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HTC to Make Zoe App Available to All Android Phones Through Google Play

According to a report from Re/code, HTC has upcoming plans for its proprietary software and applications currently found on the latest One line of devices, plans that involve Android phones from all other OEMs, believe it or not.

When speaking with Drew Bamford, head of the HTC user interface team, it was stated that HTC’s Zoe application would hit Google Play for all other Android devices this week, given that they at least run the latest version of Android. This means anyone rocking a Galaxy S5, LG G3, Moto X or any other top Android phone can soon utilize one of the features that differentiated HTC’s lineup from the rest. 

For those unfamiliar with the Zoe application, it allows users to snap a three second video clip, as well as a series of stills with their camera. Once a Zoe is shot, the app stitches your work together, offering you a living memory of the moment, which also includes sound. With it launching for phones besides the ones currently from HTC, the company intends to have more sharing capability added in, with a new editing and adding-in feature included. For example, a friend of yours can add in additional content to the Zoe, making it a super highlight reel of your awesome weekend at the lake.

There is no date exactly for when Zoe will be made compatible for other phones besides HTC’s, but it is reported that it should be this week. If you see it available for your phone, be sure to let us know.

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Via: Re/code
  • Nee Austin

    Pretty sure the nexus 5 can’t snap photos this fast. Zoe was one of my favorite features…when it made 20 high speed jpgs that google+ turned into cool auto-awesomes.

  • duke69111

    That’s nice of HTC. I always thought this app was pretty cool.

  • Rob Fetterhoff

    Not compatible with the Galaxy S3 with 4.4.2

  • tdurden64111

    I have this app and still don’t even know what it is.

  • Ron_Swanson

    Zoe is awesome…..cant wait

  • Matthew

    “This app is incompatible with all of your devices.”Nexus4,7

    • Suicide_Note

      You may have missed this in the last paragraph: There is no date exactly for when Zoe will be made compatible for other phones besides HTC’s, but it is reported that it should be this week.

      • mustbepbs

        Someone didn’t read the article before commenting?

        That never happens.

  • Cofused

    I’ve watched the video twice now, and maybe it’s just me, but I don’t get it. It’s a video? What’s the difference between clicking record for 3 seconds, and then stopping? On Samsung devices, you can even take a pic of a movie if you have it enabled. What am I missing?

    • Joe Staff

      That video is from Sense 5, where the video could only be 3 seconds. Now you can take as long of a video as you want. The nice part is, you can go through each frame and save them as pictures. I have the M7 and I probably use it more than taking still shots for that reason. Especially with moving subjects.

  • butThanksThough

    Is it going to be weird for them that more non-HTC phones have the app than HTC phones?

    • AbbyZFresh

      No. It’s called spreading your ecosystem with your brand name.
      Unlike Samsung.

  • Shane Redman

    Zoe’s are like a short vine right? Is sound attached or is it meant to be a moving picture type of thing?

    • LionStone

      Yes, it is like a Vine capturing audio too, then you can make a video highlight of stills, zoes, and video. You pick some content and the software smooshes it together for you with different themes and music to choose from. Here’s one I did in downtown Raleigh on my DNA…
      Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo: http://youtu.be/rAJ_MquJFsI

      • Shane Redman

        oh ok. so it’s like google’s auto awesome videos

        • LionStone

          Yes. Google’s ‘Stories’ are pretty cool too. The last one it made for me included a Zoe video at the end, so it was really neat to have it all included together, quite effortlessly. Great for sharing with the family/friends.

  • Suicide_Note

    I’ve not used an HTC phone since I had my Thunderbolt, but I’d download this and give it a spin to see if I’ve been missing out on anything.

  • personally not interested, but props to HTC for allowing it!

  • ROR1997

    HTC should just do lite versions of the app and full versions on HTC Phones. Might help them.

  • Sugarsuuug

    And what about Blinkfeed that was promised earlier aslo?

    • Frisi

      No set date yet, according to HTCUSA on twitter.

  • joe23521

    Good on HTC for doing this. Will definitely try it out. Really look forward to BlinkFeed as well.