Amazon Alexa on the HTC U11 sucks and isn’t ready for prime time

There's no shortage of voice assistants for your phone: Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant, Bixby, the list goes on and on. Now, Amazon's is trying to crash the party by bringing its own digital assistant, Alexa, to Android starting with HTC's recently released U11 phone. As someone who invested in an Amazon Echo and its artificial intelligence Alexa from the start, I'm pretty disappointed with Amazon's digital assistant on the HTC U11. It's just a little too basic. The phone is fine — it has Read more [...]

HTC users are seeing banner ads on their keyboards

The HTC U11 (left) sits next to last year's flagship HTC 10 (center).Image: raymond wong/mashableBy Raymond Wong2017-07-17 15:20:12 UTC Banner ads are the last thing you'd ever expect to see (or want) included with your smartphone's on-screen keyboard. Yet, that's exactly what some owners of HTC Android phones are discovering on their devices. The reaction to the big time screw up is unanimous: "What the hell is this doing here?" Some HTC 10 and U11 users with the default TouchPal keyboard Read more [...]