Since the launch of the HTC Hero, the HTC software design team has managed to make Android look a little better. HTC Sense has also given Android a little more polish around the edges. But now it looks like they’re simply stuck in their old ways. Two new leaked screen shots of the HTC Puccini have surfaced, which reveal the tablet’s real name (HTC Jetstream) and a look at HTC’s trademark flip clock widget on the home screen.
The HTC Jetstream may sound a bit odd, but the name does tie in with the HTC Flyer name. We’re not sure if the European or Wi-Fi only versions of the HTC Puccini will carry the same name, since HTC has trademarked the name HTC Skyrocket in Europe.
With the HTC Flyer, the software design team really outdid themselves with the 3D effects and carousel. Unfortunately for anyone who’s a fan of HTC Sense, it looks like HTC has dropped the ball with the HTC Jetstream. While the flip clock widget looks pretty much identical to previous iterations of HTC Sense, it looks completely out of place within the Honeycomb UI. There’s no guarantee that the leaked screen shots actually represent the final software build for the HTC Jetstream, but we can’t image things will look much differently when HTC’s first Honeycomb tablet shows up in AT&T stores.
We know most of you love stock Android and don’t really like many of the custom UIs manufacturers slap on their devices and tablets. Regardless of how you feel about HTC Sense on phones or even the HTC Flyer, what are your thoughts about HTC Sense on the HTC Jetstream? Has HTC missed the mark?