HTC appears to be offering a few options for those who are considering picking up an unlocked One smartphone. Specifically, two options with the first being the Developer Edition and the second is simply an unlocked model. We have seen both of these before, however the good news as of today is they are once again available for pre-order.
HTC has begun releasing source code for the One smartphone. The one catch as of now is that the source code has only been made available for select variants of the HTC One. Specifically, HTC has released source code for the Vodafone UK and Vodafone France variants of the One. The code is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the files measure in at a bit under 100MB in size.
Google I/O developer event that will be taking place in late May, it appears that some lucky developers will have Google's prized Project Glass augmented reality glasses. Today at a Google Ventures event it was stated that the Explorer Edition Google Glass would begin shipping within the next month. Time to get excited and see what it can really do.
Motorola dev @djrbliss had finally cracked the encryption on Motorola's bootloader, and now we have even better news. It's available right now! Today he's released the brand new tool allowing the RAZR HD, MAXX HD, Atrix HD, and RAZR M to all be bootloader unlocked and free from Verizon's death grip.
HTC will have a developer edition of the One smartphone available shortly. The handset, which has been dubbed the HTC One Developer Edition, will be available for pre-order beginning on April 5. More specifically, the pre-orders will be available from 10AM EST on April 5. The interesting part here, the developer edition HTC One will give you something that we previously thought would only be available from one carrier.
Google+ sign-in was announced a short while back. You have likely seen a few examples of this on sites, however for those who may have missed it, Google+ sign-in is not all that different from what we have seen with Facebook and Twitter. That is to say, you can use Google+ to sign into an app or service. This generally makes the sign-up process easier as it takes details from your Google account.
Google I/O 2013 has sold out. And done so rather quickly at that. A visit to the 2013 I/O registration page shows that registration is closed and "Google I/O is sold out." Unofficial time reports have I/O as selling out in roughly 45 to 50 minutes, which is a bit slower as compared to last years event.
Google has recently announced the v3.0 release of the Google Play Services. And while some of this may be more developer oriented, these changes and new features will filter down towards the end user. In fact, some of these new features sound like they will make things a bit easier and more convenient for the end user. Just to begin with, Google Play Services v3.0 brings Google+ Sign-In and over-the-air app downloads from a website.