HTC One (M8) caught on video running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with Sense UI on top
1. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)
For some reason, I don't like how Sense looks like on Lollipop. But for sure, that Sense is damn smooth and fast!
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)
My thoughts exactly. Apparently it'll receive Sense 7 later on.
13. tech2 (Posts: 3397; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Yup. Its probably because it goes a lot against Material Design's principles. If you notice in Android L the apps slide up from bottom of your phone. That doesn't happen here.
Also, Material design has a nice white theme to it. This one seems more based around black.
Also I see no round bubble which gives a material floating feel. The colour selection also seems pretty grim.
All in all I think Samsung did a better job on Android L then Sense.
16. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
sense is becoming more and more ugly with each update. Flat is not cool, it's so boring. And get rid of the colors on personalize, they look horrible
2. sip1995 (Posts: 1565; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
The final version will be the android 5.0.2
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Everything loaded in an instant basically. Woah.
6. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)
Android 5.0 with Sense 6 on top looks OK, but the design of M8 is ugly as hell that it makes me puke, thanks to those ugly bezels and unacceptable thickness.
7. sip1995 (Posts: 1565; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
They should use capacitive buttons, and set the HTC logo as the home button...
8. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
A Sony and Apple fan talking about bezels... Nice joke.
9. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)
Sony succeeded to make the bezels of their phones thin. In the case of Apple, actually iPhone has a physical home button whyle none of the current HTC devices doesn't, and is increbly thin so they have to make a space to put the battery, therefore it can't be helped that it has huge bezels. Besides, HTC phones has thicker bezels than iPhone.
10. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
False, the iPhone 6 has a 4,7" screen and it is taller than an HTC One M7, considering the M7 has to fit the two speakers on the front while the iBezel has to fit a home button. The Sony Z1 is 2mm shorter but 4mm wider than an M8 while having the same 5" diagonal.
11. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)
Why do you compare old phone and new phone?
It should be like 'HTC One mini 2 VS iPhone 6'
Then you will find which phone has plain bezels ;)
14. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I'm comparing phones of the same screen size and category, you're comparing phones of different screen sizes and different categories (high end vs mid range). Try to use your brain for a bit it won't hurt you.
12. Wiencon (Posts: 1818; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)
Haha, look at Z3 Compact bezels and then think again. M8 design sucks because of that black useless frame.
15. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Because a phone's design is solely the phone's front.. Many people have held my M8 and none has commented the design sucks, quite the contrary, even iPhone 6 owners admit its prettier than the iPhone 6. But who am i to argue against fanboys? (Not saying im not one)
18. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
canyouseethelight, totally agree with you everyone looking or holding my phone would have hands on with it longer because of the beautiful design
17. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
you sony fans are worse than apple fans. whats so interesting about the xperia line?nothing!it's just because of you fanboys that sony's mobile division is still alive
19. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)
You're so true. Just because of their fanboys Sony mobile division is alive and also the PlayStation division. LoL.
20. mahmudur_rahman (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)
If you've got the developer or unlocked edition of the HTC One M8, check for a system update. Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available.
The update — software version 4.16.1540.8, if you're interested in such things — weighs in at 584 megabytes. The official changelog reads thusly:
Android 5.0 Lollipop update
Lock screen and notification: New Lollipop UI style with enhanced privacy features
Recent apps: Supporting multiple pages
Addition of search function within settings
The update was confirmed by HTC, which said it should start pushing "tonight." Obviously, however, we're seeing it a little sooner than that.