Posts tagged with: Sense UI
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    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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    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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    Lately we've gotten accustomed to high-end, expensive smartphones. The low-end is still primarily populated with the "dumb" flip-style phones. Apple has opted for selling older versions of its iPhone as "entry level". HTC, on the other hand, has decided to offer slower, less feature-rich phones as their entry-level models. Such is the case with the modestly spec'd HTC Wildfire S, a very compact, reasonably priced smartphone, powered by Android and HTC's own Sense UI. Originally released in May 2011, the Wildfire S is a relative new-comer to T-Mobile USA. BOX CONTENTS The Wildfire S comes ...

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    We've all been waiting for HTC to finally release their new gem, which in the past was known as the Ruby, but which we later learned will be called the Amaze 4G at least for T-Mobile. New leaks bring even better news to the block, as it seems that the HTC Ruby will not be exclusive to T-Mobile. This new blurry cam shot shows the gem in full glory, this time black instead of white, and with no T-Mobile branding. According to the source, HTC is testing the new device in Thailand's DC-HSPA+ network speeds, and everything seems to point to its ability to reach up to 42Mbps date speeds. The ...

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    When HTC's Bliss arrives, it will do so with a fresh new version of the company's Sense UI installed. We've told you some of what you can expect from Sense 3.5, but plenty of you are likely anxious to get your hands on the software and give it a try yourself. If you don't feel like waiting, don't want new hardware, and would just like to see Sense 3.5 on your smartphone right now, you may be in luck, thanks to a developer's work getting the UI running on a Desire HD. The release isn't quite perfect, suffering from some bugs related to the Desire HD's camera and with Bluetooth seemingly ...

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    Recently we reported on HTC's apparent "spying" on users with a recent update to the EVO 3D and Sensation. According to a report, HTC has responded to these charges: "We've seen some questions about Sensation and Evo 3D and want to provide more information. HTC, like most manufacturers, has an opt-in error reporting function built in to our devices. If your phone experiences an error, you have the option of "Telling HTC" so we can make improvements to our phones. Details about this are in our privacy policy on each device and in order for data to be collected, you have to opt-in. If you do ...

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    These are the leaks that every T-Mobile customer has been waiting for. The Samsung Hercules, which is the Galaxy S II Variant for T-Mobile, and the HTC Ruby are probably the two hottest devices being offered by the carrier this fall. They've both been leaked to fit the bill as the most powerful devices on T-Mobile once released, so there are tons of reasons why you should be interested. If you're on the list of people that are holding back for any of both, set October 26th on your calendar, as a recent Back To School marketing roadmap just got leaked, and these are the dates mentioned for ...

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    After hearing only rumors of HTC's Wildfire S landing on T-Mobile in the US, we finally saw the smartphone in a render with T-Mobile branding back near the end of last month. Just a day later, the official announcement was upon us, setting the handset up for an August 3 release. Sure as sugar, the Wildfire S is now available at T-Mobile for just $80, after rebate, on-contract. Make no mistake: the Wildfire S is far from the top of HTC's lineup, but it's not exactly aimed at the smartphone elite, either. Though the feature set is a bit limited, this Android is priced for the user ...

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    When we reviewed the HTC Thunderbolt we told you that this superphone was coming with HTC's Sense UI 2.0 -- which was starting to show its age at the time. The EVO 3D, announced at CTIA, was shown running an "updated" version of Sense UI, which we later would learn to be version 3. Owners were hopeful their Sense would be updated, but HTC offered no help and later announced the Sense 3 wouldn't be coming to the Thunderbolt. Nothing gets developers more motivated than saying something won't be done -- or can't be. The latest version of the Das BAMF Gingerbread ROM includes the coveted Sense ...

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    The arrival of HTC's ChaCha, its first smartphone with Facebook integration via a dedicated button, has snuck up on us. First we thought it would be here in late June, then on June 6, and now it's upon us already, showing up as in-stock with several UK-based smartphone retailers. Available for the equivalent of about $375 off-contract, the ChaCha lacks the huge screen and powerhouse processor you'd find in many of the other Androids premiering this summer. Instead, HTC is trying to sell this smartphone based on the experience it offers, encompassing changes ranging from the sprinkling of ...

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    Back at MWC, a source inside HTC hinted that Android Gingerbread 2.3.x should be coming to the Desire HD "around April". Since then we've heard of one "official" update leaked earlier this month, but it turns out that was just an internal test build. Today, thanks to a pocketnow tipster, we've learned that another Gingerbread build has leaked. This time it's reportedly much more complete, and could likely be the final release. Dubbed "build 187331" the ROM is the World-Wide English version 2.36.405.8 and includes an updated version of the phone's radio. If you've got a Desire HD and are ...

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    There's a lot to expect from HTC in the release of Sense 3.0, coming out along with the HTC Sensation. We've known to look forward to a 3D-enabled home screen, a revamped lock screen packed full of information, and new apps like HTC Watch for movie downloads. We've also been looking forward to the unexpected, preparing to experience much of Sense 3.0's surprises for the first item as we discover them ourselves. One new Sense addition that we hadn't heard of yet has been revealed today, a very Swype-like keyboard called HTC Trace. Just like Swype, Trace invites you to drag your finger ...

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    HTC's latest launcher, known by some as Sense UI 3.0 and others as Sense 3D, is starting to be seen on various smartphones -- even those HTC never intended, such as the T-Mobile G2. It's not exactly what you'd call "functional" but it's a good, first-hand look at what upcoming devices will come with. If you've got a T-Mobile G2 you'll need to download the ROM, flash it with ROM Manager (or your favorite recovery image), and you will have to perform a factory reset or things will likely go awry. I'd also suggest performing a full backup before you jump in. (The video shows you how to do all ...

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    In our last post we unboxed the HTC Desire S. In this video we'll take a look at the first boot and see the general responsiveness of the smartphone. This cellphone is running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense UI 2.1. The new version of Sense UI comes with a quick settings tab and recently used apps, in addition to notifications in the pull-down notification shade. The app drawer has three views (all apps, frequently used apps, and downloaded apps) and a cool, vertically paginated view to help navigate a long list of apps. Integration with HTCSense.com is present and does its job ...

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    Thanks to our friends at Negri Electronics we got our hands on the HTC Desire S. An Android-powered smartphone running HTC Sense UI, and targeting the European market. In this video I'll show you what comes in the box, and give you a quick tour or the device itself. We'll cover first-boot and software in an upcoming video. Inside the box is what you'd expect: some manuals, a wall-wart for USB-power (sporting European prongs), a stereo headset, a USB cable, and the phone itself. The smartphone feels very substantial in-hand, though it's not heavy and is quite compact. In addition to a ...

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