Folks over Pocketnow got a chance to play with an early build and have shared their impressions. According to the blog, Sense 4.0 is a big improvement over the previous versions and will bring several new features. Sense 4.0 will also be the first iteration to come with landscape support on home-screen.
Here are some of the highlights of the improvements featured in HTC Sense 4.0:
- Landscape support for the home screen
- Bubbly sliders have been replaced with squared buttons
- Sense buttons now feature descriptive text which accompanies the button icon
- Lock screen will be able to display task or to-do lists, favorite contacts for quick dialing and direct access to notification bar
- Updated email client with threaded messages and improved layout
- Smart Sync technology which syncs your email based on your usage habits
- Reader feature in browser strips away ads and other useless web clutter
- Read/Watch Later feature in browser saves content in a widget which can be accessed at a later time (even offline)
- Guest Mode Scene disables phone functionality and access to personal data
- href=”http://www.beatsbydre.com/” rel=”homepage” target=”_blank” title=”Beats by Dr. Dre”>Beats Audio profile updated to work with third party applications
- Full href=”http://www.dropbox.com/” rel=”homepage” target=”_blank” title=”Dropbox”>DropBox integration with 50GB of free cloud storage
If you want to read more about the new features included in HTC Sense 4.0, we’d suggest you head on over to PocketNow and read about their hands-on experience.
Are you excited for HTC Sense 4.0?