backtop


Print 13 comment(s) - last by flyguy29.. on Mar 4 at 1:15 PM

Sense 4.0 promises it won't hide Android 4.0

Many Android smartphone fans will agree that custom OEM user interfaces for Android often muddle the user experience. Some users prefer the standard Android interface, but much of the ire felt against custom user interfaces on Android is that they often significantly delay the rollout of operating system updates.
 
One Android user interface that has drawn its share of criticism is HTC's Sense UI.
 
HTC's chief product officer, Kouji Kodera, has gone on the record saying that Sense UI has become too complicated. According to Kodera, despite the fact that millions of HTC users like Sense UI, it has become too cluttered and complex.
 
"From the original Sense up to Sense 3.5 we added too many things. The original concept was that it had to be simple and it had to be easy to use and we had that philosophy, but over time it got cluttered."


HTC One X
 
"There were too many things in there," Kodera continues. "Even on the home screen we had four or five icons before consumers got a chance to add things themselves. For the HTC One range we have taken it down to Sense 2 again."
 
Kodera promises that the fourth version of HTC's interface is much more refined. He also promises that the new version doesn't completely shed the Android operating system just for the sake of covering it up.
 
HTC is set to roll out the fourth version of its Sense UI on coming smartphones including the HTC One X, One S, and the One V.
 
"What we've done right now is a good mixture of keeping Sense and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich element in a good balance. We haven't tried to change everything here. We have kept a lot of the ICS element but still added the Sense flavour on top of it."

Source: Pocket-Lint



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Stock Android please
By bug77 on 3/2/2012 4:11:05 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Now I hate to bring in the Apple guys but customizations are one thing they do correctly: They have no customizations (carrier, OEM, whatever). When Apple pushes out a new version, everybody gets it at the same time. One image for the world. Then consumers can customize by installing Apps. Good thing is, that since Android is much more flexible in terms of user customizations, this model would work even better on Android.


That would be true if it weren't for the drivers. Apple has a handful of devices so testing a new OS on all of them is not a big deal. But try doing that on Android, when you don't even own the phones. So even without customizations, there would still be multiple parties involved in delivering an update. That's insane, imho, since I'd never rely on a manufacturer giving me a new Windows/Linux version.


"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine." -- Bill Gates

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki