HTC Brings BlinkFeed Launcher And Service Pack Applications To The Play Store

BlinkFeed Launcher

HTC has just released BlinkFeed Launcher and the HTC Service pack apps in the Google Play Store. The apps are meant only for Sense 6.0 running devices from the looks of it, which means that it’s incompatible with every handset available in the market today. But a Sense 6.0 update to older HTC devices should bring compatibility with these apps.

It seems like HTC has launched these apps with the new HTC One in mind, which will be announced in a few hours. This also shows the company following Motorola’s approach of updating its stock and core apps via the Play Store which should eliminate the need for a firmware update every time there’s a change in any of these apps.

The screenshots also reveal offline reading support for the BlinkFeed Launcher, which should gather all content over WiFi and make it available for later viewing. The onscreen navigation buttons are also shown here, which has been revealed on a number of occasions via leaks.

New HTC Apps

Although its compatibility is going to be severely limited at launch, this is a step in the right direction from the Taiwanese manufacturer.

The 2013 HTC One will most likely get the Sense 6.0 update in the coming months, so these apps could be utilized by those users as well, albeit at a later date. You can check out the apps from the official Play Store links below.

HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Service Pack