HTC exec: we didn’t have much time with ICS when making Sense 4, but our skin is still better

HTC’s Drew Bamford is a long-time defender of the Sense UI, but in a fresh interview he’s switched tactics and rushed headlong at the competition. He told Laptop that Sense 4 beats native Android 4 (as seen on the GNex ) on a number of fronts, possessing a more inviting look, greater personalization of the lockscreen and wallpaper, plus faster camera performance. Of course, he would say that, but having spent many balmy evenings with both the One S and the One X we’re inclined to agree that the latest version of the skin is lighter-footed and, actually, pretty nice . What’s perhaps more revealing is Bamford’s statement that HTC’s software guys had “not a lot of time” with ICS before they released Sense 4, and had to build key components in isolation from the new OS. This could explain why HTC was forced to see sense (ahem) and tone down its custom layer

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