During the last week or so, of us seen that HTC took down main inventory purposes like Mail, Contacts, and Folks from the Google Play Retailer. There was a priority that this was step one towards HTC’s exit from the Android smartphone market.
The excellent news is that HTC merely took down the apps attributable to a latest Play Retailer coverage change.
In a press release despatched to Android Police, HTC mentioned it quickly eliminated a few of its apps from the Play Retailer. The corporate additionally mentioned it will re-publish apps over the approaching weeks and continues to evaluation extra apps.
HTC in 2019: Final likelihood saloon
Bear in mind these terrible Robert Downey Jr.-starring advertisements HTC spent tens of millions on that joked HTC was an acronym for ‘hilariously’ random phrases like “Hipster Troll Automobile wash?”
I do know, I attempted to neglect too.
After one more tough …
For instance, HTC’s Mail, Sense dwelling launcher, and Re digicam app have been re-published on the Play Retailer inside the final week. Based on HTC, the HTC Folks, Sense Companion, and Restore apps shall be re-published by the tip of April.
That doesn’t imply that HTC is completely within the clear. Although the corporate noticed considerably increased consolidated gross sales for March relative to February, the upper gross sales have been attributable to its new VR headsets. Income is at an 18-year low, with gross sales for the primary three months of 2019 down 66 p.c from a yr in the past.
The re-published HTC apps solely affirm that the corporate nonetheless has a pulse. We’re uncertain what the way forward for the corporate will appear to be.
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