We already got a few good looks at what Samsung’s vision for Android 5.0 Lollipop running on Galaxy devices, but now it’s HTC’s turn. A few screenshots taken from a leaked Sense 6.0 build have surfaced thanks to the infamous Android developer/hacker LlabTooFeR. The screenshots — taken from the HTC One M8 running Android 5.0 Lollipop — paint a clearer picture of what HTC has in store for their version of the update.
Really, it doesn’t seem to venture off too far from what we’ve already seen in Lollipop, with the most noticeable difference swapping out Android 5.0’s teal color scheme in favor of more muted greys. This gives Sense it’s usual distinguished look and should help compliment whatever icon/wallpaper theme you choose for your device.
You’ll also notice the same HTC style nav buttons and of course, their current set of icons are still present for a clean, minimal look. We have to admit, we are a bit disappointed to see HTC using Lollipop’s incredibly unintuitive Rolodex-styled recent apps menu (the tab colors have also been removed in favor of a more uniform grey).
We know a good many of you are still scratching your heads, wondering why OEMs skin Android in the first place. We don’t have as much a problem with it anymore. It’s a way of adding personality, features, and brand recognition to a hardware vendor’s devices and as long as its done right and doesn’t hinder the update process — like we saw with Sense 5.0 — we aren’t complaining.