A short review on HTC sense 3.0.
The HTC Sense 3.0 UI has become the talk of town since its release which took place on 13th April 2011.
The UI has not changed drastically but subtle changes to the older sense UI have been done.
The HTC Sense 3.0 won’t be available for any of the older phones.This has been credited to the lack of
hardware configurations in the older phones like Incredible S, Inspire 4G,Desire HD, HTC Thunderbolt, Desire S,etc.
Currently the only phonestablets that will be bragging the latest UI are Flyer,EVO 3D and Sensation.
Though you may come across videos on the net where the Sense 3.0 has been flashed onto the older phones like Desire HD.It can be seen from the videos that the Sense 3.0 doesn’t support the video resolution of these phones.The Sense 3.0 seems to be compatible with phones having better graphic processing capabilities(e.g The HTC sensation and EVO 3D has Adreno 220 GPU while HTC Flyer has Adreno 205 GPU). The requirement for a better GPU may be owing to the support Sense 3.0 provides to 3D widgets.
Some of the defining features provided buy the new UI are just enhancements over the earlier ones,e.g: the new weather widget seems similar to the earlier one but is supported by the new peppy 3D effects,the HTC Trace text input which is similar to the Swype text input,It also boast of a 360 degree 3D carousel effects for the menu which make menu selection a delightful experience also,it has a multifunctional lock screen and also the integration with social networking sites has been increased.
The other updates that have been made to the UI are:
Zero wait Map:User will be able to scroll through the maps without any wait time.
Catch all Calls: The phone will detect if its kept in an enclosed environment like a bag or a drawer and if it is kept in one the ring will be louder.
Never Miss a turn:This feature lets you take a call while you are using the phone for directions while driving,unlike the earlier version where you could either take a call or use the phone for directions but couldn’t use both the features simultaneously.
Preview your drive: You can map your drive and navigate accordingly
Flip to silence:The phone can be put to silent mode by simply flipping it over
Map with Compass:Map integrated with a compass to help navigate better