what does htc sense ui include

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ItsMyDesire, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. ItsMyDesire

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    I understand that sense UI is an overlay for android, but what exactly does It include? what is sense ui and what is android?

    I suppose Im asking If I rooted my phone and put stock froyo on (when available) what wouldn't be there?!
     

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  2. wuthton

    wuthton Well-Known Member
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    Fancy widgets and a far superior keyboard. You can install the keyboard on a rooted phone running vanilla Android but even after a year of Sense no developer has cracked the widgets.
     
  3. ItsMyDesire

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    Which fancy widgets? I thought widgets were downloaded from the ap store?
     
  4. OFI

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    As far as I know widgets such as:

    Calender
    Gallery
    Friendstream
    News
    Weather

    Froyo will have the default alternatives for some of those but not Friendstream.

    I'm trying to decide myself right now :-/
     
  5. punky

    punky Well-Known Member
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    Not just the widgets. The homescreen and phone dialer are the biggest differences. The Sense UI is a big skin which gives the fugly Android a nice glassy black finish. Also provides some good apps like FriendSteam (Facebook & Twitter combined), Music, Photos, etc.

    I wouldn't buy an Android phone without it even with some of these alternatives like LauncherPro.
     
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