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HTC Source | January 17, 2018

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Android app of the week: HTC Dot View

Android app of the week: HTC Dot View

The HTC Dot View app was introduced almost one year ago when the One M8 was announced. The app has a retro look when paired with the HTC Dot View case and adds a layer of personalization before you flip the case open thanks to over a dozen pre-installed wallpapers, holiday wallpapers, and custom wallpapers.

Besides the cool look, the HTC Dot View case and app add functionality too. You can make and answer calls, view notifications from third party apps, control music, and soon you’ll be able to play mini arcade games with it. HTC keeps adding new features to the HTC Dot View app and has brought it to several phones including the Windows Phone version of the M8.

HTC Dot View Update

I use the HTC Dot View app every now and then, but I’m not much of a case guy. I really love showing it off to my friends and family, because it has a Wow factor that no other phone manufacture has duplicated with a case.

I chose to write about the HTC Dot View app this week, because HTC announced a new case and updated features at Mobile World Congress last Sunday while introducing us to the HTC One M9. The Dot View case for the M9 will feature a clear back so you don’t hide the beautiful, award winning metal design. Expect to see an update of the HTC Dot View app that will bring some of the new features to your HTC One M8 case.

The HTC Dot View requests the following permissions from your phone:

Identity: -find accounts on the device
Contacts: -read your contacts
Phone: -directly call phone numbers
-modify phone state
-read call log
Device ID & call info: -read phone status and identity
Other: -modify secure system settings
-display unauthorized windows
-control displaying and hiding keyguard
-power device on and off
-run at the startup
-draw over other apps
-modify system settings
-read sync settings
-prevent device from sleeping


About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.


  1. Zoltan

    I appreciate the screen protection the dot matrix case provides. The functionality is another bonus by just tapping front of the case. The software has been out for awhile and a refresh is needed. Stock scrolling app would be nice.
    All-n-all, dot matrix case is one of my favorite accessories of M8.