November 1, 2014

HTC Hits LevelUpStudio With C&D Over 'Beautiful Widgets'

bw_02HTC has sent the dreaded cease and desist order to LevelUpStudio over their Beautiful Widgets application for Android handsets.  According to a few tweets from the company, the problem likely comes from the widgets resembling HTC’s own Sense UI widgets.

Bad news: I got a C&D from HTC, I will have to discontinue Beautiful Widgets and remove it from the market” – via twitter

If you hadn’t seen Beautiful Widgets, they truly are that.  Looking every bit as good as HTC’s, LevelUpStudios’ also included animation not found in the originals.

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What’s your take?

Was HTC heavy handed or do you think they had good reason to step in?

Thanks to Michael Angelo Rodriguez for the tip!