Next HTC Sense Home update to bring new Pixel Launcher style app drawer

Although HTC doesn't own a smartphone business any longer, the Taiwanese company will still launch another flagship by the end of the year. Google acquired HTC's workforce, which includes almost 2,000 engineers, earlier this week, in an attempt to turn its Pixel phones into a much more competitive lineup.

Regardless of that, HTC will continue to support its newest smartphones with updates whenever needed. In fact, a new report claims the Taiwanese company plans to release a new Sense Home update, which will include some major changes.

One of the many improvements included, the app drawer is supposed to mimic the swipe gestures of the Pixel Launcher. The way it works and the design of the new Sense Home will bring some of HTC's smartphones much closer to the Pixel phones software-wise.

We have yet to learn when exactly HTC plans to release the updated Sense Home update, but by looking at the leaked video, fans won't have to wait that long to experience the new features of the Pixel Launcher style app drawer.

source: LlabTooFeR

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6 Comments

1. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Wow! So sad that one of the first Android OEM's to make great phones like the Evo, Thunderbolt and Incredible, who bested Apple in sales for nearly a full year, is now no longer in the game. With all the OEM's who use Google services and Android, I just see no need for Google to ever have had any hardware produced to compete in a market they really stand no chance in. Seems they are gonna make phones just because they can, but never thought about if they really should.

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Don't forget the HTC Touch Diamond. Wish they would have brought that back with a larger screen running Android. Would have been a huge seller. https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/HTC-Touch-Diamond-Review_id1956

6. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

One of the first? Try THE first. The G1 aka HTC dream, was the first android sold. And HTC was best when it was working in the background making devices for other brands i.e xperia, carrier brands, and such. The M7 was a beast, then they just seemingly gave up. May as well just go back to those roots of designing and manufacturing for others.

3. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Wow, you are so wrong. Htc still owns smartphone division. They are letting go half of their RD team but the rest stays. HTC confirmed that they are still going to make phones so I don't know how did you come to such a conclusion.

4. heastin08

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2017

I was hoping they would make some sort of update available to sense. Hopefully this will make an update to their lockscreen and operate more like what u find on a stock device.

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Those swipe gestures are great but don't bring that permant Google search bar as it looks very annoying & messes with some wallpaper.

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