HTC’s Sensation line of phones won’t be receiving full Sense 4, instead ‘lite’ 3.6

Well, this is some pretty bad news for owners of any of the phones in HTC’s Sensation lineup. As many of you may know, HTC’s latest iteration of their popular Sense UI is known as Sense 4. It runs on Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android. It has been widely expected that HTC would be updating its more high-end phones to the latest version of Sense. That doesn’t seem to be the case, as the phones will be receiving a bump to Ice Cream Sandwich, but not in the form of Sense 4. It shall be known as Sense 3.6, a ‘lite’ version of Sense 4.

Sense 3.6 will have some of Sense 4′s key features, but it isn’t the whole package. To many users this may be disappointing, but there is a bright side. Considering that a phone like the Sensation (which features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage), can’t run Sense 4 smoothly, it’s better this way. It’s still frightening to here that HTC couldn’t get Sense 4 running smoothly on hardware that is still quite modern, as they claim the UI is fast. Who’s disappointed that Sense 4 isn’t coming to the Sensation? Are you happy it’s receiving 3.6? Let us know in the comments!

via Phone Arena

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