The new HTC Sense interface: what's so new about it?
posted by Nick T. / Feb 19, 2013, 11:04 AM
So, the HTC One is now official, meaning that the Taiwanese company has a new flagship Android smartphone to make us go "wow" with. What makes it so cool, you ask? Well, there's plenty to love about the device, ranging from its outstanding build quality to the powerful hardware tucked under its hood.
But software is also an essential part of a smartphone's user experience, and HTC is well aware of that. That's why the One's makers decided to overhaul the Sense user interface and change it in accordance to what smartphone owners use their devices the most.
The result is a new Sense UI – simpler, built from the ground up around the idea that people want quick access to information that interests them the most. HTC BlinkFeed is its highlight feature, accessible the very instant you unlock the device's screen. HTC Zoe is also in tow, allowing users to bring their image gallery to life with great photos and videos. But what do these features do exactly? Read along to find out!
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
It looks very damn good. and better than the iOS in my opinion. my favorite part is the TV IV blast feature
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 11:07 AM 22
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Android with WP8 theme by HTC.
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 11:08 AM 21
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i do like the idea behind it. the only question is how will the refreshes affect battery drain? and i read that the Original Sense clock is an option in the widget options. before people complain they dont like it or looks like WP8... you can disable it.
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 11:15 AM 5
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even live wallpapers kill a good amount of battery juice. what more with all these interactivity? they should offer an option to turn them off.
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 11:50 AM 3
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Crapsung fans will be mad.
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 11:33 AM 2
Everyone now is copying the tile thing of windows 8 cant someone think of something original.
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 11:35 AM 4
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As a Windows Phone user I must say the tile Sense UI(tiles are still static unlike Windows Phone) really appeals to me. And you can still switch to a more traditional Android interface. If HTC actually delivers on the camera quality(the software is killer too) and Nokia announces yet another AT&T exclusive for their next flagship device this is absolutely my next phone. I won't have to unlock it for T-Mobile to enjoy it. Are you listening Nokia?
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 2:52 PM 4
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This is for you guys who dont like the UI...yeah the tile UI bla bla, WP bla bla bla, BUT, to not see the tiles, just slide it sideways, left or right, and thats it...it looks like an android UI again...i just one hands on video....the blink feed or tiles UI is just in one place, like a dedicated page for them...slide it right for example and you have the android UI again..simple as that...watch JON4LAKERS htc one hands on video on youtube and you'll see it. Just saw it.
posted on Feb 19, 2013, 8:47 PM 0
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I would say its more of a Flipboard clone. IMO Flip Board is inspired by Live Tiles tho... so in a 6 degress of seperation type of thing...one could say this Blink Feed is Live Tile-ish. That said....I dont want any static things on my home screen. If I have to get another launcher just to remove it...I might dont want that phone. At the same time...I use Nova Launcher now so it might not be that big a deal.
posted on Feb 21, 2013, 6:16 AM 0
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