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@evleaks Gives Us the First Look at the HTC M8 Home Screen, On-screen Buttons Included

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Rumors about the HTC One follow-up (known internally as the M8) having on-screen navigation buttons first circulated at the end of January through a Tweet by industry leaker, @evleaks. This afternoon, he’s backed up that report by Tweeting a purported home screen picture from the device, showing that it does indeed have on-screen navigation buttons. 

Other than the on-screen goodness, we’re still looking at HTC’s Sense skin atop Android. This screen shows BlinkFeedwhich you either love or hate – and the typical bottom four Sense-themed icons surrounding an app launcher button. There are transparent notification and navigation areas, something that was supposed to become a standard with Kit Kat. Speaking of KK, I think we can assume that the device is indeed running Android 4.4.2, since it’s brother from 2013 already is on a number of carriers.

And that’s all we are really seeing. The navigation buttons are (in order) back, home, and multi-task, the three that Google has taken up as the standard for stock Android.

Below, we included the full-resolution screenshot, so you can see it all.

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Via:  @evleaks
  • beng8686

    Yuck. Too much skinning going on here…

    • Chris

      Its only the background

      • beng8686

        The status bar is the background too?

        • Chris

          Kit-kat has a transparent status bar.

  • Eric Mykleby

    So when will this phone actually be available? I have Verizon unfortunately, will this phone skip them as well?