HTC's new version of Sense UI - which runs exclusively on the Desire Z and Desire HD (officially, at least) - is really shaping up to be an exception to the tradition of custom Android skins turning the operating system into a nightmare.

As of today, users of the HTC EVO 4G, the Droid Incredible, and the original GSM Desire, can thank the clever forum members over at xda-developers for five-second boot-up times they can call their own, along with all the other great features of HTC's latest skin. Unfortunately, there are still a few bugs to work out, including:

  • the camera - it doesn't work on any of the three devices
  • the dialer apparently looks "a little weird" on all three phones
  • the version for the Desire appears to have quite a few apps added in that aren't included in HTC's official version of the skin, like apps2SD and ADW.Launcher
  • WiFi is confirmed to be an issue on the EVO - getting it set up on the Desire appears to require a separate download, and we haven't been able to confirm anything regarding the Droid Incredible
  • 4G doesn't work on the EVO

Regardless of all the above issues, the quick boot feature and those sexy new customization options are enough to push me over the edge - I know at least one EVO user who'll be spending the night flashing this here ROM!

Sources: xda-developers 1, xda-developers 2, xda-developers 3 via Engadget

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • The SPCS Guy

    So basically, it's crap..why even mention this if most of the important functions dont work?

  • Ben

    Just one thing, if any Desire owners were after that 5 second boot thing, the Desire's official 2.3 update provides that along with, well nothing else much (it basically looks identical to 2.2 but it is 2.3)

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