20 Мая 2013
With rumors surfacing yesterday about a possible HTC One running a stock Android install, another rumor surfaced that may be more interesting for current owners of the device or those not willing to wait for confirmation of the “Google experience” HTC One. Over on Twitter, developer @LlabTooFer responded to an inquiry about Android 4.2′s availability on the HTC One with “2-3 weeks I think.” @LlabTooFer has been a reliable source of information about HTC software updates in the past.
Along with the rumor about Android 4.2 coming to the HTC One, @LlabTooFer also posted recently about an update that was in the works for last year’s HTC One X which would bring it up to Android 4.2 and Sense 5.0. If all the rumors are true, it looks like HTC is working to bring the Android 4.2 goodies to a large swath of their customers. If they succeed and establish a reputation of quick work to keep devices up to date with Android versions, that could be a positive step in helping them regain some lustre and marketshare.
Come comment on this article: Android 4.2 for HTC One only 2-3 weeks away?
19 Мая 2013
Yahoo is about to expand its presence in the user-generated content market by acquiring Tumblr in a cash-only deal worth $1.1 billion.
According to the AllThingsD report, the Yahoo’s board has approved the deal, which will likely be announced on Monday morning.
Sources close to the matter said that Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has decided that buying Tumblr was going to be “the stake in the ground of what her strategy is going forward for Yahoo.” That strategy involves attracting younger audiences to Yahoo’s properties.
This is Yahoo’s biggest acquisition in the last couple of years; up until this point, Mayer has initiated a number of smaller deals, mostly in the mobile space.
We don’t have the complete picture of Yahoo’s strategy, but it looks like Mayer is preparing the company for a big mobile push. And we think she’s onto something…
Tumblr has a reported valuation of $800 million, and its (soon to be delighted) investors include Spark Capital, Union Square Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, Insight Venture Partners and the Chernin Group.
Yahoo to acquire Tumblr in a $1.1 billion all-cash deal originally appeared on IntoMobile.com on 2013-05-19T22:31:56Z. FV1gMYsz9b5j
19 Мая 2013
Sprint and HTC are rolling out a small update for the carrier-specific version of the HTC One. After the update, the One will run firmware version 1.29.651.10 that includes few minor changes, including:
- BlinkFeed improvements
- New Sprint Zone client
- Improved Back and Home key sensitivity
The last mentioned is pretty much the only thing worth mentioning as it will address an annoyance users have been reporting for some time. The problem was that touch targets are seemingly not big enough, and this update will fix that by possibly increasing the size of the target.
In any case, we advise you to push the button the second your HTC One informs you about the new software waiting for download. Just make sure your battery has enough juice to complete the update process…
Read: IntoMobile » HTC