Thanks to XDA member DarkStone, HD2 owners now have a beta ROM of the HTC Desire HD that was announced along with the HTC Desire Z last week. During the event in London, HTC unveiled their new HTC Sense, which is a much more enhanced version of their UI, that packs some pretty interesting features. We have provided some screenshots from DarkStone’s Desire HD port giving you all a little inside look at what these new HTC Sense devices will feature.
As you can see above, during the account set up there is another option where you can create an HTC Sense account that syncs with HTCSense.com, opening up new features like backing up your device and the new phone locator feature.
The image to the above left is the new HTC eReader application that comes with the new HTC Sense UI and the other image is HTC’s Hub application, where you can download more “skins” for the device and other media.
A new interesting feature is the HTC Likes app which shows you applications that HTC recommends and at the top you can scroll left or right through the various featured applications. The other image shows the notification bar and as you can see, HTC has added a nice feature where you can find the last applications used and scroll through them.
Another interesting features in HTC Sense is the “Scenes” feature where you can try different homescreen setups or even save your custom ones. HTC has stepped their game up offering their new “Skins” feature which allows you to pick through 5 pre-designed skins that modify each widget, status bar and launcher in a matter of seconds. As you can see the Metal skin to the left and the Woodgrain skin to the right.
HTC has definitely improved their Sense UI and those of you who will soon be getting the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z have a little more to look forward to. Below you can find DarkStone’s developer link that takes you to his Desire HD port if you’re looking to flash this ROM to your HD2. Enjoy!
Head over to DarkStone1337’s AndroidSPIN Developer Homepage for more information and downloads.