Tag Archive: Sense


HTC kicks off Sense 8 Home closed beta on non-HTC phones

Last week, HTC started sending out emails over a closed Sense 8 Home beta test on non-HTC hardware. The closed beta has now kicked off, with HTC giving beta testers access to the HTC 10 launcher and its user feedback app.

Here are a few screenshots of HTC Sense 8 Home (8.01.772516) on a Note 5:

HTC has one of the best manufacturer skins around, and as such it’s incredibly exciting to see Sense 8 coming  [Read More…]

HTC is sending out invitations for a closed Sense Home 8 beta on non-HTC phones

HTC has been decoupling its apps for some time, and the vendor is now sending out invitations for beta testers to try out Sense 8 Home — the launcher on the HTC 10 — on non-HTC phones. The requirements for the closed beta include a non-HTC Android phone that’s running Android 4.4 KitKat and above.

Here’s one such email forwarded to us by a reader:

With Freestyle layouts and a Material Design look and feel, HTC’s  [Read More…]

HTC Desire 820 Marshmallow update brings Sense 7.0 and more

Should you still be rocking the HTC Desire 820, you’ll be thrilled to see that the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now rolling out for it. In addition to bringing it to the latest version of Android, it also bumps it up to HTC’s Sense 7.0. In addition to a newer version of Sense, the phone also gains Doze, enhanced permission controls, Now on Tap and more.

The update is only just starting to roll out according  [Read More…]

Why an HTC Nexus phone in 2016 makes perfect sense

New Nexus phones would be a natural fit for HTC as it looks to secure the future of its smartphone business.

Google’s Nexus phones don’t have the instant recognition of a Samsung or LG handset, but they do play an important role in the Android ecosystem. As such, they draw a special kind of attention from Android enthusiasts. Each year sees a fresh cycle of rumors, speculation and leaks as a new generation of Android device,  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7: Why three versions of Samsung’s next flagship could make sense

Exploring the logic behind a Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge and S7 edge+

As we count down to Mobile World Congress, the biggest smartphone show of the year, the pace of leaks surrounding the next wave of Android phones is quickening. The show’s biggest announcement is likely to be a new flagship phone from Samsung — a successor to the almost year-old Galaxy S6. Last year the GS6 came in two flavors, a  [Read More…]

HTC Perfume flagship rumored with Android 6.1, Sense 8.0

HTC‘s upcoming flagship will allegedly offer Android 6.1 out of the box along with Sense 8.0. That’s according to the usually reliable LlabTooFeR, who has also revealed that the device is called Perfume:

Nest Aware, and why the Nest Cam subscription makes sense

You’d be hard-pressed to find a conversation about the new Nest Cam this week that doesn’t include some form of unrest about the subscription portion of the product. Aside from the additional monthly cost, there’s a significant chunk of users out there that don’t understand why it is Nest doesn’t offer the ability to manage Nest Cam locally, including storage the user might already own.

The answer to this question can be found in the features baked  [Read More…]

HTC Lock Screen gains Lollipop-style notifications and more, Sense Home gets improvements

Updates are available for both HTC Sense Home and HTC Lock Screen through Google Play, bringing some new functionality and other improvements.

HTC has pushed out updates for HTC Lock Screen and HTC Sense Home to Google Play. The updates not only fix some bugs, and enhance the performance, but also add new features as well. Recently we saw HTC rebrand Blinkfeed to Sense Home, and this update just brings some improvements.

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HTC talks about BoomSound, Sense Home and front camera on the One M9 in latest videos

HTC has released two new videos to highlight features of the company’s newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9. HTC Connect, BoomSound, Sense and low-light photography are all touched on.

HTC One M8 owners in the UK will receive Android 5.1 and Sense 7 this August

HTC has confirmed on Twitter that the HTC One M8 will indeed receive updates to bump the smartphone up to Android 5.1 and Sense 7 in August later this year.