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New rumors about the HTC M7 design and Sense 5.0's "simple and clean" UI

0. phoneArena 04 Jan 2013, 16:15 posted on

"Simple and clean" aren't exactly words that anyone would have used to describe HTC's Sense UI a couple years ago, but HTC has been working to make it cleaner over the years, and apparently that push is continuing with Sense 5.0. New rumors say that a big push with Sense 5.0 is to make the UI more "simple and clean", and we've also got word about the design of the M7 hardware as well...

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posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:22 23

1. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


I think HTC's Sense is a lot simpler and cleaner than Apple's UI, so at least I give HTC the credit they rightfully deserve.

Here's to HTC and Sense in 2013!!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:28 30

2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I could see cleaner, but nothing is as simple as Apple's grid of icons.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:42 14

6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


hahaha........so simple its frustrating!

But also, this phone sounds exciting cant wait to see more

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:15 2

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I would say Symbian is simple... And you get a home screen, FREE!!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:50 3

24. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


true that. Apple made, IOS the simplest UI for everyone. Even kids know how to navigate on IOS devices without being taught what to do. And also, if you gave an old IOS user an android, trust me, they will get lost in no time. Haha

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 20:07

28. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


You do have a valid point there, Apple's grid is about as simple and elementary as it gets. So much so, that iPads are used in Special Ed classes and in special schools for children with learning disabilities - very good point, my apologies.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:33 5

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


iOS is the most simplest UI on a mobile phone. If you can make a UI that's simpler than a grid of icons, then I will be impressed.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:32 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 9280; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly press the icon and into the app I go. How much more simple can u get?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 03:39

45. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Wll. It was. I think that windows has an upper hand right now. It's as simple as it gets. Clean, fast. IOS still looks like a product from 2007. Too colorful. On the baby side a little bit.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:33 1

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 9280; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


U can't possibly mean that. I know u hate apple, but wow really?

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 06:17 1

46. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I don't hate apple, if the comment was toward me. I just dislike them due to their policy nd the way they doing their bussines. I'm aware of apple's superiority for the last 3 or 4 years, since they released the first iphone and the rest was trying to do something similar. They were on top long enough to pick up nasty habits. Now google is doing the same blocking google maps or youtube on windows devices). I find ios a dull interface and win7/7,5/7,8 or 8 looks way better, even though it is alike restricted.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:15 1

26. nicholassss (Posts: 344; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Id like to see simpler mean very vanilla with the sense widgets. Which at this rate it seems like sense 6 or 7 will be.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 21:48

30. MeoCao (unregistered)


It still puzzles me why OEMs try to use their own skins, the obvious answer is differentiation, but there's another legitimate question:

Would any person want to look different with some kind of snake skin, or bear skin?

differentiation means to make things better not worse.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 00:03

37. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


Differentiation means to set your self apart and with the whole snake,bear skin thing people already do that its called tattoos.I see your point though why put on a skin if its a hindrance in comparison to stock

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 04:14

40. MeoCao (unregistered)


I like your tatoo comparison.

sometimes it's fun to have a tatoo, and only for some people. What if you HAVE to wear a tatoo no matter what?

I think HTC and any other OEM should instead concentrate the resources to add useful distinctive features to their phones.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:02 3

32. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Nokia 3310 is the simplest phone has ever made

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 23:33

36. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


I agree, maybe the iOS UI is simple, but it lacks the advantages of widgets, I personally use them a lot and just one more touch and you get the same arranged app grid that iOS has.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:34 12

4. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Hmmm, Go HTC!!!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:35

5. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Hm... simpler and clean UI.... Wonder how that's going to look... and if the One series will be able to update to the new sense...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:49 2

7. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


If I've learned anything from experience with HTC, is that the One X will unlikely be getting a Key Lime Pie update and that a 4.2 update will be the last and more than likely the M7 will get Key Lime Pie toward the end of the year. One update only (two if you're lucky) and after that, HTC ain't gonna care and leave your handset collecting dust.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:54 2

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


remember its not always up to htc but THE CARRIERS! ....hint, hint...verizon :(

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:04 5

15. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Things are different since ICS. All devices running ICS could update to JB and 4.2, that could probably (my guess) eventually get to Key Lime Pie. The One X got the JB update pretty fast and 4.2 is already in plan. I got pretty high hopes with HTC this time.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:23 5

19. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


True, agree with you both on that. Let's just hope what Peter Chou said about 2013 being out of the woods rings true, I'm most curious to see what HTC brings this year than what Samsung/Sony will.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:55

9. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I dislike soft buttons. They take up screen space and annoys me...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 01:59

39. milesboy5 (Posts: 126; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


You get used to them...I have the Gnex and they dont bother me at all. But thats just me

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:57 4

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


now this i've got to see. o:

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 16:57 2

11. datsyuk (Posts: 152; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Looking forward to this, the S4 and the Sony devices. 2013 is going to be very exciting especially with A15 chips coming out.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:03 3

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm not excited about Sony, but for HTC. They make incredible phones but make the most crucial errors on their phones..

Example: Non-removal battery on One X.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:02

12. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


The M7 sounds interesting. I just hope it's not going to be another carrier exclusive. Can we at least have an international version. If you ask me, HTC messed up with the whole DNA/Deluxe/Butterfly fiasco. I only buy phones unlocked so I'm eagerly anticipating that the M7 will be available without a ball and chain.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:12 7

16. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I couldnt agree more with you...HTC makes huges mistakes by offering their flagships to only one carrier.. the droid DNA, EVO 4g lte, and the other one series should have been realsed on ALL carriers like Sammy did with their galaxy. :( oh well I hope htc has a monster year!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:24 3

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


they have got to release them ON AT LEAST TWO CARRIERS!( verizon and sprint perhaps?) ..... people need availability!

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:35 1

23. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


That would be a good start, but sadly I don't think two carriers is enough. They need Verizon,at&t, sprint, tmobile and offerings to customers on metropcs and cricket etc. But this is just my opinion

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:32 1

27. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


No, it can't be Verizon and Sprint, it has to be a combination of GSM and CDMA carriers. Verizon is good and all, but let's not forget the biggest carrier is AT&T which is GSM. If the phone could work on AT&T then it'll work on T-Mobile. Going GSM is where the money is, if they go with just Verizon, then the phone will be just stuck on Verizon. Release on both AT&T and Verizon will be more beneficial than Sprint and Verizon. Ultimately, their eyes should be set on releasing on all carriers.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:02

13. Bedz81 (Posts: 42; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


Sense is probably my favourite overlay, been using it since the Touch Pro. But it is too memory hungry. It needs more optimisation as it becomes sluggish over time and other people who have the Sensation/XE have the same problem.

So a lighter Sense is more than welcome even though HTC are delaying with any future updates...

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:18 1

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5639; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm not buying any HTC phones if they give their phones GOOD or decent battery life. I have my eyes set on the XPERIA Z

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 01:31

38. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


Apparently you haven't used one of thier devices in a while, unusally get a good solid day out of my EVO 4G LTE with moderate to heavy usage.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 18:34

25. stychill (unregistered)


I hope they go the route of motorolla and stick closely to stock android.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 20:22 2

29. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I thought the 4+ was already simple and clean?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:17

34. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Me to but, it's hard to shake a bad reputation. Sense 4+ is wonderful but, people still aren't all the way convinced.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 21:54 3

31. phljcnth (Posts: 200; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Gotta be careful. There's a thin line between simple and boring.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:11 5

33. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


iOS is a perfect example of that.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:28

35. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)


Capacitive button for me is better than on screen button for thevreason that soft buttons occupies space in the screen..i really want it to be full screen all the time..as long as the capacitive doesn't wear off that easily..

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 05:27 3

41. kingcombo78 (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


I always like htc..cant wait to see how they do this yr

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 07:25 1

42. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


well done HTC.......

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 13:27 1

43. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


sense is unique.

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 00:54 1

44. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


i have faith on this company, they make really beautiful phones. hopefully they will learn from there mistakes and put removable battery and expansion on the future phones.
viva HTC!!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 09:06

47. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


well htc ... ur sense interface is the best yet. and hey hey guys interface should not be very simple rather cause think deeply, it willl literally make the phone boring to use. take example of APPLE UI. its so simple that it has only icons on the screen as applications and u cant go much into it . eventually u get BORED OF IT. not much customization in apple ui as well. where as sense is far more better. but where htc have to work out is MARKETING PLANS, BETTER CAMERS AND BETTER MUSIC. believe me no phone is gna beat em up if they improve only such a few things. htc makes best handsets and optimum quality. i have used gs3 ans apple iphone4s and HTC ONE X. but to b true htc just ROCK. IT BEATS EM ALL. looks the best among all with ultimate screen. m not a fanboy, but all this is a user review , cause i ve been using these handsets daily. sold my apple though. lol. but nyways A VERY GOOD LUCK TO HTC. UR THE BEST.

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