HTC Butterfly software update available in Taiwan

07/09/2013 11:58 AM
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Taipei, July 9 (CNA) Taiwan's HTC Corp. announced Tuesday that Taiwan has become the world's first market to receive a software update for the Butterfly phone, giving it several built-in features seen first on the company's new HTC One.

The update will install the Android 4.2.2 operating system, the HTC Sense 5.0 user interface, the BlinkFeed live-streaming home screen and the Video Highlights slide show function for the camera, the company said in an e-mailed statement.

"We are grateful for the support of Taiwanese consumers, and Taiwan is the world's leading market to receive the new Sense 5.0 software update for the HTC Butterfly," Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, said in the statement.

Known as the world's first smartphone with a 5-inch full-HD display, the HTC Butterfly sports a quad-core processor from Qualcomm Inc. and an 8-megapixel camera. It is called the Droid DNA in the United States and the HTC J Butterfly in Japan.

To build on the success of the large-screen phone, HTC released on a refreshed model on June 28 called the Butterfly S, which comes with the same 5-inch 1080p display, a faster 1.9GHz quad-core processor and a larger battery capacity of 3,200 mAh.

The new Butterfly S is also equipped with various innovative functions found on the HTC One, such as front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers, BlinkFeed, Sense TV and Zoe software features.

(By Jeffrey Wu)ENDITEM/ls

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