HTC has just launched its latest flagship HTC One (M8) which comes with BlinkFeed as one of its key software accessories as a part of HTC Sense 6.0. HTC is aware of the fact that it is a pretty popular functionality and will make the same available on the Google Play Store soon, so that the application can be installed on Android devices from other smartphone manufacturers.
"Following its popularity with HTC users, HTC will now make HTC BlinkFeed available to other Android devices, launching on the Google Play Store soon," said HTC.
Now that the BlinkFeed will be updated through Google Play, it would be an easier process to update the same, as earlier it was updated through carriers which was a pretty lengthy process.
BlinkFeed, in its latest iteration on the new HTC One gets better free scrolling action. You can now scroll freely with bigger images. There are slew of UI changes as well and it gets the ability for third party developers to display their content.
HTC Sense 6.0 brings a lot of changes as well. Applications such as Gallery and the Sense TV are now independent, just like the BlinkFeed and can be updated steadily instead of following the carrier specific update process.
These two have also joined the BlinkFeed on Google Play Store, along with HTC Guide and HTC Service Packs. BlinkFeed is only compatible with HTC One (M8) for the time being but HTC will extend the support for other devices "soon".