HTC smartphone buying guide
HTC has grown from relative obscurity in the consumer market to one of the world’s leading cell phone manufacturers. The company has been selling and marketing its own devices since 2006. The company is best known for Android smartphones, particularly the popular HTC Desire, which is credited with popularizing the Android operating system in Australia.
HTC Android phones
HTC is known for producing a range of smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system. Most of these feature the company’s Sense UI – unlike many other smartphone UIs, this isn’t just a layer on top of the regular Android UI. Almost every aspect of the Sense UI has been updated or tweaked, with a focus on 3D screen transitions, rich and colorful graphics, and live widgets that pack tons of eye candy. The Sense UI is a big selling point for HTC.
One of HTC’s first Android smartphones was the HTC Dream, officially the first Google Android phone to be sold in Australia. It was a slider phone with a combination of a capacitive touchscreen and a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Since then, the company has focused heavily on Android phones, often releasing more than 10 phones a year. Popular models include the HTC Desire, Desire HD, Incredible S, and HTC Sensation series, while the latest flagship is the One X.
HTC Windows Phone smartphones
HTC has a long-standing partnership with Microsoft, so it’s not surprising that the company also makes smartphones using the Windows Phone operating system. The Windows Phone platform was redesigned from the ground up by Microsoft in 2010, as an evolution of its clunky predecessor, Windows Mobile 6.5.
HTC currently has four smartphones with Windows Phone in Australia. The company’s flagship in this range is the Titan 4G, which features a 4.7-inch display, a 16-megapixel camera and 4G LTE connectivity.
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