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HTC One M8 GPE removed from store, leaves future unknown

We've seen Google Play Edition devices come and go from Play Store, usually in order to pave way for newer models. Today, the HTC One M8 GPE silently left the Play Store shelves just as had others before it. But this removal is quite noteworthy because of what it could imply. With the One M8 GPE's exit, there are no more Google Play Edition devices left on Play Store, leaving only the Nexus line to hold the fort and calling into question the survival of the GPE idea.

HTC One (M8) gets Android 4.4.4, HD Voice support from AT&T

The HTC One (M8) may have finally received the Android 5.0 update but that doesn't mean AT&T has forgotten about those units still running the older Android version. The mobile carrier recently rolled out the official Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Those who want Lollipop would have to wait for a bit or upgrade to this version first to receive a number of important performance and security updates.

Pics and Video: How Android 5.0.1 translates to Sense 6

During the time of Android 4.x, HTC was notorious for being slow in integrating Android updates to their own proprietary Sense UI. Not these days, it seems. It wasn’t too long after Google rolled out their first Android Lollipop patch (5.0.1) that we saw the build roll out to the HTC One (both M7 and M8) devices. Let’s see what it looks like.

Android Lollipop finally (really) arrives for HTC One M7 and M8 GPE

It took its sweet time but weeks after they announced it originally, Android Lollipop is coming to the lucky owners of HTC One M7 and M8, but just the Google Play Editions. There were some delays due to a "re-spin" of the final build, although the OEM did not fully explain what that retooling was, but the important thing now is that users will finally get their gadgets Lollipop-ized.

HTC One M7, M8 Google Play Edition to get Lollipop on Friday

We understand everybody is hustling to get Android 5.0 out to their flagship devices, but Google Play Editions usually get updates a bit faster than the regular versions. Owners of HTC One M7 and M8 Google Play Editions were a bit excited at the update, especially as HTC teased that it might arrive early this week. Well, scratch that.

Coming soon to HTC: Rapid Charger 2.0 for compatible devices

With most smartphone owners now being heavy users and a lot of them being mostly on the go, chances are, battery life is a real problem for them. There are numerous apps, power banks, battery extenders, etc, that have been given as a solution to prolong your phone's battery. Now, if you're an HTC user, you get an accessory that will give your compatible phone the ability to charge itself faster than the normal chargers can do. The OEM has announced on their official site the upcoming Rapid Charger 2.0.

Pre-release screenshots of HTC Sense on Android 5.0 leaked

Most of you have probably wondered what those tweaked versions of Android would look like under the new Lollipop banner – like Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense UI. Well, these exclusive previews will go a long way to initially answering those questions. And for HTC users, don’t worry – we actually think these look good.
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