HTC moves its Sense apps into ay Store for faster updating

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 23 Jul 2014

st as has done with its system apps, HTC is placing more of its core apps in the ay Store so that users can download update them directly. The HTC Clock went live in the ay Store dnesday, joining the Sense keyboard, BlinkFeed, HTC Gallery, Sense TV remote other Sense apps.

By making their core apps available in ay, HTC can send out bug fixes or feature enhancements they’ll arrive in user hs much faster than they would if they were sent out via an Over The Air (OTA) update sent directly from the wireless carriers. These updates tend to get bogged down in a laborious approval process take a long time to actually hit devices.

Despite these Sense apps’ presence in ay, only people with approved HTC devices can download them to their phones. ile the ay Store page for these apps does not specify which models of HTC devices are eligible, presumably flagships such as the One M8 One Max would qualify.