After months of leaks, HTC just unveiled the new One (M8) on stage in New York City, and with it comes a bit of software news, as well. Overnight, HTC added all of its key Sense apps to the Play Store in order to make updating them easier. Motorola also did this with the Moto X and it has turned out to be a big success.
Having each individual app on the Play Store means that HTC can quickly and easily push updates without having to issue a full OTA device update, which requires carrier approval. And as we are all well aware of, it can take awhile for carriers to approve updates. HTC can now release updates just as any third-party developer would.
HTC has added the following apps to the Play Store: BlinkFeed, Gallery, SenseTV, Service Pack, and a companion app for their Fetch accessory.