Android 4.3 OTA Update With Sense 5.5

It's been half a year since HTC's impressive upgrade to the Butterfly hit shelves, and in all that time it hasn't received a significant update. But if a report from well-known HTC insider LlabTooFeR is correct, the Butterfly S is in the process of being upgraded to Android 4.3 right now. It's also getting the slightly newer Sense 5.5, as seen on the HTC One Max, and decidedly not seen on updated versions of 4.3 for the original One in the United States.

According to the tipster's Twitter post and screenshot, the Butterfly S update includes additional social and global news sources and an offline reader function for HTC's Blinkfeed, a new Embedded music channel in HTC's proprietary Music app, a new My Picks page for Sense TV, and interface adjustments all over the device.

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Designers Leaving HTC For New Company Interrogated For Expense Fraud, Stealing Sense 6.0 Trade Secrets

Five HTC designers including VP of Product Design Thomas Chien, R&D Director Wu Chien Hung, and Senior Manager of the design team Justin Huang (who sketched the HTC One's iconic design) have been interrogated and arrested under suspicion of expense fraud and stealing trade secrets following a complaint from HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

Chien, Wu, and Huang had planned on setting up a new design company focused on the Chinese market, intending to resign after receiving mid-year bonuses yesterday. Chien and Wu, according to Engadget, are in custody, while the others were released on bail.

Chairwoman Wang's original complaint related to Chien having been caught downloading sensitive information related to the yet-unannounced Sense 6.0 interface and sharing it through email, though Chien, Wu, and Huang had evidently been involved in falsely claiming commission fees of over $334,000 USD by invoicing HTC for the One's aluminum design through an external firm, while the work was actually done in house.

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Download: 18 Gorgeous HTC Sense 5 Wallpapers From The HTC One

HTC Sense 5 wallpapers, wallpapers, 18 gorgeous wallpapers! Who wants them? Do you want one? And you? Wallpapers for everybody!

Thanks to some quick thinking of an enterprising xda-developers forum member loan92, who used his charm and boyish good looks to distract HTC employees from his sneaky actions at an event in Italy, we have eighteen beautiful wallpapers the company bundled with the upcoming One flagship.

For your convenience, I've mirrored them to an imgur gallery where they can be viewed using the widget below. If you just want all of them, as a zip archive, proceed to our mirror or hit up the source link.

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