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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by semperLux, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. semperLux

    semperLux Well-Known Member
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    I'm still trying to understand the Android architecture because I intend to develop apps. I have an HTC EVO and the interface does not look like interface that I see in all the Android UI demos found here.

    1. What is the EVO's interface?
    2. Why does it look different?
    3. Is this the difference between HTC sense and Android's UI?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Chroma

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    HTC simply added their Sense UI. Think of it as a theme, more or less. Apps made on vanilla UI can be used on Sense IU.
     
  3. semperLux

    semperLux Well-Known Member
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    So what would happen if I deleted "HTC Sense"? I'm talking about the file that is >3 mb. Would Android's default UI be enabled? And if I do this and toast me shiny new EVO, would a factory reset make it all better?
     
  4. mrspeedmaster

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    Sense is pretty much a different "window manager" in the Linux World. It is a bit beyond a theme; in the sense it replaces major OS apps like HTC replaces the Gallery w/ their own Photo Album. It is like the difference between Gnome/KDEwith their respective system-level applications (Nautilus vs Konqueror).

    Beyond Sense, all the modal windows and anything related to app
    development is the same as stock Android UI.


    Other companies have their own UI - TouchWiz on Samsung, Motorola and their Moto-blur.
     

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