Tuesday , December 6 2016

HTC Blinkfeed and Zoe Apps will become available to other Android devices ‘soon’

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Prior to the launch of the All New HTC One (M8) a few Apps made their way into Google Play, one of which was Blinkfeed. The App was not installable by any device associated with Google Play, including the original Blinkfeed carrier – the HTC One (2013). But it appears that Blinkfeed has been popular with HTC advising it will roll out to other Android devices soon, and not just Blinkfeed, HTC will also release their popular Zoe camera App as well.

Android Central first made the discovery regarding Blinkfeed being released to Google Play in the fine print of the HTC Press release which stated simply :

Following its popularity with HTC users, HTC will now make HTC BlinkFeed available to other Android devices, launching on the Google Play store soon.

An exciting enough prospect in its own right, with many HTC users praising this news feed service. But TheVerge contacted HTC for clarification and was advised that the Zoe Camera App would also be joining Blinkfeed in being made available for ‘non-HTC devices later this year’.

We’ll definitely be asking about this development when we attend the Australian launch of the All New HTC One (M8) tonight.

What features from other devices would you like to see made more widely available?

 
Source: TheVerge, AndroidCentral, and HTC.

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

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