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The HTC Desire HD runs Android 2.2 Froyo but can be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. But, while other owners of the HTC Desire HD are content with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread plus HTC Sense 3.0, you can enjoy Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.5 instead by installing Android Revolution HD 7.0.3 on your phone. This ROM is based on firmware 1.05.401.4 of the HTC Sensation XL RUU, bringing Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and HTC Sense 3.5.  XDA Developers member mike1986 ported the firmware to the HTC Desire HD. These are some of the features of Android Revolution HD 7.0.3: Android…

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After the HTC One series of phones was announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress, numerous firmware leaks began to surface based on those different HTC devices.  HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI looks promising on the HTC One phones and with the firmware leaks already scattered all throughout the Internet, many HTC fans are rejoicing as those leaks are now being ported to older HTC models. One such lucky HTC device to receive a direct port of the firmware leak is the HTC Sensation.  Developed by XDA Developers member shnizlon, the OrDroid custom ROM is an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM based…

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Samsung Nexus S users may just get a chance to try Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 on their displays, thanks to XDA Developers senior member swamp goblin. This ROM was ported from the latest HTC Endeavour RUU leak and was rebased from the Sensation port. For comparison, the HTC Endeavour is a quad-core Tegra 3 phone, with a 720p (HD) display, so the ROM may take some work before it can completely function on the Nexus S. The ROM is still in its pre-alpha stage of development, as most parts of this ROM are not yet functional. Though…

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The HTC Sensation is just starting to get its serving of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 3.6.  That’s sweet enough for many.  But, care for additional sweetness through HTC Sense 4.0? With the recent leak of the HTC One S RUU firmware, developers of the Virtuous S4X ROM quickly went busy in their kitchens porting the RUU to the HTC Sensation.  Thus, users of the HTC Sensation can now catch a glimpse of how gorgeous HTC’s latest Sense 4.0 UI really is. Judging by the specs alone, the HTC Sensation and HTC One S share the same…

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For most manufacturers, the home screen is the most important part of the Android interface. Why? Because, on the home screen, they can easily apply their own branding and style, and, in theory, differentiate their devices from the sea of competing Android products. The need for differentiation is understandable, but unfortunately, for end users, overlays like TouchWiz, Sense, or Motoblur are just sources of slow updates, bloatware, and poor performance. However, it’s not like the home screen of vanilla Android is a major step forward when compared to the manufacturers’ overlays. All you get in the stock version are apps…

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Love it or hate it, looks like HTC Sense is hell-bent on getting on the Samsung Galaxy S. This newest attempt to port HTC Sense to the Samsung Galaxy S has been made by QuBe2, member of XDA Developers. It’s based on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and comes with HTC Sense 2.1. It may be a little old, especially with HTC Sense 4.0 being floated around, but as long as it gets a fully working Sense port, beggars can’t be choosers. At the time of this writing, the port is still under development and cannot be relied on yet for daily…

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If Ice Cream Sandwich alone is irresistibly alluring, how much more if it includes the colorful skin of HTC Sense 3.6.  Owners of the HTC Sensation can now enjoy both Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 3.6 through the custom ROM called Extreme Sensation, developed by a member of XDA Developers named thelegendarylegends. The ROM is based on the leaked RUU version 3.24.401.1 for the HTC Sensation and is reportedly stable enough to be used daily.  The developer fully re-edited the said leaked RUU, fully integrated HTC Sense 3.6 into it, and threw in a few extra features…

Russell Jefferies wrote a review of the new HTC Wildfire for our sister site, MobileBurn.com.  The Wildfire is very much like the high-end HTC Desire, except for a downgraded screen, CPU, and price. Here’s an excerpt from the full HTC Wildfire review: The HTC Wildfire is one of HTC’s latest Android smartphones that is aimed at the social networker who wants an affordable handset. Containing most of the HTC Desire’s high end components, the Wildfire packs an impressive feature set, yet costs around a third less than it’s bigger brother. HTC has also enhanced the Facebook connectivity of the handset…

In a bit of an unusual move, AT&T outed the new HTC Aria in its own YouTube video before an actual press release was sent out.  The Aria is the first HTC Sense-equipped Android smartphone on AT&T. The phone features a 3.2-inch HVGA res capacitive touchscreen and a 5 megapixel auto focus camera.  It’s 1200mAh battery is rated for up to 6 hours of talk time or 15.5 days of standby time on AT&T’s HSDPA 3G network. It measures 104mm x 58.4mm x 11.6mm (4.1in x 2.3in x 0.46in) in size and weighs 107g (3.8oz). The phone runs Android 2.1,…

Today HTC and Verizon Wireless officially announced the DROID Incredible, an Android 2.1 slab smartphones with a 3.7-inch 800 x 480 pixel AMOLED display. Not unlike the HTC Desire that was launched at Mobile World Congress, the similarly sized DROID Incredible features an optical joystick controller, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and the full suite of HTC Sense user interface enhancements, including the new Friend Stream system that merges Facebook and Twitter status updates with Flickr photo updates. The Incredible also features an auto-focus 8 megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash, touch sensitive controls, GPS support, and Wi-Fi.  Music lovers…