Did you always like the design of HTC’s Sense UI? It is unfortunate that so far it has been more or less exclusive to HTC’s handsets, although we have seen launchers that have come close to copying its style. However the good news is that you could soon be able to get your hands on the official thing without necessarily having to buy a HTC handset.
According to an email HTC has been sending out, it seems that the company is currently looking for beta testers to test Sense Home running on non-HTC handsets. It is a rather odd move by HTC but we suppose also a somewhat welcome one. In fact to date we’ve never really seen other companies offer up their UIs for other branded smartphones.
In a way it would be almost like Samsung offering to giveaway TouchWiz to run on an LG handset or a Sony smartphone. No word on when the actual testing will be taking place, but this is something that should prove to be rather interesting in terms of features and whether or not it will be well-received by other Android users.
Perhaps it is HTC’s way of offering up the Sense experience to convince customers to buy their devices, but either way we’ll keep an eye out regarding its availability.