It's becoming more common for manufacturers to put their proprietary applications in the Play Store for easy updating, a trend essentially started by Motorola. HTC recently followed suit by adding several of its apps – including Sense TV, Gallery, and BlinkFeed – to the Store.

Today, the company put that to good use, as it sent small (but welcome) updates to both the BlinkFeed and Gallery applications. The changelogs are short and sweet:

BlinkFeed

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What's New

  • Optimized scrolling experience
  • Add more social content when you want
  • Fixes bugs

Gallery

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What's New

  • Foregrounder: You can tap anywhere on the screen to change where to apply this effect.

As trivial as they may seem, it's good to see HTC pushing app updates through the Play Store, which is a much more efficient way to keep a flow of improvements and tweaks coming to all who use its devices.