Matthew spent a few weeks with the top two new Android flagships and in the end neither one made the cut. Designs have improved over 2014, but battery life is not up to par and there are still performance issues.
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The new Google Nexus 9 is made by HTC and the two official accessories have some cool HTC design elements, but at a rather high price.
HTC kicked off a weekly deals promotion last week with the Nexus 9. Make sure to visit the HTC site at 9:00 am Pacific for the big One M8 deal.
Google is launching a Nexus tablet at a premium price. Thankfully, HTC's premium design is part of the package.
Google's Nexus 9 and the Android 5.0 that comes with it includes some business friendly security features as well as an interface that could make it a bring your own device play. There's a need for more tablet-first business apps though.
In one of our longest podcasts ever, Kevin and I covered a huge number of new mobile devices. We are excited about current and future products in the mobile space.
This week's Android news included tips for running nearly any Android app on Chrome OS. Also, Google dropped a hint about the name for the next version of Android, and the Nexus 6 was spotted in the wild.
The big news in the world of Android this week disclosed that Samsung's smartwatch will arrive soon, HTC is returning to the tablet segment, and the Galaxy Note 4 will hit the market end of October.
The Taiwanese phone giant has suffered in recent years, due to poor sales and hemorrhaging key talent. Now, HTC wants to brush itself off and get ahead again.
HTC opens up a new door to the software business with Zoe for all Android devices.
References to HTC in an Android changelog have fuelled rumours it is making a new Nexus device. But will it be a tablet or phone?
The first round of rumours didn't pan out, but the purchase of the Israeli 3D technology start-up by the Cupertino tech giant makes enough sense for Apple to make it happen.
After day 1 saw the compromise of iOS 6 and 7 through Safari and the Samsung Galaxy S4 through Samsung apps, Google Chrome on the Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 was fully-compromised. The competition is now over. [UPDATE: The bugs are fixed.]
I usually get excited to review a new smartphone and want to run out to buy it after a few minutes. The Nexus 5 is a solid device, but it looks like I am actually going to return the one I bought when it was announced.
Google revealed Android 4.4 KitKat details yesterday, along with the Nexus 5. HTC and Motorola were quick to inform consumers they will be providing updates for their smartphones very soon.
As I approach the end of the return period for my Note 3, it makes sense for me to return it and stick with the HTC One. Then again, the sheer number of utilities, apps, options, and settings offer enough appeal to me to keep it in hand.
My Verizon line was due for an upgrade and today I made my decision after careful consideration. While I did stand in line, it wasn't for the new Apple iPhone 5s.
When I want to carry a small smartphone that disappears in my pocket I take along my iPhone 5. HTC's upcoming One Mini feels even better and more compact than the iPhone 5 and should appeal to many folks.
There is a lot of anticipation for Nokia new Lumia devices with the Smart Camera app, but you can find the same functionality and much more in the current HTC One smartphone as well.
HTC and Samsung released Google Play Editions of the One and S4, but they are not Nexus devices. BlackBerry released their Q1 2013 results and they are not as good as hoped.
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