Updated HTC Sense apps hit Google Play store ahead of One 2014 launch


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HTC Sense apps

We’ve already seen a large portion of what HTC has to offer through leaks and rumours, but later today they will be hosting their “One 2014” event where they will officially unveil their brand new HTC One flagship smartphone and also possibly a smartwatch, HTC are dubbing it their “Biggest launch ever”

So as the hour of 4PM (GMT) approaches, more leaks and information rolls out, this time in the form of HTC Sense apps hitting the Google Play store, this is the first time HTC have decoupled their apps, making them available for download on the store opposed to having them integrated into their hardware.

Bizarrely one of the apps available is the HTC BlinkFeed launcher, but this application isn’t available for download, and can only be presumably installed on the new One, which will be available in select London stores later today. Although, the availability may increase once the One is available for purchase, we’ll have to wait until later today to find out.

Next up is the HTC Service Pack which is available for download on HTC’s current crop of devices, and just presumably updates various settings and introduces a few new tweaks, the description of the app is  “make your HTC experience more reliable.”

The next app available is something we first saw introduced on last year’s HTC One, which is now presumably going to be rolled out to devices other than the One flagship, HTC SenseTV allows you to browse TV listings in your area and also allows you to control the TV with the phone’s IR blaster as well as offering a synopsis on programs and information on characters and actors etc.

The SenseTV app also offers live information on sports scores and stats, this app can be downloaded on last year’s Google Play edition One, bringing a feature that owners of the stock Android version of the device were missing out on.