The best thing about HTC 10 interface? (Almost) No duplicate apps!
posted by Victor H. / Apr 12, 2016, 9:01 AM
HTC has just lifted the cover off its new flagship: the HTC 10. And at least on paper, the HTC 10 covers all the bases: a beautiful and refined metal design, a powerful Snapdragon 820 system chip on par with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, and a new, 12-megapixel camera with optical stabilization with promising quality.
However, these days, it seems that all phones cover these bases. You need something more to set yourself apart.
And HTC might have just nailed exactly that with the HTC 10: the new phone features a clean version of HTC Sense that does away with one of the biggest annoyances when using Android: duplicate apps.
Here's the deal: most Android phone makers, including the big names like Samsung and LG, stuff their phones to the gills with duplicate apps. There are often two browsers, two mail apps, two weather apps, two galleries and sometimes even three apps that do one and the same thing. Annoying and definitely confusing for novice users.
The HTC 10 has worked closer with Google and has managed to get rid of some of its own duplicates in favor of the stock Google apps: previously included apps like Scribble, Polaris Office, and Fun Fit are now gone. Not all duplicated have been removed and you can still find HTC's versions of HTC Mail, Dialer and Weather on board, but a lot of the duplicates are now gone.
Such small steps towards cleaning the user experience, make a big difference in daily use and we're glad HTC is moving forward in this regard. It's your turn now, Samsung and LG!
- Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)
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No duplicate apps exist since miui, try harder
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:04 AM 4
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The article isn't claiming HTC is the first OEM to do this, so what's your point?
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 10:43 AM 3
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Am I only the only one hoping for Google to Nexusify this without taking much away!
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:05 AM 1
I think this collaboration with Google is because HTC is going to make the next Nexus. Last year, LG worked with Google(atleast that;s what they said at the G4 event) and LG made Nexus 5x. So, probably HTC will make this year's nexus and all the rumors would become true.
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:13 AM 3
The fact that this phone is the first ever Android device that ships with native AirPlay support for Apple is great. http://www.idownloadblog.com/2
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:05 AM 1
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I changed my mind about this phone. This is probably the fastest android phone ever with no bloatware
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:16 AM 2
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In other news: HTC 10 just scored 88 points on DxOmark! the catch? It's now on par with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge!! go check it out guys!
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 9:32 AM 4
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Kudos to HtC for doing this I hope this forces the other OEMs to do the same. In fact I would love the FCC to step in and deny AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile any spectrum lic. unless they make all their bloatware removable. Maybe this is why AT&T is not carrying the 10- HtC must have said no to all their redundant apps. Great move HtC
posted on Apr 12, 2016, 10:39 AM 1
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