Posts tagged with: Sense UI
  • by | May 4, 2012 11:00 AM

    All right everyone, we've still got a few weeks until the Galaxy S III drops, so let's just settle down and keep talking about what's available today. There's still work to be done, 'na mean? One of our contenders is Google's venerable mainstay of America's "most reliable," number-one, most-red-and-black wireless network; the other is a hot young upstart looking to steal the spotlight in the name of Big-Blue-number-two. One bears a proud South Korean heritage, while the other is Taiwan's newest crown jewel! One built of plastic, one of different plastic polycarbonate! Who will claim the ...

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  • by | May 2, 2012 1:00 AM

    Shoppers perusing AT&T's website in search of a smartphone will find a slew of options, numbering 36 devices in all. Of these, a surprising 21 are Android phones. I say "surprising" because AT&T has never been known for their compelling Android lineup. Maybe it's a side effect of years of iPhone exclusivity; maybe it's the lack of a unified brand image like Verizon's DROID campaign. Or maybe it's because, with a few exceptions like the Galaxy Note, AT&T's never had a truly unique Android phone to showcase. With its gorgeous display, unique materials, and a design guaranteed to ...

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  • by | April 13, 2012 1:46 PM

    HTC is preparing a new, Ice Cream Sandwich-powered entry level phone codenamed HTC Golf; we recently saw an unmemorable test photo from this handset's five-megapixel main camera. Reportedly set to hit the market sometime before the end of the quarter as the Wildfire C (following the original Wildfire and Wildfire S), Golf slots into HTC's current lineup below the three members of the One series -- although it takes a few design cues from those devices as well. Tipped to run on a single-core, sub-gigahertz processor, the Sense 4.0-skinned Golf should offer up a 3.5-inch, 480 x 320 pixel ...

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  • by | April 9, 2012 3:53 PM

    HTC lost its magic in 2011. It released too many phones, many of which were uninspired, plus it got overshadowed by Samsung with the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note. But this year, HTC plans to reverse its misfortunes, starting with the One line of devices. The HTC One series brings forth an improved Sense UI experience, an "amazing" camera, and a redoubled attention to detail in hardware design. The HTC One X, powered by the mighty quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, is the highest-end device in the One series, and the most impressively-spec'ed Android phone to date. Is it good enough to put HTC back on ...

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  • by | April 5, 2012 10:44 AM

    This is the HTC EVO ONE (codename:Jewel) that Sprint will reportedly launch on Wednesday, pictured between the HTC One X for AT&T and the T-Mobile-bound HTC One S. As one of the Now Network's premiere LTE handsets, the EVO ONE promises to usher in a new cellular broadband technology in much the same manner as the HTC EVO 4G heralded the company's ill-fated WiMax rollout. Rumored by Android Central to sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm along with a 4.7-inch, 720p display and 16GB of internal memory, the EVO ONE should make a worthy successor the EVO 3D -- which is ...

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  • by | March 26, 2012 2:33 PM

    Now that the HTC Vivid has been updated with Sense 3.6 and Ice Cream Sandwich, we are returning with a new video to take a closer look at the changes therein. Overall, the device seems to be snappier and the slight changes to Sense are for the better on all fronts. We would have liked to see a more unified ICS interface or even Sense 4.0, but HTC has made it very clear they do not want to confuse or alienate their existing customer base. Unfortunately, a software update cannot change hardware issues, and our review score still stands.

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  • by | March 26, 2012 12:36 PM

    Today's topic goes way back to the PC days where OEMs would load them up with software that you didn't need, and most users didn't want. The term for this software? "Bloatware". Pocketnow reader Laurentiu sent in the following question: What do you think about built in Apps in Android devices, starting with launchers (Touchwiz, Sense, etc), daily apps like memo takers, voice recorders, email clients, Kies air and the corresponding widgets for these applications. Many refer to them as bloatware, while I find them useful and better integrated with the OS than third party apps. Cheers, ...

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  • by | February 10, 2012 11:03 AM

    We just brought you a collection of some of the first test photos found for a handful of unreleased HTC Androids, but that's far from all the hardware that the manufacturer has been working on. Some images of an unknown HTC handset were published earlier this morning, showing-off some very Droid Incredible-like styling and featuring support for Verizon LTE; just what could it be? There's been some speculation that this phone might be the Droid Incredible 3, but our money's on a different name; we've spotted mention of a Droid Incredible 4G used by accessory manufacturers. Admittedly, it's ...

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  • by | January 25, 2012 5:39 AM

    Originally codenamed Holiday, the HTC Vivid is one of the newest 4G (LTE) devices from ATT, but not the first LTE phone from HTC. Based on specs alone, this device seems to have a lot going for it, but as we've discovered in the past, sometimes specs aren't enough. And these days, it takes a lot more than blazing download speeds to impress anyone. How does the HTC Vivid stand up to the heavy (but lighter in weight) competition on the market today? Read on to find out. BOX CONTENTS As with most devices these days, there isn't much to be said about the box or the contents therein. You get a ...

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  • by | January 18, 2012 4:56 PM

    In this video we'll be taking a closer look at the software on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer. Running Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) with HTC Sense 1.0 for Tablets, the device is very snappy, suffering from only a few Sense crashes here and there. Hopefully an upgrade to Honeycomb, or more likely, Ice Cream Sandwich will allow for additional pen functionality (which is currently very limited). HTC has included its own book and video content apps in Reader and Watch along with a handful of other interesting programs such as Press Reader, Snapbooth, Dock Mode, and Car Panel. The split statusbar / ...

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  • by | January 18, 2012 4:56 PM

    In this video we'll be unboxing the T-Mobile HTC Flyer. The HTC Flyer is well known in the market today (having been originally released in May), T-Mobile has recently released their version of the tablet to the world at large. In hand, the device feels hefty but well put together, and with a Qualcomm 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor, the initial impressions are favorable. But as we put this newest version of the HTC Flyer into daily use, will it be able to meet expectations compared to other tablets available today? The 32GB HTC Flyer is available from T-Mobile for $399 with a two year ...

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  • by | January 18, 2012 4:54 PM

    HTC may be getting into the Android tablet scene with its new 7-inch Flyer, but a larger variant is also in the works. The HTC Puccini may be one of the two additional tablets HTC is rumored to be releasing this year. We're expecting it to be a 10-inch model, which could be released as early as later this month. While most details about the Puccini so far come from analysis of leaked ROMs, now we have some new evidence of the Android's existence, with the discovery of some test photos shot with the Puccini's camera. The Android tablet is rumored to be running a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon ...

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  • by | January 18, 2012 4:51 PM

    CEO Peter Chou revealed its existence just days ago, and now the quad-core HTC Quattro tablet has supposedly been fully detailed. This 10.1-inch Android-powered slate reportedly has a 1280 x 768 resolution (iPad: 9.7 inches at 1024 x 768), while packing the same AP30 Tegra 3 system-on-a-chip from Nvidia as the rumored HTC Edge smartphone. RAM has been pegged at 1GB, while storage should consist of 16GB internal plus microSD expansion; Bluetooth 4.0, 5GHz Wi-Fi, as well as a full complement of sensors, are also expected. The sub-nine-millimeter thick Quattro -- a codename, as with most ...

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  • by | January 16, 2012 11:55 PM

    In this video, we are taking a close look at the software on the one of the newest 4G LTE devices from AT&T, the HTC Vivid. Even with the usual HTC Sense 3.0 overlaid on Gingerbread Android, the HTC Vivid is still an admirable performer. If not for it's bulky exterior and hardware design, one would be very pleased with the results. Even the data speeds without the 4G LTE service (not available in my primary service area) are outstanding, especially compared to my daily driver from Sprint. There is the typical bloatware installed on the device, some of which can be removed, while others ...

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  • by | December 12, 2011 3:19 AM

    Along with the recent update that HTC brought to the European version of their Incredible S, they' just launched updates for more devices on their line-up. If you're currently rocking an HTC Desire HD, your device will be updated to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, which includes a couple of bug fixes. The only cool thing about the update is the fact that HTC upgrades your device to their latest HTC Sense 3.0. If your device is an HTC Wildfire S, you'll also get bumped to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, though sadly you'll only go as far as HTC Sense 2.1 for now. We sadly still have no word regarding ...

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