I love Android lots. Flexible, open; it’s the thinking man’s iOS. You know what I love even more? HTC’s Sense UI. It’s like the Taiwanese mobile giants took one look at Android (which is admittedly still a little rough around the edges), grabbed the little green mascot and took him to a swanky barbers, gave him a cut-throat wet shave, slicked his hair back in to a funky do and unleashed him onto the OS dancefloor like an ugly duckling turned into a smartphone sweetheart.
A bit gushing perhaps, but HTC’s Sense UI re-skinning is really very good, and a key factor as to why the company’s Android handsets are so popular. So it’s never without excitement when we get to see an early sneak peek at what’s next up HTC’s sleeve when it comes to the Sense UI.
The video above gives us just that; an early look at HTC Sense 3.5. Chief among the new additions seen so far is a new lock screen and a new homescreen, replacing the usual Sense launchbar with two touch buttons for the phone dialler and apps screen.
Left-aligned widets and more detailed animated transitions also feature on what appears to be a HTC Bliss handset in the video above.
Have a gander at the clip posted above. We’ll be on the show floor at IFA 2011 in Berlin later this week, where we expect HTC Sense 3.5 to make its debut, alongside handsets like the HTC Vigor and HTC Holiday.
By Gerald Lynch | August 30th, 2011