HTC Sense 5.0 seen running on a Droid DNA, more screenshots appear
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 22, 2013, 6:00 AM
Sense 5.0 looks cleaner, and the 3D shenanigans like the pull ring seem gone, while the weather and other widgets have received a more minimalistic look, just like we saw yesterday.
This has left more space on the homescreen for your app icons and additional widgets, and there are rectangular ones for news and social networking updates. See the full set in the slideshow below and tell us what you think.
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First one really reminds me of live tiles Also, they FINALLY let us customize the stock dock from that ugly rounded rectangle.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:11 AM 8
Stop trying to be different only in the look users need real difference: cool functionalities. For a different look? launchers are enough.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:32 AM 13
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Yup. This is why I don't complain about skins as far as the look goes. Of course, they do delay updates (I wish manufacturers would release a "clean" version of Android and a skinned one for each phone and let the users decide individually). However, the look shouldn't be a concern with the proper launcher/lockscreen combo.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 7:43 PM 0
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Bad thing there is live tiles are proving one of the biggest turn offs for customers,vast majority of customers dislike them and windows phone sales have suffered agonisingly over it. With an upgrade due I'm open minded this year weither to go for the s4,note 3,xperia z,or whatever htcs offerings might be. If the new sense ends up like this htc might be late off the starting block for me,although if the hardware and design are excellent a custom launcher could always replace sense 5.0
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 7:43 AM 1
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Where are you reading that Live Tiles are turning people off? That's honestly the first I've heard of it and I work at a cell phone company. The single biggest complaint I've heard with WP is the lack of apps...
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 12:29 PM 3
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Looks more boring than stock.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:11 AM 11
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I am gonna buy ip5 because of bad design of new android phones
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 8:19 AM 0
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they got rid of the HTC clock and used HD widgets instead...how could they
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:11 AM 7
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Yeah, that was one of the many reasons I liked sense. What is happening now with sense 5.0? I still want the old version of sense for example the sensation(with those spinning carousel when you switch between homescreens and other 3d animations and eye candy icons)
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:18 AM 7
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I installed a mod to stop it from happening. just wanting to change from one screen to another, but if you swiped a little too hard the caroussel kicked in and you have to wait for it to stop spinning, so you could then change screen.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 7:28 AM 1
After 5 iterations they haven't realized that battery percentage would be useful, they had toggles in status bar and removed it for some dumb reason, Sense still sucks balls, at least Touchwiz gets more useful and versatile with time
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:15 AM 1
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looks sleek, question is how does it perform?
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:19 AM 0
Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013
same question here.. I hope HTC made some performace optimizations. Sense 4 was a real RAM hog... I like the minimalist-like approach of the leaked Sense.. I hope RAM consumption is at t minimum too.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 3:52 PM 0
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i used HTC phone just because the sense! now... im thinkin to be with samsung =\ what the hell is that?! where is the style.. the elegant... the beautiful UI?! =\ i dont want it nice and clean if this what they meant for!... i ahte samsung UI ans iphone UI ... they all look like a toy.. not something elegant and nice lookin...
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:26 AM 3
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I prefer sense 4.1
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 6:29 AM 4
Sense 4+ on One X is a joke, can't even open more than one tab at a time, just a waste, can thumb me down, but HTC financials speak for themselves, FAIL!!!! The screen and build quality are awesome, thank god for CM10 and AOKP
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 7:30 AM 0
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