HTC BlinkFeed shown in new promo videos

by: Bogdan BeleMarch 21, 2013


BlinkFeed is certainly an attractive point of the HTC One, so the company is showing it off once more in two new videos posted on the HTC Blog.

The first one could easily pass for an advertisement, as it shows the way BlinkFeed throws a girl that’s traveling by subway straight in the middle of the action. News, music, events, and everything else are all coming at her in an instant, as you can see in the video.

The second video focuses more on setting up BlinkFeed on your HTC One straight on the smartphone (you can do it from your computer, too, using HTC’s Get Started service), adding sources, both from the web and your HTC One, and, of course, browsing them.

I can’t argue with the fact that BlinkFeed looks and acts great on the HTC One – and, considering the way the smartphone did in battery endurance tests, you’ll be able to use it for a pretty long time. I’m very curious how the users will respond to it. I for one like having my news in a single app, like the recently updated Google Currents, but I’d rather have my social networks in their own apps.

Do you share my opinion on this or do you prefer having everything in one place?

  • I’ve kinda wonder, what will do LIVE STREAM to the battery? When just only the auto sync eats up 2000mAh for 12-14hrs…….

    • dont know, Bobi. But BlinkFeed is far from being live STREAM. As far as I know it has been synced once per 2 hours being on mobile, once per hour being on wi-fi, and every 15 mins being on wifi and charger connected. Thus BlinkFeed seems to be not big fish :)

  • What I’ve heard is blink feed will only give the user the option of selecting from a list of feeds, and you can’t add your own feeds to it.

    • MrDroid


  • Kwadwo Firempong-Boakye

    How boring and uncreative. Basically marketing a service that hundreds of android apps already offer in awesome widgets with more features, flexibility, source options and with sync across devices; TAPTU being my favorite. If this is what HTC’s big blah blah about not remaining silent anymore is gonna be like, then I kinda feel sorry for ’em . . . . honesly they really don’t have much to market easily except the design. smh