htc-decoupleHTC has been working slowly but surely in letting its fair share of proprietary apps appear on the Google Play Store – and the latest component to join the ever growing family there would be their very own browser. This means you can now get HTC Gallery, HTC Clock, HTC Lockscreen, and HTC Weather, among others, over on the Google Play Store. The latest addition, HTC Internet, has made the jump, which is another cog in the wheel of HTC’s decoupling strategy where its proprietary apps are concerned.

This effort was spearheaded by Google first – as the search giant initiated this process on a large scale, allowing you to obtain stock Android apps off the Play Store – where these apps were previously unavailable. HTC has also followed suit, and chances are there might be other hardware manufacturers who would also head in the same direction.

The biggest benefit of doing so would be to make software version fragmentation less of an issue among Android users, and at least users will be able to get the latest versions of particular apps – without having to wait for the operating system version to catch up for said hardware. The latest version of HTC Internet will require Android 4.4 KitKat as the bare minimum before it can be installed on your device.

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