HTC might have moved on to this year’s One (M8), and maybe even a more “Prime” device, but HTC still has promises to keep. In addition to pledging to update some of their older devices to Android 4.4 Kit Kat, it also said that Sense 6.0 was a priority as well. Today, we have gotten word that Verizon’s One (M7) should be receiving that update later on this week. (more…)
One of the perks of having key system apps available on Google Play is getting quick updates, without having to go through a carrier certification process. HTC seems to be taking advantage of putting its main apps on Play well, updating both its Gallery and BlinkFeed apps today with a couple minor, but welcome changes. (more…)
In under 20 minutes, HTC will tell you everything you are about to read on this two cards. Yes, this is one final “All New HTC One” leak before things get official.
The feature sheets include everything from the leaks, so none of it is necessarily new. We are seeing mentions of BoomSound, new BlinkFeed, Duo Camera with UFocus and Zoe, Motion Launch (off-screen gestures), Sense 6, and the new Dot View Cases. Each item has a description and way to “try it out” listed, so if you had any questions as to how these things will work, now you know.
The bottom of the sheet below also lists out the official specs.
Yep, there you go. (more…)
Over night, HTC pushed live to Google Play a whole bunch of apps for the “All New HTC One” that will be announced in under two hours at events in London and NYC. The apps are BlinkFeed, Gallery, SenseTV, Service Pack, and a companion app for their Fetch accessory. The story isn’t the apps, though, it’s what this move means for HTC devices going forward. (more…)
So, Fitbit rolled out an update today for its Android app. You now have a widget for your activity goal, design updates, and support for simplified and traditional Chinese. But that’s not the story here — looking through the update’s changelog, we also have “Adds MobileTrack for All New HTC One” and “Adds ability to view badges in BlinkFeed for HTC devices running Sense 6.0+.” What does this mean? (more…)
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…)