Lots of video to put up today, as the floodgates have once again opened in our review queue over at MobileBurn.com. The first up are Russell Jefferies two videos of the HTC Legend that he received late last week. This beauty of a phone sports a solid aluminum/aluminium body, and optical joystick, and a sweet AMOLED 480×320 pixel touchscreen display. Oh yeah, it also packs the latest version of HTC’s awesome Sense user interface.
The first video is directly below, the second follows after the jump – along with a small selection of photos from Russell’s upcoming review.
This is for anyone who loves the manliness of their Motorola Droid, but has a sensitive side to them which just cries out for HTC’s Sense UI, now you can have your cake and eat it. Well, perhaps not quite right now, but if the work rate of those at AllDroid remains at this level, then we would expect that you can give it a go pretty soon. After the jump you can take a look at a video they have released outlining the general port of HTC’s Sense UI over to the Motorola Droid. It is quite a sight to behold.
Aside from the fact that things seem to be running a little slow on the device at the moment, we are rather [...]
The guys over at Pocketnow discovered a YouTube video that offers a preview of HTC Sense 2.1 running on the HTC Hero. Most of the video is fairly mundane but one notable feature is the support for multitouch. A pinch gesture was used in the video to show off a new homescreen preview which allows you to view all your homescreens as thumbnails and switch to any widgetized homescreen with a single tap. The full video, complete with a modern musical score, is after the break.
OK, Russell just finished up his review of the HTC Tattoo, the low-cost HTC Sense-toting smartphone with a QVGA resolution resistive touchscreen display. I’ve still got to proof and edit the copy, but I can at least offer you the videos right now. Part 1 is below, part 2 is available after the jump.
HTC has issued a press release (in Chinese) stating that, among other things, it will offer a free upgrade to HTC Magic users of Chunghwa Telecom that will give Magic the same user interface as found on the HTC Hero. The Hero’s Sense-based UI is one of the few things the Hero offers that the Magic lacks, apart from the Hero’s 5 megapixel camera.
There is no word yet as to when, or if, other carriers will also be able to offer the upgrade, but Chunghwa Telecom users can expect to gain access to it on early October. We have been told in the past that no such upgrade would be available to “with Google” branded [...]
Just to show you that it can be done, below is a video of the augmented Android user-interface, HTC’s Rosie/Sense, running on a plain old G1. Thanks to HDblog.it, we can see the full glory of HTC’s Sense on the G1. Although your ‘With Google’ device may not be able to automatically gain an upgrade to this new HTC user interface, it doesn’t mean that without a little hacking, it won’t.
The issue here, is that by ‘a little’, we really mean quite ‘a lot’. Not only will you be lacking a stable OS, it is unlikely you’ll find Bluetooth and WiFi working either yet. It soon becomes clear that the Hero was not designed to run on the G1, [...]
One of our friends at HTC cleared up some of the speculation that has resulted from HTC CEO Peter Chou’s comments that we could see the Hero’s Sense UI on existing HTC Android smartphones like the Dream and Magic.
Turns out that HTC is trying to do just that – but there’s a major catch. There’s no possibility that users with HTC phones featuring “with Google” branding will get the update, since those phones are required to offer the phone with the “Google Experience”, as it is called.
I’m looking at you T-Mobile G1 and Vodafone Magic users…not to mention future [...]
With all the genuine and well deserved excitement surrounding the prelaunch of the HTC Hero/G1 Touch yesterday, one thing really stood out, and that was obviously the custom developed Sense UI interface. With that said, I think it is safe to say that current Android users sporting the standard Google Android OS found on the HTC G1 and HTC Magic (and presumably the upcoming Samsung i7500) may feel somewhat left out.
After all, both of the two available Android devices are HTC manufactured, and with the Taiwanese company doing such as great job customising Android for the Hero, why not release the UI as an optional upgrade to [...]