Archive for: senseui

So This Is What Sense UI On Ice Cream Sandwich Looks Like.

  • December 21, 2011 2:59 pm

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich packs a pretty stellar, all-new user interface. The only bummer buzzkill is that many carriers and/or manufactures are going to destroy ICS with their own custom skins. And when it comes to custom skins, nothing is more prevalent than HTC’s Sense UI. Love it or hate it, Sense UI will continue on in Android 4.0, though it’s not going to be as big of a visual upgrade as the “4.0″ numbering would suggest as is made evident by the image above — a screenshot from a leaked HTC Sensation XE ROM with official numbers of 4.0.1.

Yeah, that’s supposedly what Sense UI looks like on ICS — more or less same thing as it does on 2.x. Pretty disappointing if you ask us. The bottom bar is a little different and adopts some ICS functionality, the that status bar…oh that status bar. We’d say it’s just as long in the tooth (if not more) than iOS’ simple icon style layout.

Of course, this is obviously an early build that’s leaked out. HTC could really be saving the big UI tweaks for more official events — at least we hope so.

HTC Unveils Rhyme, Re-designed Sense UI, Slew Of Accessories.

  • September 20, 2011 10:43 am

HTC’s “Celebrate In Style” event just wrapped up. The Rhyme (and all its gear) is officially here. Hop past the break for the full rundown…

HTC Sense 3.5 Detailed In 5 Minute Video.

  • August 29, 2011 2:18 pm

HTC’s next version of Sense UI, version 3.5, was detailed rather extensively last week. But if you crave more of HTC’s latest and greatest, a new video has popped up on that is a full five-minute slug fest of everything Sense UI 3.5 has to offer. Whether or not you like what HTC has done to Android, we’re guessing your curiosity is already begging you to hop past the break and check out the hands-on video. Go ahead…

HTC Sense UI Honeycomb Screenshots Leak!

  • August 9, 2011 10:32 pm

With Google’s strict requirements that hardware manufacturers and software developers largely keep their hands off of skinning Android 3.x, outfits such as HTC whom generally install a heavily skinned version of the open source OS found themselves in a quandary. And while HTC’s first Android Honeycomb tablet, the “Puccini”, still hasn’t hit the market just yet, new screenshots leaked from show what we can expect.

In short: it’s pretty laid back — as we expected. While we generally liked Sense UI on Android smartphones, we’re glad Google made the new requirements they did. As cool as custom skins may be initially, their novelty is lost soon after updates are postponed, features get cut, and the experience overall becomes negatively affected.

Catch the gallery of HTC’s Sense UI running atop Android Honeycomb after the break…

HTC Puccini Breaks Cover.

  • July 26, 2011 11:57 am

BGR is on a roll today. First the AT&T Galaxy S II and now the 10″ HTC Puccini tablet. Specs aren’t very hearty at this point and are in fact more rumor than concrete. Nonetheless, the most popular figures claim the tablet packs a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera w/ dual-LED flash, Honeycomb w/ HTC’s Sense UI, and most importantly, LTE. With even the basics up in the air, don’t even begin to question more important matters such as pricing and release date. More info as we find it. Check out the full gallery right over here.

What do you think — your next tablet?

HTC Open Sources Sense UI With Open Sense SDK.

  • June 3, 2011 6:48 am

Following last weeks announcement by HTC that unlocked bootloaders were coming back to stay, the company further pleased developers by announcing the open sourcing of HTC’s Sense UI as part of the new HTCdev program and associated “Open Sense SDK”. Also included in the developer suite will be sample code and API access for the company’s 3D display and pen accessory that debuted on the HTC Flyer.

HTC CEO Peter Chou had this to say:

“HTC is a company of engineers excited about the possibilities of the mobile space with the goal of fostering choice through innovation. We believe in openness and the power of imagination to create that innovation and are excited that HTCdev will extend new tools to mobile developers, helping them create the next wave of mobile experiences.”

HTC has long been very developer friendly both in the amount of customization they allow and the tools they provide to do so. Thankfully HTC realizes this fact and is continuing to embrace developers with open arms.

Motorola, are you paying attention?

Leaked Document Says Best Buy Can Sell HTC Flyer Early.

  • May 20, 2011 10:36 pm

If an HTC Flyer 7″ tablet is what you desire, queueing up at your local Best Buy may be worth your while. While the original May 22nd launch date is still loosely standing, a leaked internal document (above) shows that BB stores have permission to sell HTC Flyer units as they arrive. Pricing starts at $499 and does not include the $79.99 stylus or other accessories.

As a refresher, the 7″ (1024 x 768) HTC Flyer features a 1.5GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, 5-megapixel camera w/ auto-focus, and Android 2.2 w/ Sense UI 3.0.

We happen to love the 7″ form factor. With that said, how do you think the Flyer stack up against the Galaxy Tab and PlayBook in particular?