"The One’s screen comes alive whenever you fire it up, thanks to a user interface with a silly name (BlinkFeed) and a wonderful new look. Instead of a bunch of icons, BlinkFeed shows a set of colorful tiles headlined with the latest feeds from your favorite Internet sources. You can set it up to show incoming Facebook or Twitter messages from friends and colleagues, as well as news headlines or sports scores. BlinkFeed constantly downloads new items, refreshing your screen whenever you touch the home button.HTC’s new phone, the One, is a winner - Business - The Boston Globe
Notice a trend here? Microsoft Corp. started it with the “live tiles” on its underrated Windows Phone software, and Facebook’s new Home app for Android also constantly pumps updates onto the user’s screen. But the iPhone’s static icons have scarcely changed since the Red Sox last won the World Series. It’s become the Toyota Camry of smartphones: well-built, reliable, and dull."
Thursday, April 25, 2013
HTC’s new phone, the One, is a winner - Business - The Boston Globe
tbd if Microsoft will be able to sue for the tiled interface, adding to its Android revenue stream