Most of us know that HTC devices are popular for their solid build quality, advance hardware, and many of us like their branded Sense user interface. Their own UI takes HTC’s devices far away from others, it’s quite slick, smooth, and beautiful. From my point of view, HTC’s Sense UI is far better than Samsung’s Touchwiz UI for many reasons. Naturally, one of these is their ultimate framework which provide responsiveness up to mark.
For Android developers, it isn’t easy to unwrap the code implemented to design Sense by HTC. An XDA recognized developer doga.ozkaraca took up this challenge, and succeeded to port it for other Android devices. He brought a launcher named “Do Launcher ” through which one can test HTC Sense 5 on any Android device running on 4.1 or higher version.
The launcher is available for free on Google Play store, it is still early stages, currently its beta version has been distributed, and there may be some bugs you may experience. With real taste Sense 5 User Interface this launcher also supports →blinkfeed functionality through which one can easily integrate news feeds from many sources like Yahoo, CNN Top, CNET, and more on home screen of the phone.
Here are some screen shots of this Android launcher. Just like the big ones, it has several features that will hold you to use this as replacement.
Apart from being port, this launcher it also a good alternative for default one. It also supports a beautiful weather widget which can be used by long tapping on home screen, and then configure it. As it’s in early stage, so some option will simply not work but more you expect in coming time. The developer said, more personalization, and themes settings will be added in coming builds.
If you somewhat love HTC’s Sense, then you must give at least on try to it. For detail information about current bugs, issues, and other things regarding to this launcher visit the real XDA thread here.