Mar 29 AT 10:28 PM Dima Aryeh 17 Comments

HTC uploads Dot View app to the Play Store for fast updates in the future

HTC Dot View cover case

HTC is taking a page out of Motorola’s book and uploading one of its system apps to the Play Store. The app is HTC Dot View, which allows support for the HTC Dot View case that you’ve probably seen for the all new HTC One. The case has a flip cover style front, but it’s covered in holes. The display shines through those holes in a retro dot style.

The benefit of having the app on the Play Store is that HTC doesn’t have to wait until it has a full system update ready to expand the functionality of Dot View. The app can be updated on the Play Store and users can download it immediately, allowing for far faster updates with new features and bug fixes. Motorola has done this with multiple apps for the Moto X and various DROID devices, including Active Display and the Gallery, and it has worked incredibly well.

If you’re the proud owner of a brand new HTC One M8, you already have this app installed. But when it’s updated, you’ll be prompted to update it just like any other app. Sadly, its compatibility is limited to only the M8, so M7 users need not apply.

 

Via: Phandroid

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Jeffery

    I don’t have Moto X so I have one doubt that is this app automatically get updated when we put the flip cover on the HTC M8? Most of the app running in background consume more battery which I experienced in my qi enabled Nexus 5. Does this app do so?

  • Manny

    Not a fan of HTC but the Dot View is pretty cool

  • jose

    I tought that case supposed to protect phone not just look cool. Useless just make your phone bigger.

    • Odie

      It does protect the screen, the dots will be small enough to prevent anything that could scratch the screen from getting it, but big enough so you could quickly look at basic information, like the current time, without having to open the case. This isn’t the first phone to have a cutout on the front cover to display basic information.

  • Aqeelsolangi

    Play store

  • razzouk
  • geeky_sihag

    nice …..hope moto g forte will also get a dot view case like this……. for those who don’t know about the upcoming moto g forte..here’s the link’

    http://www.mydroidstation.com/2014/03/moto-g-forte-leaked-improved-durability.html

  • alijann

    I like play store

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  • donger

    This is cool.

  • Ali

    HTC is seriously doing everything right. I cannot wait for April 11th

  • lomelir

    I can’t wait for mine M8, another week hopefully. I had to buy the DOT-VIEW case at Verizon. HTC site was having issues. That one I have in my hand, I just need to M8.

  1. JefferyGuest 1 year ago

    I don’t have Moto X so I have one doubt that is this app automatically get updated when we put the flip cover on the HTC M8? Most of the app running in background consume more battery which I experienced in my qi enabled Nexus 5. Does this app do so?

  2. MannyGuest 1 year ago

    Not a fan of HTC but the Dot View is pretty cool

  3. joseGuest 1 year ago

    I tought that case supposed to protect phone not just look cool. Useless just make your phone bigger.

    • OdieGuest 1 year ago

      It does protect the screen, the dots will be small enough to prevent anything that could scratch the screen from getting it, but big enough so you could quickly look at basic information, like the current time, without having to open the case. This isn’t the first phone to have a cutout on the front cover to display basic information.

  4. AqeelsolangiGuest 1 year ago

    Play store

  5. razzoukGuest 1 year ago

    youssef

  6. geeky_sihagGuest 1 year ago

    nice …..hope moto g forte will also get a dot view case like this……. for those who don’t know about the upcoming moto g forte..here’s the link’

    http://www.mydroidstation.com/2014/03/moto-g-forte-leaked-improved-durability.html

  7. alijannGuest 1 year ago

    I like play store

  8. MarkGuest 1 year ago

    Jump, jump
    You should know, you should know thatahhh
    Kris Kross is not having anything today
    As we stand there totally krossed out
    We commence to make you

    Jump, jump
    The Mac Dad will make ya Jump Jump
    The Daddy Mac will make ya Jump Jump
    Kris Kross will make ya Jump Jump

    Don’t try to compare us to another bad little fad
    I’m the Mac and I’m bad givin’ ya something that you never had
    I’ll make ya rump rump wiggle and shake your rump
    ‘Cause I’ll be kicking the flavor that makes you wanna Jump
    How high? Real high
    Cause I’m just so fly
    A young loveable, huggable type of guy
    And everything is to the back with a little slack
    ‘Cause inside-out its wiggida wiggida wiggida wack
    I come stompin’ with somethin’ pump to keep you jumpin’
    R&B – rap and bullcrap is what I’m dumpin’
    And ain’t something about Kris Kross we all that
    So when they ask do they rock say believe that

    Jump, jump
    The Mac Dad will make ya jump, jump
    A Daddy Mac will make ya jump, jump
    Kris Kross will make ya jump, jump
    uh huh uh huh
    Jump, jump
    The Mac Dad will make ya jump, jump
    A Daddy Mac will make ya jump, jump
    Kris Kross will make ya jump, jump

    I like my stuff knockin’ knockin’
    I love it when a girl is like jockin’ jockin’
    The D-A-double D-Y-M-A-C
    Yeah you know me
    I got you jumpin’ an’ pumpin’ an pump movin’ all around
    G In the mix I make ya six steps back
    They try to step to the Mac then they got jacked
    To the back you’ll be sportin’ the gear that’s coincidental
    Act like you know it so don’t be claiming that it’s mental

    Two lil’ kids with a flow you ain’t ever heard
    And none faking you can understand every word
    As you listen to my cool school melody
    The Daddy makes you J-U-M-P

    Jump Jump
    The Mac Dad will make you jump, jump
    A Daddy Mac will make you jump, jump
    Kris Kross will make you jump, jump
    uh huh uh huh
    Jump Jump
    The Mac Dad will make you jump, jump
    A Daddy Mac will make you jump, jump
    Kris Kross will make you jump, jump

    Now, the formalities of this and that
    Is that Kris Kross ain’t comin’ off wack
    And for all ya’ll sucks that don’t know
    Check it out

    Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this (Go, go!)
    Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this (Go, go!)
    Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t rhyme like this (Go, go!)
    Some of them try to rhyme but they can’t (Go, go!)
    ‘Cause I’m the miggida miggida miggida Mac Daddy
    the Miggida miggida miggida Mac
    ‘Cause I’m the miggida miggida miggida Mac Daddy
    the Miggida miggida miggida Mac

    I make you wanna

    [4x]
    Jump Jump
    The Mac Dad will make you jump, jump
    A Daddy Mac will make you jump, jump
    Kris Kross will make you jump, jump
    uh huh uh huh

    Believe dat!

  9. AliGuest 1 year ago

    HTC is seriously doing everything right. I cannot wait for April 11th

  10. lomelirGuest 12 months ago

    I can’t wait for mine M8, another week hopefully. I had to buy the DOT-VIEW case at Verizon. HTC site was having issues. That one I have in my hand, I just need to M8.