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Facebook Home Coming To Android

Facebook Home

Today Facebook announced Facebook Home, a new way for Android users to turn their device into a social oriented phone. Home isn’t a phone or OS (Operating System), it’s an app that puts Facebook front and center on your device.

Facebook designed Home to make it easier to connect with your friends. Instead of having to switch between a number of different applications, Home is both your lock screen and home screen, which makes it easier to access Facebook content.

Home’s major features are Cover feed and Chat head. With Cover feed your able to see what’s going on with friends and family directly from the lock screen, it acts like a window into what’s going on.

Cover Feed

With Chat head, you can chat with friends even when your in the middle of checking an email or browsing the web because when your friends send you a messages, a chat head appears with your friend’s face and your able to see exactly who’s trying to get ahold of you. SMS messages also appear in the Chat head integration.

Chat Head

Facebook Home will be available for download starting April 12th in the Google Play store for select Android devices. These include:

  • HTC One X
  • HTC One X+
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II
  • HTC One
  • Samsung Galaxy S IV

An Android tablet version is in the works and a few months away. iPhone integration can’t happen at this point because of how strict Apple is with system access and we don’t see that changing anytime soon.

T-Mobile Announces iPhone 5 and New Plans

TMO Homepage

This morning T-Mobile held their Un-Carrier Event, but before things took off the carrier started flipping on their 4G / LTE network in 7 major cities before the official announcement.

T-Mobile talked it’s “Simple Choice plan” which eliminates annual service contracts for consumers and allows them to move to one simple rate plan that offers unlimited text, talk and web.

With the new Simple Choice plans customers start with one line at $50 a month and receive unlimited talk, text and web with 500MB of data. A second line will cost you an additional $30 a month and each line after will cost you $10. If you feel 500MB isn’t enough (it isn’t), you can pay an additional $10 per line for 2GB of data. Unlimited 4G / LTE data is available for $20 more a month per line. Read more

HTC One Walks The Street Of Times Square During Samsung’s Event

HTC One

LG wasn’t the only company that decided to crash Samsung’s Event in Times Square, New York. HTC sent some reps along with the HTC One to grab some of the attention away from The Galaxy S 4. The reps showed off the sound quality and “ultrapixel camera” on the handset.

A lot of the viewers were impressed with what they saw, a lady shared “Better than Samsung”, a gentleman talked about how the handset looked saying “It’s slick, smooth, I’m gonna tell you something, it’s sexy!” and another guy even said, “I might have to switch from my iPhone.”

You can view the video below.

HTC London Event – Video

Peter Chou

If you weren’t able to make it to London or New York City to attend the HTC event, no worries HTC posted a video of the event from London to YouTube. During the event CEO of HTC, Peter Chou unveiled the HTC One. Also, the CEO of AOL, Tim Armstrong spoke on the partnership with HTC.

The video is about 40 minutes long, but you get to hear all about HTC One and some of the features the new device has to offer like HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound.

Sprint Pre-Register For HTC One Page Goes Live

Sprint HTC One

Sprint is wasting no time, the company has already setup a page for customers to pre-register for the HTC One. Keep in mind you are only signing up to receive information on when the HTC One will be available for purchase.

HTC One specs:

  • 4.7 inch LCD display at 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 4 megapixel (UltraPixel) rear camera
  • 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2,300 mAh battery
  • LTE
  • Sense 5

You can follow this link to sign-up.

HTC One Unveiled

HTC One 2

The moment HTC fans have been waiting for has finally arrived, as the company has officially announced the HTC One.

The HTC One is wrapped in a zero-gap aluminum body, has a 4.7″ LCD display at 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 4 megapixel (UltraPixels) rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 2,300 mAh battery, LTE support, Sense 5 and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

The UltraPixel camera is definitely a different take on cameras as most manufactures are upping the pixels. HTC has another take on giving their users a great experience.

In regards to the camera HTC stated:

“For years, people have been misled about what is important in a camera, what matters is not pixel count, but pixel size. Bigger pixels let in more light, it’s simple physics… We’re trying to balance out what a lens can support and what a sensor can support. We’re talking about real image quality, not just megapixels for the sake of megapixels. The era of the megapixel is over.”

Below are specifications on the UltraPixel camera:

  • BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0, Sensor size 1/3′
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
  • F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
  • Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
  • Front Camera: 88 wide angle lens with HDR capability
  • 1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back camera
  • HDR Video
  • Continuous shooting and VideoPic
  • Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
  • HTC Zoe with highlights and HTC Share
  • Retouch with Object Removal, Always Smile, and Sequence Shot

HTC One

The HTC One also introduces HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound. These key new features innovate the mobile experience and will set a new standard for smartphones.

HTC BlinkFeed: is a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening.

HTC Zoe: gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets. These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories. It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoes, photos and videos set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects.

HTC BoomSound: introduces for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTube clips they love. Beats Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.

Three of four major carriers in the U.S. will be offering the HTC One AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. There is no release date or price, but rumors are hinting at March. Below is a video on the HTC One.

Ubuntu Tablet To Possibly Make A Debut At HTC Event Tomorrow

Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a company that is gearing up to release their very own smartphone OS come October. They’re even set for a developer preview of the OS in three days. The only piece of the puzzle that was missing was a tablet. According to Ubuntu’s homepage, they also have a tablet in store for us tomorrow.

If you head to Ubuntu’s web page you will see: Tick, tock, tablet time! with a timer counting down from hours until their announcement tomorrow.

Now, also tomorrow is HTC’s event with CEO, Peter Chou in New York City. I don’t know about you, but both companies with the same countdown heading into tomorrow raises a flag. We know Ubuntu is currently able to run on the Galaxy Nexus 4, but no device manufactures for the OS were given.

HTC Instagram

HTC has also posted on their Instagram account, a picture of what appears to be smartphones and tablets covered. Could one of those be an HTC tablet running Ubuntu? Does this mean HTC could be the first official company to run Ubuntu?

Check back tomorrow morning, starting at 10AM EST to find out.

 

HTC Counting Down The Days Until It’s “Alive Again”

HTC Countdown 2

We know HTC has an event coming up on February 19, 2013 where we know that CEO, Peter Chou will share with us HTC’s new devices. Right now on HTC’s homepage they have a countdown with days, hours, minutes and seconds to when event starts.

There have been leaked images and specifications of the HTC One also known as the HTC M7 internally that is said to be the company’s device that will be showcased.

If the rumors are true the HTC One (M7) will have a 4.7 inch Full HD display, 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 2300 mAh battery and HTC Sense 5.0.

LG has already unveiled some of their new devices in hopes of being first out the gate. Luckily we only have to wait 4 more days for HTC.

 

HTC Shows Some Heart In Their New Teaser Ad

HTC Ad

What happens when your heart goes into technology? It appears HTC wants to let us know. HTC has release a new teaser ad that’s simple in wording, but speaks loud with a graphic image.

The image states, “Alive Soon” at the top and HTC at the bottom with a picture of a heart that seems to be infused into a circuit board in the middle. We know there have been plenty of rumors and leaked images of the HTC M7, could this indicate that HTC will be announcing this device come February 19th at HTC’s event with CEO Peter Chou.

The HTC M7 Leaked Picture And Reported Specs

HTC M7

There has been rumors and a leaked picture of the HTC M7 rolling around the Internet for about a week, but according to the image above obtained by Android Community the leaked image from last week looks nothing like what has recently surfaced.

HTC M7 Render

Older “Leaked” Image: Unwired View

The new image shows the HTC device looks like your traditional HTC smartphone. In the image you will notice that the HTC M7 is set to launch with Beats Audio and powered by Android from the Play Store icon.

If the specifications that have been leaked with the image are true, the HTC M7 will be one powerful Android device on the market come arrival.

Supposed specifications:

  • 4.7 inch Full HD display
  • 1.7 GHz quad-core processor
  • 13 megapixel rear camera
  • 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2300 mAh battery
  • HTC Sense 5.0