How BlinkFeed works on the HTC One

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The HTC One is one of the revelation terminals of this year 2013 . The Taiwanese company HTC presented it a few weeks before the Mobile World Congress 2013 with a technical sheet of impact. Its 4.7-inch multi-touch screen with a 1080p FullHD resolution and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor stand out , although these are not the only features that have caught our attention. In the field of software HTC has not wanted to fall short. The Taiwanese has equipped this device with one of the latest versions of Google icons ,Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) , but also with the HTC Sense 5 interface . This is the software layer that allows HTC to customize the operation of the phone and add important distinctions with respect to other mobile phones that also have the Android platform installed . One of the improvements that HTC Sense brings is BlinkFeed . It is a useful tool for customizing the device's home screen. Here's how it works.


BlinkFeed is a tool that will allow you to customize the home screen in a very agile and simple way, transferring the content that interests you the most to the cover. Thus, when you open the phone, you will only have to click on the upper part of the home page to select the option “Personalize the home screen” . From here you can choose what kind of content you want to see on the cover, to get all the information you need at a glance . First, you will be able to select those media and areas of interest about which you want to keep informed. You will have the option to choose very specific newspapers, magazines and blogsor select topics such as current affairs, sports, fashion, technology, movies, books, etc. When you return to the front page , you will see that all the news is already moving on your home screen, so you will not have to consult site by site to stay informed .

Another feature, surely as interesting as this, is to configure our own news on the home screen . You can activate this function through the same space, selecting in this case if you want to receive the inputs from: Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIN, Twitter, Calendar or HTC Share . In this way, you will constantly see all the updates and changes that have occurred in your social networks, with the possibility of obtaining new information by dragging and dropping the home screen itself (as shown in the video above ).

If you want to start testing this new user interface, you will still have to wait a bit. The HTC One will not go on sale in Spain until the end of next April, for a price of 700 euros on the free market. Anyway, most likely also it is available for sale through the main operators in the country .