RUU of HTC Endeavor shows pictures of HTC Sense 4.0
Screen locks, favorite contacts, the Stocks page and the photo gallery are some of the subjects of the pictures. We also get to see some of the features of Sense 4.0 in both portrait and landscape mode and support for NFC and Beats Audio also appears to be included. We should be able to get a closer look at the HTC Endeavor and HTC Ville along with Sense 4.0 on February 26th during a press event HTC is holding the day before MWC 2012 opens in Barcelona.
Assuming that this really is HTC Sense 4.0, what do you think of it?
1. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
they really have to get rid of the lag, that is their number one concern.
everything else is a bonus.
5. JGuinan007 (Posts: 647; Member since: 19 May 2011)
You should see what the devs at XDA have done with sense devs like WildChild for example have optimized sense 3.5 to work with no lag on Inspire 4g/Desire HD and Vivid. Oh and still keep it stock without all the carrier bloat,
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
The screenshots do look nice. I hope Sense 4.0 goes easy on the system overhead. It would be sad to learn that Sense 4.0 requires a quad core processor to be able to run.
Separately, has anyone heard whether screen capture can be done natively on ICS? If memory serves, earlier versions of Android required rooting to be able to do screen captures.
4. Retro-touch (Posts: 264; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Yes screen capture is native on ICS, I'm using it (ICS) on my Captivate
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Rock on! (Thumbup) How do you do it (what button press sequence)?
Looking forward to ICS on my Razr!
19. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Interesting.... Press and hold the volume down+power key combination on the Razr is the equivalent of a battery pull.
Looking forward to ICS on my Razr! (Thumbup)
3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5653; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well it looks very...sense-y but aren't you guys getting ready for a change? especially after seeing stock ICS?
7. tedkord (Posts: 5514; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Not a chance. I'd take Sense over stock ICS any day. Hands down the nicest UI so far. ICS Is smooth, but dull. It'd be my next choice.
9. SGSII (Posts: 53; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I want Htc Sense like this, with no lag, and all the other features it already has. Then people won't be able to complain about a Snapdragon... Then it would run like a Snapdragon on Touchwhiz, but Sense instead. Do you guys get what I'm saying!? Are you listening HTC???
12. tedkord (Posts: 5514; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Huh? TouchWIZ on a snapdragon is laggy as hello. Sense on my Thunderbolt (snapdragon) is smoother than TouchWIZ of any Galaxy S I've tried. Even stock. However, sense 3.0 on a custom ROM is totally lag free.
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5653; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
then apparently you haven't touched an AT&T, Sprint or whatever Galaxy S II variant that use Exynos. :P
22. tedkord (Posts: 5514; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Actually, I have, and it's laggier than Sense on my Phone.
14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5653; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i complain about the Snapdragon series being what it is, an inferior SoC. Sense won't change much.
8. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)
I love sense. Nothing feels as polished and premium. This doesn't wow me but I think the old sense experience will still be there. I just hope its more fluid and less power consuming. I miss my sensation. I'll definitely consider HTC again now that they're going back to using amoled displays. Their build quality is unmatched. Then again, its gonna be a while until I get rid of my gnex.
10. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Why can't HTC just leave the poor status bar alone?!?!?!! What did it ever do to them!
11. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I love it. I love sense. Its perfect. Way better then stock. Way better. Just not in terms of updates.
23. tedkord (Posts: 5514; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yeah, this is the one drawback to Sense, and it's huge. But, it's an issue all OEM UI's have to deal with, and among the big players, HTC sure isn't the worst at getting updates out.
13. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
htc sense is cool as a whole but my only complain here would be the icons, it looks way back froyo days. how i hope functionality and smooth performance would compensate and of course more eye-candy interface haha! :)
20. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Well I got a Sensation and its sensational gotta admit the battery and signal sucks but hey my phone still better than that garbage iphone. An yes all u Apple fan boys it is garbage compared to android and I use to work at Apple fixing them so I know first hand. Can't wait for the update ICS and Sense 4.0 ha my spider sense is tingling
24. tedkord (Posts: 5514; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Well, I'm not sure if that was a reverse troll, or not.
21. Sniggly (Posts: 7199; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Sense has always been a nice, if resource intensive, skin. It looks like HTC may be leaving the dock at the bottom untouched, while adding more lockscreen functionality, both of which are really cool steps.