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Alternate model of the HTC Nexus 9 with Sense UI leaks out

Nexus 9

This is not the first time we’re hearing of an OEM skinned version of the HTC Nexus 9 breaking cover soon and certainly won’t be the last. According to a new rumor though, the tablet which is known as the T1H internally will feature an almost identical hardware specs sheet as the Nexus variant, barring the customized version of Android. It is said that the device will break cover in China as soon as in May this year.

The tablet is also said to be slightly thinner with a 7.88mm body while the Nexus 9 is 7.95mm thick, suggesting a marginal decrease in thickness. Perhaps the biggest change here will be the use of the AllWinner H8 chipset in place of the NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC. This chip is accompanied by the PowerVR SGX544 GPU. So it might be a little cheaper than the Nexus 9 by the look of things.

It is said that the T1H will pack Android 5.0 with HTC Sense 7.0 UI which made its debut with the One M9 smartphone earlier this month. Would you be interested in a skinned version of the Nexus 9 with almost the same hardware?

Source: Gizmo China

Via: Pocketnow

HTC One X Receiving Jelly Bean Update On O2 UK

HTC One XL Jelly Bean

HTC One X

If you’re living in the United Kingdom and own one of HTC’s One X’s on O2’s network, you have a tasty treat awaiting you, as the device is now receiving the Jelly Bean update. This has been confirmed by HTC UK on their Twitter account. As usual, the update is being pushed out in batches, so if you don’t have it just yet, don’t worry, as it shouldn’t be too long of a wait! As is standard, to check if you’ve gotten the update head on over to Settings > About > Software Updates > Check Now. If you have access to it a notification will pop up.

Before downloading the update, you may want to connected to Wi-Fi network as the update is a massive 365MB in size. As you might have seen already, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean brings awesome features like Google Now and Project Butter to increase performance. Additionally, the update also brings the One X to the latest version of HTC’s Sense software, which is commonly known as Sense+.

Now One X users in the United Kingdom can finally relax for a moment now that they have Jelly Bean. Surely One X users in the UK will be in anticipation again tomorrow though, as there will no doubt be hopes of an update to Android 4.2 in the near future.

Are you one of the lucky users who were able to get the update? Let us know how you’re liking the sticky goodness of Jelly Bean in the comments section below!

source: HTC UK Twitter
via: Android Central

Sprint Unveils Preorder Site For HTC Evo 4G LTE, Pre-Order May 7

Now that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is officially out of the gate, Sprint has opened up preorders for the HTC Evo 4G LTE. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since the original HTC Evo 4G debuted. That was the first “4G” Android device as well as the first “4G” smartphone.

The HTC Evo 4G was the first Android powered smartphone to grace Sprint’s WiMax network known as 4G at the time. Now Sprint has stepped it up and gotten in pace with Verizon Wireless and AT&T and they will begin offering 4G/LTE service sometime in June. When they released the HTC Evo 4G it became the best selling Android phone of all time. Depending on who you talk to (as long as they’re not in Basking Ridge NJ), the HTC Evo 4G outsold the original Motorola Droid.

HTC and Sprint tried to carry the Evo tradition through a couple of other devices but none mustered up the excitement and sales of the HTC Evo 4G. There was the HTC Evo Shift 4G, The HTC Evo 3D, The HTC Evo Design 4G (which I liked) and the HTC Evo View 4G (tablet).

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Boost Mobile Picking Up The HTC Evo Design 4G

Not that you’re keeping score but personally, outside of the original HTC Evo 4G, the Evo Design 4G has been my favorite HTC Evo phone to date. Now we’ve got good news to those on Sprint’s prepaid brand Boost Mobile.

While the HTC Evo 3D is headed to Sprint’s Virgin prepaid brand, the Evo Design 4G is expected to land at Boost sometime in the month of June.  Pocketnow is reporting that the phone will arrive sometime before the end of the current quarter, beefing up Boost’s already good line of Android devices.

Let us not forget that Boost is also the prepaid carrier that rewards it’s customers with an increasing $5.00 off their unlimited plan for paying your bill on time six times in a row.

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