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

HTC's 2014 line-up of products was certainly not a bad one, so we're definitely looking forward to seeing what the company has to offer in 2015...
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48 Comments

1. stoneule

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

8. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Sense > stock any day anytime.

25. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

31. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I agree. Stock Android looks so boring.

16. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

48. hondaslzman

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

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

29. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

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

41. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 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.

2. grimreaver

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 29, 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

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

17. grimreaver

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 29, 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

18. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

28. grimreaver

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

That has to do with verizon and att not samsung

21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

22. Furbal unregistered

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

32. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

34. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 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!!

24. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

47. true1984

Posts: 865; Member since: May 23, 2012

Apparently, you've never rooted an htc

3. droidguy86

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

I'll keep my Nexus 6, thanks.

6. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

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

7. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1492; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

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

10. ohiojosh78

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 17, 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?

11. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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

12. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

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

13. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Again htc prices are too high

14. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 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.

19. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

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