HTC's One smartphone has caused something of a stir twice now. The first time was because it was released in its original guise, and mainly because it's a stunning Android phone and one of the big contenders for best Android phone on the market. The second time was because HTC launched it as a Google Play Edition handset, free of HTC's own software.
Whichever side of the Android / iOS debate you consider yourself, there's no denying that each has its fair share of advantages over the other. The lack of support for widgets is something many iOS users have bemoaned since the very first iPhone back in 2007, but thanks to the marvel of jailbreaking, these individuals seldom need lament Apple's restrictions for too long. Although the HTC One X was only a moderately successful device, it did have a nice weather and clock widget typical of the company's Sense software. Over the years, a number of Sense UI inspired themes have been made available on Cydia for jailbroken devices, and now, the latest version from HTC One X has been ported too for those running jailbroken iPhones.
HTC has long been known as a great alternative to Apple’s monopolistic dominance in the smartphone world. In a bold new move, the company is now opening up its Sense interface, as well as its bootloader, to third-party developers.
Totally unsure if this is true or a trick but the bigger question is why would you ever want to do it? If you're an HTC and Android fan boy, how about you opt for phones which offer similar hardware, specs and come out with an Android OS like Desire HD, EVO 4G or Incredible S?
Back in November 2009, we reported that you could get the HTC Sense UI on your iPhone running iOS 3.x We then repeatedly got requests to upgrade that theme so that it works on newer devices running iOS 4.x. And now, a much better looking HTC Sense theme (lockscreen only) has been released for iPhone 4 which is inspired by the latest version of HTC Sense found on Desire HD. It even has a weather widget that updates regularly and it all looks awesome on iPhone 4’s Retina Display. Follow this very easy guide to get this working on your iPhone.
Included among the new features of the HTC Desire Z / Desire HD is the updated Sense UI. Besides the little tweaks in the interface, the updated Sense also brings a super-fast 5 second boot time. The tech is called “HTC Fast Boot” and is exclusive to the newly announced phones.
The first real Windows Phone 7 device from HTC has been spotted running a developer version of Windows Phone 7. The device in question boasts specs and a form factor which resembles that of HTC Desire (an Android phone).
If you have ever owned or use an HTC phone like HTC HD2 or HTC Desire with HTC Sense, you will know how great a job HTC has done in tightly integrating the phone with social networks like Facebook and Twitter. This is something that iPhone users have been missing even with three major iterations of the OS. But with iPhone OS 4, Apple is likely to change this all.
Ever wished to have got the new beautiful Sense experience from HTC Desire on your Motorola Droid? Droid, which ships with Android 2.0 has got the plain and simple interface which comes as stock from Android 2.0 OS. But now thanks to folks over at AllDroid, you will now soon be able to get the attractive looking HTC Sense right on your Motorola Droid phone.
Paul at Modaco forums has finally released a very alpha version of the HTC Desire ROM with HTC Sense for Nexus One that we posted about a few days ago. The ROM also packs Flash 10.1 for Android along with lots of widgets for the HTC Sense experience. There are some bugs and glitches here and there but since its an alpha ROM, these can be expected. Here is how it looks like running on Nexus One.