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Sense 3.6 preview

Home Screen 
Since the latest version of Android meant considerable changes to OS’ design as well as endless list of new features, bug fixes & other improvements—-the lengthy wait has left us only able to predict about the tweakings HTC will make to its own adaption of Android’s user interface named Sense. Sense 3.6 has is the option for whichever HTC flagships which are lucky enough to be on the upgrade list while Sense 4.0(preview coming soon) is the choice for One lineup. Even though both run Android 4.0, the two builds look drastically different. Lets uncover the mysteries with a preview of Sense 3.6

Both the iteration of the Sense were developed in parallel to each other but both of them stand in total opposition to each other. Sense 4.0 is a lighter & simple while Sense 3.6 is just like the old Sense 3.0

HOME SCREEN 
The clock & weather widget, a staple on HTC device dating back to windows Mobile hasn’t gone anywhere in sense 3.6. The dock at the bottom of the screen has been completely changed.The menu button is now placed in the middle surrounded by upto two shortcuts on either side. The shortcuts are completely customizable here. Additionally folders can be used as an option.


HTC keeps the ICS multitasking setup, easily accessible by long pressing the home button. The task killer is also available here

Fortunately, panels can be added & deleted here which was’t possible on sense 3.0 lastly long pressing any panel offers the usual Sense personalisation options.

Notification menu
Notification menu
Notification menu still has dual tab at the bottom with notifications on left & quick settings on right. The quick setting tab offers usual WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplane mode & Mobile Network toggles. The notifications can now be cleared by swipe & also the notification menu can be accessed from lock screen, thanx to the new Android 4.0 
 

Lockscreen

Lock screenThe Lockscreen has nothing new to offer here, the same old ring at the bottom along with four customisable shortcuts. HTC has retained the face unlock functionality & the shortcuts are now swappable unlike the sense 3.5

Capacitive buttons
Capactive buttons on sensation XE
ICS aims to rid any physical or capacitive buttons by adding three virtual ones at the bottom of the display. Obviously it doesn’t goes with previous HTC flagships & thankfully they have blessed its devices keys with exactly the same functionality as before.

App Drawer 
App drawerIts same old story here as well, you still swipe up & down through the grid instead of left & right. The three tabs(all apps,frequent & downloaded) are still present at the bottom although they are spaced evenly across the width of the screen which really looks better. 

Phone 

Phone 

Overall its the same thing but there are some minor changes. Four tabs(phone,people,groups,call history) are placed at the bottom. Minor tweakings have been done here to give it an ICS design

Browser
Browser
Sense 3.6 offers a slight design tweak to HTC’s default browser. Now you can find a dedicated back button on top left. The whole thing resembles the ICS design. A new toggle( view  desktop site) has been added here. HTC has knocked out the ring style of navigation menu of the stock ICS which was pretty good. Chrome is indeed available here so you can surely give it a try. 

Conclusion
The Sense UI performs better with ICS mix. However the user experience has changed a little, personally even I don’t like some of the new features but still its the best dress up for Android.

List of HTC Devices getting ICS

Many of the HTC Customers out there will be happy to hear that HTC will be rolling out ICS to dozen of its flagships.All this devices are said to receive ICS in Q2 or later part of the year 2012.

Source Link: http://blog.htc.com/2012/03/ics/ 

Update has started rolling out for European countries & but obvious in Korea, Other markets are in line up for the update.
Galaxy note, Galaxy S2 LTE, Galaxy Tab 8.9 & 10.1 to follow soon :-)
Cheers Galaxy S2 users 

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smarterplanet:

Forget 3G and 4G, terahertz could make cell phones 1,000 times faster | BGR.com

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh announced that they have discovered a means of wirelessly transmitting data thousands of times faster than current standards, PCMag reported on Wednesday. The team is led by Hrvoje Petek, a physics and chemistry professor at the university, who has theoretically found a way to transmit data between devices in the terahertz frequency. Petek’s discovery of “a physical basis for terahertz bandwidth” could potentially be used to leverage the “portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between infrared and microwave light” and transmit data at rates 1,000 times faster than today’s wireless standards, which are limited to the gigahertz frequency. “The ability to modulate light with such a bandwidth could increase the amount of information carried by more than 1,000 times when compared to the volume carried with today’s technologies,” Petek said. “Needless to say, this has been a long-awaited discovery in the field.”

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