There was an immeasurable distance between the quick and the dead: they did not seem to belong to the same species; and it was strange to think that but a little while before they had spoken and moved and eaten and laughed - W. Somerset Maugham
TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC has announced that its Incredible S and Desire HD handsets will be upgraded to its Sense 3.0 user interface overlay.
The update is specifically for these smartphones in the UK and carriers will begin rolling it out from today. Although it's not an Android version upgrade it will still enhance the user interface of the devices.
HTC said, "The HTC Desire HD and HTC Incredible S just learned some great new tricks. Share what's on your mind and take that great shot even faster with Sense 3.0's lock screen shortcuts. Rolling out to handsets across the UK starting today."
Sense is HTC's Android user interface overlay and version 3.0 will give users the lock screen shortcuts that first appeared on the HTC Sensation. The lock screen displays four customisable app icons that can be launched without unlocking the phone.
We've got an Incredible S in the The INQUIRER offices and it's not reporting any updates yet, so we assume it will become available later today. Unfortunately this news from HTC doesn't come with any information about an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. µ
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