HTC’s Sense Home application for HTC devices just received a nice little update recently, and it now includes Blinkfeed along with the Sense Home widget and the all new HTC Themes found inside of the upcoming flagship device from HTC, the HTC One M9. Rolling things into one app should make things easier for users to enjoy all of the content they love while also customizing their device with a look that suits their personal tastes. With HTC Themes inside of the Sense Home app, users on the HTC One M8 will have access to the different options that will come with the new device out of the box, and it’s good to see HTC expanding that customization factor out to older devices instead of keeping it to the HTC One M9.
While Blinkfeed is the latest add to the application allowing users to easily add content they want to subscribe to and then access it right from the homescreen, Themes might be the star of Sense Home as the theme engine is a pretty new feature that wasn’t available on any other devices prior to the HTC One M9 being announced. With Sense Home, now older devices can customize their phone with all of the different options that the theme app has to offer like choosing a premade theme in the app catalog or creating something completely new from the ground up by selecting a wallpaper, icons, and notification sounds and more, all woven together by a color palette chosen by the theme app to match your selections.
HTC rounds things out with the Sense Home widget which attempts to intelligently feed you suggestions on apps to download based on location. As the Sense Home app is used over time and it learns more about you, it’ll try to assess what apps may benefit you as the user when you’re at work, home, or elsewhere and then feed those suggestions to you on the widget so you can access them from the Play Store and install them. This is an app only available for HTC phones like the HTC One M8 and the HTC E8, as well as others.