This year, HTC has really been following Motorola and Google's lead. And by that, I am talking about the fact that HTC has pushed a lot of their apps into the Play Store, and it's great. Why? It's simple. When HTC needs to update something like their keyboard, or the lockscreen or something else, typically they'd need to send out an OTA. And with the carriers being involved, that would take weeks and even months. But now that all they have to do is push out an app update, that takes just a few hours and will be updated on everyone's HTC One M8 and other newer HTC devices in the next couple of days. It takes out the middle man – aka the carriers – and it's beautiful.
Today, HTC pushed their lock screen into the Play Store. It's the Sense 6 lock screen, which I really liked, actually. Of course it's only compatible with the HTC devices launched in the last two years. Basically from the One M7 and newer. The description for the HTC Lock Screen is super descriptive too:
"Swipe right to BlinkFeed, swipe left to Widget Home and swipe up to previously used app. Frequently-used information such as notifications, clock and weather are also available on lock screen. No need to unlock and type in password every time for these applications."
Okay, I was kidding there. But what did you expect? I mean it's just a lock screen. But obviously, HTC has some plans for the lock screen seeing as it's now in the Play Store. Reading some of the reviews on the Play Store, it makes me think that people don't know what this app really is. This update really shouldn't change anything on your phone, not yet at least. In the next update or two, it probably will though.