Smart or desperate?

Speaking to Walt Mossberg at D11 this morning, Googles Sundar Pichai offered glorious news for anyone who loves the HTC One but craves an untouched Android experience: he confirmed that there is indeed a stock Android 4.2.2 version of the flagship device One coming, and it will be fully unlocked for T-Mobile and AT&T at […]

Setting the bar low

From the “Pro” section of Techcrunch’s Galaxy S4 review: Acceptable battery life Surely that’s the very definition of something that’s not a pro, but just merely acceptable?  That’s like putting “Has microphone” as a pro.  They’ve set the bar pretty low here, which is actually a reflection of where most Android phones are, especially those […]

HTC First puts Android last

From the Android Developer documentation: Significant changes in Android 3.0 included: Deprecation of navigation hardware keys (Back, Menu, Search, Home) in favor of handling navigation via virtual controls (Back, Home, Recents). Robust pattern for the use of menus in action bars. Android 4.0 brings these changes for tablets to the phone platform. And the HTC […]

Facebook releasing a phone? Questions, Questions.

The New York Times: Facebook will introduce a special version of Google’s Android software system next week that is modified to put the social network front and center on a smartphone. The software will debut on a handset made by HTC, according to a Facebook employee and another person who were briefed on the announcement. […]


Talking abou the latest delays to HTC’s One: The executive added that “HTC has had difficulty in securing adequate camera components as it is no longer a tier-one customer.” That’s got to hurt.  The HTC One would be pretty high up my list of Android phones, probably just behind the Nexus 4 and some way […]

Specification Bingo

HTC, an also ran in the mobile device market, has announced their new flagship phone the One.  It ticks all the boxes you would expect.  Many cores, many pixels, many different ways to connect to things, lots of RAM and so on.  If you were playing specification bingo, you’d be yelling full house right about now. […]