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Sense is for people that don't want to modify their phones or root.
Believe it or not there's probably a larger population of people that don't root their phones than there are that do. For that reason Sense looks sleek and pretty. It looks better than a completely stock looking Android. That's why Sense is around. Not because of sentimental reasons. That's horse crap. Companies don't make money off sentimental reasons. They make money off products that people want.

Stock ICS is still better then Sense 4. The thing is that Sense might have made a good Launcher when Stock Android was very very basic and boring.
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Well, that's your opinion again. A lot of people don't feel ICS looks any better than previous versions of Android launcher wise.

As for Sense 4.0 I don't think that looks nice anymore. It almost looks like any other launcher. I liked the style of the 3 choice buttons from previous versions of Sense. Maybe if you could add to that your own apps instead of what they had but keep that same look it would have been great. One thing I liked about sense is how widgets are put onto screens. I thought that was great. Other than that I don't find too much of a difference between Sense and Stock ICS.

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See bottom of phone for what I mean about 3 choice button.
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Hm, it's interesting you say you liked previous versions of Sense, because I've always thought it sucked until Sense 4. Here's an interesting quote from Phonedog.com (yeah it's like my favourite phone site) by Taylor Martin:
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Seeing as I have never been very fond of Sense UI, this news was a bit unsettling. Between lag, bugs and glitches, a cluttered interface and excessive animations, I found Sense UI to only good for mucking up the Android experience. It was overbearing and simply aggravating to use.

As I explained before, though, Sense 4 is a totally different story. It has actually been quite a pleasure to use. It's smooth, polished and a perfect balance of a unique HTC touch with Ice Cream Sandwich design. And, even after two and a half weeks and a super easy, one-click root method, I have yet to even want to root the One X, much less try a different ROM or get rid of Sense altogether.

I have always been an Android purist – I prefer stock Android over anything – and I'm normally a modding junkie. I love staying up late, perusing forums for different tweaks and mods for my devices. But, as strange as it may be, I want to continue using the One X exactly as it was intended to be used. I'm perfectly content with the out-of-the-box experience. I have no urge to root, mod or alter the software on the One X in any way.

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Typical GO products. Go SMS is the same way, just the alternatives are even worse.

Handcent is quite good, and if you like WP7, Metro messaging beta is worth a try as well
Metro messaging was INSANELY slow for me. I have huge SMS threads, probably the reason.
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I used a lot of those messaging apps, including handcent and I always end up back on the stock messaging application.

I'd use it if it had a popup option.
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Sense and fast don't belong in the same...galaxy (huehuehue). I hate Sense so much. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

You ever owned a sense device?
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Sense and fast don't belong in the same...galaxy (huehuehue). I hate Sense so much. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Samsung probably has the best factory launcher. It can actually be somewhat customized. And try Sense on a newish HTC phone (I don't mean a crappy demo phone at a store); it's plenty fast. I don't like it because it has crap for customization and the ugliest and most useless dock.
Ever seen sense 3.6 or 4? Same dock as ICS basically.
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Sense is for people that don't want to modify their phones or root.

Believe it or not there's probably a larger population of people that don't root their phones than there are that do. For that reason Sense looks sleek and pretty. It looks better than a completely stock looking Android. That's why Sense is around. Not because of sentimental reasons. That's horse crap. Companies don't make money off sentimental reasons. They make money off products that people want.

You kidding me? Tons of people that modify their phones (me and probably 90% of other HTC users on xda) run sense ROMs. We all know you think everyone who doesn't use MIUI is doing it wrong, but wow that blanket statement was very ignorant.


EDIT: And believe me, I love vanilla android. Would typically prefer it over sense. But on HTC devices, even with S-off, AOSP isn't up to par, and niether is MIUI. Don't mean to come across as a sense fanboy, but if you can believe it, the sense everyone calls bloated and slow (I run sense 2.1...) is the same one that spanks AOSP and MIUI on my phone.
Edited by wierdo124 - 6/1/12 at 11:01pm
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You ever owned a sense device?

Posting from my formerly Sense HTC Rezound right now. wink.gif

Got rid of sense as fast as I could.
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^ Don't blame you. I have a few friends using HTC phones with Sense (not 4), and yeah, it's horrible. In my opinion.

And Wierdo, MIUIv4 is the best! ^____________^

/fanboy :3

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I gotta say, if I had known what a PITA HTC makes it to customize their phones, I would've gone with a Nexus instead. My phone is much better with Sense gone but it's still S-ON and thus no CyanogenMod yet mad.gif Get it together Tyrone.
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I gotta say, if I had known what a PITA HTC makes it to customize their phones, I would've gone with a Nexus instead. My phone is much better with Sense gone but it's still S-ON and thus no CyanogenMod yet mad.gif Get it together Tyrone.

HTC usually is pretty good(every big HTC phone released in the last 2 years or so has got big developer support), rebranded US phones(the rezound appears to be a rebranded sensation) tend to get it pretty rough though cool.gif
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HTC usually is pretty good(every big HTC phone released in the last 2 years or so has got big developer support), rebranded US phones(the rezound appears to be a rebranded sensation) tend to get it pretty rough though cool.gif

I can't really make sense (no pun intended) of all the different names each phone appears to be getting in the US. It seems like every carrier needs to name it differently, despite being the same phone.

Also, I do prefer stock ICS over Sense 4 looks-wise, but I prefer the extra functionality of Sense 4 (like the HTC Camera app).
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HTC usually is pretty good(every big HTC phone released in the last 2 years or so has got big developer support), rebranded US phones(the rezound appears to be a rebranded sensation) tend to get it pretty rough though cool.gif

mad.gif Yeah, true. Here in Murrika we get shafted pretty bad.
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