HTC's flagship phone is the latest Android handset to see its source code opened up to developers.
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Those who like to root their Android phones will appreciate the custom ROMs that utilize some or all of HTC's custom touches. We might soon anticipate alternative ROM interfaces that feature BlinkFeed or Sense 5 components.
In addition to the HTC One, the company also released the latest version of source code for Verizon's Droid DNA.
It is worth pointing out that the HTC One code is specifically for the Vodafone UK and Vodafone France versions; however, it should be enough to get things moving. I would not be surprised to see ROMs designed around the HTC One touch down in the U.S. before the phone does.
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