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HTC's 2015 roadmap to be the best ever, "huge surprises" coming, says exec

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HTC's 2015 roadmap to be the best ever,
It looks like HTC fans will have a great year in 2015. Jeff Gordon, HTC’s Senior Global Online Communications Manager, today tweeted that the company’s 2015 roadmap will be its “best ever”, including “some huge surprises that will blow you away.” That’s certainly a bold thing to say, and we can hardly wait to see exactly what these surprises are.

As far as we know, HTC’s 2015 roadmap should include, first and foremost, a successor to the One (M8). Currently codenamed HTC Hima, this successor seemingly sports a 5-inch 1080p display - so no changes here - while featuring a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 20 MP rear camera, and a 13 MP front-facing camera. Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 UI should be on board. Obviously, these are unconfirmed features. A Hima Ultra variant, possibly sporting a 5.5-inch display with a higher pixel resolution (Quad HD?) may also be in the cards.

A new generation of HTC Desire smartphones will be introduced next year as well. The first new Desire models are expected to be announced next week at CES 2015. But it’s unlikely that we’ll see the HTC Hima then, as it’s been recently suggested

We’ll be here throughout 2015 to present you each and every upcoming HTC device, as soon as it’s officially announced (and, at times, maybe even sooner than that). What are your expectations when it comes to HTC's product roadmap for next year?

HTC's 2015 roadmap to be the best ever, "huge surprises" coming, says exec
source: Jeff Gordon (1, 2)

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posted on 31 Dec 2014, 12:50 5

1. stoneule (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


You're going to discontinue Sense and only make slight tweaks to stock a la Motorola?? You'd have my dollars in an instant.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:04 16

4. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


if Sense is the only thing keeping you from buying HTC phones, I am happy to inform you that the last 2 flagship devices have GPE.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:09 17

8. hassoups (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Sense > stock any day anytime.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 15:17 1

25. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Still arguable at best. . One of the key reasons why people would opt for HTC+Android = CHOICE. I concur that performance wise I'd take Sense over TouchWiz any day but not over minimally skinned or full on stock AOSP ROMs.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 18:23 3

31. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I agree. Stock Android looks so boring.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:07

16. cncrim (Posts: 804; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I sure you hear GPE, since you don't like sense. By the way, HTCdev will unlock your bootloader and you can load custom ROM. Now go out there get HTC One.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 20:53

48. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


I don't mind get HTC like that then install Samsung touchwiz. Touchwiz is the only thing I like

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 17:24

29. EC112987 (Posts: 588; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Sense is great, doesn't have too many wow factor feature but it's nice and smooth

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 03:52

41. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


5" 1080p GPE is great. I just hope they take the ugly logo out and put the screen right in the center this time.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 12:56 1

2. grimreaver (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


A few things that you could change and you would make samsung scared, first get rid of s-on make rooting like samsung, second add multi window/dual window, make your battery upgradeable and make a deal with zero lemon, and finally slim down the skinning like sony and motorola did

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:05 4

5. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Make rooting like Samsung? You mean either impossible, or by voiding the warranty with KNOX 0x1? Horrible idea.

I typically don't buy flagships unless they're the previous generation (to save money), but the M9 Hima might just make me break that practice. I probably would have bought an M8 if it weren't for the stupid Ultrapixel crap.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:12 2

17. grimreaver (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


You must have never owned a samsung to root you download cf auto root and run it through odin it will install super su for you, as for the warrenty no worries there ive sent 2 note 3s back to samsung and they replaced them both for $5 each so they dont look at the knox counter

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:20

18. talon95 (Posts: 477; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


I believe the Verizon S4 is still locked. I gave up after a year and got an M8. Rooting is one thing, but we obviously want the boot loader too.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 16:17 1

28. grimreaver (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


That has to do with verizon and att not samsung

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:44

21. Planterz (Posts: 2036; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I own a Galaxy Light. No KNOX, unlocked bootlader (although the latest update apparently locks it). Its replacement though, the Avant, does have a KNOX counter, but has unlocked bootlader and is rootable, as long as you're not on the latest version.

Interesting about you getting warranty replacements though.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:49

22. Furbal (Posts: 943; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


this does not work on newer Verizon or AT&T models.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 18:33

32. tedkord (Posts: 10626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's not that easy. Samsung locks and encrypts bootloaders on most carrier phones. They're is still absolutely no way to root the Verizon Note 4, and even when they find a way, they include an efuse that is blown and cannot be reset. That is proof you voided the warranty.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 18:50 1

34. maherk (Posts: 3467; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


That's Verizon's problem, not Samsung's. They do that with almost all their phones.
T-Mobile on the other hand is as easy to root as international variants, not only that, but any custom rom for international Galaxies usually work flawlessly on their phones.
Stop blaming Samsung when you know it's not their fault. Go ask an XDA expert on this matter, and he ll tell you that Samsung and LG phones are the easiest to root, install custom recoveries, mod it the way you wish, and install custom roms. This is a FACT!!

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 15:07 2

24. maherk (Posts: 3467; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Actually, he is right. Rooting an LG or Samsung phone is the easiest thing ever. It won't take you more than 5 minutes to do so.
Fyi, not only Samsung phones, but every other Android phone that gets rooted, you automatically get your warranty voided.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 19:56

47. true1984 (Posts: 822; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Apparently, you've never rooted an htc

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 12:57 3

3. droidguy86 (Posts: 12; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


I'll keep my Nexus 6, thanks.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:05

6. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


I would like to see a successor to the One Max, preferably with a GPE.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:07 5

7. maherk (Posts: 3467; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Can't wait for the best designed phone with the lightest android UI skin, and finally a great camera to complete the package.
HTC will come back stronger in 2015.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:11 2

9. Derekjeter (Posts: 813; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Thats what they said about 2014 and the M8. Lol they need a miracle to come back. Im loving my Nexus on Verizon.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:12 1

10. ohiojosh78 (Posts: 32; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Really? What else are they going to say, "We're not going to really change much on our new phones but we hope you buy them anyway..."

Why is this news?

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:28 2

11. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


The design is far more better , water proof , fingerprint scanner, the processor
And finally the cameras
20 back and 13 front

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:29 1

12. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


The biggest surprise would be that HTC would even have a roadmap, considering they are all but bankrupt.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:34 1

13. B-power (Posts: 242; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


Again htc prices are too high

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:51 4

14. GoBears (Posts: 448; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


M8 was a great phone except for that damn camera, if only it had been at least 8mp, I'd probably still be using it. I'm pretty excited to see what they bring in '15.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:29 1

19. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Got rid of mine for the same reason and the onscreen buttons.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:52

23. GoBears (Posts: 448; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I loved the front speakers with the HK mod. I really don't like metal phones though so I moved to a G3. Next stop will be the Note 4 unless HTC can really put something awesome out.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 13:54

15. Apakalo (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Aug 2014)


why does HTC phones get hot easily? And
also most of their camera is inferior...
They should work hard...

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 14:36 3

20. pifon (Posts: 67; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


“some huge surprises that will blow you away.” - even bigger bezels? :D

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 15:18 1

26. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Hima Ultra it is. Bring it on HTC.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 15:30

27. newbey123 (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Can't wait! Sounds like a good lineup. I really hope the Ultra version is real because that is what I want! If not then I will get the regular version. Hurry up and unleash the beasts HTC.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 17:54

30. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


the comeback is around the corner

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 18:35

33. dome888 (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


HTC 2015 will blow you with a bigger bezel har har har

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 18:56

35. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Please make sense the way it was during the desire,sensation,one x. Sense 5 and 6 is very flat and boring. I like the way sense was known for before

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 22:21 1

37. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


But as you may know it used to lag/stutter on desire,sensation and one X devices. 5,5.5 & 6 are buttery smooth and doesn't hang/lag. So I guess they won't change it . And after all sense 6 has almost material design,so I doubt they will go back from here.
But I still love to play around somtimes with my old desire and like it.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 01:28 1

38. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


my one x lagged when it received sense 5, while it was on sense 4 it was faster. i guess i just preffer the older style more than the new one. I commented on htc's fb fanpage before and said i wanted to bring back the weather lockscreen and I got some 120 likes which means many in the htc community still like the old look

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 01:38

39. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Well from what I've seen and used sense 5 was faster on my one x & also to other customers I've given. Don't know how it lagged on yours,
I do love the weather lock screen and all the ring shortcuts from the old sense. Let's hope at least they implement the lock screen style of sense 3.0 or 4,4+.

posted on 31 Dec 2014, 22:12

36. Tziggy14 (Posts: 442; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


HTC makes the best phones in quality and design. I would even say Sense is in some ways better than stock Android. I hope the M9 doesn't disappoint.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 10:58

44. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


Seriously? HTC consistently receive the lowest possible ifixit scores possible. Indeed the HTC ONE M8 did double the M7's score of 1: it received a 2 (out of 10). Sense may be good, I have no idea. But there is a REASON HTC are predicted to fall from a 2 percent marketshare to 1.2 percent next year.

I too hope the M9 doesn't disappoint. Signs are good, with HTC FINALLY replacing that horrorshow camera on the M7 and M8 with a 20 mp version. But I suspect the real reason HTC are losing marketshare lies with the fact that they are very difficult to repair combined with a non-removable battery. Until those problems are adressed, I can't see HTC extricating itself from the quagmire HTC itself created, not marketing by Apple or Samsung.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 03:46

40. .KRATOS. (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


I guess this year will be a big year for phones tech will be seeing super phones from htc, Samsung, LG, Sony there will be great competition out there.

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 08:56

42. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


htc every year is best my m8 beat all
great htc great
if you dont work by a m8 cant see what i,m tell

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 10:18

43. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


i am feeling optimistic
if there are some HTC Rooters here, can you tell me how difficult is it to root/unlock bootloader/flash custom ROMs/ flash custom kernels ?
for me it is a piece of cake with my Galaxy S3
:P

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 19:19

45. HarryWild (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


HTC M9 should get the best sensor that Sony makes and put it inside. HTC must have the worse camera of all the smartphones. For something that cost almost close to $300 out of contract; it totally crappy! I rather buy an iPhone 6!

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 19:30

46. iamajim (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Give me a phablet to rival the Note series and I'll come back (yes that means a pen). I loved my Incredible 1. It's still going strong, been passed down in the family. HTC can make some seriously good stuff when they try...oh yeah, and a decent camera-lol,

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