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HTC One Unveiling Quick Thoughts


HTC can call their newest software feature whatever they want but at the end of the day it is just another tweak to deliver their version of Sense.

You know what would have made the HTC One a killer device? Pure Android. Google has gotten Android down to a science so why mess it up by introducing so many niche, over hyped but non value added things.

Nobody screams about pixel count. Everyone pretty much has been using 8MP cameras. That’s a non-story.

Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) similar to what is found on the Lumia 920 is a great feature.

As a photographer I can say that the way HTC is going about their camera tech is a great way to go.

HTC launching a new trade in program where customers that preorder can turn in their current phone to get up to $100 off of a One.

It is clear that HTC created the HTC One not to make daily tasks easier and more efficient but to hammer home the point that your phone is so much more than just a phone, it is a device.

Hiding Google Now behind a long press of the home button is idiotic. That is the platform’s shining feature and most users will be hard pressed to find and use it regularly.

All in all the hardware design is top notch-best in class even. The problem is that on the software end of things HTC has positioned itself as a phone that is fun, not so much functional.

These are just my initial quick thoughts from the HTC One unveiling. If you have any thoughts or comments please drop them in the comment section below. We’ll be having a lot more to say on the HTC One and it’s place among the leading smartphones out today and due to arrive in the upcoming year.