One of HTC’s most welcomed services, HTCSense.com will be shut down. The service, which has been available since October 2010, was made to remotely control, lock and track down HTC phones if they are stolen. But things change too fast; the Taiwanese company has decided to switch to more advanced technologies like cloud-based services.
Users won’t lose anything, but if they want to save their data like contacts or messages they should download it in a .zip file until April 30.
There are many questions and yet no answers. The primary question is which service will come to replace it. All in all, HTC is in a deep cooperation with many cloud-based companies like Dropbox (file storage), Dashwire (mobile data backup) and Intertrust/SyncTV (streaming video service), and we think HTC will offer its HTCSense.com service based on new technologies — in the clouds.
Taiwanese HTC began cooperating with other companies when it realized it’s more than a simple smartphone maker. It acquired Beats Audio to have its own music service. By the way, the company is in cooperation with MOG for music streaming service. So HTCSense.com will be closed, but its successor is promised to be better.