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.


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!

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