HTC is bringing its apps to other Android phones, Zoe coming this week

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A few months ago, HTC outlined plans to release apps like BlinkFeed and Zoe, long exclusive to its own lineup of smartphones, for all Android devices. And it’s about to execute on that plan: HTC will release a beta of its Zoe camera software later this week. The news was first revealed by Recode and quickly confirmed by Drew Bamford, who’s leading the Creative Labs division tasked with bringing HTC’s signature apps to hardware from competitors like Samsung, LG, and Sony. 260 people are working beneath Bamford, so HTC is dedicating a fair amount of manpower to the apps initiative. (The same team will continue handling development of HTC’s own software, as well.)

Zoe, first introduced alongside the HTC One M7, automatically creates video…

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