When HTC launched the Sense UI on a Hero Android handset, I was mightily impressed.
And, very soon, I started getting questions from readers, who already bought HTC Magic handset with plain vanilla Android UI, whether there is any way to get Sense skin on Magic. Well, on G1/Dream too.
I know that HTC promised to port Sense to previous models. Still.
Until today, the answer was “No”. And, for most of Magic owners and all G1s, it still is “No”.
But today I have some good news, that indicate that soon Sense UI may be officially made available for HTC Magic devices. At least where their carrier contracts and Google licensing requirements do not prevent it.
In fact, HTC Sense UI has already ‘been made available for HTC Magic owners on Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom.
It will probably depend a lot on the operator, that you’ve got your HTC Magic from, and if your Magic is promoted as a Google phone.
But let’s hope HTC Sense updates will be rolled out pretty soon for the rest of them.
As for G1/Dream? Sorry, I’m not sure that that prototype level ugly hardware, running super optimized alfa/beta level software can handle Sense.
If it can, it may be ported, just don’t bet on it.
Sense UI availability on HTC Magic, was a super nice, consumer friendly act enough.
Can you name any other handset maker that did the same? (Except for Apple, who did not have to worry about screen resolutions, and other stuff)
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