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HTC Blinkfeed rebranded to Sense Home, include HTCthemes and more

With the HTCOne M9's impending arrival, Blinkfeed is being rebranded as Sense Home. Additionally, the Sense Home app brings some of the M9's functionality to older devices.

Published onApril 2, 2015


The One (M7) was not only a big step forward for HTCin terms of design, but the handset also saw some significant advances on the software side of things, particularly with the introduction of Blinkfeed. Since then, Blinkfeed has evolved a bit, and with the One M8 even made its way to the Play store for quicker updating. Now with the One M9, Blinkfeed is being rebranded as Sense Home.

Sense Home isn’t just Blinkfeed with a new name, the app also includes the new Sense Home widget, HTCThemes, and a few other tweaks that bring some of the features from the M9 over to existing devices. HTC’s Google Play listing notes that some of the features for Sense Home require Sense 7, something the One M7 and One M8 haven’t seen just yet. One of the biggest new software features introduced with the One M9 is theming, and so we’re happy to say that the new Themes system reportedly works fine on older devices with Sense 6 — though we’ve yet to try it out for ourselves just yet. With HTCThemes you can change colors, icons, wallpapers, sounds, and more.

To download the new HTCSense Home app, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play. Keep in mind that you’ll also need to update the HTC Service Pack. Have you downloaded it yet, if so, what M9 features have you found to be working — and what’s not?

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