There’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!