Claimed HTC Sense 7 screenshots leak, reeking of Material Design

HTC promised it will update the One (M8) and (M7), as well as the mini 2 to Lollipop within 90 days of Google throwing the source code at them, which will happen next week, so we can reasonably expect Android 5.0 on HTC flagships very early next year.

With a brand new, 64-bit Lollipop should come a brand new Material Design-inspired HTC Sense interface, right? Right, said HTC, and rolled up its sleeves. What you are seeing here, are purported screenshots from a test HTC One (M8) running a Lollipop build, with the eventual new HTC Sense 7 interface. 

Lollipop's Material Design apps and menus look cohesive, colorful, and clean. We can broadly compare their looks to the direction which LG's design team took for the LG G3's Optimus UI - flat, minimal, and very user-friendly. The Holo theme and its various incarnations are a thing of the past. 

All Google apps and interfaces have been treated to the unified look, too. It is pretty evident that HTC has thoroughly reworked its iconic Android coat of paint to match the new Material Design, and we have to say that we can't wait for more screenshots and info of any new functions to trickle down the pipeline about Sense 7.

source: YouMobile

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22 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Htc is becoming greater with its software updates, keep it up

13. Cyrus.I

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I own a Moto X and even though I love the stock-like UI, HTC's Sense seems a lot better. More functionality and less bloatware. Samsung, take notes.

2. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Are you kidding me? If anything material design follows in HTC's footsteps with the whites and dividers not LG.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I am pretty sure that second screenshot is of Battery Widget Reborn app and not HTC. Someone made a booboo. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.hubalek.android.apps.reborn.pro&hl=en Download that app on your phone and tell me the app is any different from the 2nd screenshot shown above.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Look at the slide menu. If it was under the Sertings app, there would be a back button at the top.

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup. Good spot.

6. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You're right. It even uses the same charging time that's displayed in one of the screenshots for the app.

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL...true ! I didn't even notice that.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Very minimal looking and clean. I like it.

7. twens

Posts: 1163; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Isn't this the same touchwiz color scheme people seem to hate? Now that it's on android L and sense people don't mind.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Samsung's color scheme is all over the place. It looks like a circus.

8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

it seems that samsung has already tried in gearing towards minimal UI look with the note 4.. but something is still wrong in their UI hmm.

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

"We can broadly compare their looks to the direction which LG's design team took for the LG G3 's Optimus UI - flat, minimal, and very user-friendly" It was new TW which did it first...and lg followed it.... Haters can hate...but facts never change MATERIAL UI has taken inspiration from TW...

14. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

You clearly don't know how htc sense looks like. It is the closest to material design.

16. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Bruh. Nobody likes TW. And if you get your facts straight you would know flat and minimal started with sense 5.0. if you really want to get technical....IOS7

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Nobody likes TW", but most Android users buy Samsung phones. Most people also do not root their phones or play with different launchers. Your statement doesn't seem to hold much water.

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Just not the flat and minimal UI idiot...see the colour scheme..this is TW colour scheme....

15. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

can't wait to get it on my m8

17. dre786

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

this flat design started with WP all the way. even the colors are close to that Microsoft uses

18. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

At first I thought it looks like touchwiz..

22. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

touchwiz is super ugly and like carton sense is so hot

21. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

htc is the best m8 is super cool and great phone and now android 5 and sense 7 become fastest smart phone

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