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Google’s phones coming out this autumn, including the presumed Pixel 6, will be among the first to run the GS101 “Whitechapel” chip. On an earnings call last fall, Google CEO Sundar Pichai preached “some deeper hardware investments” and a “great road map” to 2021. Many interpreted this to mean that Google would develop its own …

As if to prove it’s still in the phone business, HTC recently unveiled an Android Go phone, the Wildfire E Lite. Wildfire is an older HTC brand that was dropped during multiple rebranding efforts. Until two years ago, HTC relaunch the Wildfire E, and now it’s rolling out a leaner Lite version. Except for the …

HTC reported revenue growth in both November and December. A hat-trick may seem unlikely given the company’s track record, but the brand has once again proved the doubters wrong. Actual revenue last month was reported to be NT $493m, up nearly 3% from NT $478m a year earlier. Revenue in January was down nearly 20 …

HTC just unveiled two new accessories for the Vive Pro VR headset. One is a tracker that tracks facial expressions and mouth movements, and the other can be used to capture body posture. Start with the $129.99 Face Tracker, which easily attaches to the Vive Pro and uses two cameras and infrared lighting to record …

As Microsoft’s swan song for Windows 10 Mobile, the Lumia 950 series is the last generation of Microsoft’s flagship phones running Windows 10 Mobile, which has been officially abandoned in favor of Android. Microsoft used to dominate the smartphone market with Windows Mobile, but it missed the boat when modern smartphones from Google, Apple and …