Jun 18 AT 10:58 AM Nick Gray 6 Comments

HTC’s Peter Chou talks about the future of mobile at UPLINQ 2011

At this year’s UPLINQ conference, HTC’s Peter Chou took the stage on day two to give a few highlights on what’s to come in the mobile industry.  Chou touted some impressive numbers, indicating that HTC shipped nearly 10 million devices in the first quarter of 2011 (nearly triple what they were able to move in Q1 of 2010) and that HTC is currently the number one Android supplier in the world.  As exciting as those figures may be, Peter Chou was adamant that he’s more excited for what lies ahead.

Chou highlighted new technologies and suggested the industry’s move to 4G will supercharge the mobile experience by transforming the smartphone into a cloud-powered entertainment center. The future release of OnLive “will deliver a rich gaming experience that you could previously only get from gaming consoles or PC.”  Peter Chou also stressed that HTC’s relationship with developers is crucial to their success and that “developers today are a critical part of the ecosystem.”

The new HTCDev program is meant to bridge the gap between HTC’s engineers and the global development community, but we’ll have to wait and see how things play out once the program actually launches.  HTC has had a few issues over the past month or two with locked bootloaders and Gingerbread updates, but they have proven they do listen to their customers and want the development community on their side.

Are any of you excited about what HTC has planned for the smartphone sector? Or have their recent missteps pushed you towards another manufacturer?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website eagle1967

    I looked at this specifically to see if the cloud was mentioned.
    So now htc you unlock the boot loaders now you need to get the mobile phone companies to knock off the limited data since it makes all this cloud talk useless.
    through wifi yes. mobile no.

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    HTC has been doing BIG THINGS for Android as well as Windows Mobile so yes they have a lot to be proud of. There continuous sport of sprint as well as the Evo brand from quality of design as well as updates will always make all HTC devices on sprint the leader of android. With the upcoming Evo 3d and all the technology on that device htc likes,htc watch,HTC.com as well as the online gaming coupled with qualcomm and there gaming support will make all HTC smartphones what people will continue to purchase in the future. No manufracturer is better period.

    • http://Website sansenoy

      I agree, but it would be fair to say that their global devices are the main driving force behind Android… Their push into the European, Asian, Australian and African markets is way more significant than some carrier-locked devices, personally. Having a chance to buy an unlocked device of your choosing is something you should fight for…

  • http://Website Pip

    Never heard of HTC until I started looking into getting a smartphone in the UK just over a year ago. Now they do have brand recognition and are popular – I got asked by someone with an iPhone if they should get an HTC. Note – no mention of android – just HTC.
    If they can keep it up, I really see good things here – they have a good, positive vibe. Dont always get things right, but do listen and respond.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    I’m personally looking forward to HTCDev to see what the development community will be given access to with the HTC Sense SDK. My hope is that developers will be able to create great new widgets with HTC framework and even develop customized skins for Sense.

  • http://Website htc man

    Does anyone know when OnLive will be available on the HTC Flyer. I’ve had the tablet since launch and am getting a little impatient.