Our recent chance encounter with a multitouch-friendly iteration of HTC's Sense UI turns out to have been a preview of the company's latest version of the software.
Announcing that it has "enhanced" the already quite delectable skin, HTC has noted it'll be available preloaded on the brand new Desire and Legend handsets, and as a free download for the venerable Hero. The press event this morning told us about Leap, the new pinching function that allows you to view all your home screens at once (see above), and Friend Stream, which aims to be your social media aggregator with its one stream combining Facebook, Twitter and Flickr updates.
This experience revolves around three fundamental principles that were developed by observing and listening to how people live and communicate.
These core tenets of Make It Mine, Stay Close and Discover the Unexpected continue to be the key to the new HTC Sense experience.
HTC Sense was created to magnify your ability to create and define your own unique mobile experience," said Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC Corporation.
"HTC Legend and HTC Desire take Android to another level in both substance with HTC Sense and style with HTC Legend's revolutionary crafted aluminum uni-body design."HTC SENSEHTC Sense is a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way.
There's also a new newsreader application and widget, along with additional improvements to the browser and web client.You'll find the full PR after the break and early impressions of the new interface in our hands-on with the new phones.