HTC has already announced its official list of devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow few days ago. Now, we can update this list by adding a new device to this list.
HTC has confirmed that HTC Desire EYE will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Sense 7.0 UI on top. The update is getting closer in Q1,2016 with lots of other devices on the Desire line.
The Desire 820 was released back in 2014 and it's good to see that HTC has not abandoned it yet. The smartphone just started to receive an update package Over The Air which will not only bring Android 6.0.1 to the smartphone, but will also upgrade the Sense UI to v7.0, post installation. This is good news but we are not yet sure as to which regions the update is covering at this moment. In fact, the news came as quite a surprise and was reported first by GSM Arena after being tipped off by Rupak Thapa.
If you are using a HTC Desire 820 and have not been notified about the update yet, check for it manually. Go to Settings, tap on About device at the bottom and just select Check for updates. If the results are negative and you do not see a prompt to update your handset, there is still no need to fret. OTA updates are always rolled out in phases, meaning that all HTC Desire 820 smartphones cannot receive the update at the same time. Nonetheless, it only takes a few days before all the phases begin to roll out so just keep checking.
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
Many of the HTC One M8 users are waiting on fire for the New Sense 7.0 UI to hit their devices. Today, we have some good news for HTC users worldwide, HTC ROM developer @LlabTooFeR (trusted for HTC news) just tweeted some that Sense 7.0 UI will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop Update to the HTC One M8, One M8s, Desire Eye, Butterfly 2 and some other devices.
Non of the current devices will get Android 5.0.2 + Sense 7.0 (except M9)...Sense 7.0 become available with Android 5.1 only on some models.— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) April 10, 2015
According to the source, the Android 5.0.2 update for HTC won't pack the Sense 7.0 UI like what's on the HTC One M9 currently. This means that current M8 users will have to wait a while for 5.1 Lollipop update to enjoy the New Sense 7.0 UI.
For sure Sense 7.0 will be available as update for M8, M8s, Desire EYE, Butterfly 2 and some other devices...— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) April 10, 2015
As for the HTC One M7, it's not clear yet if it will get updated to Sense 7.0 UI or not. The 2 years old flagship already received the 5.0.1 Lollipop update with Sense 6.0 UI earlier this year. Hopefully, HTC won't forget its loyal "One" users.
While the HTC Desire EYE already received its Android Lollipop update outside of the US, the handset's version that AT&T is selling is still running Android KitKat. Fortunately, HTC and AT&T are now ready to update the phone.
According to HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi, AT&T's HTC Desire EYE should be updated to Android Lollipop starting today, June 30. Mind you, the update brings Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 6.0 UI, but it's still going to include various changes and enhancements.
For now, it doesn't look like the update is live, but some AT&T Desire EYE owners should get it over the air before the end of the day.
HTC Desire EYE official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is Rolling-out to Unlocked variants and AT&T variant of the device. The news has been confirmed via users and HTC's VP product manager Mo Versi on twitter too.
Great news for HTC Desire Eye AT&T owners! We've just received technical approval for Lollipop update! OTA to start tomorrow!— Mo Versi (@moversi) June 30, 2015
The New Lollipop 5.0.1 update brings an updated UI with Material Design but still keeping the same Sense UI v6.0 on the device. New Apps, Update Notification Panel, updated lockscreen along with various bug fixes and performance improvements.
HTC Desire EYE Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update with Sense 7.0 UI is expected to be released in the next few months too with .
HTC is rolling-out its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the HTC Desire 816 device. The Update is Available Over-the-air (OTA) to all carriers/unlocked Desire 816 variants and its size is about 860MB.
The HTC Desire 816 update packs many performance improvements, new lock screen, new notification panel and updated User Interface but still keeps the Sense UI v6.0 on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop build.
We have already reported that the Original HTC Desire 816 received its official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. Now, it's the turn for the Dual-SIM variant of HTC Desire 816G to get the same Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update.
According to the latest reports we got from our HTC Official Updates Tracker, The Desire 816G is expected to get the Lollipop update is currently under "Testing" and should start Rolling-out during the last Quarter of the year (Q4,2015).
The HTC Desire 816H update will pack many performance improvements, new lock screen, new notification panel and updated User Interface but still keeps the Sense UI v6.0 on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop build. You can check the official update change-log on the screenshot below (taken from an HTC Desire 816 original variant).
Plans for Updating this variant to Android 5.1 Lollipop or Marshmallow 6.0 is still not clear yet, stay tuned!
Source [HTC Updates]
HTC has announced the latest member of their Desire family. The new HTC Desire 820 is the successor to the popular Desire 816 and is the second HTC phone to have a 64-bit processor.
The Desire 820 is the first phone to run on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939), which has an octa-core CPU with eight Cortex-A53 cores, four of them clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz, along with Adreno 405 GPU. The SoC is based on the 64-bit architecture and HTC will update the phone to Android L, which is designed to take advantage of 64-bit processing.
The Desire 820 also has a 5.5-inch, 1280x720px display, 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera, and BoomSound speakers. The phone will offer Cat 4 LTE connectivity.
Looks like HTC will bring its Mid-range 64-bit Smartphone first, before it high end 64-bit (if any). HTC has officially announced that it's first 64-bit smartphone will be the mid-range Desire 820.
This has been officially confirmed via the HTC Weibo account though details are very scarce all the teaser images really say is "64-bit" and "September,4th". The first image lists off the HTC firsts first Android phone, first 1080p phone, first f/2.0 camera aperture and so on.
The second image is more interesting and shows what appears to be the front-facing camera, off to the side of a front-facing speaker grill. Our Chinese is spotty but that big "64" is hard to misinterpret.
The short text accompanying the second teaser image claims this is the "world's first octa-core 64-bit phone". If it's a Qualcomm chipset then it must be the Snapdragon 615 - it has eight Cortex-A53 cores (the 64-bit replacement of the Cortex-A7) and a next-gen Adreno 405 GPU.
The HTC Desire 816 phablet has been warmly received in China where over a million people registered their interest to buy one. Those registrations are slowly turning into actual sales slowly, because there were only 50,000 units available and they flew off the shelves in 10 minutes.
This demand seems to have surprised both HTC and the online retailer handling the sales as people have reported issues ordering a Desire 816.
Looks like HTC is working on Mid-Range Smartphone for the Desire family. Its codename is "HTC A11". We got the first leaked photos of an A11 proto-type.
The A11 is going to be a mid-range offering, but one that will come with a 64-bit chipset, which will be the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916). This is the first ever 64-bit SoC from Qualcomm, and it was unveiled in December of last year. It has a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, and an Adreno 306 GPU.
HTC's upcoming handset will also sport a 4.7-inch FWVGA (480x854) touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera sans LED flash, and a VGA front snapper. It shall run Android 4.4.2 KitKat with an HTC overlay on top. As you can see from the images above, it won't have dual front-facing speakers like higher-end devices in HTC's portfolio.
A rumor about an upcoming HTC device from the desire family, that will be called the "HTC Desire Eye" has been not been confirmed yet but it seems logical. If HTC will release the "M8 Eye" it should release another mid-range device of the same type, and the "Desire Eye" is the one.
HTC Desire Eye is tipped to pack a 5.2" 1080p display and run on the powerful Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core Krait 400 processor at 2.3GHz and 2GB RAM.
The most interesting feature is the camera department of the HTC Desire Eye a 13MP front Selfie Camera coupled with a dual-LED front-flash and a 13MP rear camera. This should be quite interesting combo and a tough competitor for the upcoming Oppo N3.
The rest of the tipped specs include 32GB internal storage, a 2,400 mAh battery and IPX7 certification for water resistance. The Desire Eye will run on Android OS with Sense 6 UI with Eye camera app on top of it.
Yesterday, HTC released a new device called HTC Desire Eye. This is the first Smartphone with an HTC Eye 13MP front-facing camera and flash for amazing selfies, the Desire Eye also packs a 13MP rear-camera with flash too.
Both cameras can record 1080p@30fps video. The one on the back has an f/2.0 aperture and a 28mm lens, while the one on the front has a wider 20mm lens but a smaller f/2.2 aperture.
HTC's trademark BoomSound speakers are harder to see but still on board. They flank the larger 5.2" screen of the HTC Desire Eye, an LCD with 1080p resolution. Besides selfie camera and screen size, the Eye also trumps the One E8 with an IPX7 rating water resistance up to 1m of water for half an hour.
The Desire Eye carries much better specs than most of the Desire family. It's powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.4 with the latest Sense software and two camera-centric apps Eye Experience and the new Zoe.