HTC’s revenue has been steadily declining for months, and none of the smartphones that it’s releasing are turning things around, so the company has decided to try something new. In order to make absolutely sure that the products it releases are what consumers want, HTC has launched a new program that allows users to test out upcoming devices and software. Known as the HTC Preview Program, this program will allow HTC to gauge consumer interest in unreleased products and allow it to tweak and update the products to make them more appealing to consumers.
We have a long history of firsts (first Android phone, first LTE phone, first 1080p display, first unibody all-metal design), and today will add to this list. Today we would like to open up and announce the HTC Preview Program to all. Today we invite, the most dedicated members of the Android community, to raise their hands to help contribute with feedback, and suggestions. Whether you are on T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T or Verizon, we invite all to join this program to help contribute with your ideas. Within the Preview Program we ask owners to provide feedback on software, and even hardware before it’s widely released. Signing up for HTC Preview will not guarantee that you get early access to software, or hardware but our goal is to draw all our participants from those registered. Please take note that HTC Preview is not a way for users to jump to the front of the line for the latest update. It’s a responsibility — you accept to use what is provided as your daily driver. If you are not ready to do that you may not want to take part. To continue the spirit of better communication, we’ve brought members of our North America HTC Preview Program team to answer questions from you, the most dedicated members of the Android community. Who’s here to answer your questions?