HTC moves its clock app to the Google Play Store

HTC moves its clock app to the Google Play Store
The other day, we told you about the HTC default keyboard that was published by the manufacturer in the Google Play Store. Now, HTC has posted its clock app in the store. The advantage to those HTC device owners with a compatible phone or tablet, is that any update to the QWERTY or the clock, can be quickly taken care of by downloading the updated app to the HTC device, without waiting for your carrier to approve a firmware update.

The HTC clock app includes a timer, stopwatch, alarm and an world clock. It is a well-designed application and quite functional as well. What is odd is that the app is not compatible with some HTC One (M8) models, at least for now. Additionally, the app will also not work for the moment with the HTC One (M7).

As we pointed out on Wednesday, HTC is following Motorola and Sony in moving core apps to the Play Store. It is such a practical idea that we would be surprised if other manufacturers didn't follow suit. Considering the testing that some carriers put these updates through (Hello, Verizon!), downloading an app from the Google Play Store to update a core app, will always prove to be the fastest and most direct route to your phone or tablet.


source: HTCClock via AndroidPolice, AndroidandMe

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5 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Finally these retards are wising up and dissociating their crap from the base OS. This should makes updates much faster since they don't have to spend months updating their widgets and crap along with the base OS. Hopefully their custom launchers follow next and then all phones can have base android with the bonus of customized software from their specific vendors.

2. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Honestly, if they keep doing this, then we might get nice updates within a month after the official drops from google. Which would be nice, IMO. The more they put on the Play Store, the happier I think everyone will be. Now if we could just stop with the carrier added bloat crap.

5. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Does this mean i can put the clock widget on a 3rd party launcher now?

3. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I thought the clock icon was the one as the icon of this article...it looks nice

4. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Too bad the clock widget isn't included.

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