When HTC launched the HTC Sensation this week in London with the new HTC Sense 3.0 on top of Android, we couldn’t help but wonder whether the older HTC Android devices will get the new Sense or not. Looks like not, at least according to a recent HTC tweet.
Responding to a twitter question whether the new Sense will get to the Desire HD — which in itself is a rather high-end-ish device — HTC said that “due to Sense’s hardware requirements, only our newest devices (Flyer, EVO 3D, Sensation) will be able to support it”. We’re not quite sure of what “hardware requirements” HTC is referring to because it’s definitely not dual-core processor requirements. HTC Flyer has a single-core processor so that’s out.
It might have something to do with graphic processing and it also might have something to do with the fact that both the EVO 3D and the Sensation have qHD resolution displays. But then again, we’ve already seen TouchFLO 3D being ported from HTC Touch HD‘s WVGA to HTC Diamond‘s VGA and other QVGA devices so who knows? We’ll see the “community” at work with the leaked Sensation ROM containing Sense 3.0.