Thanks to a series of screenshots post by blog Android Revolution HD, we may have first look at HTC’s soon-to-be-released Sense 5.5 Android skin. The screenshots show a familiar design language to the Sense 5 that was first introduced with the HTC One, but includes new options to help expand its polish. Most would argue that HTC has one of the better Android skins on the planet, and these subtle changes should only help solidify that claim. (more…)
As painful as it is for me to admit this publicly, I feel it’s only right that I do. My name is Kellen, and I’m a BlinkFeed user.
When HTC announced the One back in February, I was one of the quickest to write off BlinkFeed as another marketing gimmick and option that no real tech user would ever touch. I called it “terrible” (twice). Sure, it was perfect for the average user who loves Facebook, but for people like me, it didn’t stand a chance. It was a Flipboard copy, remember? It was even promoted with this super creepy, stalker-friendly ad. Well, after going through my second unlocked One, and making it my daily driver, I’ve found myself using the damn service more than I had ever expected to. In fact, I’m loving every second of it. Ugh. (more…)
While we still expect to see the HTC One arrive sometime before the end of this month, that apparently can’t stop RadioShack from the start of their hypebeasting. While in a store, a customer snapped a picture of some One signage, showing off its killer features like HTC Zoe, BoomSound and BlinkFeed. (more…)
After HTC announced the new HTC One and its unique take on a home screen, also known as BlinkFeed, it’s safe to say that Android purists didn’t exactly warm up to the idea of having a non-removable panel of social and news feeds. But HTC was selling this to the average, everyday user, and rightfully so. To many, having a single home screen feed that can be filled up with your social networks, latest news from top sites, and calendar appointments, is incredibly convenient.
Unless it turns out to be anything like this new commercial that HTC released last night. In the spot, a girl is checking out her phone while riding on the subway. As she browses through BlinkFeed, her friends start appearing in the car along with her as if it’s some scene out of The Shining. There are sports broadcasters,
football soccer players, and others all robotic-ly spouting out the word “like.” Shivers, down my spine. And that potato looks nothing like Elvis.
A developer on XDA has been hard at work, porting HTC’s newest Sense 5 software to the DROID DNA. Currently, it has some bugs that need working out, but nothing that makes it unusable. For instance, if you had big hopes for HTC Zoe on your DROID, that is currently unavailable. But no worries, the developer is plugging away on fixes. (more…)