HTC Sense 4.1: faster, smoother, increased battery life

HTC Sense 4.1: faster, smoother, increased battery lifeThere’s something about the mention of HTC that makes me feel a tad blue these days. Maybe it’s the dismal quarterly results and reduced forecasts. Yeah, that’s probably it.

However, there’s a ray of sunshine over Taiwan, with the news that HTC Sense 4.1 boats numerous impressive improvements over the previous version. Sah-weet.

HTC saw sense (pun intended) and kept the Sense stuff to a minimum in version 4.0, yielding a smoother, faster experience on the likes of the HTC One X.

Now we’re hearing that HTC Sense 4.1 is tidier still, yielding an even faster, smoother experience.

The news comes via xda-developers, where an HTC One X international ROM has been posted with HTC Sense 4.1 and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4).

Here’s some of the stuff we can expect from HTC Sense 4.1:

  • A fix for Live wallpaper lag
  • A button for switching between front and rear snappers in the Camera app
  • A button for switching tabs in the browser
  • Removal of juice-guzzling 3D effects in the launcher, reducing lag
  • A fix for Wi-Fi drops

Ultimately, the Sense 4.1-rockin’ HTC One X scored over 5,900 in a Quadrant benchmark, up from just over 5,100 on Sense 4.0.

And, better still, the Sense 4.1-based HTC One X offers over five hours of screen-on time compared to 3+ with Sense 4.0.

Sounds good to us!

via: IntoMobile

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 8, 2012 at 15:06

Good.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 8, 2012 at 16:56

I've heard this too many times before about Sense. Every new version is apparently so much better than the last, they're all bloated and laggy, every time.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 8, 2012 at 17:22

I've heard this too many times before about Sense. Every new version is apparently so much better than the last, they're all bloated and laggy, every time.
I didn't mind it on the One S. But oddly enough, I prefer the N9 which has pretty much NO homescreen to speak of... With Android I always end up with LP and a couple of icons.
I never understood the need for widgets. The moment you actually need them, you gotta open the full app, anyways. And don't get me started on weather widgets hahaha what's wrong with looking out the window?

blizzard7  Aug. 8, 2012 at 18:45

I've heard this too many times before about Sense. Every new version is apparently so much better than the last, they're all bloated and laggy, every time.

Umm... My housemate had a One X at launch and I spent a considerable amount of time on it. Never noticed it being any more laggy than the Galaxy S II (Samsung's flagship at the time).

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 8, 2012 at 18:51

I've heard this too many times before about Sense. Every new version is apparently so much better than the last, they're all bloated and laggy, every time.

Umm... My housemate had a One X at launch and I spent a considerable amount of time on it. Never noticed it being any more laggy than the Galaxy S II (Samsung's flagship at the time).

You're saying that's a good thing? You're comparing a year old device favourably to a device which had only been out for a few days? Also, custom ROM-ing an S2 to make it smooth is easy, the boot loader unlocking BS on HTC devices is ridiculous.

blizzard7  Aug. 8, 2012 at 18:58

I've heard this too many times before about Sense. Every new version is apparently so much better than the last, they're all bloated and laggy, every time.

Umm... My housemate had a One X at launch and I spent a considerable amount of time on it. Never noticed it being any more laggy than the Galaxy S II (Samsung's flagship at the time).

You're saying that's a good thing? You're comparing a year old device favourably to a device which had only been out for a few days? Also, custom ROM-ing an S2 to make it smooth is easy, the boot loader unlocking BS on HTC devices is ridiculous.


You're assuming I only touched it at launch. Like I said I used it for a considerable amount of time and it is a fluid experience. There's no noticeable lag.

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