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November 26, 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to unlocked HTC U11 on November 27

The unlocked HTC U11 will receive its Android 8.0 Oreo update on Monday, November 27, according to HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter. This news comes just two weeks after the U11 in Taiwan started receiving its Android 8 update.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. The Oreo OS update will be available for download on the HTC u11 unlocked version starting on Monday! Enjoy!

— Mo Versi (@moversi) November 25, 2017

By now you’re probably aware what new features will arrive with the Android Oreo update. In case you need a refresher, you can check out our full 8.0 review right here.

So far, there aren’t too many other Android phones [...]

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July 31, 2017

Here are the best HTC phones you can buy right now

Over the past several years, Taiwan-based HTC has been a highly prolific company when it comes to releasing Android smartphones. While HTC recently pledged to cut down on the number of new smartphones it will release in 2017 compared to previous years, it has already launched a number of new models so far this year, with perhaps more to come before 2017 ends.

Since HTC has so many current and older smartphones to purchase, we decided to take a look at the best ones you can buy right now. We are breaking them down in three catagories: Flagship, Mid-Range and Budget. As you can see, there are no shortages of HTC phones to choose from at any price point you can [...]

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July 31, 2017

HTC U11’s future update will reportedly enable Bluetooth 5 without hardware changes

From its mirror finish and solid build quality to its great audio and software experience, there is plenty to like about the HTC U11. An upcoming software update unofficially announced through an FCC filing, however, revealed the phone will have another feather in its cap: Bluetooth 5.

As our own Gary Sims eloquently puts it, today’s Bluetooth comes in two flavors: “Classic” and “Low Energy.” The former enables things like keyboards, mice, headsets, and speakers to communicate to other devices, while the latter, referred to as BLE, uses relatively less power and is designed for wearables and beacons.

See also: How fast is Bluetooth 5 on the Galaxy S8? – Gary [...]
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July 24, 2017

HTC’s summer promotion unveils 128 GB HTC U11, $300 off the HTC 10

The US version of the HTC U11 packs 64 GB of storage, which, when combined with the microSD card slot, does not leave most owners wanting for more. We did note that other markets got a version of HTC’s 2017 flagship with double the storage, a version that will make its way to the US after all.

As a refresher, the U11 features a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, the octa-core Snapdragon 835, a 16 MP selfie sensor, a 12 MP main camera that currently has the highest DxOMark score among all current smartphones, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone might not feature a similar look on the front that helped the LG G6 and pair of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones grab headlines, but the U11 [...]

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