Last weeks announced HTC Sensation isn't only the first HTC smartphone which features a dual-core CPU but it's also the first Android smartphone which comes with the new HTC Sense 3.0 user interface. HTC said that the Sense experience was designed to put people at the center by making their smartphones work in a more simple and natural way and indeed, the latest Sense version features some pretty useful enhancements. For instance, HTC Sense introduces a new customizable "active lockscreen" that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, etc. that are viewed by simply turning on the display.
However, even more interesting is the way it becomes a customizable gateway that lets users quickly jump to the most used features, like making a phone call, sending an E-Mail, taking a picture or anything else with the same quick gesture usually used to unlock the phone. For instance, since the HTC Sensation isn't featuring a dedicated camera button, the camera can be launched right from the lock screen with a single motion, saving precious seconds when trying to capture the action. Sharper graphics, vibrant animations and new widgets make HTC Sense look better than ever and, by continuing to focus on all of the aspects, both large and small, that make HTC Sense special.
The new HTC Sense 3.0 even reminds me a little bit of HTC's TouchFLO (see our videoview here), HTC Sense' forerunner which HTC introduced back in 2007, because the Sense 3.0 panels rotates cubistic, not flat from let to right. Also the apps menu is now a more panel-styled page view which scrolls up and down.
Cheers ~ Arne