HTC Sense UI 3.0 limited to post-Sensational HTC devices
You saw it and chances are you loved it. The new HTC Sense UI 3.0 delivers the graphical punch weather widget addicts have dreamed of, but hold off the celebration if you're one of them – the new skin will only be available on newer HTC devices starting with the HTC Sensation, the HTC Evo 3D and the HTC Flyer. Desire/Incredible/early-HTC loyalists will be left out due to the increased hardware requirements incompatible with their devices.
Well, this proves our point about the gorgeous, but resource hungry HTC Sense, doesn't it? Now, we hear your cries of frustration, but it shouldn't be long until the crafty folks from XDA come up with a solution, so cheer up – we'll keep you updated.
1. Sam (unregistered)
Well done HTC. Don't change this decision.
4. Phonecall01 (Posts: 116; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)
The EVO/Incredible/Inspire will get Gingerbread, just not sense 3.0. I'm sure Galaxy S will too in the "near" future.
5. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
Increduble likely this summer as reported on other sites.
3. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
HTC has confirmed on it's Twitter feed that the older phones will get updated with some features of the new Sense, just not all as the hardware is not compatible with all of the features
6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the galaxyS has already been said by samsung to start its 2.3 worldwide roll out in the last week or so of april.
while this is a good decision on HTC's part for quality assurances, it really makes you wonder just how much system resources are taken up by sence 3.0. I wonder how that will effect other performance benchmarks.
8. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
They have to be lying just to give more incentive to buy their newer devices. It doesn't make sense that the single core Flyer that uses the same Qualcomm 8255 cpu and Adreno 205 gpu as the Thunderbolt, Inspire, and Desire HD can run sense 3.0 yet the others can't?!? Come on htc, lets be honest...
9. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
correction: looks like the flyer has the adreno 220 not the 205 as I previously stated so this could be the driving force behind htc Sense 3.0. However, I still find it hard to believe that the adreno 205 couldn't handle it just fine...
11. aarick (unregistered)
Is this confirmed? I've been trying to find information to confirm if the flyer runs adreno 205 or 220?
10. the_EDJ (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)
Sense 3.0 looks fantastic. And this is how it should be. Phone support should push phones to the latest version of software the handset can handle. Let the software updates keep the phone fresh so that the user doesn't jump to another manufacture, and let the innovations sell future phones to keep them in the family.
12. lilsilverflip (unregistered)
Thats sucks that they wont at least release Sense 3.0 for the EVO. Oh well im still running it flawlessly..With every last feature too! Completely awesome..
13. mikeeee (unregistered)
i have android 2.3.4 with sense ui on my evo 4g and it works great and looks incredible. the weather app is something out of this world