Since 2009, HTC has focused on designing phones based on the Android OS, moving away from the windows mobile platform that was previously utilized.
HTC phones can be difficult to identify, because HTC was an original design manufacturer for a long time. This means that HTC would design the phone, but it would be released and manufactured under the name of a different company. Recently, HTC has been releasing phones under the HTC logo and brand. These phones can be identified by the HTC logo printed on the faceplate of the device.