HTC has been pushing a lot of their apps into the Play Store this morning, in preparation for their event that will take place in about two hours. It appears that HTC is doing the same thing that Motorola did last year, and that is push all their apps into the Play Store, so they can update them through the Play Store instead of needing an OTA to update things like Blinkfeed, and the gallery. It’s a really good idea, especially knowing our US carriers.
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HTC’s latest app to hit the Play Store is the Gallery. The Gallery is actually a pretty nice looking app, and of course it’s only compatible with the new HTC One – not even the old HTC One since the Play Store says its incompatible with all of my devices. But there’s an interesting line in the description:
“The HTC Gallery provides you with a range of fast and easy ways to locate your photos. With Image Match, simply choose a photo with the object or person you want to find and it will locate similar images for you. Timeline View allows you to locate images by day, month or year. And POI Location searches photos that have been taken at a particular place. Now it’s fast and easy to find all the photos you need to. Support for HTC One(M8) Google Play Edition is limited to HTC Photo Edit.”
So HTC basically just confirmed that there will be a Google Play Edition of their new HTC One. Now we have no idea if they are announcing it today, or not. But we know one is coming. Which is great news for everyone out there looking for a stock Android device. Although, I suspect it’ll cost about the same as last years model, around $600 or so. Especially since that appears to be the off-contract pricing of the HTC One so far.
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