Jan 21 AT 1:40 PM Nick Gray 19 Comments

HTC Sense 5 spotted on HTC Droid DNA

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The HTC M7 has been making headlines lately, but that doesn’t mean HTC’s older phones can’t get a piece of the limelight. A new image surfaced this morning, showing the Verizon Droid DNA running HTC Sense 5. Before you get all excited about the prospect of a new version of Sense on your phone, we’d like to mention that the image was posted on LeakROMS, which most likely means it’s just a port of the HTC M7 software build running on the Droid DNA.

That being said, HTC has done a good job of updating its most recent phones to the latest version of Sense. If the trend continues, there’s a very good chance that we could see HTC Sense 5 running on the Droid DNA, One X, One X+ and One S in the coming months.

Via: HTC Source

Source: Weibo

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • romy134

    I would love to see this on the One X, but will have to get it pat ATT. they may want to keep it off the ONE X to get people to buy new phones….Thinking I’m only gonna buy Unbranded phones from now on.

  • Fifth313ment

    This sucks! I would never buy an HTC phone again if that is the homescreen! They are trying to steal a Windows Phone look and I don’t want a windows phone. I loved the way they were moving Sense 4+ but if this is the next version of sense my next phone will be a Samsung. I’m not a fan of TouchWiz but even it looks better than this.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Man they’re just widgets on the home screen. Calm down.

    • Nate B.

      Nothing is even shown off for you to even know what’s really going on. It’s just widgets and Stock Android has also been using a sharper look and with a home screen full of widgets they all look a tad bit similar to W8.

    • heat361

      I think it looks nice.It is clean and it probably won’t be such a ram hog and won’t slow down the phone like past versions of sense.

    • Dags -

      You know you can change the Launcher right? Or just remove the widgets?

  • Kizipotamus

    I’m curious as to whether or not HTC wonders why they’re failing so hard in the marketplace. Last I heard, they were trying to “slim Sense down,” not make their Android phones look like knockoff Windows Phones.

  • hurracayne

    I can’t say if this is good or bad because I normally root my phones and run custom roms

  • nivekkev

    This is another of those wait and see moments. not enough info yet to determine if better or worse, I saw a picture of a lock screen some where and I kind of liked that but like others have said, this “home screen” look a lot like Windows, if it is just one screen and done by widgets then that is fine, that is your choice to set if up that way, I guess what I am trying to say if that look is not forced upon us then it is nice to know there are other options we can use to set up our screens.

  • alexanderharri3

    Android Windows Phone 8?

    Unless those are widgets, I don’t see that as an Android experience….and so black too. *confusion as to what “slimming down” of sense led to this….*

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      How can people not see that those are just widgets? Is this not an Android Blog? smh

  • jamal adam

    I assume these are widgets, it wouldn’t make any sense (no pun intended) otherwise.

  • Mike C.

    HTC will never learn. We don’t want the sense stuff. Plain Android is better. All your software means is that you will terminate support for the phones earlier than you otherwise would.

    I have a One X. I love the HW but I am sick and tired of waiting for HTC. My next phone will be the next Nexus that comes out. And that will likely not be an HTC phone.

  • Sitting in 787 watching the Li-ion batteries overcharge…

    Look at these nasty korean letters!!!!!!!!! How can you decipher this????? Looking at hthese letters? makes my head spin.

  • Jake H

    Doesn’t look that cool to me. But the beauty of android is that I can completely change it if I so choose. Viva La open source!

  • donger

    Not bad.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Htc Dna is useless and so is crappy Verizon.

  • Xyzyxx

    Strange world we live in where you can call the Droid DNA an “older phone”.

  • thel0nerang3r

    Anyone know what the shield icon is? top left, next to the battery optimizer icon.

  1. I would love to see this on the One X, but will have to get it pat ATT. they may want to keep it off the ONE X to get people to buy new phones….Thinking I’m only gonna buy Unbranded phones from now on.

  2. This sucks! I would never buy an HTC phone again if that is the homescreen! They are trying to steal a Windows Phone look and I don’t want a windows phone. I loved the way they were moving Sense 4+ but if this is the next version of sense my next phone will be a Samsung. I’m not a fan of TouchWiz but even it looks better than this.

    • Man they’re just widgets on the home screen. Calm down.

    • Nothing is even shown off for you to even know what’s really going on. It’s just widgets and Stock Android has also been using a sharper look and with a home screen full of widgets they all look a tad bit similar to W8.

    • I think it looks nice.It is clean and it probably won’t be such a ram hog and won’t slow down the phone like past versions of sense.

    • You know you can change the Launcher right? Or just remove the widgets?

  3. I’m curious as to whether or not HTC wonders why they’re failing so hard in the marketplace. Last I heard, they were trying to “slim Sense down,” not make their Android phones look like knockoff Windows Phones.

  4. I can’t say if this is good or bad because I normally root my phones and run custom roms

  5. This is another of those wait and see moments. not enough info yet to determine if better or worse, I saw a picture of a lock screen some where and I kind of liked that but like others have said, this “home screen” look a lot like Windows, if it is just one screen and done by widgets then that is fine, that is your choice to set if up that way, I guess what I am trying to say if that look is not forced upon us then it is nice to know there are other options we can use to set up our screens.

  6. Android Windows Phone 8?

    Unless those are widgets, I don’t see that as an Android experience….and so black too. *confusion as to what “slimming down” of sense led to this….*

  7. I assume these are widgets, it wouldn’t make any sense (no pun intended) otherwise.

  8. Mike C.Guest 2 years ago

    HTC will never learn. We don’t want the sense stuff. Plain Android is better. All your software means is that you will terminate support for the phones earlier than you otherwise would.

    I have a One X. I love the HW but I am sick and tired of waiting for HTC. My next phone will be the next Nexus that comes out. And that will likely not be an HTC phone.

  9. Sitting in 787 watching the Li-ion batteries overcharge...Guest 2 years ago

    Look at these nasty korean letters!!!!!!!!! How can you decipher this????? Looking at hthese letters? makes my head spin.

  10. Jake HGuest 2 years ago

    Doesn’t look that cool to me. But the beauty of android is that I can completely change it if I so choose. Viva La open source!

  11. Htc Dna is useless and so is crappy Verizon.

  12. XyzyxxGuest 2 years ago

    Strange world we live in where you can call the Droid DNA an “older phone”.

  13. Anyone know what the shield icon is? top left, next to the battery optimizer icon.