Posts tagged with: Sense UI
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    The HTC EVO Shift 4G running on Sprint's WiMax network may seem logical to compare with the first HTC EVO 4G, but to compare the two would be like comparing pineapples to cumquats. The EVO Shift could be construed as more of a business device, with a full QWERTY keyboard combined with a professional looking design. The metallic-blue and chrome accents keep this device sophisticated but may appeal to a more specific group. Will the EVO Shift see as much action and popularity as its cousin the EVO 4G? Probably not, but being powered by Android 2.2 and having WiMax connectivity still makes ...

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    A little while ago I unboxed and booted up the HTC Desire HD on camera for you. The unboxing video turned out pretty good, but due to a perfect storm of tripod configuration, lighting, and a ridiculously reflective screen, the first boot video didn't turn out that well. After several days of reconfiguring my setup and a "factory reset" of the phone, I've got a first boot video that I think you'll be a little more happy with.

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    Here's what you need to do if you've got an HTC Desire HD and want superuser permissions: First off, this is temproot, not "real" root, meaning you'll need to get temproot at every boot, and we still dont' have access to modifying hboot or recovery. 1. From the homescreen tap Menu then Settings 2. Tap Applications 3. Tap Development 4. Check "USB debugging" (you can come back later and turn this off if you'd like) 5. Head to the Market, download and run VISIONary 6. If you want temproot automatically on boot, make sure you push the "run on boot" button 7. Wait 8. If everything worked the ...

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    HTCSense.com is online and accepting sign-ups from people running both the Desire HD and the Desire Z phones -- phones that are running the latest version of the HTC Sense UI. Unfortunately, other Android devices, even those running older versions of HTC's Sense UI can't get in. According to a post at ePrice.com.tw, HTC is planning on letting not only other Android devices in, but Windows Phone 7 as well. Additionally, if you are running on an HTC Desire currently, if the rumors hold true, HTC will be updating your Sense UI to the new version as early as December 2010.

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    After being available in the U.S. for sometime on carrier AT&T, the HTC Aria had recently been made available in Taiwan and now will be made available in Australia on carrier Optus. The Aria is a mid-range Android smartphone with an HVGA display, 600 MHz processor, HTC Sense, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5-megapixel camera. Beginning in October, on Optus, with a two-year contract, the Aria will be available for free on plans of $49 per month or more. Optus will be the exclusive Australian carrier for the Aria. (via: Unwired View)

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    Lucky for us Android users, we don't have to reboot often. When we hit the "power" button the phone goes into a sleep mode which usually turns off the screen and WiFi (unless you've told it to do otherwise). This lets the phone stay ready to receive emails, text messages, and phone calls at a moment's notice. Sometimes, however, you just want to turn the thing off: movie theaters, and when you're asleep come to mind. Unfortunately, turning the phone back on again usually takes around 30-45 seconds. That's far too long given today's technology. HTC decided to change that with their new ...

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    A pleasant surprise for Windows Mobile 6.5 enthusiasts popped up on XDA-developers today, Co0kie's Home Tab Mod 2.0 beta! Unless you use a different operating system or have been living under a rock for a while, you know that CHT modifies HTC Sense 2.5 into something that is more functional and customizable. The previous version of CHT was 1.8.5, but 2.0 beta, yet again, takes Sense to a whole new level. Seriously, how does Co0kieMonster keep improving what is already a robust mod? What's new? Well, now the entire home screen, not just the quick links area, can be swiped to 7 different ...

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    Though the HTC Droid Incredible is a 3G smartphone that operates on Verizon Wireless's CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A network, enterprising users have discovered a hidden menu that can be pulled up through Google Gesture Search that reveals 4G settings on the Android smartphone. It could be, since the Sprint HTC EVO 4G and the Droid Incredible have similar OS builds, the 4G settings could be a carry-over from the Sprint development for WiMax. Another possible theory is that in rolling out the Droid Incredible's Froyo ROM, HTC has been busy working on a 4G LTE phone for Verizon Wireless and the hidden ...

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    Despite early enthusiasm by smartphone maker HTC in bringing th Sense UI to Windows Phone 7, company head Peter Chou had gone on record with Fierce Wireless to say that the company won't have HTC Sense in time for Windows Phone 7's launch. Chou's comments are a bit puzzling considering that we've been seeing some Sense leaks for Windows Phone 7 recently, both in pictures and videos. However, given Chou's comments, perhaps HTC hasn't optimized HTC Sense to the point where the company would be satisfied with a consumer release and the company doesn't want to rush it out for Microsoft's ...

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    In this video we demonstrate the new HTC Desire HD navigation software that comes standard on the HTC Desire HD. The navigation program is easy to use and very fast to route a course. You may wonder why you would need to have a navigation program on an Android 2.2 device. Unlike Google Navigator this program saves all of the maps directly to the device or storage card. If you find yourself traveling outside of your coverage area you will still have the ability to navigate to points-of-interest and addresses. There are two versions that come on the Desire HD; Locations is the free version ...

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    Although Verizon Wireless had already begun to dispatch its Android 2.2 Froyo update to the HTC Droid Incredible, the upgrade was rolled out OTA in batches. Now, it seems that the upgrade is widely available and users who are comfortable with downloading the update to their PC, transferring it to a micro SDHC card, and installing it manually can do so if they don't want to wait for Verizon to push out the update. The update file is available from Android Central. After downloading, you'll need to rename the file to "update.zip" and then place the file into the root storage of your memory ...

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    Well, look at that! HTC has just released a new official ROM upgrade for the AT&T Tilt 2. Here's the details on what's new: •HTC Sense replaces TouchFlo 3D •Ability to Format the SD Card directly in the device •Inconsistent Caller ID function Hotfix •TILT 2 Freezes in SMS application Hotfix •Phantom SMS/MMS Count Hotfix •Overall improvement in the devices stability/operation Unfortunately it's not the newer Windows Mobile 6.5.3, but still, overall imrpovements and hotfixes are nice. Click here to download the new ROM (via DirtyBirdPhnx)

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    After many rumors about an Android 2.2 Froyo release date for the HTC Droid Incredible update on carrier Verizon Wireless, the latest one says that the Droid smartphone will be getting its much awaited upgrade on 9/1. However, as rumors turn out, that one was quickly dismissed and users who were wishfully hoping that the Android upgrade that would bring Adobe Flash 10.1 support need not hold their breath and the waiting continues. The rumored Froyo update is said to be bring not only a system upgrade, but will enable more advanced features on the Droid Incredible, like 720p HD video ...

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    Whether you're into video conferencing with your pals while mobile or wanting to take a self-portrait to indulge the narcissistic desire, the myTouch HD will be joining the HTC EVO 4G, Epic 4G, and the iPhone 4 as a US smartphone release with a front-facing camera. The myTouch HD is expected to be among the first smartphones on T-Mobile USA with support for the carrier's high speed HSPA+, which T-Mobile is claiming to have 4G-like speeds despite it being a 3G protocol. The myTouch HD is expected as the successor to the myTouch Slide, though unlike the Slide, the myTouch HD will not having ...

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    According to speculation, Verizon Wireless will be rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to the HTC Droid Incredible beginning next week. The sources say that Verizon Wireless team members already have Froyo installed on their handsets, and that the rollout will begin in limited batches starting next week. If you're a lucky Droid Incredible owner and have managed to secure yourself HTC's AMOLED device in spite of the shortage, keep your eyes out next week for Froyo. Android 2.2 is expected to give the handset a number of improvements, including speed improvements and compatibility with ...

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    Previously you heard from Joe Levi on why he uses a Nexus One as his daily driver, and from Brandon Miniman on his choice of the iPhone 4. Now I'd like to tell you why it is the EVO 4G that can be found in my pocket each day. As someone who has a huge weakness for anything new in the tech world, I've owned many phones over the past few years. Some of these devices were mine only for a very brief period. I found myself switching phones every month or two, until I landed on the iPhone. However, I recently left the iPhone behind so that I could enter the Android world. This transition has ...

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    HTC has become a powerhouse in manufacturing Android powered devices. They have created a device to fit practically every form factor, budget, and cellular network type. HTC has now set their sights on the budget friendly market with the release of the HTC Wildfire. Typically, in order to create a lower-priced device, manufacturers must sacrifice some quality or features. We can't help but be curious to see as to whether or not HTC puts a mark on its reputation for quality with the Wildfire. Read on to find out in our full review of the HTC Wildfire! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing for ...

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    Our software overview part 1 video gave you a tour into the HTC Sense skin that the HTC Wildfire utilizes for navigation. In this next video, we compare how well the HTC Wildfire performs against one of its big brothers, the HTC EVO 4G. As mentioned in the hardware overview, the Wildfire has a 528mhz processor, whereas the EVO is equipped with a 1Ghz processor. The EVO is also equipped with a better GPU and more available RAM. Below, we run through a series of comparison tests with these two devices including gaming, loading YouTube videos, and social networking applications. Despite the ...

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    The HTC Wildfire has been described by many as a miniature-sized cross between the Nexus One and the HTC Desire. As previously mentioned, HTC has targeted the masses with this device by making it very affordable. The shell of the device is much like the Nexus One in its combination of aluminum and Teflon painted plastic. Quite obviously, the overall design of this device is not lacking, despite its low price point. On the spec side of things, the HTC Wildfire is accompanied with a 528MHz processor and 384MB of RAM. Based on the current generation of Android smartphones, these specs are a ...

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    In our unboxing video of the HTC Wildfire, we had the opportunity to power on the device for the first time and give you a brief introduction to this device's software. In part 1 of our software overview we now dive further into exploring the Android OS and the HTC Sense skin. Sense is a skin created by HTC for use on many of their Android devices. Sense makes Android user friendly by adding new widgets, more home screens, and by streamlining certain menus and functions. Many of HTC's custom widgets include stocks, news, weather, and the acclaimed flip-clock on the home screen. What's more ...

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    We still haven't seen much (or anything) from HTC regarding how their implementation of Sense will look on Windows Phone 7 devices. We know that they'll be very much limited in what they can do and that most of their tweaks will come in the form of custom tiles on the Start screen, in addition to some hubs. We just received a tip from an anonymous reader showing what could be a first look at Sense on Windows Phone 7, or it could very well be a mockup from Photoshop. It looks pretty reasonable: there's a weather widget, a flip-style clock, and...well, that's pretty much it, but how much can ...

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    Previously we showed you the HD2 running on a Nexus One flavor of Android. As development continues over at XDA, we now have a new flavor of Android to show you, this time running HTC Sense right from the Desire. Just about everything is working: the camera, WiFi, GPS, multitouch, plus all of the Sense widgets and settings. What's still missing is working speakers (there's a fix for this, see below), so while the phone can dial out, you can't hear the caller on the other end, even on speakerphone. If you have an HD2, we recommend that you try to run Android on your phone. There are no ...

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    HTC may be releasing an updated version of the HTC Desire come this October if rumors hold true. The Android handset, dubbed the HTC Desire HD, will combine the best features of the HTC Legend, the HTC EVO 4G, and the HTC Desire. Previously rumored as the HTC Ace, the Desire HD will come in GSM flavor, though it may not arrive on any of the big four US carriers as none of the major national carriers has adopted the original HTC Desire. The HTC Ace/Desire HD will utilize a unibody aluminum design borrowed from the Legend, the large 4.3-inch display from the HTC EVO 4G at WVGA resolution, ...

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    In part 1 of our software comparison between the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S we scratched the surface of the software performance of each of the two devices. In our hardware comparison video we gave you a look at the differences and the similarities of the hardware specs and size each of these two devices features. In part 2 of our software comparison, we finish off our coverage by taking a look at the YouTube application, game play performance, virtual keyboard, and general navigation through the home-screen system. The YouTube application seems to load faster on the Samsung ...

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    A hack over at XDA-Developers will enable the 802.11n capabilities from the WiFi chip on the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. The hack requires the HTC EVO 4G to be rooted. You can view the step-by-step instructions over at XDA-Developers. For those less inclined for hacking, there's also a zip file that will allow you to do a manual installation of the proposed hack to activate the 802.11n radio. While many current HTC Android smartphones support the faster wireless n protocol, the company has so far chosen to leave support of current builds of Android (2.1 and prior) due to the mobile OS not natively ...

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