First Look: Android 5.0 Lollipop with HTC Sense 6.0

So, I recently upgraded to (last year’s) Google Nexus 5 and I was able to grab the over-the-air (OTA) update of Android 5.0 Lollipop pretty well right away. The installation went off without a hitch and I’ve been enjoying the vanilla flavor of Lollipop just fine. That’s part of the appeal of getting a Nexus device, after all. However, all the manufacturers like to put their own spin (or skin, as the case may be) on things and HTC Sense 6.0 is no exception.

What we see here are some leaked images of what HTC Sense 6.0 will look like as its adaptation of Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s pretty clear that HTC is sticking with the new “Material Design” approach of Lollipop for most of the aesthetic, including the rotary card file style of the recent apps list. The lock screen notifications mostly look the same with HTC Sense 6.0 as they do with regular Android 5.0 Lollipop, though it seems like you get quick access to all your docked shortcuts from the lock screen, rather than just the phone and the camera.

The settings and toggle panel also carries a style that’s in line with Lollipop, but with a little more HTC flair. Those little green indicator bars are actually pretty useful, as it makes it a little more obvious when you have certain modes and radios activated compared to the flat white found in vanilla Lollipop.

These leaked screenshots are reportedly running on an international HTC One M8, which should be getting the official Lollipop (and HTC Sense) update before the end of the year. If you’re anxious to get some Lollipop sooner, maybe you should grab an older Galaxy Nexus instead.

Via Talk Android

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