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SkyDragon, the first HTC One M8 custom ROM with Sense 7, Lollipop

The HTC One M8 continues to receive a lot of support from the custom ROM development community, but we think this newly-released SkyDragon ROM for the HTC One M8 deserves notable mention. The developers claim to be the first ROM to integrate the new and unreleased Sense 7 UI. They also claim to be the first Lollipop-based ROM for the One M8.

Get HTC’s BlinkFeed on your Android device, with plugins

One of HTC Sense UI’s most defining features is BlinkFeed. If you own an HTC One device then you know what we’re talking about here, and beaming with pride at the moment. For others who do not know what it is, well, you’re missing out. But maybe that gets fixed today, with these installables from our friends at XDA that should bring BlinkFeed to our non-HTC devices.

Several websites offering HTC One M9

One of the most frustrating things after an OEM has announced a brand new flagship or product is the lack of information as to its pricing and when it will be available. That's why we have to "rely" on rumors and leaks to at least give us an estimate of what we should be saving up for and how much time we have to gather our resources. HTC's new flagship, the One M9 has received rave reviews, and now some websites are showing listings of the smartphone, with pricing and availability listed.

T-Mobile’s HTC One (M7) finally receiving the sweet Lollipop

Mo Versi took to Twitter his excitement about the T-Mobile HTC One (M7)'s getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop technical approval recently. HTC's Vice-President for Product Management added that over-the-air update for the particular HTC phone will begin on Tuesday, March 10. Those who own the One(M7) from T-Mobile can now have peace of mind that the new Android platform is coming to their units after we announced that Lollipop rollout for the One M7 and M8 will be delayed a bit. Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC was honest enough to admit that they wouldn't be able meet the 90-day deadline they self-imposed for bring the Lollipop update.

HTC ONE E9 specs leaked

HTC may have launched the One M9 already (yes, without the parentheses) but it's not done launching new phones. Not that we're certain about the HTC One E9 but information from @upleaks are usually accurate. And honestly, most leaks and rumors about upcoming HTC mobile devices turn out to be true so....

New HTC videos shows off One M9 and how we’re all “One”

If you want to talk about what your brand is all about and give off a feel-good vibe that reminds us all of our humanity and how we are different and yet the same, who would you want to be the voice of that video? Of course immediately you'll think of The Avengers right? Well, that's what HTC has done, in a manner of speaking. Getting Iron Man to do the voice over of your latest brand video was a smart move, we think.

New HTC devices to have TouchPal as default keyboard

Starting with its brand new flagship, the HTC M9 series, all of the OEM's new devices will now have TouchPal as their default input engine. This means that they have technically replaced Swype, which has been their default keyboard for the past years, although no official communication has been made regarding this change. HTC did announce that the brand new M9 smartphone is now using TouchPal, but did not comment as to why they've made the change.

HTC to replace One M8 with One M8s, newer but slower proc

HTC is set to gently ease out last year’s flagship device, the HTC One M8 – with the advent of the HTC One M9 and still a lot of M8 hardware probably in stock. The solution is to sell an HTC One M8 replacement in the One M8s – with most of the hardware the same, but going for a newer but slightly slower processor.

HTC One M9 vs One M8: the endless question of upgrades

It's that time of year again when we ask ourselves whether it's time to upgrade to the latest model. Those on HTC's flagships have it a little harder, as year after year the company puts out almost similar smartphone. To some extent, the HTC One M9 just unveiled at MWC 2015 is no different, present an almost incremental upgrade path. But looks, and specs, can be deceiving and our answer this year might very well be different than our last. Read on to see whether you should grab that shiny new One M9 or not.