Feb 03 AT 4:53 PM Nick Gray 10 Comments

HTC to blend BlinkFeed with stock Android, outsource production of HTC Desire 310


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?

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Via: HTC Source

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Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Vance

    Who’s not a big fan of blinkfeed? It’s genius, IMO, and can be turned off…sooooo… Go HTC.

    • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

      I’m a huge fan, I was even a huge fan when it first came out. A lot of people complained but I never saw what was so bad about it.

    • Lanod

      I love BlinkFeed as well.

      I’ve rooted and put CyanogenMod on my previous three droids, but not this time, as I don’t want to lose Blinky.

    • Cwalden21

      I enjoy blinkfeed, and now it can be turned off so whats the problem? I’m keeping mine on in any case.

  • redraider133

    Good to see HTC and samsung (rumored) to be toning their skins back and going for a more stockish approach. Hopefully this will help in the long run with updates as well!

  • Subx

    At first, when I first read about BlinkFeed and saw images of it and reviews on YT before I purchased my One, I had in my mind set, that I was going to dislike it.
    However, once I purchased my One, I changed BlinkFeed from being my home screen and shortly after, I decided to give it ago.

    Honestly, I am glad I did. BlinkFeed is awesome! It gives me all the latest news on the subjects that interest me. Gives me updates of Facebook which is extremely handy for me as I follow my dive club and they post events and news on dives and what happening. It streamlines the whole facebook checking process. I no longer have to open the app just to check the clubs page. The updates are right there. If I am interested, I will look further.

    At the end of the day, if you can change your home screen from BlinkFeed, what it the issue?

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC Desire 310

    • Jack

      You say that a lot about HTC products…

  • Jonathan

    Blinkfeed is great.

  • donger

    Googe play edition.