Soon after unveiling its second generation flagship smartphone, the One M8, HTC has made another announcement. This one is regarding its famous Sense UI skin for its Android devices.
HTC has taken a novel approach to bypass the delay caused by carriers in providing it’s customers with new features.
Its have separated the core component features of its new “Sense 6” UI skin (which HTC keeps on referring as ‘Sixth Sense’) and released them on the Play Store .
This means that HTC can update its software, including BlinkFeed, SenseTV, Gallery etc. the way other app developers do, pushing them through Google’s Play Store and hence bypassing carriers. This also enables HTC to distribute its new Sense updates to older devices more easily, which the company plans to do by launching Sense 6 for its entire line of 2013 HTC One devices in April.
This shows that HTC is demonstrating that it wants to do as much as possible to keep its users on the latest and greatest with this unbundling of its system services.