The new and improved HTC Sense has just been unveiled by HTC at their London press meet (along with 2 new handsets – HTC Desire HD & HTC Desire Z). For a long time now, HTC has been maintaining that Sense is much more than a UI or an overlay, contrary to the general understanding. With the new HTC sense upgrade, they have actually shown what they meant to say all these days!
HTC Sense now looks much more like Apple’s MobileMe, albeit it’s free! HTCSense.com is now a series of dashboard-connected services for backup, security, and control of your HTC handset. It can now backup and remotely locate & wipe your HTC device, something which forms the core of MobileMe!
With the new changes, the boot time of Sense has been cut down to 10 seconds. Other changes are listed below, courtesy, BGR.
New HTC Sense Features
- DLNA support is built in to allow content streaming to other DLNA devices.
- A new incoming call screen slides up from the bottom of the screen instead of taking up the entire screen.
- Maps will now cache data to facilitate quicker map rendering.
- A digital compass is utilized to allow the map to orient itself to the direction you are heading.
- The new Sense focuses on letting you control and interact with your data instead of merely presenting it to you.
All new htcsense.com will now allow you to –
- Backup and view text messages and call logs.
- Remote wipe the device.
- Enable call forwarding.
- Send map coordinates or trip information.
- Locate your phone.
We are still awaiting the official press release with the complete list of features and changes in the new HTC sense, will update if we have anything to add.