HTC BlinkFeed will soon be available for all Android users

HTC BlinkFeed will soon be available for all Android users
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.

This is great for HTC users, but it actually will be good news for all Android users, because HTC has confirmed that BlinkFeed will soon be available for non-HTC devices as well. In a statement released on Tuesday, HTC said:


We don't know yet if there will be minimum Android version requirements for BlinkFeed, or how it will work exactly. Given the way that BlinkFeed works on the HTC One, it would make the most sense for it to be an alternative launcher, like the Google Now Launcher. But it could also simply be an app with a widget and not be as integrated for non-HTC devices. We've asked HTC, but they could not provide any additional info at this time. 

The BlinkFeed app is not yet compatible with non-HTC devices, but presumably when it is, it will be available at the link below. 

Download: HTC BlinkFeed
source: HTC

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20 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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: Nov 09, 2013

Google play newsstand > everything else

10. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not really, I've ran into some issues with it and Google doesn't seem take feedback on it.

17. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 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: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

How about iOS??

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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: 706; Member since: May 30, 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: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

install ilauncher. Its great. All animations are accurate and its light and snappy.

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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: 61; Member since: Apr 20, 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: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I guess that it's like promotion of HTC software.

7. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Htc is stupid

9. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

What if they push ads for their devices through it :)

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No thank you. I wanted to turn it off but I couldn't.

16. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

umm actually you can, so that means you never owned the phone at all did you? lame...

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I owned it. You couldn't when it first came out. You dumb ass....

13. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

wow I can't wait. I'll give it a try.

14. soodmonu

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 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: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'd definitely try it, from what I've seen it looks really nice. A Sense launcher would make me even happier though.

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