HTC BlinkFeed Will Soon Be Available To Other Android Devices
In a barrage of HTC One (M8) announcements, the company also quietly announced that it plans on bringing BlinkFeed to all other Android device sometime soon via the Play Store. The company has also opened up BlinkFeed to developers allowing them to add their own content sources and custom feed views.
HTC’s BlinkFeed acts as a social aggregator of sorts and brings in relevant content from your various social networks and other topics as selected by the user right onto their homescreen. Its a great way of catching up with news and your social media accounts when you have a quick minute or two free. Below is HTC’s official statement on the matter:
“Following its popularity with HTC users, HTC will now make HTC BlinkFeed available to other Android devices, launching on the Google Play store soon.”
The company, however, has not revealed how BlinkFeed will work on other Android devices. On the One and other HTC devices, BlinkFeed is a part of the Sense launcher and is accessible via a simple swipe to the right. It will be interesting to see if HTC releases BlinkFeed as a standalone app or as a launcher.
Yesterday, HTC uploaded the BlinkFeed app on the Play Store for quickly updating it on the One (M8) and other devices without the need to push out a full blown software update.