1. godofpathos's Avatar
    So apparently you can now disable blinkfeed under Android 4.3 (which I have), but you need Sense 5.5, whatever that is. Apparently I only have Sense 5.0 running on my phone. Can I physically force an upgrade to 5.5 so I can turn off blinkfeed? And yes, I am aware there are launchers or whatever but I don't want to install anymore bloatware on my OS, thank you. Why didn't T-mobile roll out Sense 5.5 at the same time they rolled out the Android upgrade??
    10-24-2013 11:03 PM
  2. skowalsky's Avatar
    It's not really bloatware if you are using it, is it?

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    10-25-2013 12:03 AM
  3. supert1020's Avatar
    As far as I've heard sense 5.5 wasn't ready yet and American wireless company's wanted to get 4.3 out quickly so they released 4.3 with sense 5.0 but now Europe wireless company's are releasing 4.3 with 5.5 now so hopefully America HTC Ones will get the Since 5.5 upgrade soon

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    10-25-2013 10:27 AM
  4. godofpathos's Avatar
    It's not really bloatware if you are using it, is it?
    It is when there is a feature built into the OS that disables it.

    As far as I've heard sense 5.5 wasn't ready yet
    Perhaps it was presumptuous of me, but I just assumed the author of this article was American:
    HTC Sense 5.5 Screenshots Show Option to Turn Off Blinkfeed
    10-30-2013 06:44 PM
  5. romdude's Avatar
    He's saying other launchers aren't bloatware if you use it. The moment you turn off blinkfeed, it doesn't remove the "bloat", it just turns it off. In other words, you only get an extra screen but you don't get extra storage memory unless you didn't clean blinkfeed's cache before you turned it off.

    HTC Sense 5.5. is only active for HTC One's in Europe at the moment, it hasn't arrived in the US yet. Let's hope they update Sense 5.0 first us instead of updating to Sense 5.5 along with Kitkat 4.4.
    10-30-2013 10:20 PM

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