It hasn’t been a week since we first caught a glimpse of HTC Sense 3.5 running on an HTC Bliss, but here we are today with a full 5-minute video of HTC’s upcoming version of Sense. The video is brought to you by the guys over at XDA.cn–the same people behind last week’s photos.
So what’s different in 3.5? A whole lot, apparently. HTC Sense 3.5 has more eye-candy, fancy animations, beautiful widgets and glossiness than ever before. The Taiwanese company has somehow managed to cram even more 3D effects and transitions into HTC Sense. There’s also a new dock bar, the ability to remove a whole home screen, new widgets and a new way to change the volume. Without further ado, here’s 5 minutes of pure eye-candy porn. And, no, there’s nothing wrong with your speakers; the video has no sound.
As expected, running underneath all that glossiness is good ol’ Gingerbread. While still the latest version of Android, Gingerbread is about to be blown out of the water by Ice Cream Sandwich. By the time we see phones running HTC Sense 3.5 hit the market, the first wave of ICS phones will be ready to land on US shores. With that in mind, you have a decision to make if you’re buying a high-end Android phone in the next few months. Will you buy a pure Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich? Or go with a device like the HTC Bliss that has Gingerbread with Sense on top?
Personally, I’m a classic Android kind of guy. But I’m sure some of you are big HTC Sense fans. With Ice Cream Sandwich right around the corner, will you still be willing to sign a 2-year contract for a phone that’s about to be outdated? Let us know in the comments.