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Sense, Eclair, Cupcake - I don't even understand what they are

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  1. elvis80

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    Hi

    I'm new to smart phones and have an HTC Hero - I don't really get what some of the software is. especially: Sense, Eclair and Cupcake.

    The only one I vaguely 'get' is Sense, which I think is the interface whereby I control the phone, while Android runs as the OS in the background - but I could be entirely wrong. If I want them installed do I use the update service or market place? Or were they already shipped on my phone?

    I'm so confused :thinking: I read the thread 'What is HTS Sense' and still didn't understand :eek:

    Many thanks in advance
     

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    Hi Elvis480 ,

    Theirs no such thing as a stupid question! :D

    1) Sense = The UI {User Interface} on many HTC Phones. It is to put it simply how the phone looks and feels on the screen. Theirs plenty of videos but here is a good one to show you. here

    2) Cupcake = Android 1.5 , Donut = Android 1.6 ,
     
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    Ah, I see. I'm getting it now. I certainly don't think I'll be risking bricking my phone as there's plenty of fun things to do on it otherwise. Thanks for clarifying it all though - I really appreciate it. I'll watch the vid in my lunch hour. I think Sense is what I'm using already.

    Thanks again
     
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    No Problem :D
     

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