Samantha · Apr 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

HTC Sense 6 Ported to the Nexus 5

The Google Nexus 5 is regarded as having everything an Android user needs or wants: timely updates, fantastic specs, and a fabulous design. However, one could beg to differ by saying that it being a Nexus device means that it naturally would not have UI of other devices, such as Samsung’s TouchWiz or HTC’s Sense. How sorely wrong they are.

As seen time and time again, if a Nexus device has its eyes set on something it likes, it’s going to have it, one way or another. The recent port of HTC’s Sense 6.0 to the Nexus 5 stands testament to this. This is thanks to XDA Recognized Contributor GalaxyUser, who has managed to port the UI from the HTC One M8. It’s still in its alpha stage, so only a few functions are working. This includes:

  • Touchscreen
  • SIM card detection
  • SMS and phone callsRIL
  • WiFi
  • Internal SD Card
  • Vibration
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors (Light/Orientation/Proximity)

Due to its alpha nature, GalaxyUser wants to make it clear that N5 owners looking to try this out should stay away from actually using this port, unless they’re a developer who can contribute to the project in some way.

If you absolutely cannot wait to give this a go, or if you want to find out more about the progress of the project, make your way over to the original thread for more information.


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