HTC Sense UI 3.5: redesigned, streamlined

HTC Sense UI 3.5: redesigned, streamlined
HTC’s NYC event kicked off with the HTC Rhyme, a phone aiming straight at the ladies. With no groundbreaking specs, but plenty of novelties with it including the latest iteration on HTC Sense, 3.5. The new UI comes with more personalization options and new streamlined look and feel with a homescreen allowing you to dock icons to the side, while the clock shows on the left. Well, at least in the default state - you can personalize that as well. 

Nicole Coddington, senior UX Designer at HTC, went on stage and explained how the new design allows more space for wallpapers as people tend to often put their photos on the background. HTC is actually adding 12 new wallpaper images and the famous flip clock has also been updated. 

Probably the most important novelty is the reworked camera app. HTC didn’t specify whether it was a specific feature for the Rhyme or a part of the Sense 3.5 update, but we’re hoping for the latter. In either case, the new app includes automatic face detection and auto uploads to a number of social networking sites. Up until recently, HTC was notorious for having one of the worse cameras on smartphones, but it seems that the Taiwanese have put extra effor to fix this. They’ve also slashed the lag present when taking a couple of pictures one after another. With the new Burst mode, the phone would take 5 consecutive shots in 2.5 seconds.

Plenty of minor additions arrive as well - including redefined customizable icons and preview tabs, so plenty of stuff to be excited about. Stay tuned for our hands-on preview of the HTC Rhyme, coming up shortly - that’s where you’ll get a first glimpse of the Sense 3.5.

source: HTC

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21 Comments

1. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

i like the sense updates, more room for home photos is going to make it better. burst shot hardly new but welcome addition.

2. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

i want....!

3. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

I hope there's a GSM version I remember the only reason I got the blackberry curve was because its LED indicator blinked every 2 seconds to see if you had coverage lmao I like bright lights :) If only it came out in white :(

10. Junglejoe unregistered

why it must be white? u racist?

21. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

I only buy my phones in white lol Gray,Black or Any other colors don't appeal to me :)

4. Rich unregistered

WAIT A SEC.... SENSE 3.5 ON A SINGLE CORE!??? DIDNT THEY SAY 3.0 WAS FOR DUAL CORE ONLY??? SOMETHING DOESNT LINE UP HERE... IF THIS IS THE CASE THEN GIVE ME 3.0!!! AT LEAST GIVE ME AN OPTION TO UPGRADE TO 3.0 FOR COST!!!

6. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

i have a single core and thats the first thing i saw and i want this on my mytouch 4G

13. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

3.5 will bring a lot of the goodies that 3.0 brought but not with the high ram and processor demand that it required with the flashy effects.

14. polo52521

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 27, 2008

3.5 is for more low end phones look at the htc explorer it only has a 600mhz processor 384MB of RAM

17. idgaf

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

The htc vigor is coming with sense 3.5...pretty sure its not low end

5. jagan unregistered

i need this in gsm version

7. superguy

Posts: 465; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Hopefully this won't be a resource and battery hog like other versions of Sense have been.

8. Allday28

Posts: 341; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

You can pretty much count on it being a resource hog..

9. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

I hope they give Sense 3.0 users the option to use the lower-end Sense 3.5.

11. guttatae22 unregistered

Im just curious why can't this new sense 3.5 be ported over to the HTC thunderbolt???

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Is this new UI going to be pushed OTA to existing HTC handsets?

16. ArmageddonX

Posts: 96; Member since: May 11, 2011

From my understanding Sense 3.5 is a low-end phone UI; Sense 3.5 is "Sense 'Lite'". Sense 3.0 is technically superior, but Sense 3.5 would take less resources to run. I could be wrong...

15. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Where's the HTC Holiday??!!! That has LTE and dual-core. That might be released before the GS2 at this point.

22. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

gs2 is already out!

19. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I love sense. Sense 3.5 just keeps amazing me. HTC great job.

20. Chad unregistered

I have Inspire 4g running sense 3.0 its pretty damn smooth

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