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HTC Sense UI 3.5: redesigned, streamlined

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HTC Sense UI 3.5: redesigned, streamlined
HTC’s NYC event kicked off with the HTC Rhyme, a phone aiming straight at the ladies. With no groundbreaking specs, but plenty of novelties with it including the latest iteration on HTC Sense, 3.5. The new UI comes with more personalization options and new streamlined look and feel with a homescreen allowing you to dock icons to the side, while the clock shows on the left. Well, at least in the default state - you can personalize that as well. 

Nicole Coddington, senior UX Designer at HTC, went on stage and explained how the new design allows more space for wallpapers as people tend to often put their photos on the background. HTC is actually adding 12 new wallpaper images and the famous flip clock has also been updated. 

HTC Sense UI 3.5: redesigned, streamlined
Probably the most important novelty is the reworked camera app. HTC didn’t specify whether it was a specific feature for the Rhyme or a part of the Sense 3.5 update, but we’re hoping for the latter. In either case, the new app includes automatic face detection and auto uploads to a number of social networking sites. Up until recently, HTC was notorious for having one of the worse cameras on smartphones, but it seems that the Taiwanese have put extra effor to fix this. They’ve also slashed the lag present when taking a couple of pictures one after another. With the new Burst mode, the phone would take 5 consecutive shots in 2.5 seconds.

Plenty of minor additions arrive as well - including redefined customizable icons and preview tabs, so plenty of stuff to be excited about. Stay tuned for our hands-on preview of the HTC Rhyme, coming up shortly - that’s where you’ll get a first glimpse of the Sense 3.5.

source: HTC

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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 11:05

1. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)


i like the sense updates, more room for home photos is going to make it better. burst shot hardly new but welcome addition.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 11:13

2. Alantef (Posts: 284; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


i want....!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 11:29

3. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


I hope there's a GSM version I remember the only reason I got the blackberry curve was because its LED indicator blinked every 2 seconds to see if you had coverage lmao I like bright lights :)
If only it came out in white :(

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:44 1

10. Junglejoe (unregistered)


why it must be white? u racist?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 10:14

21. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


I only buy my phones in white lol
Gray,Black or Any other colors don't appeal to me :)

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 11:42 4

4. Rich (unregistered)


WAIT A SEC.... SENSE 3.5 ON A SINGLE CORE!??? DIDNT THEY SAY 3.0 WAS FOR DUAL CORE ONLY???


SOMETHING DOESNT LINE UP HERE... IF THIS IS THE CASE THEN GIVE ME 3.0!!! AT LEAST GIVE ME AN OPTION TO UPGRADE TO 3.0 FOR COST!!!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:05

6. Alantef (Posts: 284; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


i have a single core and thats the first thing i saw and i want this on my mytouch 4G

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 13:31 1

13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2961; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


3.5 will bring a lot of the goodies that 3.0 brought but not with the high ram and processor demand that it required with the flashy effects.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:30

14. polo52521 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Mar 2008)


3.5 is for more low end phones look at the htc explorer it only has a 600mhz processor 384MB of RAM

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 18:29

17. idgaf (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


The htc vigor is coming with sense 3.5...pretty sure its not low end

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:01

5. jagan (unregistered)


i need this in gsm version

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:08

7. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Hopefully this won't be a resource and battery hog like other versions of Sense have been.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:15 2

8. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


You can pretty much count on it being a resource hog..

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:26

9. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)


I hope they give Sense 3.0 users the option to use the lower-end Sense 3.5.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:44

11. guttatae22 (unregistered)


Im just curious why can't this new sense 3.5 be ported over to the HTC thunderbolt???

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 12:47

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5723; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Is this new UI going to be pushed OTA to existing HTC handsets?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 15:02

16. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)


From my understanding Sense 3.5 is a low-end phone UI; Sense 3.5 is "Sense 'Lite'". Sense 3.0 is technically superior, but Sense 3.5 would take less resources to run. I could be wrong...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:50

15. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Where's the HTC Holiday??!!! That has LTE and dual-core. That might be released before the GS2 at this point.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:20

22. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


gs2 is already out!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 01:48 1

19. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I love sense. Sense 3.5 just keeps amazing me. HTC great job.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 06:27

20. Chad (unregistered)


I have Inspire 4g running sense 3.0 its pretty damn smooth

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