HTC BlinkFeed will soon be available for all Android users
0. phoneArena 25 Mar 2014, 21:49 posted on
Today was a big day for HTC because of the announcement and release of the HTC One (M8), but it was a big day for Android users in general, because it marked another major manufacturer that decided to opt for Google's way to offer faster software updates by releasing major features as apps in the Google Play Store, because BlinkFeed updates will now be pushed through the Play Store...
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1. tiara6918 (Posts: 1835; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
What?Why?Some people are buying htc for this feature and now they're just giving it out for free?
8. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Google play newsstand > everything else
10. JC557 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Not really, I've ran into some issues with it and Google doesn't seem take feedback on it.
17. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
It's not as bad as the thousands of one-star reviews would lead you to believe but I still feel like Currents was WAY better in terms of navigation.
2. Deaconclgi (Posts: 376; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
I can't wait to install it on my Nexus 5. I was looking at a 2013 HTC One and I liked how BlinkFeed looked.
5. techperson211 (Posts: 773; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Don't think apple would allow it. It's like saying their ui is awful and need a touch of blink feed.
11. Kishin (Posts: 678; Member since: 30 May 2013)
A modified edition of Blinkfeed..with iOS UI..it just crossed my mind and i find it imposable for it to happen..
19. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
install ilauncher. Its great. All animations are accurate and its light and snappy.
4. techperson211 (Posts: 773; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Yeah blink feed was so cool back then.2013. I think that was the only thing that I liked about htc. Would like to try it out.
6. miguelmeza14 (Posts: 60; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
Why would they do that? Blinkfeed is supposed to be one of the main features of the HTC One and now they're making it available to everyone? I just don't understand HTC.
15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1565; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I guess that it's like promotion of HTC software.
9. Muayyad (Posts: 161; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
What if they push ads for their devices through it :)
12. Taters (Posts: 3690; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
No thank you. I wanted to turn it off but I couldn't.
16. true1984 (Posts: 632; Member since: 23 May 2012)
umm actually you can, so that means you never owned the phone at all did you?
20. Taters (Posts: 3690; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I owned it. You couldn't when it first came out. You dumb ass....
14. soodmonu (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
may be because they will do it like nokia they will give like a preview of blinkfeed and hope the user likes it enough and buys a htc device
18. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
I'd definitely try it, from what I've seen it looks really nice. A Sense launcher would make me even happier though.