HTC Sense 3.0 won't arrive on older phones due to "hardware requirements"

Those hoping that the forthcoming Android 2.3 update for the HTC Desire and HTC’s other 2010 Android phones might bring the WONDERS of the updated HTC Sense 3.0 (as seen on the Sensation and Flyer) are out of luck – that won’t happen.

HTC confirmed that the all-new HTC Sense 3.0 enhancements will only appear on a select few of the company’s 2011 Android hardware range – the EVO 3D, HTC Flyer and Sensation.

htc sense hardware requirements

Bit of a shame, but sadly inevitable given the lightning pace of Android evolution. Link via Engadget.

UPDATE:
HTC’s just said this. Looks like it’ll be cherrypicking some of the new Sense 3.0 features for inclusion on older phones…

“Clarification: aspects of the latest HTC Sense won’t work on some previous devices. We are working to incorporate other aspects that will”

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  1. mintvilla

     /  April 14, 2011

    a shame, but understandable.

    Although i have a feeling those folks over at xda will have sense 3.0 on their roms.

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  2. Simon

     /  April 14, 2011

    yeah yeah yeah,,, just wait till the xda guys get their hands on it! :D

    Reply
  3. Mark

     /  April 14, 2011

    When the new version of sense was announced for Desire Z and and Desire HD, weren’t older handsets like the Desire supposed to get that also?

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    • mintvilla

       /  April 14, 2011

      No – its not possible. The original desire (and wildfire for that matter) only have 250mb of internal space for the operating system. The desire hd / z which both run sense 2.0 require 350mb of internal space. There just simply isnt enough room.

      As a note point. You can have sense 2.0 via xda, but they cheat to do this, they do things that HTC wouldnt be allowed to do, for example to fit sense 2.0 onto the 250 internal partition, they strip out all the apps, and place them onto the extsd partition that is required, obvsiously HTC wouldnt be able to do this, as it would require everybody needing to partition their sd cards, and yeah can you imagine that? lol

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  4. Matt

     /  April 16, 2011

    Still can’t believe my Desire HD is outdated already. :(

    Reply
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