Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture, from Taiwan

With Google planning to release its Android L OS soon, which supports 64-bit processors, Android-based smartphone vendors will speed up their migration to the 64-bit architecture, making 64-bit CPUs mainstream technology for smartphones in the second half of 2015, according to industry sources. Qualcomm has led rival suppliers to release its 64-bit-enabled Snapdragon 610/614/410 chips, which have won design-ins from China-based Lenovo, K-Touch, Huawei and Vivo as well as Taiwan-based HTC, said the sources.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140929PD201.html

HTC confident of grabbing 10 per cent market share in India by 2015

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker HTC is confident of attaining 10 per cent market share in India by 2015 in terms of volume.  “Our internal estimate shows that HTC sales volume in India has tripled. As per our assessment, we now have 5 per cent market share. It will reach 7 per cent in fourth quarter and comfortably 10 per cent in 2015,” HTC Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Sales Chiang-Lin Chang told PTI in an interview.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/htc-confident-of-grabbing-10-per-cent-market-share-in-india-by-2015/articleshow/43708349.cms

HTC to launch GoPro alternative

At an event this Oct 8, the Taiwanese manufacturer will announce several new products, one of which is expected to be its very first mini action camcorder. Earlier rumours on the subject are now supported by a new video uploaded by HTC to YouTube and a new dedicated website.  “Something remarkable is coming,” says the tagline in HTC’s teaser for the mystery item it is preparing to launch this fall.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/09/27/HTC-to-launch-GoPro-alternative/

HTC is the top domestic smartphone vendor, again

TAIPEI — HTC Corp.() ranked as the top smartphone seller in the domestic market for the fourth consecutive month in August, according to statistics released by industry sources on Tuesday. A total of 687,000 smartphones were sold in Taiwan in August, down 3.5 percent from a month earlier, and HTC grabbed a 22-percent share of the total, the figures showed. Taiwan PC vendor Asustek Computer Inc., with a 16 percent share, and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co., with 15 percent share, followed behind HTC in the rankings.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/09/25/417983/HTC-is.htm

HTC Desire 820 with 64-bit Snapdragon Octa-Core CPU Tipped to Debut in India Next Week: Report

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is reportedly planning to launch the 64 bit processor-powered mid-range handset Desire 820 in India this month. The company has begun sending out the invites to the select media houses for a launch event on 23 September in New Delhi. Though there is no mention of the significance of the occasion in the invitation, NDTV sources believe HTC is likely to launch the Desire 820 in India.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/htc-desire-820-64-bit-snapdragon-octa-core-cpu-tipped-debut-india-next-week-report-609506

China Mobile chairman visits HTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China Mobile Ltd. Chairman Xi Guohua (奚國華) visited the headquarters of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) Thursday as part of a business trip to seek further cooperation in fourth-generation (4G) and more advanced wireless technology. Xi arrived at HTC’s headquarters in New Taipei City’s Xindian District and was welcomed by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅) and HTC Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou (周永明).

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia-taiwan/2014/09/19/417523/China-Mobile.htm

HTC knocks Samsung from top of local smartphone market in Q2

TAIPEI — Taiwan-based HTC Corp. edged out Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea to return to being Taiwan’s largest smartphone manufacturer based upon units in the second quarter of this year, according to data released by research house IDC. HTC took first place because of sales of its flagship One M8 and mid-tier Desire 816, while Samsung continued to benefit from the popularity of its high-end Note series, IDC said in a Sept. 12 report.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/09/15/417267/HTC-knocks.htm

HTC unveils HTC Desire 820; to market in China first

HTC has announced the new mid-range HTC Desire 820, the successor to its popular HTC Desire 816, at the on-going IFA 2014. The Desire 820 sports a Qualcomm 64-bit, 8-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 5.5-inch 720p display, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 8-megapixel front-end camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,600mAh battery.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140905PD208.html

HTC to unveil world’s 1st 8-core, 64-bit smartphone

TAIPEI — HTC Corp. (宏達電) confirmed it will launch the world’s first Android smartphone using an octa-core 64-bit processor on Sept. 4, trying to steal spotlights ahead of the annual IFA electronics trade show in Germany. The next HTC handset is codenamed with “820” as the company hinted in its teaser images posted on its Twitter-like Sina Weibo microblog in China. The Taiwanese smartphone maker has sent out media invitations for a press conference in Berlin, Germany on Sept. 4, which will be hosted by Chang Chia-lin, HTC’s president of global sales and chief financial officer.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/08/27/415883/HTC-to.htm

HTC ready to take on iPhone 6 challenge in Taiwan

TAIPEI — Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) has said it is ready to take on the challenge from Apple Inc.’s anticipated iPhone 6 in the Taiwanese market with the newest member of its popular Butterfly family that was launched Tuesday. The HTC Butterfly 2, launched at a press conference in Tokyo, will go on sale in Japan Aug. 29 and in Taiwan Sept. 2, followed by more Asian markets such as Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/08/20/415334/HTC-ready.htm

Nexus 8 Release Date Update: What the Combined Android L and 64-Bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Can Offer

After four years of setting Android devices with the Nexus program, Google is rumored to work again with HTC for this year’s Nexus tablet project. Leaked specs and documents for the Volantis, better known as the Nexus 8, have emerged recently, offering the latest and more exciting details. Android Origin said that the National Radio Research Agency (RRA) from South Korea recently certified a new device which has the model number 0P82100. The device is supposedly the 8.9-inch Nexus tablet codenamed Volantis or Flounder. It confirmed that HTC will be making this year’s Nexus tablet after Google collaborated with Asus for the release of Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 (2013).

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/6598/20140813/nexus-8-release-date-update-what-the-combined-android-l-and-64-bit-nvidia-tegra-k1-can-offer.htm#

HTC Desire 816 top seller in Taiwan in June

TAIPEI — The HTC Desire 816, a mid-range model sold by Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp., ranked as the best seller in Taiwan’s smartphone market in June, knocking Asustek Computer Inc.’s (華碩電腦) ZenFone 5 out of the top spot, according to the latest figures. The ZenFone 5 was second followed by HTC’s flagship model the HTC M8, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.’s (鴻海精密) InFocus M210, China-based Xiaomi Corp.’s (小米科技) Hongmi and Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5S, according to statistics released Tuesday by industry sources.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/07/30/413584/HTC-Desire.htm

HTC One E8, Desire 616 Officially Launched in India; Price, Specification Details

Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC officially launched the One E8 and Desire 616 smartphones in India on Friday (11 July). HTC’s One E8 is the plastic variant of the flagship HTC One M8; it boasts dual-curve design having ergonomic uni-body exterior, seen on the high-end HTC One models, sans the usage of metal; instead it flaunts a synthetic polycarbonate body.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/htc-one-e8-desire-616-officially-launched-india-price-specification-details-604186

HTC Reports Net Profit Of NTD2.76 Billion In Q2 2014

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC recently published its financial report for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, stating that the company achieved operating revenue of NTD65.06 billion; its pre-taxes net profit was NTD2.76 billion; operating profit was NTD2.43 billion; post-taxes net profit was NTD2.26 billion; and its net profit per share was NTD2.74. HTC’s performance in the second quarter met its expectations. Prior to this, the company predicted that its operating revenue would be between NTD65 billion and NTD70 billion; its gross margin would be between 21.3% and 22%; and its earnings per share would be between NTD2.21 and NTD3.

http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/07/10/20710-htc-reports-net-profit-of-ntd2-76-billion-in-q2-2014

This Is Volantis, HTC’s Nine-Inch Nexus Tablet

With Android Silver rumors brewing, and LG’s Ken Hong indicating that the manufacturer doesn’t have a Nexus phone in the cards, the fate of the Nexus line as a whole has been sort of up in the air. We don’t have news about whether a Nexus phone exists, but we do have information related to HTC’s Volantis (or Flounder), an 8.9″ Nexus tablet. The information provided to us indicates possible specs, features, and pricing, as well as an early look at the form factor, though the images we have don’t appear to be final renderings of the device.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/21/this-is-volantis-htcs-nine-inch-nexus-tablet/

HTC partners with Far EasTone to create largest 4G mobile service provider

TAIPEI, Taiwan — HTC Corp. (宏達電) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Far EasTone Telecom (FET, 遠傳電信) to form a strategic partnership for providing fourth-generation mobile service. The signing ceremony of the MOU between FET and HTC was hosted by FET President Yvonne Li (李彬) and HTC Chief Financial Officer Chang Chia-lin (張嘉臨) in Taipei. As FET is expected to launch 4G services soon, the strategic partnership with HTC will give FET an advantage in winning the title of Taiwan’s largest 4G mobile service provider.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/06/19/410478/HTC-partners.htm

HTC pins hope on M8 smartphone to revive flagging fortunes

TAIPEI, June 8 — Once a star of the intensely competitive smartphone sector, Taiwan’s HTC has seen its fortunes collapse in recent years — but the success of its latest model provides a glimmer of hope. The company started out as a contract smartphone manufacturer for major foreign players including Microsoft and only began developing its own brand of handsets in 2006.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/htc-pins-hope-on-m8-smartphone-to-revive-flagging-fortunes

HTC launches full-range mobile phones in India

TAIPEI — HTC Corp. has announced three smartphones for the India market that range from high-end to entry-level models, part of Taiwanese handset maker’s efforts to boost sales in the second quarter.  The phones launched on Monday included the One (M8) with a price tag of 49,900 rupees (US$832), the Desire 816 at 23,990 rupees, and the Desire 210 dual sim at 8,700 rupees, HTC said in a press release.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/04/23/406029/HTC-launches.htm

Google reportedly to partner with HTC for 8-inch Nexus; less aggressive about tablet market

TAG indexGoogle reportedly has turned to cooperate with High Tech Computer (HTC) for its new 8-inch Nexus tablet instead of Asustek Computer. The device is rumored to be released in the third quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Google partnered with Asustek for the first two generations of Nexus 7, but for the next-generation model, the Internet giant is considering adopting a new design and therefore has switched to a new partner, the sources noted.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140421PD204.html

HTC March revenues more than double sequentially

HTC has announced consolidated revenues of NT$16.23 billion (US$534 million) for March, growing 124.6% on month and 2.2% on year, buoyed by the release of its new flagship model the new HTC One (M8) and the mid-range HTC Desire 816. Revenues for the first quarter of 2014 reached NT$33.12 billion, falling short of the company’s target of NT$34-36 billion.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140408PD208.html