The new version of HTC’s Sense custom skin for Android gadgets will not be coming to the handset maker’s current-gen devices, it has been confirmed.
Unveiled this week at the launch of the Sensation, the revamped UI adds a new home screen with a natty 3D view, the rather smart Watch movies and TV download app and the option to enable key functions on the lock screen.
A pretty package all round? Very much so. So it’s especially vexing for owners of the Desire range that they won’t get to sample it, after HTC apparently confirmed via its Twitter feed that Sense 3.0 is reserved for the Sensation, Evo 3D and the Flyer tablet.
In response to an entreaty from a Desire HD owner as to the company’s plans, HTC Tweeted: “Due to hardware requirements, only our newest devices (Flyer, Evo 3D, Sensation) will be able to support [Sense 3.0]”.
So that seems unequivocal, does it not? Hmm, yes and no. Just because HTC is ruling out Sense 3.0 landing wholesale on Desire phones, that doesn't mean that some elements of skin won't make the trip. Keep your fingers crossed...
**Update: The finger-crossing seems to have worked. HTC has since confirmed that it is "working to incorporate...some aspects [of Sense 3.0] on its existing range of phones. Here's the Tweet in full.