HTC's Sense 7 UI accessible in Google Play Store

Published on April 04, 2015 12:59:59 PM
In what could be considered a beginning of its rollout of the new Sense 7 UI which appeared with the HTC One M9 to all its 2014 Smart phones, HTC has renamed the BlinkFeed app accessible in Google Play store to Sense Home.

The new Sense Home app basically consolidates BlinkFeed, with the new Sense Home widget and HTC Themes app that appeared with the Sense 7 UI. The previous home screen, BlinkFeed, is now accessible just a swipe away. With Sense Home, BlinkFeed can now be altered with the HTC Themes app, similar to the case with whatever remains of the interface.

Coupled with the new HTC Lock Screen app that has also been released, the Sense Home widget brings a large portion of Sense 7 UI's highlights to the upgraded HTC phones; however a few features will just come after the full rollout that has no particular timeline scheduled other then "not long from now."

Until further notice, the Sense Home widget acts like a keen launcher with predictive capabilities like Yahoo's Aviate, demonstrating applications on the home screen in view of your location and usage patterns. You can have three distinct profiles - Going Out, Work, and Home, each showing up to eight applications or folders, and your phone will consequently switch profiles in view of your location. The decision of apps that show up will enhance as you utilize the phone, and you can manually stick an application to a spot by keeping its icon pressed. Pinned applications are visible across profiles.

The Sense Home widget additionally accompanies two folders - Downloads and Suggestions. The former shows up to 16 of your recently downloaded apps, while the other contains app suggestions in view of the applications you've installed and usage patterns.

The HTC Lock Screen app hurls content from BlinkFeed, and also proposals for adjacent restaurants, which will appear around supper times. Clients additionally get more control over their lock screen notices.

To get both apps working appropriately, clients of the refurbished HTC Smart phones will need to install the upgraded HTC Service Pack app that has likewise been released.