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HTC-built Google Pixel 2 may have just hit the FCC

Rumor has it that Google has two new Pixel smartphones on the way, with LG manufacturing the larger model and HTC taking responsibility for the smaller version. So far just about everything we know about these phones comes from a series of leaks. But if they’re accurate, there’s good reason to think that the Pixel […]

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HTC’s first standalone Vive VR headset is coming to China

HTC is expanding its Vive line of virtual reality headsets with a new model that doesn’t need to be plugged into a computer. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the new Vive headset should offer the kind of performance you’d get from a high-end smartphone… except that you don’t need to slide a phone […]

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Ads appear in default keyboard app for some HTC phones (Updated)

One or the nice things about Android smartphones is that if you don’t like the one-time screen keyboard, home screen launcher, or other default apps that come with your device, you can probably replace them. Usually the best be reasons to do that have to do with personal preferences. Maybe you want a different layout, […]

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HTC Link is a smartphone-based VR headset with 6 degrees of freedom (for HTC U11… in Japan)

HTC makes smartphones. And HTC makes virtual reality systems. So you might think it would make sense for the company would develop its own phone-based VR headset to compete with Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream View. And you’d be right, because HTC just introduced one. The new HTC Link headset is also one of the […]

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Google Daydream standalone VR headsets coming in 2017

Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform launched in 2016, allowing you to use a supported smartphone with a Daydream-compatible headset for a high-quality VR experience. But a year after Google unveiled the platform, there are still only a handful of Daydream-compatible phones and only a single Daydream-compatible headset (the one made by Google). So what’s next? […]

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Latest HTC U11 squeezable smartphone leak: a hands-on video from China

At this point it’s pretty clear that HTC plans to launch a new smartphone with pressure-sensitive sides that allow you to control some functions by squeezing the phone rather than touching the screen. But just in case you needed more confirmation, a 3 minute hands-on video from China gives us a good look at the […]