HTC Responds To Concerns Of One S And EVO 4G LTE Designs

The HTC One S is no doubt an impressive phone, especially with it’s innovative casing featuring HTC’s Micro Arc Oxidation. While the technology is impressive in theory, it hasn’t quite held up in reality. You may recall how we recently highlighted the technology is not only flawed, but highly susceptible to cosmetic wear. After some time, owners of various devices expect to have a chip or two as that’s part of life, but when you have a device touting HTC’s technology on top of owning it for just a few weeks, you have a serious problem at hand. That’s why owners have taken to the streets— err… web and unleashed a serious outcry highlighting how serious of a problem this is for HTC. We know that HTC is now aware of this and plans to take immediate action:

“HTC is committed to delivering a high quality product and great experience for all our customers. There have been a few, isolated reports of this issue. The finish on the One S was laboratory tested as being at a hardness similar to ceramic. While that’s hard, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to damage. Regardless, HTC takes quality very seriously and are providing all customers with an immediate fix and we are implementing some small changes to ensure customers do not experience this issue in the future”.

HTC plans on making good the negative press it was received for the serious defect of the One S. The “immediate fix” apparently is allowing owners of the device to return the phone from where it was purchased. Moreover, HTC has responded to a handful of owners who may have reached out and express their displeasure. A prospective buyer for the upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone expressed his concern of the phone’s back after what he’s seen on other One S devices. Check out this response from HTC for example:

“Dear (NAMED REMOVED),

Good afternoon, (Named Removed). First, we are very happy that you are apart of our HTC family. Like you, we also are very thrilled about the up and coming EVO 4G LTE device. This year HTC is really trying to focus on the quality of our devices, by the release of the One Series, the new flagship device for HTC. The EVO 4G LTE is Sprint’s version of this flagship device. I would like to thank you for your feedback concerning the aesthetic decisions pertaining to the back cover. Some of HTC’s design decisions in this regard were to produce a very durable and strong back cover, that allows for both a nice feel in your hand. I want you to know that your feedback is very valuable to us, and all of our emails are read by HTC, as well as our consumer satisfaction surveys as well. A really awesome way for us to have your feedback reiterated is by your participation in our feedback survey. This survey can be found at: [Only registered users can view links. ]

I don’t have any information at this time as to whether a matte option for the back cover will be available. However, I am very happy to provide you with the link to the published specifications of the device: [Only registered users can view links. ] . You will notice there is an active link on this page to sign up for information on the phone. I must say, it is a pleasure to read your delightful email today. If you would like any additional assistance, or ever need any technical help with your device, don’t hesitate to email us, or call us at 1-866-(NUMBER REMOVED) (6AM-1AM, 7 days a week).

Let me know if I have successfully answered your question, please click here to complete this.

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Sincerely,

Casey“

It may sound like a typical generic response, but here’s hoping HTC takes serious precautions and doesn’t allow what happened to the first One S owners to the next group of One S owners— including the EVO 4G LTE owners.

Source: The Verge | AC Forums

Daily Steals Offering Unlocked HTC One X For $630.00 Again, This Time On eBay (Video)

A couple of days ago the folks over at Daily Steals, a Woot-like venture, put an HTC One X on the site for $630 bucks and drove the world to madness because of how cheap the device was.  Well, like a shark catching the scent of blood a mile away, the online retailer is tossing up another device for the same price. Only this time, they’ve listed the monster quad-core handset on eBay.  If you think the price is right, head on over to the popular online auction’s site and buy it now til your hearts content.  Enjoy.  Hit the break for a quick video demo and to check out the specs of the device.  

Spec review:

  • Dimensions: 134.36 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 130g (w/ battery)
  • 4.7-inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen (720 x 1280)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Sense 4.0
  • Quad-core 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon (depending on LTE radio)
  • GPU: ULP GeForce
  • HTC ImageSense
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage
  • 8-megapixel (rear) camera w/ AF and LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel (front) camera
  • Non-removable 1800mAh battery
  • Bluetooth v4.0 w/ A2DP
  • NFC capable
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm audio output
  • Beats audio

Source: Daily Steals eBay

HTC One X And One S Smartphones Get ClockworkMod Touch Software

Leave it to some crafty folks to ensure the latest and greatest tools are available for the latest and greatest devices in no time. While the HTC One X and One S smartphones are still newly released devices, the fine ClockworkMod development team has gone ahead and quickly pumped out the latest ClockworkMod Touch software for those devices. That means owners of those devices are one step closer to flashing not just one, but perhaps multiple ROMs because hey— we all love our ROMs, right?

Naturally, you’ll find the new ClockworkMod software when you hit the source link below. In addition, you will also find the traditional non-Touch version, if that’s your fancy. Well go on— get to it.

Source: ClockworkMod

AutoKiller Memory Optimizer Pro v7.4

Requirements: Android OS 1.0+
Overview: AutoKiller Memory Optimizer is not a regular task manager.

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AutoKiller is an award winner minfree tweaker, it fine tunes android systems inner memory manager to keep your device fast over time. As a side effect it also lowers battery consumption. Also includes a manual process/service manager.

– ROOT REQUIRED to set minfree values, unrooted devices will not have this feature
– if you have questions or you face errors please check home page or write mail
– for more details see home page
– donation is only available via paypal atm. because payed apps are not available in all countries yet

Donators and PRO users receive additional features:
– no ads
– alternate preset enabled
– Chuck Norris mode enabled
– alternate preset (while screen is off)

Please be careful, apps with very similar look and name are distributed, they can be malicious.

kw: minfree, optimize, memory, process, task, speed, improve, clean, root, magyar

What’s in this version:
7.3.3
fixed startup failure when locale is set to CN
7.3.2
added option to remove PRO application icon from launcher
updated translations
updated 3rd party libraries
7.3.1
fixes for 7.3

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Starry Night Live Wallpaper v1.0

Requirements: Android v2.1+
Overview: Starry Night is the masterpiece by Van Gogh which received new look by introducing interactivity.

Starry Night is the masterpiece by Van Gogh which received new look by introducing interactivity.

Features:
*Multilayer structure(not a plain image)
*Animated stars and moon
*Animated sky background (in Settings)

Starry Night Wallpaper lets you feel the depth and even animate one of the wolrd’s most famous artwork
Press Menu -> Wallpaper -> Live Wallpaper to set it.
Press Menu -> Wallpaper -> Settings to control the animations.

Recent changes:
-Fixed crash in settings menu
Latest version: 1.0.0 (for Android version 2.1 and higher)

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Rage Comic Maker v1.3.1

Requirements: Android 2.0+
Overview: Create rage comics and other simple comics on your Android phone with ease.
Rage Comic Maker for Android is an application that lets users easily create rage comics on their Android devices.

Create rage comics and other simple comics on your Android phone with ease.

Rage Comic Maker for Android is an application that lets users easily create rage comics on their Android devices.

The most downloaded Rage Maker in the Market, now with over 200,000 downloads! Thanks for all users!

IF YOU CAN’T FIND THE FACES: many users seem to miss this, but you need to find the MENU button on your device. It’s usually along the bottom of the screen, sometimes says MENU, sometimes it’s just some horizontal lines.
Using this menu you’ll have different options depending on the mode you are in, for example in Manipulate mode you can add images, and in Draw mode you can set the color and brush width.

IMPORTANT: If you have problems please e-mail me directly with your phone version and exact details of the problem.

Follow me on Twitter: Tamas++ (@TamasPlusPlus) op Twitter

This application is completely free and open source, but features a small ad on the top to support the developer (it cannot be turned off). If you prefer an ad-free version please contact me.

Some of the key features:

* Flexible number of panels (1-20)
* Pan and zoom the comic canvas, as well as image elements
* Undo and redo your moves
* Different text styles and sizes
* Save and share your creations
* Draw straight lines or free curves with different brush sizes and colors

Keyboard shortcuts:

Directional pad – move object/canvas
W/S – scale object/canvas
A/D – rotate object
SPACE – move object to front or send to back
BACK – undo
R – redo
BACKSPACE – delete selected object

Over 200 built-in rage faces (also known as meme faces, troll faces, reddit faces, 9gag faces, tumblr faces, etc.)!

** PERMISSIONS **
Internet access: for the ads and some anonymouse usage statistics (Flurry)
Write external storage: for saving the comics on the SD card

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FLV Player Pro (.flv video) v1.0

Requirements: Android 2.1+
Overview: Play your flash videos (flv files) from your SD-card with this simple player.

FLV Video Player

Play your flash videos (flv files) from your SD-card with this simple player.
You don’t need to install Flash® Player Plugin, Adobe AIR® or any other plugin to use this app to play flv videos.

[Trademarks]
Flash® is a registered trademarks of Adobe® Systems, Inc.
FLV Icon was provided free from Cute File Extension Icons | Download Applications & Hardware icon pack | IconsPedia

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Some of the supported video formats are:
avi, mp4, mpeg, 3gp, gif, flv, mpg, mpeg, ogg, windows media (wmv), swf, ogg, quicktime (mov), matroska (mkv)
High definition (HD) video is supported. Subtitles are also supported
Some of the supported audio formats are:
mp3, wav flac real audio

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