HTC had a pretty dismal 2011. None of the product from the company managed to leave a mark on the consumers or the market, or offered anything innovative. One of the strong points of HTC phones, Sense, also felt bloated and lagged even on a dual-core handset like the HTC Sensation.
Thankfully, HTC realized its mistake and has since taken some corrective actions as well. At the recently concluded MWC, the company released three new handsets, all very different from each other, under a single brand – One. Now, HTC’s Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, told in an interview to Pocket Lint that the company “added too many things” which made Sense feel bloated and “cluttered”.
Kouji even promised that Sense 4.0 changes all and will make things simpler. He also promised that Sense 4.0 strikes the perfect visual balance between Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense UI itself. It’s nice to see a company like HTC coming clean on its mistakes, unlike some other Android manufacturers (Hint: Motorola).
The company also said that users will be hearing less from the company this year, as the company aims to keep its focus on a few products only. Definitely a good move HTC!