New Version of HTC Sense Revamps Lock Screen
HTC is prepared to reveal an updated version of its Sense user interface overlay in the coming days. According to AllThingsD, HTCs goal with the new Sense is to make some tasks easier and/or take less time to accomplish. First, HTC is changing how the lock screen works, which includes giving users the ability to jump to certain apps, such as email or the camera, directly from the lock screen. The lock screen can also be set to display users' photos or the weather without the need to fully unlock the device. Other changes cited by AllThingsD note that Sense will allow HTC phone users to silence calls by turning their phone over, and it will also make use of light sensors and ring louder when low light levels suggest that the phone might be in a pocket or purse. It can also take advantage of the accelerometer to quiet the phone once the device senses that it has been grabbed. Another tweak being made by HTC is to reduce the shutter lag so that people may take pictures faster. The HTC EVO 3D, headed to Sprint later this year, will be the first handset to have the latest version of Sense.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
Hands-On with HTC Bolt for Sprint
The HTC Bolt is a mishmash of HTC's two best phones with a handful of unique features tossed in to give it some additional appeal. Under-the-hood specs such as three-channel carrier aggregation and a Snapdragon 810 push this unibody handset faster than many others.
HTC Updates Lock Screen and Sense Home Apps
HTC has made updates available to its Lock Screen and Sense Home apps for the One M9 and other handsets. The Lock Screen gains a significant refresh thanks to Lollipop-style notifications, full-screen album artwork during music playback, and more detailed local weather information.
Review: HTC Bolt for Sprint
HTC's Bolt for Sprint is a larger, more grown-up version of the HTC 10. It pairs HTC's high-quality hardware with Android 7 Nougat and Sense UI for a flexible, powerful combo.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Doesn't/didn't the Touch Pro 2 have this?
Either way, it seems to me that Android continues to look like what I saw on Windows Mobile with SPB Mobile Shell, Cookies Home Tab, and other programs. It definitely seems like a developer/hacker's phone.
I hope that iOS and Windows Phone will open up a little more in the coming year.
and it will also make use
"... of light sensors and ring louder when low light levels suggest that the phone might be in a pocket or purse."
This is going to be awesome, I can't wait for complaints about devices going into 'siren' mode at night and scaring the bejesus out of everyone.
or in a meeting
or during dinner.
This seems like a bad idea.