Whether you love it or hate it, HTC Sense has a habit of making an appearance on unexpected devices. The latest to join the club is the Samsung Galaxy Gio. No you didn’t misread that, I said Galaxy Gio.
XDA Senior Member voetbalremco is the person behind this. As you may expect, there are bugs so don’t go trying to use this as your daily driver just yet. While issues with RIL and SD Card detection have been fixed, there are still some remaining issues with WiFi, Bluetooth, sound, sensors, and so on. However, it does boot and offer basic functionality, even if only to marvel at the wonder (or travesty, depending on your point of view) that is Sense on a Samsung device.
The ROM itself is based on the latest Chinese RUU intended for the HTC Explorer, which means it’s a Sense 3.5 ROM based on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. As you’d expect, SuperUser and BusyBox come pre-installed, and multiple languages are supported. Voetbalremco would like to hear from any other developers out there who may be able to contribute to this project and make it suitable for daily use.
If you think you can help out or just want to try this out for yourself, head over to the original thread.
[Thanks to iok1 for the tip.]_________
Join us for xda:devcon 2014. For a limited time, XDA Portal readers get 20% off registration!