Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is on the verge of being released by Google, device makers are understandably working on tweaking their own UI overlays to better fit the latest iteration of the mobile OS. We've already seen what the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 might end up looking like, and now it's HTC's turn.
Specifically, what you see below are claimed to be the first ever leaked screenshots showing the Taiwanese company's upcoming Sense 7.
These have allegedly been captured on an HTC One (M8) running the new software, which may come alongside its upgrade to Lollipop - or at a later point. Since HTC has promised that the One (M8) would get Android 5.0 within three months of when Google finalizes the bits, the company could opt for issuing an OS update still working with the current Sense 6, then followed by a Sense update later on.
Anyway, the new version of Sense seems very much inspired by Google's Material Design paradigm, which is definitely good news. Hopefully more manufacturers will adopt traces of the new design philosophy, bringing some fresh-looking new UIs to the table.
As a final word of caution, do keep in mind that these images might have been faked - that's not hard to do, so they could simply represent what someone out there would like Sense 7 to look like. Or they may of course be the real thing, in which case we expect some more Sense 7 related leaks to pour in soon.
Thanks for sending this in, Joe Zuck!
Unfortunately you are not the only one! ever since this crap "flat" and "simple" UI design, phones have become more and more boring and colorless. Amazing how the better technology we get, the crappiest UI's come around. Star...
Why am the only one that thiks that this is too ungly? Where are the colors mixture and the beautiful icons and themes like sense 3.6 and 4.0?? Why all this greeny?? :(