Come on HTC, save some surprises for the event! We're mere hours away from the announcement for the new HTC One and the nuggets keep rolling in. This time it's a pair of fresh-faced apps on the Play Store: BlinkFeed Launcher and the HTC Service Pack. At present, both apps are incompatible with the HTC One released in 2013, suggesting they may either be intended exclusively for the m8 or Sense 6, or HTC is restricting downloads until after the event. We'll have to wait and see.

Update #1: SenseTV is now up as well.



HTC BlinkFeed


HTC Service Pack

The screenshots match up with those we've seen in the past, so there's not much to learn from them. However, the description for BlinkFeed does confirm that it will sport an Offline Reading mode that caches content over WiFi. Also, notice the BlinkFeed screenshots conveniently cover up the navigation buttons, but the Service Pack left them open for the world to see.

The existence of these apps on the Play Store is the biggest news of all. It indicates that HTC will be following in the footsteps of Google and Motorola by updating stock apps without resorting to full firmware OTAs. Hooray!!!

That's all there is to say for now, but more will surely come when HTC officially unveils it's latest flagship tomorrow!