Sense is one of the few customised versions of Android that we like as much as the pure, untouched version of the operating system, seen on phones such as the Google Nexus S. HTC's skin is bold, colourful and glossy, giving Android a more playful appearance.
Sense also adds some handy features to Android, such as the ability to see your contacts' Facebook and Twitter updates right from your address book. Several of these features will receive an update in Sense 3.0. For example, the email inbox will add a two-line preview of each message.
Thanks to the Sensation's powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, HTC has been able to ramp up Sense's graphics, too. Sense 3.0 adds new transitions when you swipe between home screens, for example, so the screens appear to rotate around a carousel.
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