October 31, 2014

HTC Offering Widgets in Android Market for Sense UI Handsets

htc_widgets_marketListen up Hero and Droid Eris owners!  HTC has just uploaded 4 new widgets for those of you with Sense UI on your Android phones.  Could this be the signal of a new direction for a company formerly famous for being the unknown hardware manufacturer behind many Windows Mobile phones?  

There are four free widgets available immediately – Battery, Dice, Tip Calculator,  and Today in History. We can only assume that more will follow as more Sense UI-based handsets begin to (hopefully) proliferate the market.    One question we have is whether or not there will be apps and/or widgets for other HTC handsets like the T-Mobile G1.  The other question that springs to mind is whether HTC plans to charge for any apps and add-ons down the road.  We learned yesterday that the company sent LevelUpStudios a cease and desist order for their ‘Beautiful Widgets’.  Does HTC want to be the one charging for Sense-like widgets on standard Android handsets?

Source: Download Squad