Android Now Has Flash, Thanks to HTC and Adobe
Today HTC and Adobe announced that the Hero smartphone will be the first Android phone to ship with Flash on board. The two companies have added Flash 10, as well as support for Sorenson and On2 VP6 codecs, to the platform, which will give the Hero the ability to stream embedded video content and embedded audio content from the web. The Hero will ship in North America later this year. HTC and Adobe have not said if or when Flash will become available to other Android-based handsets.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
Hands-On: HTC Desire 820
HTC picked a good name for this mid-range hero device. The 820 is a significant improvement over its predecessor and brings some novel features to the fold.
Hands-On: Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2
Alcatel is back with another "hero" device. This monster of a phablet banks on an ecosystem of accessories to set it apart from the competition.
Alcatel to Sell Hero 2+ with Cyanogen In US
Alcatel OneTouch today announced the Hero 2+, a phablet running Cyanogen, which is a modified version of Android. The Hero 2+ is a refreshed version of last year's Hero 2.