Consider this new app that item that someone placed on store shelves before it was time to begin selling the product. You can look at it all you want, but until that launch date comes, forget about it. In this case, HTC has released a Zoe app into the Play Store, but it doesn't plan to activate it until this summer.

Zoe1 Zoe2 Zoe3

There isn't much to take away from these screenshots, other than a green battery icon that drills in just why Google required everyone to switch to white notification tray icons for Android 4.4. Given that the current versions of Sense have a white icon, this looks like very early, or hasty, work.

The HTC One introduced Zoes last year, small bursts of photos that form short videos lasting only a few seconds. They're making a return for the M8 this year, only HTC plans to evolve the feature into a cloud-based service. Users will be able to upload videos and share them with others, probably akin to HTC Share. We'll know more come this summer.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • invinciblegod

    Does it work with with vine and instagram?

    • errmahgerrd

      Its not out...

  • SetiroN

    G+'s autoawesome is better anyway.

    • Cory


  • David Tabernero

    These feature will be enabled only for HTC phones or tablet I think

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    So... if it is not install-able right now, who's this guy "Joshua Jordan" who has left a review there?

    • Benjamin Pavel

      And other 100-500 installs???
      That Joshua looks like he has a Dev version...EVERYONE let's Hangout message Joshua for app lol.

  • David Dudovitz

    fake screenshots... there's no green battery in kikat

  • FlexPlexico

    I wouldn't trust HTC to deliver the real app. Given their track record when it comes to updates, we might see the actual app sometime in 2016 if ever.

    • Cory

      You clearly haven't been paying attention you daft fool