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When Two One X’s Go to War

htc one xWhat happens when you pit the HTC One XL with its dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor against HTC One X packing a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor? Well watch the video’s below to see…

IDC: Samsung moved 42.2M smartphones in Q1 while HTC sold 6.9M

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Research firm IDC tells us that the Android arms race is fast becoming Samsung's to lose. New figures out of the IDC camp show that Samsung moved 42.2 million smartphones in the first quarter of the year (2012) whereas HTC trailed with 6.9 million. The numbers are a snapshot of the world market and factor in all comers, including Apple, RIM, and Nokia.

HTC Unloads Kernel Source Code For A Bevy Of Devices, Including The One V

htcHTC, keeping up with its recent pattern of speedy source release, has dropped official ICS kernel source code for a heaping handful of devices, perhaps most notably the One V, a member of HTC's new One line which hasn't yet debuted in many countries.
Other devices include the US variant of the Vivid and several iterations of the Sensation, with the Desire HD and myTouch 4G Slide's Gingerbread (2.3) kernel source also being dropped.

HTC takes Legal Action Against Bloggers Video

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HTC France has undergone legal action, somewhat aggressively against a French HTC enthusiast site HTC Hub. The crime? Posting a video of the unboxing of a HTC One S about a week before it’s official release.

HTC Adds Bootloader Unlock Support For More Devices - Desire Z, Aria, Droid Incredible, T-Mobile G2, Status, And ChaCha

unlockIf you didn't know, HTC has promised to provide bootloader unlock support for all devices released after September of 2011 as well as many others released before, and they have been keeping good on that promise with added support for many devices over the last few months.
They're still going strong, and added several more devices to the list earlier today.

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HTC Starting Over In The Tablet Market

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HTC at one time the biggest manufacturer of phones in the US, and for sure made the most phones in 2011, made about one every month sometimes two. Keeping up with the amount of phones they made was difficult. They also tried to enter the tablet market with the HTC Flyer, and the Jetstream. The tablets were not huge hits but HTC said:

Several HTC Desire models get unlocked bootloader

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HTC was noted a while back that they would unlock all their bootloaders. Today, they took a big step in that direction by unlocking the bootloaders for:

HTC's Growth Stalls While Samsung Has Record Quarter

htcsamsungThe latest unaudited results from HTC for Q4 2011 indicates that total revenues reached NT$ 101 billion (US$ 360 million), a 2.49% drop as compared to the same period in 2010. In stark contrast, Samsung just had a record breaking quarter with profits reaching 5.2 trillion won (US$4.5 billion), almost double the figures of Q4 2010. Samsung's results for Q4 2011 breaks its previous record profit period of 5.0 trillion won (US$ 4.3 billion) from Q2 2010 and is an increase of 22% from Q3 2011. According to an analyst Samsung shipped an estimated 35 million smartphones in the previous quarter alone, but this is likely to include Samsung's low-end bada operated devices.

HTC makes good on promise, all future devices to be unlockable

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Peter Chou has made good on his word to no longer lock the bootloaders of HTC Android phones. It was noticed by XDA member Nightwing, while tweaking an HTC Rezound.

Upon being questioned, HTCDev posted the following message, reassuring users of their commitment to an open Android experience:

HTC to give users extra DropBox storage with ICS?

thumbWe just got word from a reader (thanks, Tristan!) that's quite interesting. He installed the Sensation Ice Cream Sandwich ROM that we told you about yesterday, and upon logging into DropBox, received the above email. He was surprised to learn that he'd been given an additional 48GB of storage, for "supercharging his HTC device with DropBox". It's unclear if this is part of the ROM, or if HTC and DropBox are giving users an incentive to choose Sense on their next Android device.

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