HTC is yet to release a device running its latest HTC Sense 3.5 user interface, but thanks to XDA China, we already know what it’s going to look like. Following those screenshots leaked last week, the site has now published a HTC Sense 3.5 teaser video.
The five-minute clip shows the upcoming version of HTC Sense running on what appears to be the HTC Bliss — the first device to get the updated UI on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread — expected to launch this September. So, what’s changed?
Instantly we see that the good old three-button launch bar that normally sits at the bottom of the screen has now been replaced. Two buttons sit in its place: one of which is dedicated to the app drawer, and the other to the phone. There’s also a new way in which you can add and remove home screens, which looks similar to the way in which you’d remove an application — by simply dragging it to the trash can at the bottom of your screen.
Though there seems to be a number of fairly minor tweaks, there’s no evidence of anything groundbreaking in HTC Sense 3.5, but I don’t think there needs to be. The HTC devices I’ve used seem to already work incredibly well with HTC Sense, and I don’t think any major changes were necessary. In fact, I actually prefer the three-button launch bar seen on current device to the new two-button system that appears in this video.
Having said that, my use of HTC devices has been a little limited, and I’m sure with extended use I’d probably uncover a number of things that I think need tweaking.
What do think of HTC Sense 3.5 from the video above?