HTC brings Dashwire back, simplifies setting up new Android smartphones

When HTC dissolved Dashwire’s original service just months after acquisition, many wrote off the smaller company; it all but disappeared from the limelight, even with its early cloud sync service still in action. Rather than relegate Dashwire to the oblivion traditionally associated with takeovers, though, HTC is staging a comeback. It’s relaunching Dashwire to help carriers get customers up and running on a new smartphone, including contacts and a customized look. Details are short, but the revived service won’t be HTC-exclusive: Dashwire will support “leading” Android device makers. While the company’s return to form will depend on successful sales pitches at Mobile World Congress, it at least stands a chance of being more than just a footnote.

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