The mysterious HTC Desire 310, which made an appearance in POSTEL’s database a few weeks back and was momentarily featured on HTC’s website before being pulled, may actually be a lot more interesting than HTC’s typical budget-friend Android smartphone.
Leaked screen shots from the HTC Desire 310 show that the phone will be the first device in HTC’s lineup to blend BlinkFeed with a near-stock version of Android – complete with on-screen buttons. The HTC Desire 310 is said to be powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. According to the source, future MediaTek-powered devices from HTC will take the same software approach. If that’s not surprising enough, manufacturing of the HTC Desire 310 will actually be outsourced to Compal Comm a Taiwanese ODM – a manufacturer which typically handles laptop production for the likes of dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer.
With all the rumors surrounding the HTC M8 and Sense 6, we doubt HTC has any plans on ditching its custom Android user experience, but the HTC Desire 310′s rumors raise quite a few questions regarding HTC’s software strategy. We know that many of you are not big fans of BlinkFeed, but would you be willing to live with it if HTC chose to merge its news and social media aggregate with stock Android?