HTC to bring Blinkfeed and Ultrapixel to its mid-range phones

by: Bams SadewoMarch 5, 2013


Looking at the spec sheet of the HTC One, you’ll come across some pretty peculiar marketing jargons, such as Blinkfeed, Ultrapixel, and Zoe. The first one refers to the new Flipboard-like homescreen on the flagship device, while the last two refer to HTC’s camera sensor and picture sharing features.

The phone maker recently said that there’ll only be one One-branded device coming out this year, but it doesn’t mean that the accompanying features won’t be introduced on its future phones.

Starting with Blinkfeed, HTC UK and Ireland director Phil Roberson reveals that the company is eager to bring the service to “as many products as possible.” Seeing that Blinkfeed is an integral part of Sense 5 UI, which we know will make its way to other HTC devices, this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.

Things are a little bit more challenging when it comes to the Ultrapixel technology, which is dependent on the hardware currently only found on the HTC One. However, you can still look forward to certain elements from the camera making it to other handsets – even the mid-range ones.

  • MasterMuffin

    I have a question: Why aren’t there almost any sense roms for non HTC devices? There are Touchwiz roms and the popular Xperia Z Timescape rom but no Sense roms. Do people think it’s so bad that it isn’t worth it or what?

    • Souske

      Thats because sense is more deeply integrated into the system compared to touchwiz and timescape. It’s almost impossible to get the htc launcher on its own or get the htc apps.

      • MasterMuffin

        Oh okay. Well, I don’t even want Sense, was just thinking :)

  • Don’t really care about Blinkfeed – why is that not just an app I can download from HTC and install?

    But the ultrapixel cameras are nice, and I’d love to see those show up on a T-Mobile compatible 4″ phone with a nice screen.

  • cycad007

    Well…here’s hoping I get my Jelly Bean with the Blinkfeed for my HTC One S device! I don’t plan on installing any ROMs until AFTER I get a new headset.