A week ago, we discovered a new UI that’s currently being developed at XDA-developers. Called “Max Sense,” it’s built around Sense 2.5 and has traces of the Android UI. The developer, Maxycy, is well-known for his work on Max Manila, a mod that’s seen by many as an enhancement to the current Sense interface. With this new project, he elected to completely tear-down Sense and rebuild it according to his needs. He’s recently put together a new demonstration video to show off its new features. Remember, it’s still very early in development.
It looks like the right panel is now being used for quick access to a number of settings. Maxycy demonstrates how you can flip through different clocks and enable/disable weather animations. The main panel, which houses a clock and notifications, can be toggled to reveal shortcuts to the old Sense 2.5 tabs. Of course, the slider has been removed to give these pages a “clean” appearance. As with the last video, the Android-like quick launcher is docked at the bottom of the screen and can be activated by tapping or holding on its tab.
The notifications system (Appointments, Call History, Voicemail, SMS, Email) looks quite interesting. By default, they’re collapsed to the right side of the screen and can be expanded one-by-one by simply tapping on their icons. Tapping on them when expanded will take you to their respective menus.
Max Sense has only been in development for a week, so it’s not available for download just yet. However, you can track the project’s progress on XDA-developers.