Android Phones

HTC’s new Sense user interface will not be coming to any existing Google branded Android phones

June 26, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Android Phones, HTC

HTC’s new Sense user interface will not be coming to any existing Google branded Android phones

They always say that when it seems to good to be true, then it must. Anyway, that seems to fit in with yesterdays news rumor in regards to the new Sense user interface coming to existing Android phones.

Sure, HTC CEO Peter Chou did state that the “HTC sense will be available on some other existing devices,” however what we did not realize yesterday was that by “other existing devices” he really meant non-Google branded Android devices.

Sadly that means the G1, as well as the soon-to-be released myTouch 3G will not be getting any Sense. That said, it also seems like it will just be a matter of time before the UI is made available through unofficial channels.

Additionally, and perhaps the reason for the Sense user interface not coming to Google-branded Android phones is due to the over-the-air updates. It seems that HTC will not be offering any over-the-air updates for the Sense UI.

Of course, the official reason is due to licensing terms when it comes to a Microsoft Exchange client.

[via Mobile Burn]