The maker of the Fancy Widget Android app, which brings a rather nice clone of the HTC Sense clock & weather icon system to unskinned Android phones, has been told to STOP DOING THAT by HTC.
Here’s how the sad passing of the pretty little widget was announced:
“With the release of this update, we are also here to share with you some bad news. Due to HTC’s complaint, the current version of Fancy Widget will soon be discontinued and removed from the market. This is the last update to the current version, and we suggest everyone upgrade to this version as soon as possible”
So get it now if you want it. On the plus side, the maker will be bringing the app back with all-new designs, so it won’t die altogether.
We understand HTC’s complaint, it is basically a copy of its work. But it’s a bit… mean-spirited, isn’t it? What harm’s it really doing? We can’t imagine anyone would NOT buy an HTC phone because there’s a free app that clones its Sense clock on the Android Market.
Big Business is weird.