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500 Million Google Phones Fail To Wipe Data On Reset, Claim Cambridge Researchers

Google and its manufacturing partners have failed to protect users data on factory reset, according to research from Cambridge University. The academics were able to access all kinds of communications from devices, from the likes of Samsung and HTC, that were supposed to have been wiped.

Source: 500 Million Google Phones Fail To Wipe Data On Reset, Claim Cambridge Researchers

HTC One mini now available for Rogers Wireless in Canada

Starting today, the HTC One mini will be available on Rogers in Canada. The smaller offering for the One flagship line from HTC can be had for C$99.99 with a two year agreement. For this not into contracted plans, the device will be C$399.99 when you go month-to-month.

HTC to roll out its own mobile operating system for Chinese consumers

Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC is reportedly developing its own mobile operating system targeted specifically at Chinese consumers, the Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with the project as saying. The mobile OS is said to align closely with Chinese apps such as the Twitter-like microblogging platform Sina Weibo, and is scheduled to launch before the end of this year.

Peter Chou – Is he HTC’s savior or obstacle to revival?

Now in his tenth year as CEO of HTC Corp, Peter Chou is lauded as the architect of the Taiwanese firm’s award-winning smartphones. But as the company’s fortunes have dived, some insiders say he’s now an obstacle to any revival.

Microsoft signs Android and Chrome patent deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

Microsoft signs Android and Chrome patent deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai (via The Inquirer)

SOFTWARE LICENSING OPERATOR Microsoft has signed a licensing deal with Foxconn’s parent Hon Hai Precision Industry as part of its long-running Android licensing scheme. Microsoft has been steadily licensing software patents to Android device makers for years and has managed to get firms like HTC and…

HTC Windows Phone 8X Review! [Video]

Quick Review of the HTC Windows Phone 8X running on AT&T by the WPexperts. The 8X is fitted with a 4.3″ Super LCD screen, Near Field Communication, BEATS Audio, and an 8MP camera with BSI sensor that helps with low-light performance.


Samsung wins disclosure on the Apple and HTC’s settlement agreement

Earlier this month Samsung requested the court to force Apple to turn over their settlement agreement with HTC. Samsung believes that the agreement will allow them a vital insight into Apple’s strategy on licensing/patents and use it to their advantage in their disputes.

HTC doesn’t pay Apple $8 per Android phone it sells

After signing the 10 year licensing agreement earlier this month that resolved the patent breaches, it was popular belief that HTC would have to pay per device. HTC’s Peter Chou denies the recent reports of the $8 payment to Apple for every Android sold and stated that the media badly represented the case and found these claims to be “outrageous”. No details were given on the agreement.

Camera Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S III vs Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC [Video]

Hardware.Info compared the video quality of four popular smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S III, Apple iPhone 5, HTC 8X and HTC One X+. This was done both outside in daylight and indoors with modest lighting.

Droid DNA By HTC: The Highest-Resolution Android Phone Hits Verizon for $199

You can’t help but feel that there’s always a mix of good news and bad news when a new Android phone is launched. The good news is that there’s a brand new phone for people to choose.