The camera interface is also one of the few things left untouched by HTC since it’s the same exact one found with most of their smartphones. Besides relying on the on-screen shutter key to initiate auto-focus, it offers the added benefit of touch focus to perfectly hone in on a specific area. On the left edge of the interface, you have your digital zoom controls, while the right side houses some buttons that allow you to select the mode, switch to the front facing cameras, apply an effect, and get access to the gallery.
At this point, the two-panel layout is the foundational support for almost all of the apps on board with the HTC Flyer, and of course, it’s also in use with the Gallery app. Although we’re still given the same features, like the ability to scroll through images, share content with certain services, and the ability to apply an effect or edit a photo, its look and presentation is rather ordinary. Obviously, the left panel presents you with all the albums, while the right one aggregates content in the usual grid-like view.
Music + Video:
Offering a ton of ways to access the music player, you can either control your tunes via the main app, the mini player within the notifications panel, or use the one found in the unlock screen – all of which accomplish the same functions. As for the actual music player, it’s undeniably pretty looking since songs are displayed in a listing view on one panel, while the on-screen controls and album cover are shown on the other. Aside from using the on-screen controls to browse through the selection of songs, you can do the same thing by swiping the album cover right or left. Moreover, there are quite a few equalizer setting that you can activate to better accommodate the specific genre of music you’re playing.
High-definition videos play like they normally would with plenty of nice looking visuals, but the player itself is your standard fanfare with its basic set of features. Naturally, the on-screen controls are there at your disposal to pause or play, but you can move the timeline slider to jump into a specific portion of the video. Also, there is a button that cycles between full screen and best fit views, while another one activates the SRS enhancement audio.
Now that Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets are in full effect, some might scratch their head and wonder why anyone in their right mind would want to side with the HTC Flyer’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience. Well, it’s mostly due to the wonderful job that HTC has done with its Sense UI seeing that it perfectly presents us with an experience that’s uplifting, ideal, and functional for a tablet. In fact, it’s not simply a cursory looking skin running on top of Android, but rather, it’s a totally equipped and refined experience that’s adept to incorporating a host of services. Now that we think about it more, that’s why we see such a heavy focus on optimization with various core functions and apps, mainly because it’s sensing our surroundings and interactions – thus literally sensing what we’re doing.
HTC Sense UI for tablets Walktrough: