Monday, October 14, 2013

More details about incoming Sense 5.5 update

The dust hasn't settled yet after the first worldwide HTC Sense 5.5 screenshots and here comes the another part of the fresh new details about newest HTC Sense UI. Have fun!


Lock-screen widgets - possibility to place one widget on the lock-screen. You need to swipe left to see the additional screen, where you can place of one these widgets: Gmail, Google+, Calendar, Google Keep (x2), Calculator, Music, Google Now and some widgets from 3rd party applications with support for lock-screen widgets, like Minimalistic Text or SoundHound


Possibility to use entire UI in landscape mode when device is inside car dock. Home screen, phone panel and basically everything else is working very well in landscape mode.


Possibility to use "Automatic brightness" and "Maximum brightness level" at the same time. This allows you to save some battery, because brightness max level can be limited. 


Possibility to edit "Phone" panel. You can rearrange them or even remove unused tabs. This is rather small, but very nice improvement. You don't need to swipe 3 or 4 times any more to access particular tab.


New BlinkFeed settings panel, where you can select the exact content you want to view on your BlinkFeed screen. It seems that HTC really focused on their BlinkFeed child. Let's hope it will still be getting better and better!


Possibility to protect SMS backup with password. I believe that every "security" or "privacy" related update is important, even if most users won't probably use it.


"Stay awake" is finally back in Developer options in Settings. Taken away few months ago and desperately desired by users and developers.


Up to 6 (previously 5) home-screen panels including BlinkFeed screen. In my personal opinion 6 is weird number because this little thin line, also known as screen indicator can never be in the centre. This can be little confusing when using the device.


"Do not disturb" mode accessible via Quick Settings panel. Really great feature if you don't want to be waken up few times during the night!

More details coming soon!

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23 comments:

  1. sweet. any ideas if there will be system wide emojis :)?

    on the screenshots from previous posts you mentioned that there were new smileys.. and they looked alot like the emojis

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  2. Is there a firmware.zip accompanying this?

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    1. Yes, in this thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2182823

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  3. You can edit the Phone Panel in 4.2.2 & 4.3 already, that's not a new feature.

    Looks really good though.

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  4. dont see all the options in blinkfeed menu like google + etc as shown in One Max ? are they available ? and do I need to update my bootloader to flash this on unlocked international htc one ?

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  5. One thing to add is RSS in BlinkFeed. Just tap a RSS link in browser and it will ask you to add it. :)

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  6. GPS in quick settings??? Sweet :)

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  7. Editing of the Phone tabs is already in 4.2.2 :)
    Other than that really nice changes in Sense 5.5. HTC is really working their asses off in 2013 :D

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  8. I heard we can even call people

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  9. There is the new fonctionnal of Camera ? For example the Dual-Capture...

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    1. Just got a reply back on the XDA forum, Mike1986 said that it is easy to enable, and could possibly be cooked into the next Sense Toolbox

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  10. All well and good. Will we get it for HOX?

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    1. I really hope so, but I wouldn't bet on it.

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  11. Possible to add dual screen on Camera just like the One Max?

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    1. Yes, it can be enabled. Wait for new Sense Toolbox version.

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  12. why the ROM not supported on Hebrew langue ?????????
    after sets rom crash in any action

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  13. How to turn off lock screen in sense 5.5 ?????

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  14. Hi mike my name is ERIC from PANAMA, I have a problem with my camera on my htc, when I focus to the light, white circles appear around that can not see the image well. Similarly in the evening. I have ARHD 22.0

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  15. Mike, I know that T mobile released the Android 4.3 update last week. So will T mobile WiFi calling be there in ARHD 31.0?

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  16. @mike1986
    Just got around to updating from your v 12.2 ROM to v 31.0 and cannot seem to get a download where the checksum matches the one in the release thread. I've had this on a few occasions in the past but can find nothing wrong here.

    Is it possible to download your ROM's using FTP from somewhere. ;)

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