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HTC One S Review: A Winning Android Phone for Shutterbugs and T-Mobile Customers

HTC One S Review: A Winning Android Phone for Shutterbugs and T-Mobile Customers
News from TIME:

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Call it the great Android paradox. The whole notion behind Google’s mobile operating system is to give hardware makers software that’s flexible enough to let them build an array of different handsets. But when you start to compare the smartphones that manufacturers actually release, it’s their sameness that’s striking, not the diversity. What you have are a bunch of big-screen slabs incorporating similar features and components, and it can be tough to tell them apart unless you’re paying careful attention.

HTC’s new One S, however, is an Android phone with a distinct personality: it’s seriously sleek and has an exceptionally good camera. Those are easily its greatest assets, and they’re more than enough to make it T-Mobile’s flagship smartphone of the moment — something that T-Mobile could use, since it’s the only major U.S. carrier that doesn’t have the iPhone.

(MORE: Read our reviews of other phones and gadgets)

Despite the singularity of the name “One,” this phone is actually part of a line of slim HTC phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich…………… continues on TIME

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What a Facebook Phone Will Look Like: Features and OS
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Facebook is reportedly making its own smartphone. The HTC Status (pictured here) was the first phone to have Facebook integration in its hardware and software. Photo: Jon Synder/Wired

We heard it five months ago and we’re hearing it again: Facebook is working on its own smartphone. It’s a rumor that sends the mind reeling with speculation. What, exactly, would a super-social phone even look like?

According to a Wednesday DigiTimes story, Facebook has partnered with HTC on the development of a smartphone. The report says the phone will run on a Facebook-exclusive platform built on top of Google’s Android operating system, and will integrate all of the features and functions available on the social networking site.

On top of that, the smartphone will be fully Facebook-branded — this isn’t just another Facebook-optimized HTC phone like the ChaCha (previously kn…………… continues on Wired News

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