HTC's Sense skin for Android has long been a bloated skeuomorphic mess, with aluminum ring pulls, flip clocks and fancy weather animations. If these leaked screenshot are accurate, though, that all looks set to change—for the better.
Even though HTC makes some admirable phones, there has long been one common complaint about its handsets: Sense. The UI, that the company insists on plastering over the Android OS, is bloated, slow and a pain in the ass. Turns out HTC agrees, and it's changing it.
It strikes me that we don't need that much more Facebook integration in our lives, seeing as we already have kids named after it. That won't stop HTC, who've just come out with the Status. A true Facebook phone. Hooray?
HTC makes some beautiful phones, but designer Andrew Kim still sees room for improvement. The HTC 1 is his vision for a device with an even more refined and harmonious design. Can you spot the hidden kickstand?
HTC's new UI patent that "organizes applications, widgets, and web pages into pages of a virtual book" may "borrow" a few ideas from Palm, but it's cool with me. I'm all for a snazzier version of Pre's card system.
Previously leaked as the "Click", HTC's Tattoo has replaceable covers that you can also design yourself. It runs Android with HTC's Sense interface (like the Hero), and has a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen (eek), 3.2-megapixel camera, MicroSD storage, and 3.5mm headphone-jack.
The original HTC Touch HD (pictured) used HTC's heavily modified WinMo OS, but a new rumor suggests that for its sequel, HTC will be continuing its embrace of Android. Our fingers are crossed for a Sense-packing QWERTY.
Well, this changes things. Right after it came out, Matt called the HTC Hero "tragically flawed." Why? Because the otherwise fantastic Sense UI was slooooow. HTC, presumably run by competent, rational human beings, has fixed this.