HTC exec: we didn’t have much time with ICS when making Sense 4, but our skin is still better

| May 6, 2012

HTC’s Drew Bamford is a tardy-time defender of the Sense UI, end in a fresh interview he’s switched management and rushed headlong at the rivalry. He told Laptop that Sense 4 beats original Android 4 (as seen on the GNex) forward a number of fronts, possessing a greater quantity inviting look, greater personalization of the lockscreen and wallpaper, more faster camera performance. Of course, he would speak that, but having spent many assuaging evenings with both the One S and the One X we’re inclined to agree that the latest rendition of the skin is lighter-footed and, positively, pretty nice. What’s perhaps else revealing is Bamford’s statement that HTC’s software guys had “not a portion of time” with ICS before they released Sense 4, and had to build key components in isolation from the new OS. This could explain why HTC was forced to see sense (ahem) and tenor down its custom layer. More broadly, allowing that manufacturers are struggling to keep their handset launch schedules in sync with Google’s in-abode development, it’s no wonder that Android skins have the appearance so unsympathetic to the green robot’s consistent with nature complexion.


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