Recently, Laptop Magazine sat down with Drew Bamford, HTC’s AVP of user experience, and the HTC exec had some interesting things to say about Sense stacked up against stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The latest version of Sense 4.0, HTC’s software for ICS phones, added many improvements that made the custom skin unobtrusive. The Taiwanese phone maker toned down the glossy graphics in favor of ICS’s matte visuals.
In the interview, Bamford was asked a group of questions about the HTC Sense 4.0 experience compared to that of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). One thing the HTC executive said that was interesting was how he believed that Sense 4.0 wasn’t an objection to using stock ICS. “It’s not an intentional rebuttal of the Ice Cream Sandwich design. It’s just a different approach that we eventually came up with.”
When Bamford was asked about features Sense 4.0 brought to the table that regular Android 4.0 didn’t, he began to tout HTC’s personalization and camera.
“I think between our widget sets, our customizable lock screen and our skins, we offer a much more personal experience overall. A couple that you’ve probably heard a lot about because they’re our kind of key feature on the HTC One are the camera and authentic sound,” he told Laptop Magazine.
When it comes to personalization, his view point is highly subjective, but when it comes to the camera Bamford may have a point. When we reviewed the HTC One X, we gave high praise to the camera on phone. Our very own Marin Perez called it, “Incredible,” and he went further adding, “the One X has one of the best cameras I’ve ever seen on a phone, can truly replace a digital camera and it has a very pleasant UI.”
To read more of Drew Bamford’s interview, head over to Laptop Mag