HTC releases two new commercials showing BlinkFeed

HTC has released two new commercials for the HTC One. Both ads focus on one feature of the phone, and that is the controversial BlinkFeed found in the latest Sense 5.

With these videos HTC is trying to show how you can use the BlinkFeed feature to collaborate all your social network feed in one place. But it won’t be fun without taking a dig at the competition. Except, here the competition itself is doing the digging. HTC basically shows other smartphone users ‘digging’ for content on their phones by literally showing dust falling off from the phones as they swipe on the screen. The result is quite amusing without coming across as unnecessarily offensive and HTC doesn’t target any particular smartphone in the ad.

Interestingly, in the real world, BlinkFeed has gotten a rather lukewarm response from both reviewers and users alike. It remains to be seen if these videos will do anything to change that perception.


CyanogenMod 10.1 officially coming to HTC One

Good news, HTC One users – the official CyanogenMod 10.1 (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based) will soon become available on your smartphones.

The CyanogenMod 10.1 will support the GSM version of the metallic beauty along with the Sprint variant of the device. The ROMs are still in the alpha stage and the Nightly builds will be ready for download very soon.

The CyanogenMod 10.1 brings few new options, which include system settings, themes settings, lock screen settings, launcher settings and of course the Super-user settings. This comes along with the goodness of latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Meanwhile, you can have a sneak peak at the features of CyanogenMod 10.1 for HTC One in the below video: