Sense UI 4.0

HTCSense.com sync service shutting down – backup your data now

The sky is falling! Mayans predicted it! It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, nothing so dramatic - but if you rely on HTC's Sense service to back up your phone's data, it might as well be. The HTCSense.com website is receiving a major overhaul soon, and aparently it's big enough that they need to scrap just about everything they've built up so far. That means that on April 30th, all the personal data that HTC has saved for backups and emergencies will be wiped clean.

Virtuous S4X brings ICS and Sense 4.0 to HTC EVO 3D and Sensation

Whatever else they might be, custom ROM developers are speedy. Barely three weeks after the first official ROM for the Endeavor (now officially revealed as the HTC One X) leaked, an industrious group of devs have released a series of ROMs based on the leaked code. The Virtuous S4X series of ROMs isn't the first family of custom ROMs to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to HTC's devices, but it is the first to bring the ubiquitous Sense along for the ride in its fourth incarnation. At present only the GSM version of the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC Sensation are supported, and the ROMs themselves are in beta form and their first release at that - don't expect daily driver performance. Work from the developers includes resizing and recalibrating ROMs to work on qHD (960x540) screens, smaller both physically virtually tan the HTC One X's 720p panel. In the best tradition of custom ROMs, they've also made a few speedy tweaks and removed bloatware that isn't strictly necessary. HTC has committed to bringing Ice Cream Sandwich (and probably Sense 4.0) to both the EVO 3D and the Sensation, but it might be months before the updates materialize. If you can't wait, download the files, reboot into a custom recovery and get crackin'. Both will require a full wipe (even from a stock ROM) so make sure and back up your data with Nandroid. It'll still be a few weeks at the very least before the HTC One X is released, so it'll be a while before the developers can upgrade their source files. [timeline] [device id=60] [device id=146] [via XDA]

HTC One and Sense 4.0’s contextual menu button

More than a few of you have expressed concern over the HTC One's backwards compatibility, what with  it's three capacitive navigation buttons and lack of a menu button, check this out. Paul "Modaco" O'Brien has been playing around with the software headed for the HTC One X, One S and One V, and found out how HTC's UI designers have gotten around this limitation: basically, a virtual navigation area springs up on the screen when needed, doubling down on both virtual and capacitive buttons. The Menu button appears centered, and acts just like it did in Gingerbread-based HTC Sense packages.

HTC One V Announced — Ice Cream Sandwich, Beats Audio on a budget

As we continue with the HTC launch event here at Mobile World Congress we have the low-end of the three new Android smartphones being announced as a part of their "fewer but better" devices strategy. This is the HTC One V, previously rumored as the HTC Primo, and it brings all those specs we've come to love along with the latest Android OS all for a great price. Again meeting the demands to be considered a "One" smartphone the One V wont disappoint but read on below to find out more.

HTC One S announced with 1.5 GHz dual-core, ICS, and just 7.9mm thin

Live in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress HTC has just taken the full wraps off of their first onslaught of Android devices for 2012. We have all the details and the HTC One S, previously rumored as the HTC Ville, is a looker that is for sure. With a similar size as the HTC Sensation the One S looks impressive. Not only that but it will be joining the Sensation on T-Mobile too. The new naming scheme "One" will ensure this is a quality phone and meet that top-tier requirement spec. Read on below for full details of this impressive phone.