HTC may have had a turbulent year when it comes to their hardware, however, their software has not been experiencing the same issues. HTC’s Sense Android skin has for sometime been a popular one among Android enthusiasts and remains to be one now. Not to mention, over the last year, HTC has also been making their more personal app offerings more easily tuned through the Play Store. In fact, this is a trend which has been developing for many manufacturers as well as Google themselves. By pushing their more native apps to the Play Store, they can offer the user more timely app updates. This is largely as the apps can be updated without the need for a full system update. Instead, when any of the apps are ready to be updated, they can be on their own. Better for the manufacturer and better for the device owner.
As mentioned, the last year has seen HTC, in particular, push forward with this approach and push most of their apps to the Play Store. Now today, it looks like another one is joining the Play Store ranks as the HTC Service app (otherwise known as HTC PNS) has now gone live. For those wondering, this is different to the HTC Service app which was pushed to the Play Store last month and instead, is HTC’s push notification client which adds support for the various HTC apps and services that make use of push notifications.
As such, in its raw state, this app won’t be much use to the everyday user and its upping to the Play Store might not have any noticeable impact initially. However, like the rest of their apps, this will at least allow for the app to be updated as and when its individual update is live. Which in the long run will be beneficial to the end user. For now, you can head over to the app listing through the source link below although there is no need for you to do so. If you are a HTC device owner, then this is already installed on your device, while if you are not a HTC device owner, then you cannot install the app anyway. But either way, it’s good to know HTC are continuing with their more active support for their apps and services.