HTC says it is weighing its options with Android Ice Cream Sandwich
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 19, 2011, 5:37 AM
Deep UI overhauls like HTC Sense, however, have to be rethought and tailored to the new realities like buttonless fronts and other possibilities that open up with Android ICS, and this will seemingly take a while, said HTC in a statement:
It remains to be seen exactly which devices, how and when will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich out of HTC's whole Android portfolio, but between scrambling to get new hardware out that is more suitable for ICS, and reviewing how to change the HTC Sense overlay now, something tells us it might take a while until we see the HTC Sensation 4G boasting Android 4.0.
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Can't wait to see what HTC does with ICS
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 5:48 AM 3
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I regret ever getting my sensation I really hate HTC Idk what I was thinking.. I think their commercials swung me
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 6:24 AM 1
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Maybe you should have done more research before getting one then. Personally, I think that Sense is the most stable UI out of all the others. And now that I know what it's like to have all my text fit to screen when browsing the web, I'm spoiled for life.
posted on Oct 20, 2011, 12:27 PM 0
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I'll be patiently waiting for an HTC ICS device. The prime's plastic is such a turnoff... I know HTC won't let me down in build quality. I just hope they find a better option to produce their screens. I can't say much now, but I don't think SLCD is gonna cut it for ICS... They need barely noticeable blacks to blend the phones screen with the nav buttons. They need to go back to amoled!
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 6:56 AM 3
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EVO 3d as well
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 6:59 AM 1
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I have the Evo 3D as well. I really prefer the AOSP/MIUI roms, but with those roms we lose 3D and 4G capabilities. Id love to have a pure ICS rom on my Evo 3D, I like sense but I prefer being able to customize it myself plus it uses more resources (cpu/ram).
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 1:10 PM 0
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ICS doesnt allow deep customization my manufacturers like regular android does. Will HTC have to go the same route that samsung did with touchwiz on the galaxy tab? just adding some neat widgets and other minor things to differentiate? news like this pushes me back twards the nexus as i was thinking about waiting to see what the other guys brought to the table with ICS. tired of update limbo.
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 7:00 AM 2
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I wasn't all-in with ICS a month back. I expected it to be a sort of retooled stock Gingerbread with on-screen menu buttons - great for the stock crowd, but not the masses. That changed when we got leaked screenshots a couple weeks ago. ICS has the distinctive, full-featured interface I thought only Sense was capable of providing. Seeing Gmail on ICS pushed me way over the edge. Did ICS just make Sense redundant?
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 8:17 AM 4
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WTF!?!? Why should any company be scrambling to put out phones for ICS? Google take a lesson from Microsoft when it comes to integrating the people who support your platform in the development process. I want to see you guys allow everyone the ability to work on your OS while it's being made. You could work out so many problems together. Why just build this exclusively with one company? Yes put out the Nexus first but allow the HTCs, Motorolas, Lgs, etc. to have a seat at the table so this can be a truly open experience and they can make some amazing and timely products. HTC if you want to roll out something amazing follow Sammy's lead and look at the dev community.
posted on Oct 19, 2011, 8:32 AM 2
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