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Google buys HTC’s Pixel team, non-exclusive IP rights for $1.1b

Google has inked an agreement with Taiwanese manufacturer HTC to acquire part of the company’s smartphone team. The deal, which is valued at $1.1 billion, will also get the search giant a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property (IP). HTC explained in a press release that the company’s certain employees, many of whom worked on […]

HTC exploring a possible sale: Report

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC, which once reigned the Android kingdom, is exploring strategic options ranging from the full sale of the company to spinning off the virtual reality division. According to a report in Bloomberg, HTC has brought in an advisor to explore its future. No final decision has been made at this point, but […]

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News Briefs: Asus mulls HTC acquisition, Twitter to ditch character limit from DMs, Ouya looks for a buyer & more

Asus might acquire HTC: Report Inside Asus headquarters in Taiwan, the company executives are discussing a buyout of the struggling smartphone maker HTC. Asus Chairman Johnny Shih remarked at the company’s annual general meeting that they haven’t ruled out the possibility of acquiring HTC. The company CFO David Chang however downplayed the chances of it […]

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HTC to launch “hero” product in October: CEO

HTC chairwoman and CEO Cher Wang recently revealed at an investors meet that the company plans to launch a “hero” smartphone in October this year. Wang did not share any details about the October launch, but she did say that their next year’s flagship will include significant improvements in innovation and design. One (M9), which […]

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HTC’s 7-inch budget tablet spotted online

Looks like HTC’s re-entry in the tablet market with Nexus 9 won’t be for just one product, the company’s upcoming rumoured budget tablet has been spotted in India’s import data-tracking website Zauba, confirming its existence. As per the shipping manifest, HTC H7 (codename) will feature a 7-inch display of unknown resolution, 1GB of RAM and […]