HTC: Sense 3.0 is not headed to old handsets

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HTC’s Sense UI is a slick and genuinely useful addition to the stock Android operating system, with HTC’s take on the Google OS far more useable than similar offerings like the Timescape UI from Sony Ericsson.

It’s with a heavy heart then that we relay the news that the latest build of Sense, version 3.0, will be reserved only for HTC’s latest handsets, and will not be backwards compatible with their devices already on the market.

“Due to Sense’s hardware requirements, only our newest devices (Flyer, Evo 3D, Sensation) will be able to support it.” HTC confirmed via their Twitter feed.

So, even if you’ve nabbed yourself a brand new Desire S or Incredible S, it looks like you’re going to miss out on all the new visual widgets, 3D homescreen overlay and display lock that Sense 3.0 will offer. Bummer.

Gerald Lynch

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