Google is acquiring HTC’s engineering, design team talents, including those who already working on the Pixel smartphones. The price for this talent acquisition is $1.1 billion.
Google will take on half of HTC’s research staff – about 2,000 people – many of whom have already been working on the Silicon Valley firm’s Pixel handset, as well as intellectual property (IP) licensing.
Google is acquiring some of HTC’s team members, including those who are already working on the Pixel smartphones for around $1.1 billion.
Google agreed to buy part of HTC Pixel’s engineering and design teams for $1.1 billion to bolster the US internet giant’s nascent hardware business.
HTC has suspended trading of shares ahead of a “major announcement” slated for Thursday. Reports indicate Google could acquire HTC’s smartphone business.
HTC might be the latest company to be working on a new Android One smartphone. According to developer LlabTooFeR, a variant of the phone codenamed “Ocean Life” will be launched as the Android One edition.
HTC is up for sale, and the software giant Google might be interested in acquiring the ailing smartphone company. HTC has been struggling in the smartphone market for a while, as it failed to stop both Apple and Samsung in the premium smartphone market where it used to rule for a few years.
Hungama has partnered with HTC to offer its Play and Music apps to HTC smartphone users. Under this collaboration, Hungama Music and Hungama Play apps will be available as pre-embedded services on HTC’s range of current and upcoming smartphones.
Google is all set to buy HTC’s smartphone business, claims a new report coming out of Taiwan. The company are in final stages of talks, according to the report.
HTC has just confirmed Android Oreo (Android 8.0) timeline for its smartphones. HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, HTC 10 will be the first few devices to get Android 8.0, also known as Android Oreo.
HTC, the beleaguered manufacturer that once ranked among the world’s top smartphone makers, is exploring options that could range from separating its virtual-reality business to a full sale of the company, according to people familiar with the matter.
HTC Vive has announced a price-cut of Rs 16,000 for Vive in India. HTC Vive uses Valve’s Steam VR tracking and input technologies for its VR experience. Vive is offering a free trial of Viveport Subscription on purchase of the Vive headset.
Google Pixel 2 will have Edge Sensors like we saw in HTC U11, expect that they’ll most likely be called ‘Active Edge’ in the next-generation Google device. Google Pixel 2, listed with product ID NM8G011A, is pegged to run the latest Android 8.0.1 O software.
HTC has announced its Independence Day Sale, which will take place from August 9 to August 12 on Amazon India. During the sale, people can buy HTC VIVE headset at a discounted price of Rs 87,990. HTC VIVE was launched in India in April at Rs 92,990.
HTC U11 has so far been available in silver and black options, but looks like the company is bringing the third colour variant to India. Now, the company says the flagship device will be available in Sapphire Blue as well. HTC has already started taking pre-orders for the Sapphire Blue. HTC U11 is priced at Rs 51,990 in India.