HTC has been teasing images of its upcoming blockchain-powered Android smartphone – the Exodus 1 – for months now, but we might have to wait a little longer to see how it actually performs in the real world. The Taiwanese electronics giant was slated to show off a working demo of its handset at an event in Schenzhen, China, but all of a sudden: the device was a no-show
As HTC has continued to reduce the size of its smartphone business, the company has begun focusing more and more on premium devices. Despite this, a new low-end smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 was recently spotted, and today it has popped up again.
Developers in the US can now take advantage of HTC VIVE's WAVE SDK open-source platform for developers called, according to a recent announcement from the company. For clarity, that's HTC's development platform that brings Android-powered
HTC has just revealed its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone, and it's called the "Exodus 1". The company developed Zion, its own cryptocurrency wallet, to make its new phone function as a hardware cryptocurrency wallet, complete with a secure enclave - an area on the phone's chip kept separate from the Android OS it runs - that utilizes technology made by SoftBank's Arm Holdings to keep cryptocurrency safe
HTC on Tuesday officially announced the Exodus 1, its first blockchain-centric Android smartphone which it has been teasing for several months now. Contrary to most industry expectations, the Exodus 1 isn’t being advertised as a
HTC is accepting pre-orders for a new flagship phone, though there is a caveat. Users can only purchase the Exodus 1, as it's called with cryptocurrencies—specifically either Bitcoin or Ethereum, the two most popular blockchain currencies in existence. It is, for all intents and purposes, a blockchain phone and not a typical Android handset.
HTC on Tuesday unveiled the Exodus 1, its first-ever blockchain phone and a device that’s supposed to change the way we think about smart devices. The handset looked promising in teasers and announcements that preceded the phone’s launch, but if you were hoping that HTC invented some sort of new operating system, based solely on blockchain technology, then you’ll be disappointed to find out the Exodus 1 is still an Android handset. That’s not to say it doesn’t have features not available on virtually any Android or iPhone model that’s currently in use.
After first revealing plans for its ‘blockchain phone’ back in May, HTC is ready to share more about the device, dubbed the ‘Exodus 1,’ and begin accepting pre-orders for it too. The Exodus is an Android Oreo-based phone with a secure enclave for your cryptocurrencies and tokens that’s separate from the OS. That’s a step down from the initial plan to make each device act as a node in a native blockchain network to facilitate secure cryptocurrency trading
HTC just announced actual specs for its much-hyped blockchain phone, the Exodus 1, and is letting people sign up for preorders. The phone contains a wallet that’s kept in a secure area “protected from the Android OS,” according to a press release, which can be used to hold the keys to your cryptocurrency and tokens like CryptoKitties.
HTC's blockchain-based Exodus 1 smartphone comes with a secluded area kept separate from the Android operating system it runs on to keep a customer's cryptocurrency safe.
The company's Android smartphones, once touted as among the best around (they're still pretty good), haven't been selling very well in recent years. But HTC is reinventing itself with a new device, that fully jumps onto the hottest trend in technology: the blockchain.
October has been one of the busiest months in Android history when it comes to new smartphone releases. So far, we've seen four flagship announcements, including the LG V40 ThinQ, Razer Phone 2, Google Pixel 3, and the Huawei Mate 20. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and OnePlus 6T, meanwhile, are soon to follow.