HTC Releases Zoe (Beta) App, Like an Unneeded Mash-up of Instagram and Vine and Filters

HTC released their brand new Zoe app this morning to Google Play, an app that is like a mix between Instagram and Vine and filters and clip sharing and, yeah. Actually, it’s HTC’s Highlights feature from the One (M7) and (M8) that has been renamed to Zoe, which used to be a mini-clip camera feature that was used to make up Highlights which are now Zoes. Confused? Yeah, you should be.

The app’s life is early and in beta at this time, as is noted by HTC in their announcement post. In other words, don’t expect it to be flawless.  (more…)

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.  (more…)

HTC Posts Final Episode of Technical Translations, Focuses on Zoes

The fourth and final Technical Translation from HTC is on YouTube, this time focusing on Zoes, HTC’s photo/video sharing platform built into the company’s camera software.

Zoes were introduced last year, as a neat way to capture more of life’s moments. For example, if you went to a concert the night before and were snapping a lot of pictures with Zoes turned on, the One would take up to 20 photos and a 3-second video at once. The device would then stitch together its creation and save itself to the gallery for sharing later on.   (more…)

Developer Ports Sense 5 ROM to DROID DNA, BlinkFeed in All of Its Glory

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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…)

HTC’s Zoe Share Website Is Live, Making People’s Photos Into Full Slideshows

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One of the cooler announcements to come out of HTC’s launch of the One was their new Zoe software that works hand-in-hand with the phone’s camera. When turned on, the One takes photos and video surrounding the snapshot and puts them all together in a collage called a Highlight to give you a more in-depth picture of what was going on at the time you took the photo. The One isn’t here yet, but HTC already has a few people putting up Zoes to their new website.  (more…)

Video: Hands-on With HTC Zoe

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The HTC One has a ton of new features to go over, but the camera and its software will be one of the highlights that many are going to be looking at. In this video, Kellex gives us a brief overview of the “UltraPixel” shooter and the new feature, HTC Zoe. Zoe allows for your take quick snippets of video and pictures, kind of like Vine.  (more…)